What is AA Sponsor?

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Members are encouraged to find an experienced fellow alcoholic called a sponsor to help them understand and follow the AA program. The sponsor should preferably, have maintained sobriety for at least a year, be the same gender as the sponsored person, and refrain from imposing personal views on the sponsored person. Following the helper therapy principle, sponsors in AA benefit as much, if not more, from their relationship than do those they sponsor. Helping behaviors correlate with increased abstinence and lower probabilities of binge drinking.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with AA Sponsor

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using AA Sponsor

Dosage Patients
1 other weekly 2


Currently using AA Sponsor

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for AA Sponsor

Oct 20, 2009 (Started Oct 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Check-In)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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