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In addiction recovery, a sponsor is an experienced individual who provides guidance and support to those new to the 12-step program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). A sponsor’s role includes mentoring, helping navigate the 12 steps, and offering accountability in recovery. They act as a confidant, sharing their own experiences and helping newcomers understand and apply the steps in their own lives.

A sponsor is a more experienced individual in recovery who mentors a newcomer, known as the sponsee. This dynamic facilitates a deeper understanding and navigation of the recovery process, offering more than mere encouragement. The sponsor, through shared experiences, provides valuable insights and practical guidance, creating a sense of accountability and resilience in the sponsee.

Sponsorship encompasses various functions important to successful recovery. One key aspect is the promotion of responsibility. The sponsor aids the sponsee in acknowledging their addiction, staying committed to recovery goals, and understanding the consequences of their actions. This accountability aspect is vital, as it reinforces the sponsee’s commitment to the recovery process.

Another significant role of a sponsor is building fortitude within the sponsee. Recovery is fraught with challenges, including temptations and emotional turbulence. The sponsor, through their own journey of perseverance, serves as a living testament to the power of resilience. They provide support during moments of doubt and instill a mindset geared towards overcoming obstacles and maintaining focus on sobriety.

Sponsorship is not a substitute for professional counselling. While sponsors offer invaluable personal experience and support, they do not provide professional therapy. The relationship between a sponsor and sponsee is built on mutual respect and trust, focusing on addiction, recovery, and navigating the 12-Steps.

Finding a suitable sponsor is a important step in the recovery process. It involves identifying someone who has successfully maintained sobriety, demonstrates a thorough understanding of the 12-Steps, and with whom a comfortable and respectful relationship can be established. The choice of a sponsor should align with the sponsee’s recovery needs and personal comfort.

The 12-Step Fellowship continues to evolve, embracing technological advancements to facilitate sponsor-sponsee communication and recognising the importance of diversity in these relationships. Training and education for sponsors are also increasingly emphasized, ensuring they are well-equipped to provide effective support.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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