What is the purpose of a "sponsor" during recovery?

What is the purpose of a "sponsor" during recovery? How long are you expected to have one?

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"Sponsors" are also known as "drug sponsors" or "addiction sponsors".

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It is important for those managing addictions to have a proper support system during treatment.

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Sponsors are used during an addict's recovery for guidance and support in difficult times.


Recovering addicts use sponsors for guidance and support through rehabilitation and beyond. Sponsors are like a good friend or an older brother or sister whose lifestyle and advice you respect. They too have fought addiction and know what it takes to succeed. They have successfully reached a clean state in recovery that sponsees can look up to. The sponsor-sponsee relationship can last for a lifetime. Addiction cannot be cured, which makes sponsorships such a crucial lifeline to so many people.

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