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Welcome to this official website for the "CAL Chat" podcast – the show where we discuss our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives!  You can also visit my "CAL Chat" blog at, get literature updates at, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at and

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CAL Chat

Aug 6, 2016

Part 2 of 2 (of Episode 2) continues the conversation with BJ and her favorite piece of outreach literature, the "Detachment" (S-19) leaflet.  We discuss detaching with love, being able to separate the disease from the alcoholic, and how Al-Anon is not a self-help program, but a we program!


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Aug 6, 2016

Why is Al-Anon not considered a self-help recovery program?  How is detaching different than separating?  Am I making my spirit sick?  In part 1 of 2 (of Episode 2), BJ talks about her favorite reading, June 14th (pg 166), from the daily reader "One Day At A Time In Al-Anon" (B-6).  She shares her definition of serenity...