Life Sponsors Anonymous (LSA) is a set of informal self-help groups made up of men and women with a common interest on working to better themselves.
LSA is based on AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and uses an adapted version of their Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as a central part of its suggested programme of recovery.
To attend LSA meetings, all you need is the willingness to work on yourself. This means that all kinds of people attend LSA meetings. Individual members can and do have differing political, religious and other affiliations, but since these are not relevant to the business of recovery, no comment is made about them.
All meetings begin with an introduction which usually includes the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, a welcome to newcomers and an explanation of the format the meeting will take. There may be a speaker, or a reading of a Step, Tradition or a topic.
The meeting is then open for people to share their experiences, feelings and recovery with the group.
There is no obligation to share if you do not wish to, whether you are a newcomer or a long-established member.
Each meeting usually incorporates a collection to cover the expenses of the group (e.g. the hire of the meeting room) but LSA is non-profit making.
The meeting will end with a special prayer, called the Serenity Prayer.
After the meeting, newcomers who would like more information can use this time to have their questions answered by more established members.
If you are new to 12 Step Fellowships, please read through the information on this website, and contact LSA via our Contact Us page, if you wish.