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Pāhoa, Hawaii AA meetings
Pahoa is a small town in the Puna District of Hawaii County; Pahoa is known as the hippie capital of the Big Island of Hawaii. Those living, working, or visiting the Big Island, with alcohol use disorders may be interested in finding AA meetings in Pahoa. If you are new to the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) program, you may want to consider getting an AA sponsor. What is a sponsor, and how does one go about getting one? An AA sponsor is like a mentor. AA sponsorship involves someone who has experience working the 12-Steps of AA (and some time in sobriety) who assists newcomers in applying the Steps to their day-to-day life. An AA sponsor often meets the newcomer in person, discussing how to employ the 12-Steps during a 1:1 meeting. Most sponsors are also available by phone. Along with the phone directory of group members (which gives members a tool to use when they get into sticky situations such as a potential relapse), the sponsor, if often available, to help a newcomer employ relapse prevention tools. You may be wondering how to go about finding a sponsor. When you attend AA meetings Hawaii—such as those in Pahoa—you are welcome to ask any member to act as your sponsor. Sometimes a specific member may already be sponsoring several other AA members in the group. In this instance, the person may not have time to dedicate to an additional sponsee. In this scenario, the person asked to be a sponsor may temporarily accept in the interim to allow time to find a permanent sponsor.