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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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Feb 1, 2017

In part 3 of 3 (of Episode 8), Alateen members share what they would like to say to Al-Anon members, and they directly address the teenager that is living with alcoholism that hasn’t been to an Alateen meeting yet.  They explain how Alateen is like a family environment and that they don’t bite!  The show wraps up...

Feb 1, 2017

The conversation continues in Episode 8’s second part with three more Alateen members talking about their favorite parts from "Courage To Be Me" (B-23), page 8 from the booklet "Alateen Talks Back On: Detachment" (P-73), and pages 268-269 (September 24th and 25th) from the daily reader "Living Today in Alateen"...

Feb 1, 2017

How can I keep things simple?  If my growth is like a tree, then what are my roots?  What Alateen book can I bring to an Al-Anon meeting?  In part 1 of 3 of this very special Episode 8, four Alateen members share what they like best about Alateen literature – specifically the Alateen Talk newsletter (no item #), "