DAA is a fellowship of men and women who have recovered from drug addiction by following the Twelve Steps – a tried and tested programme of practical spiritual action. Our fellowship attracts drug addicts from many walks of life, who between them used many different drugs, both legal and illegal. Nonetheless, we share a common problem: all of us, when using, had little or no control over the amount we took. And even when we sincerely attempted to, we were unable to stop using drugs entirely. In DAA, we found a solution to our problem, and now find life without drugs enjoyable and rewarding.

We have designed this website to be as useful as possible. There is, however, no substitute for attending one of our meetings; this is the best way to find out what we do and how we can help you.
Details of DAA meetings in the UK can be found on the Meetings page.

LATEST NEWS

  • Plymouth Meeting Archway to Freedom will be closed on Saturday 28th of October 2017.
    We will be open again on the 1st of November 2017
  • New Meeting in Portsmouth
    The meeting will be starting up on Tuesday 10th October at 7:30pm – 8:45pm – St Mary’s Community Room St Mary’s Road Portsmouth PO3 6BB
  • **NEW ADDRESS** for Exeter’s THERE IS A SOLUTION (Friday meeting)
    Sidwell street, Methodist Church, Sidwell street, Exeter, EX4 6 PL

Om DAA

Founded in Sweden in 1997, the fellowship of Drug Addicts Anonymous is now established in Norway, the United States and here in the UK. The first UK DAA group started in April 2009, and there are now a growing number of groups in the UK. We hold regular meetings to share our experience with any drug addict seeking help with their problem. These meetings are attended by newcomers and experienced members alike.

Our primary purpose is to stay clean and to help other drug addicts achieve the same freedom. There are no membership fees or dues. DAA membership is open to anyone who has a desire to stop using drugs, yet finds him or herself unable to do so. In DAA, drug addicts recover by following the Twelve Step programme outlined in the Alcoholics Anonymous Basic Text, with guidance from a sponsor.

DAA is not in any sense a religious body; it is a fellowship founded upon spiritual principles. We are not allied with any sect, denomination, political position, organization or institution, and have no opinion on any outside issue. We do not wish to engage in any controversy, and neither endorse nor oppose any cause or campaign. We don’t discriminate against any individual or group, on any grounds whatsoever.

DAA is not dedicated to users of any one specific drug, and use of no single drug was predominant among our members.

DAA does not have charitable status. Our fellowship is fully self-supporting, funded solely by members’ voluntary donations. Contributions from outside sources are respectfully declined.

DAA does not keep records of members’ attendance, names or identities.

Hvorfor DAA?

DAA was started in the UK by a group of drug addicts who
recovered from their seemingly hopeless condition by
faithfully following the Twelve Step programme pioneered
in the early years of Alcoholics Anonymous.

AA’s First Tradition stresses the importance of unity in fellowship, and its Fifth the need to carry the message of recovery to others who still suffer. Mindful of the importance of the Traditions to our group’s survival, and thus to our own continued recovery, we knew we had to create for ourselves the fellowship we craved:

  • a fellowship that remains true to the principles set out in AA’s Basic Text and ‘Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions’
  • a fellowship whose name makes clear that users of any mind-altering substance are welcome to join, will find identification, and can recover as we have

When we discovered that ten years earlier like-minded groups in Sweden had established a fellowship of this kind, DAA UK was born.

De 12 skridt 

Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:

  • 1 . We admitted we were powerless over narcotics and all other mind-altering substances that our lives had become unmanageable

  • 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

  • 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him

  • 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

  • 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

  • 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

  • 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings

  • 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all

  • 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  • 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it

  • 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  • 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to drug addicts, and to practise these principles in all our affairs.

De 12 traditioner

  • 1 . We admitted we were powerless over narcotics and all other mind-altering substances that our lives had become unmanageable

  • 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

  • 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him

  • 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves

  • 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs

  • 6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character

  • 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings

  • 8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all

  • 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  • 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it

  • 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

  • 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to drug addicts, and to practise these principles in all our affairs.

Kontakt

I offer a one stop shop for all your creative needs. Packed with dedication and discipline you will love working with this true professional

66 Nicholson Street, New England, NY 16589

001-980-923-7712

oshin@brandexponents.com

1800-123-456-7890

Møder

FAQ

Er jeg afhængig?

 

No-one can tell you whether or not you are an addict – this is something you must decide for yourself. We can only describe our experience of addiction and our knowledge of the condition.

Physical dependency on a drug is not the same as addiction. Many of us did not use drugs every day, but when we did ‘pick up’, we found we could not control the amount we took. A physical compulsion caused us to use far more than we intended at the outset. We felt as though we had no ‘off-switch’. We could not regulate our using. When we tried to quit, it was only a matter of time until we started again. When separated from drugs, we found that we could not stop thinking about them. Sometimes the mental obsession was so overpowering that we found ourselves using drugs again, against our own will.

When you take drugs, do you have little or no control over the amount you use?

Do you find it impossible to stay stopped?

If the symptoms described match your experience, you may well be a drug addict.

More information can be found in our booklet ‘Am I A Drug Addict?’. To download this booklet (in pdf form), please click on the following link: