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The shares below are those of the fellows that submitted them and don’t necessarily represent the 12 steps or Debtors Anonymous.

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Experience, Strength, and Hope #5

How did you know you had a problem? D.A. was my third program, and I wasn’t too happy about it. I came into program in January 2007 after learning that my job was going to be eliminated. I was freaked out because in August of the previous year, I spent $10,000 and didn’t know where […]

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Experience, Strength, and Hope #4

How did you know you had a problem? The same thing kept happening over and over, related to money and borrowing cycles. The cycles grew shorter and shorter, and the loans grew bigger, yet were repaid ever more slowly, if at all. In 2008, at 42 years old, I moved from Seattle to San Francisco […]

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Experience, Strength, and Hope #3

How did you know you had a problem? In the half dozen years before I came to D.A. I had tried some desperate measures to solve my money problem. I had inflicted a multi-level marketing scheme on my family and friends, bought an historic home in the Midwest thinking I would move there and be […]

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Let’s Grow DA Public Information Calls

From the Let’s Grow DA page on the Northwest Debtors Anonymous website: Our ISR, a 2nd-year member of both the WSC PI Committee and Intergroup Caucus, working with several other DA members — mostly past and present ISRs and GSRs — is leading the organization of a series of 90-minute conference calls offering an open exchange […]

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Experience, Strength, and Hope #2

How did you know you had a problem? A life-long pattern of being seriously broke, sometimes with debts to pay, and working jobs I hated for low wages while doing work I loved for free. How did you find D.A.? I found a book on underearning by [non-Conference-approved literature], and recognized myself in his behavior […]

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Experience, Strength, and Hope #1

How did you know you had a problem? For years I struggled, talking/confiding in people I trusted, hoping to get help, to break out of deep, old patterns.  Nothing gave me relief.  I knew that others couldn’t relate to or understand my struggles with money.  This pain/isolation added to my struggle. How did you find […]

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