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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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Oct 7, 2016

The conversation with Jan continues in part 2 of 2 (of Episode 4) with her favorite piece of outreach literature, the leaflet/questionnaire: "Did You Grow Up With A Problem Drinker?" (S-25).  This can be an eye-opening piece for people that realize they experienced the effects of alcoholism in their family, rather than...

Oct 7, 2016

How is alcoholism a disease of extremes?  What does the term "Adult Child" mean?  Am I trapped in a compulsive need?  In Episode 4 (part 1 of 2), Jan talks about her favorite section, pages 14-15, from the book "From Survival to Recovery: Growing Up in an Alcoholic Home" (B-21).  She shares which qualities of an Adult...