Alcoholics Anonymous began with sponsorship. When Bill W., only a few months sober, was stricken with a powerful urge to drink, this thought came to him: “You need another alcoholic to talk to. You need another alcoholic just as much as he needs you!”
What is Sponsorship?
"I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible."
Declaration of Unity
This we owe to A.A.’s future:To place our common welfare first; to keep our fellowship united. For on A.A. unity depend our lives; and the lives of those to come.