This one is one for our 12 step folks. It’s a long overdue topic that plays a pivotal role in any successful 12 step recovery program. Sponsorship. 

 

What is a sponsor? Why is it important? How do you get one? Can we apply a mentorship attitude towards other aspects of our life outside of sobriety? Join us as we dive deep into that one-of-a-kind, love/hate relationship that we 12 steppers call Sponsorship. 

 

This week’s topic is inspired by our Warstory from Marty. It's fair to say Marty had to go through a lot of shit before he was willing to think a sponsor may be able to help him. Somewhere between having his stomach pumped at the ripe old age of NINE to having his front door broken down by the police, he started thinking that maybe drugs and alcohol were an issue. He was able to find someone that broke it down pretty simply for him. Following in his steps has gotten him to a place where he is happy, joyous and free, living a beautiful life of recovery and helping others along the way. 

 

Follow Marty on IG @martyevans2001 and stay tuned for some awesome stuff as we collaborate together!!!

 

RESOURCES 

Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/drugs-and-suicide/ 

 

If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/co-occurring-disorders/suicide-hotline/

 

Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings 

https://aa-intergroup.org/ 

 

Narcotics Anonymous online meetings 

https://virtual-na.org/ 

 

Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting 

https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/ 

 

Refuge Recovery website

https://refugerecovery.org

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health services 

1-800-662-HELP 

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 

 

Suicide prevention hotline 

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

 

Domestic Violence hotline 

1-800-799-SAFE 

https://www.thehotline.org/ 

 

National Human Trafficking hotline

1-888-373-7888

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/

 

Al-Anon information (support for families)

https://al-anon.org/

 

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