From the January 2020 magazine.

Any Lengths

When sponsoring, it’s sometimes hard to tell when to quit or when to keep going, so we ask for help

About two years ago, a newcomer called me and asked me to be her sponsor. She had been attending a group in one of the suburbs and a couple of fellows suggested she call me to sponsor her. I asked her if she were willing to go to any lengths to get and stay sober. 

“Yes,” she replied, so I agreed. She had had a few months of sobriety in a different state with a sponsor there, but she moved north to follow after a man. When that relationship failed, she decided to come back to AA after the man obtained a restraining order against her.

-- P.K.

Kansas City

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