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Sober Friends And Mentor/Sponsor At Homes of Promise, we require all guests to obtain a sober friend and a Mentor/Sponsor within 30 days of moving in. Here are the roles of sober friend and Mentor/Sponsor, as we define them.
Sober Friends Your sober friend is your accountability partner(s). He or they are someone who is also in recovery, and may be at the same stage as you or a little further ahead. He may be a fellow guest in the recovery home, but that is not required; all that is required is that he is clean and sober, and someone you are comfortable with. Because you are both on par with each other in your recovery journeys, you can be his sober friend as well. We donâ€™t require that you meet formally with one another on a specific schedule, but we do want the assurance that you are holding one another accountable where sobriety is concerned. That means talking about your struggles with each other, sharing victories with each other and praying together on a regular basis. Your sober friend is not your Mentor/Sponsor; that is a different role, which we will explain next.
We define the role of the Mentor/Sponsor the same way that Alcoholics Anonymous does: A person who does everything possible, within the limits of personal experience and knowledge, to help the newcomer get sober and stay sober through the 12-step program. The Mentor/Sponsor must show by present example and addiction history what the program has meant in his life. Because the Mentor/Sponsor assumes a greater mentorship role, it is recommended that the sponsor be someone who has a longer history of sobriety than the person he is sponsoring. He should be committed to mentoring you on a long term basis, and he should be available to speak with you as often as possible.
We prefer that our guests meet with their Mentor/Sponsor on a scheduled basis, so that they can build their relationships quickly and effectively. Attending meetings together is one way to meet and build your relationship; the Mentor/Sponsor can make sure you get your card signed at the meeting, which is required in order to prove to us that you are attending. If you have any further questions about obtaining a sober friend and a Mentor/Sponsor, please donâ€™t hesitate to ask. Our staff is available to answer your questions, before or during your residency.
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