WELCOME TO DEBTORS ANONYMOUS
Debtors Anonymous offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering. We come to learn that compulsive debting is a spiritual problem with a spiritual solution, and we find relief by working the D.A. recovery program based on the Twelve-Step principles.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop incurring unsecured debt. Even if members are not in debt, they are welcome in D.A. Our Fellowship is supported solely through contributions made by members; there are no dues or fees.
Debtors Anonymous is not affiliated with any financial, legal, political, or religious entities, and we avoid controversy by not discussing outside issues. By sharing our experience, strength, and hope, and by carrying the message to those who still suffer, we find joy, clarity, and serenity as we recover together.
To start a new D.A. meeting (or re-energize an existing meeting) we suggest these resources:
ORDER BEGINNERS KITS
Use the Literature Order form to order Beginners Kits. These help new groups provide literature to members.
PUBLIC INFORMATION STARTER KIT
HIP STARTER KIT
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the newcomer, and to reach out to other debtors.
“I pledge to extend my hand and offer the hope of recovery to anyone who reaches out to Debtors Anonymous.”
A WORD TO NEWCOMERS
If you are having problems with money and debt and think you may be a compulsive debtor, you have come to the right place. Debtors Anonymous can help you. We offer face-to-face, telephone, and internet meetings, and we suggest attending at least six meetings to have an opportunity to identify with the speakers and become familiar with D.A. before deciding whether or not this program is for you. If you identify with some or all aspects of compulsive debting, we hope you will join us on the path of recovery and find the peace, joy, and love that we have found in Debtors Anonymous.
In closing, we would like to remind you that in Debtors Anonymous we practice Tradition Twelve, which is the principle of anonymity. This assures us the freedom to express ourselves at meetings and in private conversations without fear that our comments will be repeated. We keep what is shared at meetings confidential. As we work the Steps and practice D.A.’s Traditions and Concepts, we are reminded that recovery is possible and that we are all here for a common purpose–to recover from compulsive debting one day at a time.
DOWNLOADABLE MEETING RESOURCES:
Contains suggested guidelines for the format of a D.A. meeting, which may vary, depending upon the group conscience of its members, using D.A.’s Fourth Tradition as a guide.
Contains suggested guidelines for the format of a B.D.A. meeting, which may vary, depending upon the group conscience of its members, using D.A.’s Fourth Tradition as a guide.
Information on Conducting Business Meetings
Suggestions for conducting Group Inventory
Read the Board written essay “How to Keep Your Meeting Alive”
Our guide to organizing special events that are aligned with our Steps and Traditions
A flyer for posting on bulletin boards
Helpful terms for D.A. Groups
Group registration allows the General Service Board and the General Service Office to keep in better contact with our members.
Group sponsorship is a D.A. resource that:
- Provides new, less experienced or struggling D.A. groups with resources that can help to grow or strengthen their meetings.
- Assists new, less experienced or struggling D.A. groups meetings to find a Sponsor Group.
- Assists more established D.A. groups to become a Sponsor group for a less experienced meeting.
Once you send your email, you will receive an auto-response containing resources and suggestions for potential Sponsor Groups, Sponsee Groups and new or struggling groups. If you require further information you can reply to the auto-response with your questions. Someone will reply to your questions as soon as possible.