Posted at 17:33h in SobrietyOne of the first suggestions you will probably hear once you get sober and begin attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous is that you should get a sponsor. In some organizations, a sponsor is someone who introduces you to other members of a group and presents you as being suitable for membership. Once that’s done, existing members decide whether they want to admit you. AA isn’t like that. The only requirement for membership in AA is a desire to stop drinking. Even though having a sponsor isn’t a requirement, there are a lot of benefits to having one.