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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 www.calchatblog.com, get literature updates at www.twitter.com/CALChatFan, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at www.instagram.com/CALChatFan1 and www.pinterest.com/CALChatFan

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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 and 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!


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” and 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 (and especially the Concepts 4, 5, and 10) helped her grow in all areas of her life.  She explains the benefits of having a Service Sponsor, how we’re never alone, and addresses...


Nov 11, 2016

What is failure really about?  How can I be ok with not being in control?  What can help with delegating?  In part 1 of 4 of Episode 5, Theresa focuses on chapters 1 and 9 from one of her favorite books "Discovering Choices" (B-30) and shares how, after coming in the Al-Anon program, reading the literature can start the...