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Dec 14, 2016

In part 4 of 4 (of Episode 6), the conversation continues with Nancy about her favorite Alateen literature & how being an AMIAS (Al-Anon Member Involved In Alateen Service) is her way of giving back.  She explains the requirements to become an Alateen Group Sponsor & shares an innovative way an Alateen Group...

Dec 14, 2016

Nancy’s pick of literature to use for outreach purposes is “How Al-Anon Works” (B-22 for hardcover, B-32 for softcover, eB-22 for the electronic version, & eA-22 for the audiobook version) in Episode 6’s part 3 of 4.  She highlights the slogan “Think” (page 71), “Lois’ Story” (pages 152-155), &...

Dec 14, 2016

Find out, in part 2 of 4 (of Episode 6), what “As We Understood” (B-11) was the first Conference Approved book to do in Al-Anon’s history.  We talk about misconceptions about the book & the goal of learning something every day no matter how small.  Nancy shares how important choices are, dealing with change, & she...

Dec 14, 2016

In part 1 of 4 of Episode 6, Nancy talks about her favorite book “As We Understood” (B-11) & shares how its positive uplifting take on our program has kept her using it.  In particular, we discuss two prayers on pages 213 & 214 & how this book is different than a daily reader.  We explore the spiritual...

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!

R-18_Parents of AlcoholicsForum MagazineP-16 & K-24 Parents of AlcoholicsAl-Anon Faces Alcoholism