Welcome to Capital Area Debtors Anonymous!
If you are having problems with money and debt and think you may be a compulsive debtor, it is suggested that at first you attend at least six DA meetings over a period of two weeks to have time to identify with the speakers and absorb the DA concepts. You will meet people at the meetings who will be happy to answer questions and offer you help in the DA program of recovery. Capital Area DA Intergroup has both an EVENTS CALENDAR of IN-PERSON events, and a MEETINGS LIST, which offer information about meetings local to, or, if online, originated in Washington DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Richmond, VA, Virginia Beach,VA, and West Virginia.
Below is an excerpt from the book, “A Currency of Hope” which is the first publication by the Debtors Anonymous 12 Step fellowship, and describes how DA offers experience, strength, and provides a way to help all those who want to stop incurring unsecured debt, such as credit cards, unsecured loans, personal loans, unpaid taxes, and more.
“We, the men and women of Debtors Anonymous, come together to solve our common problems of compulsive debting. We share our experience, strength, and hope with one another to arrest the disease of debting. We have found compulsive debting to be a painful, confusing and destructive disorder. Compulsive debting takes many forms from incurring unsecured debt to compulsive shopping, from grandiose thinking to deprivation mentality. All these symptoms of debting seriously affect our quality of life – financially, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, physically and socially. As members of Debtors Anonymous, we have chosen a spiritual path of healing and growth which requires working the “Twelve Steps” and using the “Twelve Tools of Debtors Anonymous.” The Twelve Steps form the foundation for our recovery. The DA Tools aid us in working the Steps. As a result of beginning this recovery process, we have been able to stop incurring new unsecured debt, one day at a time, and to retire our existing debt through reason able debt repayment within our means. We are learning to understand ourselves and form genuine loving connections with others and discover a relationship with a Higher Power of our own choice. We hope that if you identify with some, or all, aspects of compulsive debting, you will join us on the path of recovery from compulsive debting and find the peace, joy, hope and love that is here for you.”
SINCE THE CORONOVIRUS OUTBREAK, SOME MEETINGS ARE NO LONGER MEETING IN-PERSON. WE HAVE TRIED TO DO OUR BEST TO LIST AS MUCH INFO ABOUT A MEETING AS WE CAN. ANY PARTICULAR MEETING’S CIRCUMSTANCES MAY CHANGE FASTER THAN WE CAN UPDATE OUR LIST. PLEASE CONTACT THE PERSON LISTED AS THE ‘MEETING CONTACT’ TO BE SURE THEY ARE STILL MEETING IN-PERSON, BEFORE HEADING TO A PHYSICAL LOCATION LISTED.