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To start a new DA meeting (or re-energize an existing meeting) we suggest: 

Order Beginners Kits
Helps new groups provide literature to members.

Downloadable Files:

The 12 Steps of DA

The 12 Tools of DA

The 12 Promises of DA

The 12 Traditions of DA

The 12 Concepts of DA

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In D.A., our purpose is threefold: to stop incurring unsecured debt, to share our experience with the new comer, and to reach out to other debtors.

RESPONSIBILITY PLEDGE: “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 and we can help you. It is suggested that at first you attend at least six meetings over a period of two weeks to have time to identify with the speakers and absorb the D.A. concepts. If you then think D.A. is for you, you can arrange to have your first pressure relief meeting.” 

Download a Meeting Format
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.

Download a Suggested BDA Meeting Format
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.

Download Information on Conducting Business Meetings

Download a Suggested Business Meeting Format

Download suggestions for conducting Group Inventory

Read the Board written essay "How to Keep Your Meeting Alive"

Click here for the form to Register a New Meeting or Update Information for an Existing Meeting

Print and fill out the appropriate form, them mail to:

      Debtors Anonymous General Service Office
      P.O. Box 920888
      Needham, MA 02492

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 DA groups with resources that can help to grow or strengthen their meetings.
  • Assists new, less experienced or struggling DA groups meetings to find a Sponsor Group.
  • Assists more established DA groups to become a Sponsor group for a less experienced meeting.

To get information on Group Sponsorship, send an email to: gsponsorship@gmail.com

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.

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General Service Office
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Needham, MA 02492-0009
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