Category - Latest Shows

Family Issues

Alex is a returnee to Steppin’ Out Radio.  This time, he’s discussing his experience with yet another 12-step fellowship: Al-Anon.  Aside from working on his own addictions through other groups, Alex says Al-Anon...

Lies Upon Lies

Ed’s first gambling experience came age seven, playing with his childhood friends, pitching coins and betting on neighborhood sports games. He remembers raising himself, as his father had long work hours and his mother was...

Mid-Life Crisis

John worked as a senior editor in New York City, but Crystal Meth forced him to walk away from his well-paying job only to wind up on public assistance. Going to work took a back seat to securing money and a drug deal for the day...

Innocuous

Guy is a Crystal Meth addict who began his addiction while in recovery from alcoholism. He says the two are completely different. He had been close to eleven years sober from alcohol, but he first thought of meth as an innocuous...

Vegas, Baby.

Ronnie’s gambling issues began later in life when she moved, in her forties, to Las Vegas. Her job in New York had been downsized, and so she ventured west to find work, never having gambled before at a casino...

Gerry Cooney (2015)

Gerry Cooney made the leap from amateur boxer to professional prizefighter at age 19.  In a very short time, he worked his way up to a 25-0 record.  But as quickly as he rose through the ranks of pro-boxing, he fell from...

Meeting

Adam thinks he was born an alcoholic; even as a young child never felt comfortable with himself. And alcohol, he learned, could make those feelings go away. He would later learn his own father was stashing alcohol around the...

Betting On Family

Jeff is a recovering gambling addict, and his adult son Michael is a member of Gam-Anon which has helped him return his own life to his own control after growing up raised by an addict.  Jeff’s own parents were addicts; his...

Hippie

Harry’s first drug experience was with alcohol. His family would use alcohol for kids’ ailments, like toothaches, etc. At age 12, he drank a bottle of sacramental wine and loved it. But at the same age, he also tried marijuana...

Scared Of Being Like Dad

Fred’s family was entirely made up of alcoholics. Alcohol was present at every family event, and nobody would only have one drink. Everybody imbibed but alcohol affected Fred’s father to the point it changed his personality. When...