What is sponsorship? Alcoholics Anonymous began with sponsorship. When Bill W., only a few months sober, was stricken with a powerful urge to drink, the thought came to him. “You need another alcoholic just as much as he needs you.”
He found Dr. Bob, who had been trying desperately and unsuccessfully to stop drinking, and out of their common need A.A. was born. (Questions & Answers on Sponsorship)
Chapter 7 of the Big Book Working with Others starts out with “Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail.”
How to find an AA sponsor online or on Zoom:
Support can come from people other than a sponsor. If you cannot find a sponsor, the next best thing is to get the phone number of an A.A. member that you can get support from.