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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

Aug 15, 2017

Susan & I talk about different ways (in part 4 of 4 of Episode 11) to use the book “From Survival To Recovery” (B-21) for outreach purposes — including raffle baskets!  We also explore how one can contribute to Al-Anon other than putting money in the Seventh Tradition basket.  She singles out the section "Steps to...


Aug 15, 2017

In part 3 of 4 (of Episode 11), Susan's pick for her favorite outreach piece of literature is the book “From Survival To Recovery” (B-21) because she grew up in an alcoholic home.  She highlights the chapter "Picking Up The Tools" on page 107.  We also talk about why 1994 was a good year for Conference...


Aug 15, 2017

I ask Susan a question in part 2 of 4 (of Episode 11) from page 23 of the booklet “When I Got Busy, I Got Better” (P-78).  She explains helping vs enabling, we discuss a quote from page 2, how we could use the second half of the book in a meeting, & the difference between being grateful & thankful.  A NOTE OF...


Aug 15, 2017

Susan shares, in part 1 of 4 of Episode 11, about how the booklet “When I Got Busy, I Got Better” (P-78) impacted her life.  We discuss the different types of fear in Chapter One, how service keeps us from isolating, & that we're so glad there's no performance review in service work!

P-78_When I Got Busy, I Got Better B-21_From Survival To Recovery P-3_Alcoholism, A Merry-Go-Round