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Welcome to this webpage for the podcast "CAL Chat" - the show where we discuss our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives!

CAL Chat

Dec 27, 2018

Terry Anne highlights new upcoming Al-Anon literature in part 5 of 5 of Episode 12 & explains how the slogan chosen for the 2018 World Service Conference applies to her own personal life.  To submit your suggestion for your favorite Forum article that you’d like to see in the new upcoming book, email it to:


Dec 27, 2018

In part 4 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anne’s pick for her favorite outreach piece of literature is the bookmark “Just For Today” (M-12) & we talk about how it helps puts the focus on ourselves, not the alcoholic.  Then we pull out our “2018 World Service Conference Summary” (P-46) to dive into page 51...


Dec 27, 2018

Terry Anne (in part 3 of 5 of Episode 12) sums up the new book “Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships” (B-33) in 3 words!  I reveal my favorite sections from pages 18-19 & the story of loss on page 118 that still stays with me.

Item # B-33_Al-Anon Literature Store

Item # P-92_Al-Anon Literature Store


Dec 27, 2018

In part 2 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anne elaborates on communication from Chapter 3 of the brand new book “Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships” (B-33).  She explains how she has used this book in her personal life in recognizing & moving through old behaviors.  We also discuss how labels & biases can hinder...


Dec 27, 2018

Terry Anne shares, in part 1 of 5 of Episode 12, about the brand new book “Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships” (B-33) that came out in 2018 at Al-Anon’s 6th International Convention.  We discuss the workshop she once gave on the topic of sex, the different types of intimacy covered, & my strange experience with...