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D.A. has a long history of co-operation, but not affiliation, with outside organizations. D.A. has many members and an active Public Information Committee available to provide professionals with experience of the Debtors Anonymous program. We welcome your comments and suggestions.
D.A.'s primary purpose, as stated in our Preamble, is "to stop debting one day at a time and to help other compulsive debtors to stop incurring unsecured debt."
D.A. is a spiritual fellowship based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. The essence of the D.A. program is one compulsive debtor helping another to refrain from incurring unsecured debt, one day at a time.
D.A. groups are self supporting through the contributions of members, and the fellowship is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. D.A. service committees have a policy of "cooperation, not affiliation" with professionals who are interested in helping compulsive debtors recover.
How the Program Works
The only requirement for D.A. membership is a desire to stop using any form of unsecured debt. There are no dues or fees; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Members share their experiences in recovery from compulsive indebtedness on a one-to-one basis, and introduce the newcomer to D.A.'s Twelve Steps of personal recovery (based on the Twelve Steps of A.A.) and its Twelve Traditions that sustain the Fellowship itself.
What D.A. Does
Courts and Treatment Facilities
D.A. does not discriminate against any prospective member. Who made the referral to D.A. is not what interests us...it is the compulsive debtor who elicits our concern.
Proof of attendance at meetings
Other groups cooperate in different ways. There is no set procedure. The nature and extent of any group's involvement in this process is entirely up to the individual group.
Problems Other Than Debt
We service those who have a desire to stop using any form of unsecured debt, which is any debt that is not secured with some form of collateral such as a car, house, or other property.
After a member has gained some familiarity with the D.A. program through attendance at meetings, he or she may take the following actions:
-obtain a sponsor*
-work the Twelve Steps of D.A.
-read D.A. literature
-organize a pressure relief group and pressure relief meeting*
*You can look under “Recovery Tools” for explanations of these terms.
D.A.'s source of strength lies in our singleness of purpose. We welcome the opportunity to provide professionals with information on these issues.
How To Make Referrals to D.A.
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