Having someone to trust is very important. In the Program we use the tool of sponsorship, and the idea is to develop a relationship with one individual who can share with you their experiences in recovery. Someone you can trust to keep your confidences. Someone who will ultimately know your complete history when you were using/drinking and when you were sober and working the Program. Someone you can share your deepest secrets with, without judgment. They are more than a good friend, they are teachers, guides, and mentors. Trust is something that builds over time. Complete honesty requires effort, time and courage. Trust is a privilege and an honor – something we gain through practicing the spiritual principles.