Telephone Liaison & 12 step responder
12 step responder
A 12th stepper takes a call from the home responder with the details of the suffering alcoholic and makes a call directly to the suffering alcoholic. On the call the 12 stepper will listen to the suffering alcoholic talk about their particular drinking problems then share some of their own story to help them start to identify. Then usually talk a little bit about AA to try and get them interested, tailoring it to the suffering alcoholics particular life situations. Then the 12 stepper will try and arrange to meet up with the alcoholic before a meeting for a coffee to allay any concerns the suffering alcoholic may have and talk about meetings and recovery. Again, to give the alcoholic the gift of identification. And take them to a meeting, introducing them to various people greeting and also in the room, hopefully making them feel at home. After that, hopefully, contact with the newcomer continues.
Other opportunities are home responder, the person who signs up for a shift and takes a call from the phone office of the details of the suffering alcoholic and passes out them to a 12 stepper of which they will have the list of 12 steppers in the area. They will try to get a 12 stepper who lives close by and it needs to be the same sex.
What are the Sobriety Requirements?
12 stepper should be 2 years sober and have a home group and have done the
steps. They chose which areas they are willing to take calls from
the suffering alcoholic.