In Alcoholics Anonymous there is an important part of the program called "Sponsorship".
Even though this aspect of recovery is only generally covered in the "Big Book" of AA, it is almost the only way to find recovery from Alcoholism and its related disorders. To have another person guide a newcomer through the 12 Steps of recovery is the backbone of finding contented sobriety. This can be lightly compared to the "Buddy System" suggested to new swimmers when attempting to swim in more dangerous waters. Ironically, this metaphor is very close one as the "dangerous waters" of living sober can be very difficult.
In this release, the topic of needing a sponsor and what to look for are covered. Can you sponsor people of the opposite sex? What should a sponsor have in order to truly effective to the newcomer? Then, how to be an effective sponsor yourself is looked at.
The closing chapters cover the different aspects of sponsorship shown in the Big Book itself from different areas within the book.