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: Action Plan

An action plan is the process of identifying and implementing attainable actions that are necessary to support our individual abstinence. Just like our plan of eating, it may vary widely among members and may need to be adjusted to bring structure, balance, and manageability into our lives.

Do you have an action plan?  Have you used an action plan in the past?  Do you discuss your action plan with your sponsor?

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

OA’s Nine Tools of Recovery

Call For Authors! Write for Letters of Hope

Share your experience, strength, and hope with your fellow members of OA.  Letters of Hope is accepting submissions.

Not sure what to write?  Consider sharing your story of what brought you to OA, how your sponsor or OA helped you through a particularly difficult time, or what you would tell a newcomer about OA.  Anything related to recovery through OA is appropriate.  OA and its members have been lifesavers for most-if not all-of us.  Sharing through Letters of Hope is a form of service – one of OA’s Tools of Recovery.

Please email any submissions or questions to our Letters of Hope chair, Joy, at oadallasweb@gmail.com.

Call For Authors! Write for Letters of Hope

Share your experience, strength, and hope with your fellow members of OA.  Letters of Hope is accepting submissions.

Not sure what to write?  Consider sharing your story of what brought you to OA, how your sponsor or OA helped you through a particularly difficult time, or what you would tell a newcomer about OA.  Anything related to recovery through OA is appropriate.  OA and its members have been lifesavers for most-if not all-of us.  Sharing through Letters of Hope is a form of service – one of OA’s Tools of Recovery.

Please email any submissions or questions to our Letters of Hope chair, Joy, at oadallasweb@gmail.com.