Service is a foundation of recovery in all 12-Step groups.
As we recover, and work to maintain recovery, we continue to build and develop more perspective, peace and power to address our own life challenges as a result of the efforts we make to help those who still suffer as we once did.
Service means helping to carry the message of recovery. There is a great deal we can do to advance this shared goal.
Some ways to help:
Greet newcomers, and make a point of helping everyone feel welcome and valued
Share your experience, your strength, and a message of hope at meetings
Contact a local therapist and provide literature and information about your meeting time and location
Contact a local hospital or recovery institution to see if they are interested in having clients attend a meeting
Put a notice in a local newspaper about your group. Newspapers often will list 12 step groups for free.
Pick up a leadership position in your group. Each group should have a leader who guides the meeting every week.
Sponsorship is a fundamental and vital component of Step Twelve: it is carrying the message of recovery in the most immediate, direct and meaningful way possible.
If you have worked the Steps and are able to sponsor others, please contact email@example.com.
EDA Twelve Step Sponsor: (click on link to volunteer to sponsor others in working the Twelve Steps )
Each group should have a treasurer, a General Service Board representative, and a literature coordinator who brings a sample of literature made available for free to visitors and new members. Service is part of EDA Steps and Traditions.