It's a little weird seeing these posts, because in the in person recovery world where people show up at meetings the person who is looking for a sponsor or mentor approaches someone they think has the experience instead of putting an ad out. In other words the guy that wants one asks, here I'm OFFERING. Of course I understand this is more of a "fellow traveler" model, and I'm willing to spend a good amount of time supporting you if you're serious. While you decide how you want it, this is the MAXIMUM I'd be willing to do. I couldn't do this for a lot of people because it does take time so first come first serve! I would be willing to check in with you by VOICE as often as every day, 15 minutes. I personally think this makes it more real. Lower versions might be real time chat, and lowest is email/offline messaging. I will check with you on SPECIFIC goals and things you set to accomplish each day. I have outlined some of these in my own journal, the link is in my signature. In ADDITION to #1 I will make time as much as possible if you really have a specially stressful situation. This is basically emergency support, NOT a regular thing - that's covered in #1. Along with that is helping you brainstorm/come up with ideas to neutralize the situation, de-stress etc. Confidentiality: You have my word that nothing shared with me would ever be shared with anyone else, even in a general way without mentioning names. (including username aliases) I will help you strategize to come up with a PLAN aside from just "don't do it for X days" and just say "hey" each day - that's ridiculous to me and we need more than that and a handful of ideas to distract ourselves and cross our fingers. So that's it, all of the goals are things you set for yourself, I'm just going to remind you and check to see if you're doing them. We can try it for a while, but to start with we should at least commit to a trial period like two weeks or something. Oh, and you don't have to be my AP if you are not ready to do that - I can just do this for you and we can re-assess after a couple of weeks or so. One little requirement to make sure it's someone serious: Already have at least 12 posts, and not like two word replies. I want to know it's someone serious and into this community and not just doing it on a whim.