June 2013: From rock creek to oil city
Very soon after I arrived in AA my self-appointed sponsor and co-sponsor started taking me on Twelfth-Step calls. We would do everything from simply talking to prospects to pouring out their beer and whiskey stashes. When possible, we would take some of them to treatment centers in Cleveland, Rock Creek and Oil City, Pa.
What came of this within the first year of my sobriety was, of course, sponsorship. This pattern of meeting new and potential members of AA has helped me for 31 years and has given me a core of three or four men who have become my closest friends.