A sponsors primary responsibility
A sponsors primary responsibility â€“ is to share with the sponsee â€“ his/her experience with the program of Alcoholics Anonymous â€“ the 12 Steps â€“ and how the sponsor has been able to use those principles in his/her own life to recover from their alcoholism. The sponsor can lead and suggest and do the best that they can do. And, in reality â€“ that is the most that a sponsor should do.
The highest position that an alcoholic can hold â€“ and should hold â€“ in A.A., is to be a Member of A.A.
A sponsor is a Member of A.A. A sponsor is someone who is willing to share their time, efforts, and sometimes a little money, if and when it might be appropriate â€“ with the newcomer.
The best Manual on Sponsorship â€“ and the only authorized Manual on Sponsorship that we have â€“ is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. A good sponsor will share with the newcomer what they know about the solution in the book. A sponsor sharing anything other than what is in the book â€“ is simply sharing personal and not professional opinions â€“ on anything that is not in the book.
[b]The chapter in the book, that deals with Sponsorship â€“ is Chapter Seven â€“ â€œWorking with others.â€