What is a Sponsor?
The relationship with a sponsor is personal and private and can mean different things to different people. For the purpose of this information an NA sponsor is a member of Narcotics Anonymous who follows their recovery programme and is willing to build a special, supportive and personal relationship with a sponsee. Most members consider that, above all a sponsor can help us to work through the 12 Steps of NA and, at times, the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts.
A sponsor is not necessarily a friend, but can be somebody whom we trust.
We may prefer to share things with our sponsor that we would find uncomfortable sharing in a meeting.