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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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Jan 9, 2022

In part 4 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane and I keep the discussion going about the book "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) focusing primarily on the chapter "Untangling Confusion" from page 269 (or 270 depending on the book's edition), the infamous "Promises" section from page 267 (or 269 in the first edition) and the...


Jan 9, 2022

The conversation continues with Diane (in part 3 of 11 from Episode 13), about  "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) which she feels is one of the most relevant books during the Covid-19 pandemic.  She talks about what she does after climbing a high recovery mountain and we discuss one of the benefits of the pandemic...


Jan 9, 2022

In Episode 13's part 2 of 11, Diane describes how cycles of violence and "predictable darkness" affected her while growing up in an alcoholic home.  We touch on the story "Authorities Frightened Me" from page 253 (or 255 depending on the book's edition) in "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) and Chapter 5...


Jan 9, 2022

How is a pandemic similar to recovery?  What audiobooks are available from Al-Anon?  Can a book also be a picture frame?  In part 1 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane explains why the title of the book "From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) is so appropriate, how it helped her tell her own personal story and experience...


Aug 15, 2017

Susan and 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...