Pros & Cons of Traditional Sponsorship – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

RMA-Episode 51 Show Notes:


And now, a word from our sponsors. Just kidding,  RMA doesn’t have any sponsors. Yet.  BUT, Mike and Nat have a few things to say about the role of sponsors in recovery and this week they lay it down. What is the history of sponsorship in 12 Step programs?  What are the benefits of having a sponsor? What are the potential pitfalls and how can you avoid them? Is there a better sponsorship model out there? In the first of a multi-part series, Mike and Nat discuss the current sponsorship model and propose ways it could be improved to be more helpful to your recovery journey.


PLUS, two years ago Mike said goodbye to the booze. One year ago he and Nat started the podcast. This week, Mike’s interview on This Naked Mind was released into the wild. How is he doing with all that?


All this and more on an over-exposed, gratefully deadicated, cryptozoologically aware episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages.


Mike’s Interview on Annie Grace

Recovery in the News:


Death at the Dead Show

The Week in Weird:


Second Bigfoot Sighting in Two Months in Ohio


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