Finding Hope When You Don’t Have a Sponsor

Report from the “Help! I can’t find a sponsor” workshop

Not having a sponsor sucks. That was one message from the workshop on October 1 that focused on being in program without a sponsor. There’s no getting around it. Without a sponsor, it’s harder to get abstinent, it’s harder to work the steps, and it’s harder to have supportive relationships. Some of the words to describe the experience were pretty vivid:

So what is an OA member to do? Besides looking for a sponsor, we discussed other ideas. So the second message from the workshop was, “Don’t give up!” Someone said, “I have love hunger,” and we all knew what that meant! Turns out, we all need to be part of a community. We divided our “ideas and actions” into groups. Here are some ideas from each of them.

Abstinence:

Working the steps:

Building relationships and community:

So , if you are looking for a sponsor, maybe some of these ideas will help you. Good luck!