CAL – Al-Anon’s 12 Steps & 12 Traditions – Revised (Item # B-8)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I would consider this book the “lite” version of “Paths to Recovery” (item # B-24), but it still packs a punch.  Each section starts with a 2-4 page essay, followed by a “Thinking It Over” reflection, & lastly a personal story.  The average is 6 total pages per each Step (but of…

CAL – Taking a Group Inventory (Item # G-8)

2011 Version WHAT I LEARNED: 1. In 2011, this guideline was expanded to be more inclusive of Alateen meetings & even though it is technically still 1 guideline (item # G-8), it was divided into 2 sections: G-8a which includes several lists of questions, & G-8b “Methods & Reflections” – which offer “how-to” suggestions on…

CAL – Blueprint for Progress Original Version (Item # P-5)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This booklet (or more specifically a tool) for doing a 4th Step inventory came out in 1976 & wasn’t re-released as the larger revised version (item # P-91) until 2004.  It was felt that this original version didn’t go deep enough & I can see why – many of the questions…

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

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…

CAL – Alateen Talk Newsletter (Item # N/A)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This is the eleventh & last item in the Alateen Newcomer Packet (item # K-18) & is a full issue of a newsletter – not an excerpt.  The particular one in this packet is 8 pages total, has feedback on a writing workshop & an Alateen Conference, various sharings from members around…