Questions about sponsorship?

Listen to “Sponsorship Success”: a nine-part podcast series by members from various regions sharing their experience, strength, and hope with using the Tool of sponsorship. Learn more about: What is a Sponsor? Why should I get a sponsor? Why be a sponsor? What is the sponsor “job description”? What are different sponsoring styles? And more. PLUS, use the thought-provoking questions below each podcast title for writing exercises, discussion, or meditation.

The first three Sponsorship Success podcasts are now posted online and are available for free download. Find the podcasts online at What’s New at oa.org/whats-new and on the Podcast page at oa.org/podcasts.

OA’s Tools of Recovery: Service

Any form of service that helps a reach fellow sufferer adds to the quality of our own recovery. Members can give service by getting to meetings, putting away chairs, putting out literature, and talking to newcomers. Beyond the group level, a member can serve as intergroup representative, committee chair, region representative, or Conference delegate. As OA’s responsibility pledge states, “Always to extend the hand and heart of OA to all who share my compulsion; for this, I am responsible.”

Ask yourself, what service do I perform?  Do I allow others the opportunity for service?  How is service a part of my program?  How has service aided me in my recovery?

Listen to OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery Podcast for more.

OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery

OA’s Tools of Recovery: Anonymity

Anonymity guarantees we will place principles before personalities and assures us that only we have the right to make our membership known within our community. Anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television and other public media of communication means that we never allow our faces or last names to be used once we identify ourselves as OA members. Within the Fellowship, anonymity means that whatever we share with another OA member will be held in respect and confidence. What we hear at meetings should remain there.

When have you used anonymity in your program?  Consider how anonymity is important and why.

Listen to OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery Podcast for more.

OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery

OA’s Tools of Recovery: Literature

We read OA approved books, pamphlets, and Lifeline Magazine. Reading literature daily reinforces how to live the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions.

What is your favorite piece of OA literature?  How do you benefit from reading OA literature?  Are there pieces of OA literature that you haven’t read that you should give a try?

Listen to OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery Podcast for more.

https://oa.org/podcasts/sound-bites-from-oa-ep-4-oas-nine-tools-of-recovery/

OA’s Tools of Recovery: Sponsorship

We ask a sponsor to help us through our program of recovery on all three levels, physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Are you a sponsor?  Could you be?

Listen to OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery Podcast for more.

OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery

OA’s Tools of Recovery: Writing

Putting our thoughts and feelings down on paper helps us to better understand our actions and reactions in a way that is often not revealed to us by simply thinking or talking about them.

How do you use writing in your recovery?  What medium do you for writing?  Traditional daily journal?  Online?  Art journaling?  How does writing benefit you in your recovery?

Listen to OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery Podcast for more.

OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery

OA’s Tools of Recovery: Telephone

Many members call, text, or email their sponsors and other OA members daily. Telephone or electronic contact also provides an immediate outlet for those hard-to-handle highs and lows we may experience.

How often do you use calling, texting, or email to reach out to your sponsor or OA buddies? How does reaching out benefit you and others in recovery?

Listen to OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery Podcast for more.

OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery