Sponsorship plays an important role in recovery, i know my sponsor has helped save my life/sanity several times in the past few years. I just agreed to sponsor a man, he's got 4 years clean but is starting over on step 1 (i have 8 years, for reference). Its a bit of an odd situation because he is also gay, and schizophrenic. So it can get a little intense! I sponsored another man before...he called me 3 times and i never saw or heard from him again. Does anyone here sponsor other people in recovery? what is your experience?