Support articles for DA members and meeting leaders

For information on working DA by telephone, such as How to Have Pressure Relief Groups (PRGs) or Pressure Relief Meetings (PRMs) by Telephone, please visit Meetings/Meeting Support Articles.

New shared conference line available for phone meetings

Beginning in August 2017, DATIG will offer a new, shared conference line for use by DA phone meetings. The new conference line will offer international call-in numbers, and will help avoid the problems encountered when meetings lose track of their moderator code. Use of the new line is on an opt-in basis – it is neither automatic nor required. If your meeting would like to move to the new conference line, please email the Conference Moderator to make arrangements and reserve your time slot. Also, be sure to contact both the DATIG webmaster and the DA General Service Office, so that meeting lists may be updated.

Meeting formats can be posted on DATIG website

DATIG can host a copy of your meeting’s format within your listing on our Meeting Schedule. Meetings that would like to do this may submit a PDF file to the webmaster. We suggest you include an “as-of” date, and that you review your format to remove any sensitive information before submitting – these documents will be public and potentially Google-able. Each meeting is responsible for keeping its posted format up to date.


Please consider electing a representative to attend DATIG meetings so we can more abundantly support the DA telephone meeting community. DA members who are not elected reps may also attend.


Welcome to DATIG

Debtor's Anonymous Telephone Intergroup (DATIG) is made up of program volunteers, Intergroup Officers, and Intergroup Representatives from each Debtors Anonymous telephone meeting. We meet monthly to exchange information and vote on motions to support the Debtors Anonymous telephone fellowship and reach out to the addict who still suffers.

On this website you will find information all about Debtors Anonymous telephone meetings. If you are new to Debtors Anonymous, view the Newcomers tab for help getting started. For a list of all the Debtors Anonymous telephone meetings, view the Meeting Schedule. Under the Literature tab are all the basic literature readings of Debtors Anonymous, as well as Monthly Prayers and Recovery Stories.

We have found ways out of the pain and confusion caused by debting by participating in the Debtors Anonymous (D.A.) and Business Debtors Anonymous (B.D.A.) program. 

The Debtors Anonymous Program

If you are having problems with money and debt and think that you may be a compulsive debtor, the D.A. program can help you. We hope you will find the friendship and understanding we have been privileged to enjoy. 

No situation is hopeless. We too were lonely and frustrated, but in D.A. we have found a solution which leads to solvency and serenity. The program of D.A. is based on the suggested Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, which we try one day at a time to apply to our lives.

The suggested Twelve Steps of Debtors Anonymous provide a foundation for living that forms the basis of our spiritual program. They are the principles that made possible our recovery from the insanity of compulsive debting. Working the Steps freed us from a life based on illusion. Our new way of life has brought us financial, emotional, and spritiual healing. We have found a new joy in living. We have received the gift of spiritual awakening. If you want what we have to offer and are willing to go to any lengths to obtain it, then you are ready to follow these Twelve Steps.”

– From the Twelve Steps of Debtors Anonymous pamphlet


Welcome and Keep Coming Back.


Phone Workshops/Events Announcements

The following information is provided as a service to the D.A. phone meeting community. Unless otherwise noted, these events are not sponsored by DATIG so we are unable to answer questions about them. Event organizers, please email the webmaster on the Contact page if you would like to have your event listed here. No individual face-to-face meeting announcements please.

2017 DAILY DA PHONE STEP STUDY WORKSHOP - new 2 month workshop starting January 1, 2018
Daily step study calls are recorded and saved for future listening. Sponsored by the Step Study DA online DA meeting, as a fundraiser for sending their GSR to DA Word Service Conference. Newcomer orientation calls (live) on Dec 19 & 20. November session's flyer with contact info is here  (Send email to get January session's updated flyer.)

SUNDAY, JAN. 21, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern - SOLVENCY AND SPONSORSHIP - an "Ask the General Service Board" Phone Forum - Three members of the Fellowship will share their experience, strength and hope on how solvency and sponsorship have impacted their recovery. This portion of the call will be recorded. Participants will have time to ask questions and make comments. The question and comment portion of the call will not be recorded. Dial-in number: 712-451-0983 Access code: 172285#.  Playback number: 712-451-1092 Access code: 172285#. For more info including international phone numbers please subscribe to DA's eNEWS at top of DebtorsAnonymous.org Events page.

SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 2018, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern - GB-PI MEDIA CONTACT TRAINING - A fellowship-wide call to train D.A. members who may wish to respond to inquiries from the media about D.A. USA & Canada call-in number 712.451.0983 access code 172285#. To playback the recording (speaker shares only) 712-451-1092 access code 172285#. For full details, suggested reading list and international phone numbers please subscribe to DA's eNEWS at top of DebtorsAnonymous.org Events page.

SUNDAY, JAN. 28, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern - VISIONS FOR DA GROUPS - Create and Sustain Vibrant DA Groups using the Twelve Traditions - A fellowship-wide call sponsored by the World Service Conference Fellowship Communications Committee. For DA members at all service levels, especially newcomers. 3 speakers.   Full details and international dial-in numbers here

SUBSCRIBE TO DA'S eNEWS: To receive announcements of events sponsored by the DA General Service Board, many of which are held via phone conference, please subscribe to eNews at the top of the DebtorsAnonymous.org Events page.

Past Recorded Events

The following information is provided as a service to the D.A. phone meeting community. Unless otherwise noted, these recorded events were not sponsored by DATIG so we are unable to answer questions about them. Event organizers, please email the webmaster on the Contact page if you would like to have your DA recorded event listed here.

DA General Service Board has a recording available for a limited time: "Ask the GSB Phone Forum IV - DA's Finances"

Playback Phone Number: 712-432-0395  Access Code: 363385#  When prompted, enter 35# to play the audio file.

DA of Greater New York has numerous DA speaker recordings available for online listening, from past Share-a-Days and the DA 40th Anniversary celebration. Access the recordings here: http://danyc.org/recordings/recordings.htm

Sponsored by: Tuesday DA & Health Issues telephone meeting (recorded April-May 2016)

Three telephone workshops in which speakers shared their experience, strength, & hope on these DA topics:

“Life on Life’s Terms”  •  “Self Care: It’s More than a Bubble Bath”  • “Living the Promises"

To listen by phone or online: Visit the group's website for instructions: https://sites.google.com/site/dahealthmtg/workshops/workshops-how-to
We will use donations to help send our GSR to the DA World Service Conference; suggested donation is $15 but any amount is greatly appreciated.

Sponsored by: Sedona into Action DA meeting (was DA/BDA meeting, now DA)

Fifteen audio recordings from past workshops, on individual steps and other topics.

To listen by phone: Visit the group's website for instructions: https://sites.google.com/site/bdasedonaworkshops/audio-recordings. A few workshops are also downloadable as MP3 files.

7th tradition donations are welcomed and will help send their GSR to the DA World Service Conference.