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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​CALChatFan, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at​CALChatFan1,​CALChatFan, and the brand new "CAL Chat Podcast" YouTube Channel.

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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 #), "

Dec 14, 2016

In part 4 of 4 (of Episode 6), the conversation continues with Nancy about her favorite Alateen literature and how being an AMIAS (Al-Anon Member Involved In Alateen Service) is her way of giving back.  She explains the requirements to become an Alateen Group Sponsor and shares an innovative way an Alateen Group...

Sep 3, 2016

Outreach literature is the focus of this part 4 of 4 of Episode 3 where Cindy describes how she has creatively used the daily reader "Courage To Change" (B-16, B-17 for large print, eB-16 for the electronic version, and eA-16 for the audiobook version).  We eventually move into talking about Alateen literature and how...