Recovery gives you a huge opportunity to take help from others who know what you are going through. Although this may not seem comforting to you in early sobriety, having a person or persons who can help you navigate through your sobriety is actually a tremendous asset. The fact that someone would help you at all after everything you have done is probably daunting in the first place.
The best thing about recovery is the unity that takes place with one another. People who have walked down the insidious path of addiction into recovery are willing to show you how they did it. They are stoked to pass on what was so freely given to them onto you. You just need to get out there and pick the person who has what you want in your own recovery and then start calling them! Sure, picking up that 1,000-pound phone can be difficult, but here are the best reasons to call a sponsor.
They can guide you in the right direction.
Whether you need to get to a 12-Step meeting, read some literature, or take a pause in the day, a sponsor can help you stay on track in your recovery. Using your tools is the best thing you can do when you are feeling down and out, and they can show you which ones to use in different circumstances.
They are there to run your ideas by.
Your “best” ideas are probably not ones you need to execute. Running your ideas by them can save you a lot of heartaches and can help you to avoid having to make amends to others. A sponsor can stop you in tracks before you do something that could affect your recovery and make you want to drink or use.
They will help you to relate to your recovery.
You may think that your situation is unique and different from others and it is personal to you. Chances are, however, your sponsor has been through similar scenarios, and if not, they know someone to send you to that has. One thing is certain, the most relatable thing a sponsor has with you is the adverse feelings you both share. On this common ground, you can start a prevalent bond that will make you fit in where you had not before.
A sponsor is a lifesaver in muddied waters when you feel like you are drowning in your addiction. Grab onto them and use their experience, strength, and hope to literally save your life and start living the life in recovery you were meant for.
Detox Center of Colorado offers evidence-based therapies to help you, or someone you know, end their battle with addiction. We offer a full range of recovery and mental health services so that you can change your coping skills from drugs and alcohol to recovery and surrounding yourself with people who want to assist you in long-term sobriety. Call us today to make the change: 303-536-5463