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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

Nov 11, 2016

In part 4 of 4 (of Episode 5), the conversation continues with Theresa about other Conference Approved Literature that is available for parents & how CAL is not like other self-help/recovery literature.  Lastly, find out why her favorite outreach piece, “Parents of Alcoholics” (R-18), may not be around much longer!

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Nov 11, 2016

Theresa’s favorite piece of literature to use for outreach purposes is the reprint “Parents of Alcoholics” (R-18) in Episode 5’s part 3 of 4.  It’s only 12 pages, but so powerful!  She shares the moment she hit her “bottom” & what brought her into the Al-Anon program.  We also talk about being able...


Nov 11, 2016

Chapter 13 from the book “Discovering Choices” (B-30) is the focus in part 2 of 4 (of Episode 5) where Theresa breaks down how service work (& especially the Concepts 4, 5, & 10) helped her grow in all areas of her life.  She explains the benefits of having a Service Sponsor, how we’re never alone, & addresses the...


Nov 11, 2016

In part 1 of 4 of Episode 5, Theresa focuses on chapters 1 & 9 from one of her favorite books Discovering Choices” (B-30) & shares how, after coming in the Al-Anon program, reading the literature can start the recovery process.  We also talk about the benefits of belonging to a CAL study group, setting different...