Why Do I Need a Sponsor?

When you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, it can be hard to see a way out. Admitting that you have a problem can be a relief, but rehab and treatment will be a great challenge. Staying sober after treatment is no easier, and that is why you need a sponsor. Staying sober is not a challenge you can face alone. Surrounding yourself with people who can support you after rehab and treatment is just as important as getting help in the first place. Getting a sponsor can help you stay strong in weak moments and make the dream of a sober future a reality.

What Is a Sponsor?

A sponsor is a more experienced person in recovery that agrees to guide a newer person through the process by offering knowledge gained from experience. Sponsors give hope to those who have recently begun recovery, and one of the goals of many programs is for members to get to a place where they are able to sponsor others. The act of receiving and offering support to others with similar struggles is beneficial to lasting recovery.

The Value of a Sponsor

In any part of life the guidance and support of someone with more experience can be helpful, and, when it comes to sobriety, this is no different. A sponsor has been where you are and has made it to the other side. They can walk you through each phase of your recovery. A sponsor can also provide accountability. Any person struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction will have moments of weakness or self-doubt, and these are times when an individual may consider returning to old habits. The knowledge that someone will be checking up on your progress and asking the tough questions about how you are feeling and how you are handling those feelings may be the only thing that keeps you from relapse at times. With the helping hand and watchful eye of another we can prevent relapse.

Get Sober or Stay Sober Now

If you want to get clean or would like the help of a sponsor to say clean, call our 24 hour toll-free helpline today. We can answer any questions you might have about addiction treatment, aftercare or getting a sponsor, and we can help you find the services you need. Staying sober will require hard work and help, but you can do it. Call now.