12-step help for shopaholics


It's pretty common knowledge that alcoholics, gamblers and drug addicts have support groups and 12-step programs to keep them on the wagon. But did you know there are similar groups for compulsive spenders, debt addicts and shopaholics?

Debtors Anonymous, a support organization patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous, uses a 12-step program to help people -- first name only -- stop abusing their credit cards and kick their free-spending ways.