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 programme 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.
Is it for you?
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 attending a meeting, emailing us at help AT debtorsanonymous.org.uk or simply by leaving us a message on 0207 1177 533 and someone will get back to you. We advise going to six meetings before deciding on whether this is for you. Search for a local meeting by clicking on this link.
“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