This information is designed to help CEA-HOW sponsors ensure that their sponsees obtain all the materials and information needed to work the CEA-HOW program.

Sponsors: On the Sponsor Checklist place checkmarks next to the items your sponsee has and fill in the information under “Sponsor Information.” In addition, be sure to instruct your sponsees to weigh themselves the morning they start the CEAHOW program and then only once a month after that until they reach maintenance. When you are finished, give this checklist to your sponsee.

Sponsees: Download and keep the Sponsor Checklist handy as a reminder of any items you may still need to get and as a quick reference for your sponsor’s contact information.

Sponsor Checklist

Other Information to Note

  • Forever Abstinent 
  • Tri-fold supplement to Forever Abstinent
  • Food scale(s)—digital or postal
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (AA)
  • Bathroom scale
  • Meeting list
  • Meeting phone list
  • Notebook or journal

The Seven Tools of CEA-HOW

Sponsees should be familiar with the Seven Tools of CEA‐HOW, which we are required to work on a daily basis. They are:

  • Three meals daily, weighed and measured
  • Literature and writing
  • Anonymity
  • Four calls a day, one to our sponsor and three to other CEA‐HOW members
  • Three meetings a week
  • Service
  • Sponsorship

Please refer to Forever Abstinent for more detailed information on the Seven Tools.