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Circling Freeways

Don was raised in the south, in an alcohol-free family. He thinks now his inexperience with alcohol caused it to have an allure, and so he sought the experiences as often as he could. He would make up alternate personalities for...

Everybody Else Knew

Al’s first drink was at age 13, having a sip of wine from a bottle belonging to her father. He took it up on himself to try it. He’s not sure why he decided to try the wine, but one day after school he was home alone and it...

No Southern Comfort

Bill drank for thirty years, coming from a long line of dysfunctional alcoholics of a heritage Southern family. Often his family found themselves in precarious situations due to alcohol, including his grandfather being killed. In...

Drinkin’ On The Job

Paula remembers her first drink. She recalls how all her inhibitions and fears would vanish as the booze crossed her lips. She was 13 and soon became a weekend drinker, following the example set forth by alcoholic parents and...

Trust

John is an Al-Anon member, who found he could not be stable in relationships. After time spent in therapy, his counselor suggested he seek solace in the fellowship, considering both his parents were alcoholics who themselves were...

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...

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