Typically at every 12 step meeting there is time set aside towards the end of the meeting for sponsorship. All of those attending the meeting who are available to sponsor a newcomer will either raise their hand or stand up. Newcomers tend to be a bit shy at first but there is really nothing to be apprehensive about. Those who announce their willingness to sponsor are looking for a sponsee. It helps them to give back what they have previously received and will ultimately help them in their own recovery. It is very common to ask an individual to be your sponsor if you see something in them you relate too. Another common theme when deciding who you want to be your sponsor to be is to “want what they have”. This means that they are portraying certain qualities that you wish to omit to a newcomer someday. Sponsorship is an important part of getting involved in early recovery. Not only will it help you to meet more people in the program but it will provide the necessary support and guidance that is required when in early recovery.
Welcome to The Hills
A Unique Experience
Our mission at The Hills Treatment Center is to offer a unique combination of educational and therapeutic drug and alcohol rehabilitation. In that spirit we present answers to some frequently asked questions. However, don’t stop here. Our knowledgeable and compassionate admissions specialists are available to speak with you personally 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How do I know if someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol?
What drug and alcohol treatment choices do you offer?
Is detoxification a painful experience?
What if your detox program doesn’t work for my needs?
Can I receive treatment for more than one addiction?
Won’t drug and alcohol treatment put me behind at school?
What happens to me after detoxification is complete?
Who comprises your staff?
About Dr. Howard Samuels
Howard C. Samuels, PsyD is a leading drug and alcohol addiction expert. He is a licensed therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with years of experience running two successful treatment centers, and is the founder of The Hills Treatment Center.