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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 the recently launched​@CALChatFan1, (as well as on "X" - formerly​CALChatFan) and see recovery literature in a new way at​CALChatFan1,​CALChatFan, and the "CAL Chat Podcast" YouTube Channel.

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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...