I certainly hope that I've helped more AA's by being an AA Friend,
than I have helped AA's by being their Sponsor.
Over the years I've had a lot of AA's that have come to me asking for help
but I wasn't labeled as their Sponsor. I've just been a sober person offering
newcomers suggestions on recovery.
At other times, AA's have come to me and asked me to take them through the 12 Steps.
Their sponsor was shaky on taking them through the steps because they had never done it
w/ a sponsee before -- or, had not "taken" the steps themselves. So, I took them through
the steps and then sent them back to their sponsor.
Note: The last one I did that with,
went back to his sponsor -- stayed sober for a couple of months, started drinking again
and hasn't been able to stay sober since.
I have no idea of how well it will work out w/ two Schizophrenics trying to help each other.
I've never done experienced where we would both be classed as Schizophrenic.
be tough keeping it straight as to "who is sponsoring who."
I do know of Alcoholics that were labeled as Schizophrenic -- and after taking the steps and
staying sober in AA for a while -- their doctor said they were no longer Schizophrenic.
I also know of alcoholics, who came to AA from mental institutions who's only previous solution
was to be locked up -- who straightened out in AA, and haven't been back to an institution since.
Whatever you do -- I hope that you understand AND remember that "AA is One Alcoholic helping Another Alcoholic
to achieve and maintain sobriety." It isn't about curing or treating mental disorders.