Preamble of Debtors Anonymous
Debtors Anonymous is fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from compulsive debting.
The only requirement for membership is desire to stop incurring unsecured debt. There are no dues or fees for D.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. D.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stop debting one day at a time and to help other compulsive debtors to stop incurring unsecured debt.
“The suggested Twelve Steps of Debtors Anonymous provide a foundation for living that forms the basis of our spiritual program. They are the principles that made possible our recovery from the insanity of compulsive debting. Working the Steps freed us from a life based on illusion. Our new way of life has brought us financial, emotional, and spritiual healing. We have found a new joy in living. We have received the gift of spiritual awakening. If you want what we have to offer and are willing to go to any lengths to obtain it, then you are ready to follow these Twelve Steps.” – From the Twelve Steps of Debtors Anonymous pamphlet