Family & Self

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...

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...

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...

Angry

Mark refused to attend an Al-Anon meeting when his therapist first suggested it. Despite his family not being comprised of drinkers, Mark now knows his family was unhealthy. His parents, especially his father, was what is termed...

From The Addict Family

Tia’s father was a cocaine addict and her mother an alcoholic. Her parents were abusing drugs and alcohol as far back as she can remember.  She can’t remember her parents being sober. She remembers, from her...

Looking To Be Cared About

Christopher has vivid memories from early childhood of his parents drinking together up until the time they divorced.  His father left when he was eight years old. Christopher thinks their alcoholism prevented his parents from...

Addicted To The Addict

Mark’s son’s addiction was out of control, but Mark knew no way to help. Problems began when his son, as a teenager, got arrested for possessing marijuana. Drug treatment and court-ordered programs didn’t help...

The Revolving Door

Carmen’s son Timmy was by all accounts a healthy young man. He was popular, athletic and charming. But he began using steroids after high school. That, Carmen says, lead to OxyContin abuse and eventual abuse of injected...

From One Extreme To Another

Renee believes her son Adam was an addict from the first time he smoked pot in middle school; he almost immediately tried harder drugs culminating with “Special K.” That was an animal tranquilizer which leaves you in...

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