Sponsor and Accountability Partners
What is the difference between a sponsor and an accountability partner?
A sponsor in Celebrate Recovery, is someone who has completed the four participant's guides. He or she has worked through the eight principles and the 12 Steps. The main goal of this relationship is to choose someone to guide you through the program.
An accountability partner is someone you ask to hold you accountable for certain areas of your recovery or issues, such as attendance, journaling, and so forth. This person can be at the same level of recovery as you are, unlike a sponsor, who should have completed the eight principles or 12 Steps. The main goal of this relationship is to encourage one another. You can even form an accountability team of three or four. The accountability partner or group acts as the "team", whereas the sponsor's role is that of a "coach".