Finding a Friend for Your Recovery:
Starting your journey to recovery is a big step, and having a sponsor can make a world of difference. A sponsor is like a supportive friend who helps you stay on track. This article will guide you through the simple steps to find a sponsor who will be there for you in your recovery journey.
- Join Support Meetings Regularly
Go to meetings where people talk about their own recovery. This is where you’ll find someone who can be your sponsor.
- Watch and Talk
Pay attention to the people who talk in the meetings. Some might have stories that you relate to. After the meeting, try to talk to them.
- Ask Nicely
When you find someone you like, ask them kindly if they can be your sponsor. It’s like asking a friend for help.
- Find Someone Like You
Look for a person who had similar problems like you. They will understand you better.
- Talk Clearly
Have an honest talk with your potential sponsor. Ask them how often you’ll meet and what they expect from you.
- Both Agree
Both of you should agree on how you’ll work together. Talk about when you’ll meet and what you want to achieve.
- Trust Your Feelings
Choose someone you feel comfortable with. It’s like picking a friend you trust.
- Be Honest
Tell your sponsor about your problems and feelings. It’s okay to share. They want to help.
- Respect Their Time
Remember, your sponsor is helping you because they want to. Be grateful and respect their time.
- Get Help When You Need It
A sponsor is like a guide, not a therapist. If you need professional help, they’ll support you in finding it.
- Keep Talking
Stay in touch with your sponsor.
- Share your progress
Always share your progress to your sponsor and talk about any problems.
Getting a sponsor is like making a new friend who helps you in your recovery journey. By going to meetings, talking to people, and asking for help, you can find a sponsor who will be there for you. Remember, you’re not alone. With your sponsor by your side, you can face the challenges of recovery together.