CAL – 12 Steps & 12 Traditions for Alateen (Item # P-18)

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WHAT I LEARNED: 1. At 48 pages, this is the longest pamphlet in the CAL catalog because it’s filled with a little info about each Step & Tradition followed by several related questions & personal stories from Alateen members.  The reflections share quite a bit about when good Traditions go bad, so for someone like me that took forever to even sneak a peek into the Traditions, the stories are little “a ha” moments that helped me make more sense of them.

2. I liked how a story in Step 12 compared a member to a sponge that has absorbed so much knowledge they must be squeezed out at a meeting before they can soak up more!

3. A question for Tradition 3 reminded me that drug users, alcoholics, & people with criminal records can be Al-Anon members so long as they fit the sole requirement.

4. And lastly (to paraphrase a line from page 45), by practicing the principles in Tradition 12, I can have a simple goal of being a better person today than I was yesterday.    Awwww     Does this pamphlet come with sugar? Because that was just too sweet! 🍬 🍭


**BONUS: According to the World Service Office’s website, this pamphlet is listed as now having 60 pages (practically a booklet)!  I know a few Alateen pamphlets were being revised in 2013 with the new overall re-design, so perhaps this one was too?  I’ll put this on my list to order & post an update on what I find out.  Stay tuned

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Patty says:

    Thanks again, Pat, for your review and wisdom. I am so happy that you are back and serving. I appreciate you!!!! Patty L. Maitland

    1. Pat A. says:

      Even though I’ve been quiet on the blog front lately, behind the scenes I’ve been doing a lot of reading!

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