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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, www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan, and the brand new CAL Chat YouTube Channel.

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Jan 18, 2017

In part 5 of 5 (of Episode 7), the conversation continues with Mark about Alateen outreach to Alcoholics Anonymous and how service has helped his program.  He shares what moved him emotionally at his first Area Assembly meeting and how it was similar to a Newcomer meeting!  You can click this link to find this book, "


Jan 18, 2017

Mark’s favorite piece of literature to use for outreach purposes is the service tool "The Best of Public Outreach" (P-90) in Episode 7’s part 4 of 5.  He shares how public outreach is what first got him into service in Al-Anon and calls out a “Getting Started” section on page 7, as well as pages 12-19 for...


Jan 18, 2017

In part 3 of 5 (of Episode 7) find out what two words I discovered are inter-related after creating an index for "Reaching For Personal Freedom" (P-92).  (The index can be downloaded as *bonus content* at this podcast show's website,  www.calchatpodcast.com.)  Mark also talks about how he used to be before he...


Jan 18, 2017

Freedom is specifically discussed with Mark in part 2 of 5 (of Episode 7) from the workbook "Reaching For Personal Freedom" (P-92).  He compares this book to other Al-Anon workbooks, explains how it differs, and I reveal a surprise  I’ve created an index for this book!  (It can be downloaded as *bonus content* at...


Jan 18, 2017

What do I want to be free of?  What exactly are character defects?  Can Alateen outreach be done to AA members?  In part 1 of 5 of Episode 7, Mark shares how he used the workbook "Reaching For Personal Freedom" (P-92) in studying the Steps, Traditions, and Concepts horizontally.  He also highlights how a section on page...