Is your life unmanageable because of debt?
- Are you vague around what you spend?
- Are you anxious when bills come through the post?
- Are you unable to save any money and build a future?
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. Welcome to Debtors Anonymous.
What is Debtors Anonymous?
Debtors Anonymous (DA) is a twelve-step program for anyone who wants to stop incurring unsecured debt.
DA encourages careful record keeping and monitoring of finances – including purchases, income, and debt payments – so that you get a clearer picture of your spending habits. This information is used to develop healthier spending practices, supporting you in keeping a reasonable quality of life while still repaying debt. Similarly, DA recommends developing plans for the future to increase your income.
To determine for yourself whether or not you are a compulsive debtor and underearner you can find out more by clicking through to the Take a Debt Quiz and Signs of Compulsive Debting links below. If you decide that you want help the link Getting Started will advise you on how DA can work for you.
- Take a Debt Quiz. 15 Questions may help you decide if you have a problem.
- What are the signs of compulsive debting?
- How can I get started in DA?
You can find out more by contacting us on the number on this page or by attending a meeting. We advise going to six meetings before deciding on whether this is for you. Search for a local meeting by following the link on the left hand side of this page.
“I didn’t know I needed Debtors Anonymous until a friend suggested I go. I was feeling anxious about money, I rarely checked my bank account, and then in July 2013 I couldn’t make my rent payment. All of this was going on, but it still took someone else to spot that I may need support with compulsive debting.
I went along to my first DA meeting and I knew immediately I was in the right place. That was August 2013 and I haven’t taken any new unsecured debt since October 2013. My Barclaycard is now paid off and I have closed the account. My overdraft is almost paid off too.
The best bit was I found out that Debtors Anonymous is about so much more than paying off debt. I’m discovering what I really want to do with my life and I’m getting support to take actions towards my dreams. It’s an exciting place to be.”
DA member, London