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Sponsorship Guide




The Sponsorship Guide details the critical importance of having a sponsor in recovery and offers practical advice for finding and working with a sponsor to begin and maintain your recovery. There is no substitute for having a sponsor. As countless individuals who have found freedom and healing from their addiction or unhealthy attachment can attest, working the Twelve Steps under the guidance of a committed sponsor is one of the greatest gifts recovery offers.

AVAILABILITY  |  Exclusive to CIR+ members

What the role of a sponsor is and why it is so necessary for your recovery

What traits you should look for in someone when finding a sponsor

How to go about finding a good sponsor—and what to do when you are struggling to find one

How often you should meet with your sponsor and what you’ll discuss

Find strength and Guidance

CIR’s Newest Resource | This free ebook offers advice and insight from those in the CIR community who have found freedom, faith, and fellowship from both having a sponsor and being a sponsor to others in 12-step recovery.

To access the free ebook, you’ll need to become a CIR+ Free member. Once signed up, we’ll email you the ebook (you’ll also be able to download it in CIR+’s “Recovery Center”). While you can access the ebook as a free member of CIR+, we encourage you to consider becoming a CIR+ Premium member. Learn more about CIR+ below.



CIR’s Digital Resource Platform | Join CIR+ today to access your free Sponsorship Guide ebook for insight and advice about finding and working with a sponsor in 12-step recovery! By joining CIR+, you’ll find a community committed to recovery and the sacramental life of the Catholic Church. You’ll benefit from resources to nourish and sustain you on your recovery and spiritual journeys. And your financial support will help Catholic in Recovery offer hope and healing to those recovering from addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments as well as their loved ones.

Plus, you can try CIR+ Premium for free with a 12-day trial and cancel at any time!


+ Discounts on Catholic in Recovery products and CIR partners’ products (Ave Maria Press, Hallow, etc.)
+ Access to robust video learning modules on recovery-related issues
+ Access to the CIR digital workbook companion, which includes videos, prayers, exercises, and worksheets for all 20 sections
+ Access to a CIR community forum to connect with CIR members around the country
+ Access to Q&A Zoom sessions hosted by experienced CIR fellows for different addiction and unhealthy attachment types
+ Access to all CIR reflections books and guides to nourish your recovery and spiritual life