1. A good sponsor isn't all that interested in the "reasons" you used.
 
2. A therapist thinks your root problem is your lack of self-esteem, negative self-image, and your poor self-concept. A good sponsor thinks your problem is a 3-letter word with no hyphens: YOU
 
3. A therapist wants you to pamper your "inner child". A good sponsor thinks it ought to be spanked.
 
4. A good sponsor thinks your inventory should be about you, not your parents.
 
5. Speaking of your parents, a good sponsor tells you not to confront them, but to make amends to them.
 
6. The only time a good sponsor uses the word "closure" is before the word "mouth ".
 
7. A good sponsor thinks "boundaries" are things you need to take down, not build up.
 
8. A therapist wants you to love yourself first. A good sponsor wants you to love others first. In this case the therapist is correct & the sponsor is incorrect.
 
9. A therapist prescribes caretaking and medication. A good sponsor prescribes prayer-making and meditation.
 
10. A good sponsor thinks "anger management skills" are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
 
11. Now that you haven't used in 6 months, a therapist thinks you should make a list of your goals and objectives for the next 5 years, starting with finishing up that college degree. A good sponsor thinks you should start today by setting up the meeting and making coffee, helping him carry a heavy box of literature to the jail, and making your bed.
 
12. A sponsor won't lose his license to practice if he talks about God.
 
Sent to me by another Addict in India.  enjoy, NA hugs,  JJ
 
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