1. What is the requirement for DA membership? The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop incurring unsecured debt.

2. Does it cost anything to join DA?

There are no dues or fees for DA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

3. What happens at a DA meeting?

While formats vary from region to region and meeting to meeting, there are some common elements to all of them: a reading of the preamble, a member chairing the meeting, announcements, a collection for the meeting’s financial support, and sharing by others. Additionally, meeting may dedicate time to read the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions, the Signs of Compulsive Debting, the Tools of DA and other literature. Usually meetings allocate time during or after a meeting on a monthly basis to hold a business meeting.

Why is it important for newcomers to attend meetings regularly? We gain a sense of hope. We identify with others. We meet people who can help.


  • Starting Monday, March 4th, 2013, repeats every week on Monday until Monday, December 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Janes United Methodist Church

213 N Walnut St - use rear entrance
Rising Sun, MD 21911

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