DAA is a fellowship of men and women who have recovered, or are recovering, from drug addiction by following the Twelve Steps — a tried and tested programme of practical spiritual action. We use the traditional Twelve Step programme outlined in the Alcoholics Anonymous Basic Text, and no other method. Our fellowship attracts drug addicts from many walks of life, who between them have used many different drugs, both legal and illegal. Nonetheless, we share a common problem and, more importantly, a common solution that has transformed our lives. Our primary purpose is to remain drug-free and to help other drug addicts achieve the same freedom. DAA membership is open to anyone who has a desire to stop using narcotics, or any other mind- altering substance, yet finds him or herself unable to do so. There are no membership fees or dues.
We make certain everyone has a Big Book and begin by referring to the lower right hand corner of the “Dust Jacket” where it reads, “This is the Third Edition of the Big Book, the BASIC TEXT for Alcoholics Anonymous.” Or, of course, if they have a Fourth Edition, same message in the middle of the Dust Jacket. We want them to know what ALCOHOLISM is, what the SOLUTION is and HOW to take the ACTION that is necessary to avoid death or insanity by drinking, i.e. to get from the PROBLEM to the SOLUTION.