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12-Step Radio. True Stories of Real Life. Addiction. Recovery. Transformation

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Terrie Williams

July 27th, 2020


Black Pain identifies emotional pain -- which uniquely and profoundly affects the Black experience -- as the root of lashing out through desperate …

Leigh Steinberg

February 13th, 2020


Leigh Steinberg (@leighsteinberg) Sports Agent to the Stars, wrote a best-selling book, Winning with Integrity, providing insight on how to improve life through non-confrontational negotiation. Furthermore, Leigh’s most …

Maureen Cavanagh

January 15th, 2020


Discovering her daughter’s addiction to opioids forced Maureen Cavanagh into the dark work of caring for a child with addiction.  Now, she is the …

Drinking Away The Anxiety

January 14th, 2020


Born in Europe, Reva’s childhood was an unhappy one.  Depression set in so badly she tried taking her own life at age thirteen by swallowing a hundred aspirins.  She survived her suicide attempt, but upon waking from a …

Severe Drunk

January 13th, 2020


Kim grew up in a “beautiful suburb” as an only child of a “severe” alcoholic father. She says he was drunk daily. She remembers as a child telling …

Hospital Corners

January 12th, 2020


Raymond is an alcoholic and an addict. Growing up in with an alcoholic mother in Brooklyn, he now knows it was booze which killed his mom. As a …

New York

January 11th, 2020


Tommy was raised in New York’s Staten Island.  He was eleven years old when his father gave him his first drink, declaring Tommy to “be a man, now.”  …


January 10th, 2020


Sophie’s problematic compulsive gambling started later in life, when she was 60-years old. She had achieved sobriety from other addictions much …

Not About Winning Or Losing

January 9th, 2020


Paul’s life revolved around gambling from the time he was young. He played poker and flipped baseball cards. Paul always wanted to be a winner and …

Family Game

January 8th, 2020


David’s first time gambling was at age six.  His father taught him to play poker, making penny bets, and it soon became a family activity.  Later in …

To Be The Bookmaker

January 7th, 2020


Sean grew up in a neighborhood in which if you didn’t gamble, you didn’t belong.  Bets began at a young age with friends, as they would play baseball …

Confronting Marbles And Ponies

January 6th, 2020


Compulsive Gambler Joel’s first bet was, as it often is, during childhood.  Joel was a fantastic marble player; and not only one the games among the …

She Never Knew He Gambled

January 5th, 2020


Andy is a compulsive gambler.  His game of choice was poker, but he would gamble on anything he could.  And all he would do is lose money.  He barely …

Family Bar

January 4th, 2020


Michelle’s first drink alone was at age 11. Her family home was complete with a bar that was never locked. She came home from school one day and …

Teenage Sneaky Drinker

January 3rd, 2020


Jenn returns to re-tell her story of teenage alcoholism.  She had her first drink in her first week of her freshman year in high school, but she had …

Alcoholic Shrug

January 3rd, 2020


Brian comes from a culture where drinking and other bad behavior tends to be congratulated.  He was a child when he convinced an alcoholic adult to …

Filling Voids

January 2nd, 2020


Barbara is addicted to sex and love, and she shares her story in hopes others can begin to understand the difference between normal sex, love and romance, and those who use them as a “drug of no choice.” Barbara asserts …


January 1st, 2020


Dave is a sex and love addict. He spent most of his life wondering how he became this way. He still isn’t sure. Dave grew up in a upper-middle class home in a family of high achievers. His parents and siblings were very …


December 31st, 2019


Bob’s major use of drugs and alcohol stared after high school, following a bad breakup.  Bob incidentally was taken to a twelve-step meeting which …

Drug Dealing Dad

December 30th, 2019


Fred thinks he used drugs in order to deal with pain, and today in his sobriety, he knows to deal with pain without using.  His first time trying a …

Celebrating And Dealing

December 29th, 2019


Paul grew up in what he says should be a normal childhood.  He attended a very good school, was a good student and athlete.  But he always had a …

Black And White

December 28th, 2019


Robert felt like he had a difficult childhood, dealing with an alcoholic father.  For some reason, his father’s harshness was directed towards him as …

Stealing Pills

December 27th, 2019


Aaron was always rebellious, even as a young child. At 13 he started smoking marijuana and drinking at 14. He quickly discovered how easy it was to steal pills from friends’ bathroom cabinets. Aaron says he was addicted …

Pill Kid

December 26th, 2019


Catya’s first use of prescription pain medication came at ten years old; she had strenuous physical ailments even at that age.  But she soon learned …

Broke The Rule

December 25th, 2019


Cory started smoking pot at twelve and drinking by thirteen.  But even at the young age of thirteen, Cory had a rule for himself: he would continue …

Jeffrey Veatch

December 24th, 2019


Jeffrey Veatch, a news writer at ABC News Radio for 40 plus years, won a national Writers Guild award in 2007 for ABC’s World News This Week.  In …

Richie Supa

December 23rd, 2019


Richie Supa is a New York singer/songwriter with over 300 songs recorded and four solo albums to his name. Richie’s career was launched via the …


December 22nd, 2019


Jenny started cutting herself at the age of eleven; drinking with boys and smoking their mom’s marijuana at twelve.  When she got into high school,  …

Father Roger

December 21st, 2019


Priest, Retreat Master, Author, Actor, Playwright and Sinner!  Father Roger tells us his intriguing story of addiction and recovery.  Roger says, “By …


December 20th, 2019


Mike’s first time getting high was at 14 years old.  He had already been drinking with friends when he (and they) tried marijuana, thinking it would …


December 19th, 2019


Brianna started drinking with her cousins and friends at the age 13; getting alcohol from the Head of Police’s liquor cabinet. She always hung out …

Teenage Husband

December 18th, 2019


Daniel says he led a sheltered childhood in a Midwestern town and raised an evangelical Christian.  At the age of 15 he “escaped” to another town, leading to his first drinking experience in addition to his first …

Heroin And Dad

December 17th, 2019


Nicole’s father was a heroin addict and her mother left him when she was only 3 years old. For the first 10 years of her life, Nicole watched her …

Keep For Reference

December 16th, 2019


Roberto thinks that his proclivity to clutter started as a child, where he could organize his possessions and had no help from parents or siblings.  …

Hard To Get Rid Of

December 15th, 2019


Bob can look back in his childhood and see he had a problem with collecting clutter.  His room was a mess, his toys and other childhood possessions …

Debtors’ Roundtable

December 14th, 2019


Guests Wendy & Roy, both who are active members of Debtors Anonymous and who spend large amounts of time in their lives in crushing debt, addicted to spending or earning not enough, share some more tips and wisdom …

Accounts Unpayable

December 13th, 2019


Roy is a compulsive debtor and under-earner.  His first debts were incurred during his childhood, as he would borrow a couple of dollars from his …

Cameron Douglas

December 13th, 2019


“I was a hard case, and it seems like I needed to learn my lesson the hard way,” writes Cameron Douglas, son of actor Michael Douglas, in his affecting memoir of crime and punishment.   The author grew up between …

Entitled To Spend

December 12th, 2019


Wendy woke up one day to find herself in more than $19,000 in debt, months behind in rent, and reliable on her parents’ generosity to pay for her …

Big Break

December 11th, 2019


Dan is a member of Debtors Anonymous.  His path to fiscal sobriety came after many years of spending more money than he had, and earning less than he needed on which to live.  As an actor, Dan had trouble earning a …

Gift of Desperation

December 10th, 2019


From an early age Kate thought being an alcoholic and junkie were cool. Her first drink was at a Saint Patrick’s Day family gathering at the age of …

Buying For Mom

December 9th, 2019


Adam’s mother was an alcoholic. At 13 he started manipulating her to buy alcohol for him. When Adam was 19 he had to make the most difficult decision …

Suicidal Sixteen

December 8th, 2019


Sarah believes she was born an alcoholic because alcoholism runs in her family. The second time she drank she blacked out. Sarah says she was …

Nancy Vericker

December 7th, 2019


Nancy McCann Vericker is the co-author with her son, JP, of their book, Unchained: Our Family’s Addiction Mess Is Our Message, the true story of JP’s …

Psych Ward

December 6th, 2019


Justin’s drinking and drug use started increasing during college where he established himself as “the party guy”. A week-long binge on LSD led him to …

Young People’s Roundtable

December 5th, 2019


In this very special Roundtable Discussion, we hear from young people in recovery who have already spoken on Steppin’ Out Radio, but now discussing such topics as what to expect when you first enter a 12-step meeting, …

Feather Boa

December 4th, 2019


Complete with feather boa, Nickoleta grew up idolizing glamorous actresses in older movies. Nickoleta’s drinking didn’t start until college, but …

Addicted And Bankrupt

December 3rd, 2019


Ahmed grew up in the streets of Washington, D.C., where he sometimes had to fight for his life. He started drinking “Cisco” at the age of 13 or 14 to escape both himself and his environment. Having blown his money on …

Chugging Away

December 2nd, 2019


Bethany started taking sips, or more, from her father’s Gin & Tonic drinks when she was a little girl. Her parents divorced when she was 10 and her father committed suicide when she was 17. At the age of 19 Bethany …

Holiday Tips For Addicts

December 1st, 2019


In this special segment of Steppin’ Out Radio, a few of our previous guests sit down to discuss tips they’ve felt worked for them in maintaining …

Felt Great

November 30th, 2019


Growing up in Manhattan, in New York City, Alana went to all the best schools.  She and her friends all came from affluent families residing on Park …

Very Inappropriate

November 29th, 2019


Bob remembers his last New Year’s drink.  He remembers all the drinks he had that New Year’s.  He was a young husband and father, and attended a neighborhood celebration.  He doesn’t remember much besides the drinks, …


November 28th, 2019


Ralph is enjoying a multi-year stretch of sobriety.  But before his sobriety began, he spent 43 years using alcohol, being drunk all throughout the …

Spiritual Experience

November 27th, 2019


Pete is an alcoholic who had his first drink at age 13. Despite being a child of alcoholics in recovery, who grew up surrounded by the precepts of …

Wanted To Drink

November 26th, 2019


Growing up in South America, Anna was often offered tastes of alcohol at family gatherings when she was a small child, but even then she knew she …

The Dry Drunk Drinks

November 25th, 2019


Jennifer didn’t begin drinking until 18 years of age. She comes from a family drinkers, and while she never drank, she now knows she was a “dry …


November 24th, 2019


Josh ended his drinking at age 15. But his first drink was at age 8 or 9, when he and other kids discovered a stash of alcohol in their church …

Couldn’t Understand

November 22nd, 2019


Irene is a “double winner” – part of a special group of people who are members of the fellowship of both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. Both her …

Gen. Barry McCaffery

November 22nd, 2019


Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for 32 years.  When he retired in 1996, he was the most decorated General serving in the United States Army, having been awarded 3 Purple Heart Medals for wounds received …

Addicts Anyway

November 21st, 2019


Nobody drank in Dylan’s immediate family, though alcoholism had wreaked havoc in prior generations of the family.  And while nobody drank, Dylan’s …

Screwed Up

November 20th, 2019


Ananda entered recovery via Al-Anon after wanting to end her own life.   Growing up in a home with alcoholic and drug-addicted parents, Ananda …

Gavin MacLeod

November 19th, 2019


Television Legend Gavin MacLeod @itsgavinmacleod is known for his roles on long-lasting TV shows.  He was Joseph “Happy” Haines on McHale’s Navy, …

Artie Lange

November 18th, 2019


Artie Lange (@artiequitter), the actor, comedian, and talk show host best known for his escapades on the Howard Stern Show reveals how he came back …

Fitting in

November 17th, 2019


Lee can never remember a time in which he felt as if he fit in. Growing up a gay male in a Southern Baptist family & town, he could not be …

Gasoline to Fire

November 16th, 2019


Mike is a recovering alcoholic who whole enjoying sobriety tried crystal meth for the first time at a party. At the very beginning, Mike loved meth; …

Brian McAlister

November 15th, 2019


As founder of the Full Recovery Wellness Center in New Jersey, Brian McAlister is dedicated to helping recovering people achieve spiritual, personal …

Kimberly Cramer

November 14th, 2019


Kimberly Cramer is a therapist with Reawakenings Wellness Center in Miramar, Fla.  During her career she has worked with addictions and co-occurring disorders in state court ordered, community, and private environments …

Greg Fitzsimmons

November 13th, 2019


Greg Fitzsimmons is a stand-up comedian and television writer/producer.  A regular guest on The Howard Stern ShowChelsea Lately, The Adam Carolla …

Michael Lassman

November 12th, 2019


Author Michael Lassman writes: “There are 100 different ways to get sober and I’ve tried them all.  But there is only ONE common element in every recovery, and that is God.  Without His grace, His power, and His …

Karen Casey

November 11th, 2019


Karen Casey, Ph.D., a Naples, FL resident since 1991, published her first book, in 1982. This daily meditation book for women in recovery has sold …

Anger Addict

November 10th, 2019


Aaron is an Emotions Addict. He is a member of a fellowship, Emotions Anonymous, which offers a twelve-step style approach to dealing with emotional issues such as rage and depression, who also might see these issues as …

Not Feeling Well

November 9th, 2019


Missy is an emotional addict. Her uncontrollable emotion is anger. Missy says she has been “wired this way” for as long as she can remember. Her …

Cheaper Than Cocaine

November 8th, 2019


Amy first tried Crystal Meth in San Fransisco, when some friends shared their stash with her one night before heading out to a nightclub. But within months, Amy was using daily before work and often let people cook meth …

Secret Bank Account

November 7th, 2019


Howard can remember the day he became sober from gambling. He was prolific sports gambler; Howard didn’t mind casinos, but ultimately he bet his …

Models Against Addictions – Part II

November 6th, 2019


Charlotte finds inspiration today by a previous guest, Asia Janina Dyrkacz, who despite her career as a fashion model fought addiction demons and now leads others in the battle against this epidemic.  Charlotte knows …

Models Against Addictions – Part I

November 4th, 2019


Born in Communist Poland and raised by a dysfunctional, abusive family, Asia Janina Dyrkacz would never think she’d become a high fashion model and …

Unreal Luck

November 3rd, 2019


Anthony grew up in Pennsylvania in a gambling-free household. One day, while, in college, the family was invited to an Atlantic City casino hotel for …

Mike Devlin

November 2nd, 2019


While laying in an empty bathtub in a Motel 6 in Vermont, Mike takes a handful of OxyContin and waits for the heart palpitations to kill him.  As he …

Mending Their Broken Wings

November 1st, 2019


Greg has been married three times, to two different women. He married his first wife twice. It seemed to him that all his relationships with women …

Loving Versus Rescuing

October 31st, 2019


Like many women, Petra thought love was “taking care of someone”. She always picked men who “needed rescuing”. Petra’s boyfriend was an alcoholic, …

Jim Jensen Steppin' Out Radio - Jim Jensen

October 30th, 2019


Jim Jensen began his career as a salesman with Encyclopaedia Brittanica in his senior year of college. Within seven years he had become …


October 29th, 2019


John’s drug use began with marijuana, smoking it with friends but graduating to dealing in short order.  It’s also when he would try cocaine and …

Alone and High

October 28th, 2019


Mike’s first experience with drinking as a teenager left him wanting more of those warm feelings, despite being made the target if public humiliation after passing out.  The booze let to drugs, including cocaine and …

Her Lover And Best Friend

October 27th, 2019


Always referred to as “large”, Carol knew she had an eating disorder at a very young age.  When she lived on her own, she would go shopping on Friday …

Fix Dad

October 26th, 2019


Katya’s father is a drug addict. He has years of sobriety under his belt, but the damage done with the relationship with daughter is through. In fact, it was Katya’s father who first brought her to Al-Anon to begin her …

Private Pyle

October 25th, 2019


Paul was the “fat boy” in the military. He had hoped that by joining the service he would be battling America’s foes, but as he had been doing his …

I Just Was

October 24th, 2019


Kelly was born and raised in a family of addicts.  Her parents still drink.  Her three brothers are drug addicts, and only two of them are in …

Circling Freeways

October 23rd, 2019


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 …

Everybody Else Knew

October 22nd, 2019


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 …

No Southern Comfort

October 21st, 2019


Bill drank for thirty years, coming from a long line of dysfunctional alcoholics of a heritage Southern family. Often his family found themselves in …

Drinkin’ On The Job

October 20th, 2019


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 …

Allan McDougall Steppin' Out Radio - Allan McDougal, Breaking Through

October 19th, 2019


Author and Public Speaker Allan McDougall takes you into the life of an alcoholic with unforgiving detail. It leads you down the tortured path that …


October 18th, 2019


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 …

Family Issues

October 17th, 2019


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

October 16th, 2019


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 …

Bob Richards

October 15th, 2019


Bob Richards is the President of the National Association of Addiction Professionals, or NAADAC. He advises listeners how to find an appropriate addiction counselor or physician. He says those seeking professional help …

Alessandra Rain

October 14th, 2019


Alessandra Rain is a nationally recognized expert on addiction drugs and the founder of “Point of Return” which assists those addicted to prescription painkillers go through at-home withdrawal. Her own story begins when …

Mid-Life Crisis

October 13th, 2019


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 …


October 12th, 2019


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 …

Vegas, Baby.

October 11th, 2019


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. Ronnie’s …

Gerry Cooney (2015)

October 10th, 2019


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 …

Lee McCormick

October 9th, 2019


In the late 1970’s and 1980’s Lee McCormick hit the road as a singer songwriter. He plunged into the lifestyle head first and headstrong. His tipping point came in 1997 when he barely woke up one day, realized he had an …


October 8th, 2019


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 …

Betting On Family

October 7th, 2019


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 …


October 6th, 2019


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 …

Scared Of Being Like Dad

October 5th, 2019


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 …


October 4th, 2019


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 …

Good Night

October 3rd, 2019


Matt was a young drinker; so young, in fact, he got sober at age 19. He hails from a large family of alcoholics and spent his whole young life …

Something Wrong

October 2nd, 2019


Even as a young child, Carlito would “play doctor” with anyone; he knew at that early age he was bisexual. As an adolescent that aspect of his life …

Lovin’ The Feelin’

October 2nd, 2019


Jimmy’s first drink was in junior high school. He had friends whose parents kept a stocked bar and were frequently absent. As a child, he felt …


October 1st, 2019


Steve always felt different from other people. He first felt that way when, as a young child, he was made to repeat kindergarten. Steve now thinks …

Searching For Acceptance

September 29th, 2019


Alex grew in a very conservative religious home in the Midwestern U.S., in a family which adhered to strictly traditional gender roles. But even as a …

Eating His Whole Life

September 28th, 2019


Lindsey is a compulsive overeater, but he never knew it. Looking back, he can honestly say he’s been a compulsive overeater his whole life. Lindsey …

Didn’t Drink Today

September 27th, 2019


Dave didn’t drink today, and because of that he says “he never had it so good.” He grew up in a steel mill town, with a family of non-alcoholics. He …

Up The Nose

September 26th, 2019


Dave’s first time abusing substances was at age 17.  He tried beer and hated it.  His next drink was 151 proof rum, and it liked it much better.  …

Inside Him

September 25th, 2019


Jason says his drinking life was “awful” and that he now knows he was born with a disease of alcoholism. He says it was inside him, just waiting to …

One Day After

September 23rd, 2019


Angel grew up with alcohol all around him. His family drank as part of their social scene, and their father had a bar in the house. He can remember …

From The Addict Family

September 22nd, 2019


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 …

Looking To Be Cared About

September 21st, 2019


Christopher has vivid memories from early childhood of his parents drinking together up until the time they divorced.  His father left when he was …

Chris Herren

September 20th, 2019


Chris Herren’s meteoric rise in college and professional basketball was only overshadowed by his quick fall into the world of addiction and recovery. …

Samuel Shem

September 19th, 2019


Psychiatrist and activist Samuel Shem has now added “novelist” and “playwright” to his list of accomplishments. But the Rhodes Scholar and Harvard …

“Sudden Sam” McDowell

September 18th, 2019


During his fifteen years in professional baseball, “Sudden Sam” McDowell threw hard and partied harder. When he wasn’t scheduled to be on the mound …


September 17th, 2019


Twin Brothers “Z” and “T” are both alcoholics in recovery, who think their first drinks came while they were in the womb, when their mother would …

Betting On Whatever

September 16th, 2019


Gary first began gambling at age 13, betting his friend’s parents five dollars at a time. He wasn’t very lucky, and kept losing. In his teens, he’d …

A Little Spooky

September 15th, 2019


Sam’s first gambling came making bets with friends in school. He’d bet his friends he could throw ball farther than they, or he’d flip baseball …

Feeling High

September 14th, 2019


Kerri thinks her gambling addiction began at age 21, when she first visited a Casino. She never drank, never used drugs, but the act of gambling made her feel high. Her addiction intensified, finding reasons to visit …

Gambling Investments

September 13th, 2019


Ron’s first gamble came at age 10. Growing up in New York City, he learned how to shoot dice on the street corner at night. But with gambling came lying, as he was making so much money gambling and working for a bookie, …

Keeps Drinking

September 12th, 2019


Ray says alcohol would help he feel better about himself. He never liked his life, even as a child. He learned to drink in his youth, by watching his …

Accepting The Unacceptable

September 11th, 2019


Jason began drinking in high school, like so many others. He and his friends would drink together. His first time getting drunk ended with him …

In Bed

September 9th, 2019


Rachel’s first drink came at age eight, and she says that when the booze hit her stomach, it was the most amazing feeling she ever knew. She would …


September 8th, 2019


Shane recalls never fitting in with his community; neither his neighborhood nor even his family. He blames this for acting out as a child.  Shane was such a discipline problem that he was switched around to 16 different …

Waiting For The Miracle

September 7th, 2019


Brian has been in and out of recovery. His first drink came in high school and his first taste of sobriety came at age 26, but he always found …

A Fifth A Day

September 6th, 2019


Jerry grew up in a Midwestern, fundamentalist family. There was no alcohol in his family growing up, but was drawn to alcohol. Upon coming of age, he …

Meth Parents

September 5th, 2019


Nicki first used methamphetamine at age 13.  She was no stranger to drug use, having smoked pot since age 11 and drinking since age 12.  But from age …

Small Town Meth

September 4th, 2019


Judy began abusing substances early.  Growing up in small town in Iowa, her first drink came at age 11, and was blacking out in high school.  She …

Eating For Praise

September 3rd, 2019


Joe comes from a background of food.  His Italian family revolved around meals; the grocery shopping, the preparation, and the family gathering …

Grandma Said I Was Fat

September 2nd, 2019


Jill’s life focused daily on how much she felt she should or should not be eating, and how her diet would affect her body size. She would worry …

Wrong Injection

September 1st, 2019


Joanne thinks her alcoholism began at age 12 or 13. She grew in a small town where she and her friends had easy access to beer. She was, however, …

Blacking Out History

August 31st, 2019


Bill is an alcoholic. Both sides of his family were filled with drinkers, but Bill grew up a successful young man. He went to college on scholarship …

Filling Up With Food

August 30th, 2019


As a child, Sue didn’t know her desire to eat certain foods was an illness. Sue remembers hovering around candy dishes, and taking way more than her …

Sugary Sobriety

August 29th, 2019


Claire is a food addict, which she says is a bit different from being a “Overeater.”  They are not overeaters, often, but they use food and its …

Meeting At The Meeting

August 28th, 2019


Robert and Tish are an engaged couple who are both in recovery. They met while attending a twelve step meeting. Robert drank and drugged for 36 …

Finding Her Son’s Heroin

August 28th, 2019


Gail Cole’s son Brendan was about to finish his college career when she noticed something was wrong.   Brendan would admit to his parents that he was …

Dad Smoked

August 27th, 2019


Raoul is a 15 year-old young man in recovery. His favorite drug to use was marijuana. He began experiencing marijuana at three; he would get a …

Drinking Family

August 25th, 2019


Pat grew up in a drinking family. Mom and Dad were always consuming alcohol, and at a very age he saw its destructive nature. He promised himself …

DJ Meth

August 24th, 2019


Bob’s use Crystal Meth stems from a desire to be accepted. He is the gay son of southern Baptist blue-collar military parents. They could not …


August 23rd, 2019


Adam never used drugs as a child due to a strange desire always be a “good kid.” But that desire soon gave way to a desire to “be bad.” Entering the …

Meth Everywhere

August 22nd, 2019


Pablo started doing drugs at age 12 with his older brother. He liked hanging out with the older kids, as it made him feel part of a crowd. He used …

Helaina Hovitz

August 21st, 2019


Helaina Hovitz Regal is an editor, journalist, author, storyteller, social media and content strategist, and native New Yorker who has always had the unreasonable notion that she can help change the world. She’s the …

Twenty-Five Years

August 21st, 2019


Dorothy has been sober for 25 years, but even today she’ll tell you she is an alcoholic. Her first drink came at age 16 when out to dinner with her …

Tony Mandarich

August 21st, 2019


Tony Mandarich is a former American football offensive tackle who played in the NFL for seven seasons.  He was picked in the first round of the 1989 …

Drunk Fireman

August 20th, 2019


Rick is one of seven kids. Rick’s two sisters are not addicts. His three brothers, however, are. Two have already died due to alcoholism. His sole …

Alcohol Killed Mom

August 19th, 2019


Maggie’s first experience with alcoholism was when she was a child. Her own mother died of alcohol-related illnesses at the age of 27. The family …

Deathly Drinking

August 18th, 2019


John says the most important thing he needs to remember is that he is an alcoholic. He says if he can remember that each day, he won’t go back to the …

Make Me Sexy

August 17th, 2019


Cynthia can remember never liking herself, even as a child. She remembers at age four hating herself. She thinks now it had to do with her family, …

Boozy Point, Brooklyn

August 16th, 2019


Dennis grew up in Brooklyn’s Breezy Point neighborhood, which all of his friends used to call “Boozy Point.” At age thirteen, working as a Cabana …

Addicted To The Addict

August 15th, 2019


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 …

The Revolving Door

August 14th, 2019


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. …

From One Extreme To Another

August 13th, 2019


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 …

Darryl Strawberry

August 12th, 2019


Darryl Strawberry once held the world in his hands, as the premier slugger for both the New York Mets and Yankees, as well as the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Fransisco Giants.  But his fame and fortune became …

Gary Mendell

August 11th, 2019


Gary Mendell was a high-profile CEO of an exclusive hotel chain, overseeing an operation worth billions of dollars and yearly revenues in the …

Greg Williams

August 9th, 2019


Greg Williams is the millennial filmmaker who directed and produced a feature film about recovery entitled The Anonymous People. Greg’s first drink was at age 12. He and friends scored some gin from their parents’ …

Lunchmeat Pockets

August 8th, 2019


Jim’s relationship with food has always been painful. In grade school, he slept-walked to the refrigerator and ate. He remembers his mother finding …

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino

August 7th, 2019


Reality TV fans know Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino @ItsTheSituation from his antics on the MTV hit series Jersey Shore.  The weekly program …

Gregg Allman

August 6th, 2019


Iconic rock and blues musician Gregg Allman has enjoyed a decades-long career both as a solo performer and as a key member of the storied Allman …

Gerry Cooney (2019)

August 6th, 2019


Prizefighter Gerry Cooney returns to Steppin’ Out Radio to discuss his new book.  Gentleman Gerry: A Contender in the Ring chronicles the career of a boxing legend, the challenges and triumphs of a trauma survivor, …

Barbara Eden

August 5th, 2019


Known by millions for her starring role on the classic television sitcom I Dream of Jeannie, actress Barbara Eden’s life is detailed in her book …

Seeking Approval

August 4th, 2019


Barbara returns to tell the rest of her story of being a sex and love addict. Much as alcoholic parents introduce their kids to drinking, her own …

Twenty Sober Years Together

August 3rd, 2019


Dominic and Valerie met in recovery and to this day go to a 12-step meeting every morning. Dominic’s family affairs all were accompanied by alcohol. …

A Life Of Honor

August 2nd, 2019


Billy served his nation by fighting the war in Iraq. But his use of crack-cocaine caused him to be discharged other-than-honorably by the military. Such a dis-commendation can make life very hard for an ex-military …

Bringing Back More Than Memories

August 1st, 2019


David remembers arriving in Vietnam in 1967 to the words, “Welcome to Charlie Company.” War is Hell, and David endured one horrific experience after …

Funny Addict

July 31st, 2019


Vanessa comes form a family of addicts and enablers. She claims her father brought LSD into the country for Timothy Leary to try. Her home life as a …

Almost Like Crack

July 30th, 2019


Wendy’s eating was much like an addiction to crack-cocaine. It began for her at age 2. She enjoyed eating and even after cleaning her plate she would …

Rozelle White

July 29th, 2019


We first introduced Rozelle F. White, Sr., on Steppin Out Radio a decade ago.  He had written 366 Days of Recovery: My First Year In Recovery, A Guide for the Recovering Person. Now, Rozelle is back to share his newest …

Safe And Happy

July 28th, 2019


Eating was the only way Janet could feel safe and happy. Her worries vanished when she was alone with her food. She first turned to food for comfort …

John Trautwein

July 27th, 2019


. @WillToLiveOrg  “At my son’s funeral, when I saw the love and support from my own “high school” friends, I realized right then what this foundation …

Living To Eat

July 26th, 2019


Andrea remembers as a little girl that she felt something was wrong with her. It began when she scarfed down a big piece of cake and asked her mother to give her more. She feels that as an overeater, the body’s message …

Crazy Diets

July 25th, 2019


Belinda is an overeater who addiction isn’t marked by continual weight gain, but via increasingly crazy diets. She would bond with certain food items …

Fear Underneath Everything

July 24th, 2019


Paul jokingly recalls seeing the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1965 and then waking up in 1980. In that span, Paul became addicted to heroin, committed …

Living On The Edge

July 23rd, 2019


George first started “using” at age eleven. He grew up the son of bar owners in the Brooklyn. His parents taught him how to mix cocktails. Drinking in his family was normal and George now considers most of his relatives …

Dion DiMucci

July 23rd, 2019


Dion Dimucci is an American singer-songwriter who is one of the most prominent rock n’ roll artists of our time. After gaining prominence as the lead …

Gen. Arthur Dean – CADCA

July 22nd, 2019


General Arthur Dean is the Chairman and CEO of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).  Before joining CADCA, he spent 31 years in the U.S. Army, and retired as a Major General. During his time in the Army, …

A Reversal Of Priorities

July 22nd, 2019


Christine grew up in an alcoholic household. The smell of beer reminds her of her father. And she swore never to become like him. She vowed never to …

Through The Fire

July 21st, 2019


Michael was a young successful lawyer and entrepreneur who lived under the mantra “Work hard. Play hard”. He would get drunk, and cruise around town …

The Secret Of Alex’s Success

July 21st, 2019


Alex might just have been the wealthiest drug addict you’d ever meet. His story is the classic example of “stumbling forward” for years; improving his life-standing while falling deeper and deeper into addictions, …

I Was A Garbage Head

July 20th, 2019


Spencer grew up in a nice neighborhood, but remembers his parents and other family members constantly in emotional turmoil.  It often lead Spencer to escape to his grandparents home for quiet time but the troubles were …

My Friend Meth

July 19th, 2019


Amanda first known addiction was with alcohol. She fell in love with booze the moment the first drop touched her lips. She became a blackout drinker; …

On The Streets

July 18th, 2019


Richie’s life spiraled out of control in years after he lost his father. He became a heroin addict, and it cost him everything he had. He lost his …

Televised Intervention

July 17th, 2019


Gina never tried alcohol or drugs until she was 16 years old. Her first drug was crystal meth. From that very moment, Gina was an addict. She spent …

What Happened In Vegas Didn’t Stay In Vegas

July 16th, 2019


Even with 28 years of sobriety under his belt, Bob still can’t find anything that remotely compares to the rush of gambling. It began as a child in New York City, pitching pennies with friends at age 7. He also flipped …

Can’t Keep A Poker Face

July 15th, 2019


Remember that short-lived poker craze that mesmerized the nation a few years back? Denise remembers it all too well. She was raised by a gambling family. Her father took her on her first trip to Las Vegas. Her mother …

Winning, But Losing

July 14th, 2019


Ray remembers as a child sneaking into the bazaars held by the local volunteer fire department, and just becoming intoxicated by the gambling action …

The Escape Artist

July 13th, 2019


Paul likes to joke that he’s “achieved” a trifecta: He’s an alcoholic, a drug addict and a gambler. Drinking and drugging, however, were not the two …

The Action

July 12th, 2019


Randy always had to be in on “the action” – the games, the gambling, and the excitement. It began in childhood. When arriving early to school he used …

Sober By Sixteen

July 10th, 2019


Ron grew up in a normal household. His was not a family of addicts.  Rob’s family did drink, but they didn’t abuse alcohol.  He was introduced to …

Falling Down In The Street

July 9th, 2019


Francine hails from a family of alcoholics and drug addicts.  Her painful childhood lead to teenage drinking starting at 15. Drinking, she says, took …

Leidos: Roger Krone

July 9th, 2019


Leidos is a global scientific and technology company with more than 30,000 employees working actively in defense contracting, aviation, information …

Leidos: John Hindman

July 9th, 2019


Growing up, Sean Hindman loved to swim, skateboard, hang out with friends and most of all, play soccer. When Sean was a teenager, he became addicted …

Dr. Howard C. Samuels

July 8th, 2019


Howard C. Samuels is the longtime founding director of The Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles.  He’s also an addict himself; for 16 years his life …

Money Was His Drug

July 7th, 2019


Anthony says he was hooked on gambling the moment he put five dollars into a slot machine and it gave him back $1,000. Slot playing lead him to spend …

The Caretaker

July 6th, 2019


Patricia is a nurse who not only had to tend to patients, but to her family. She had to provide round the clock care for her husband, her sons and even her father. The workload was just too much for Patricia, and she …

Pot Farm

July 5th, 2019


Richard has spent many years under the influence of alcohol. His drinking began at age 12. He and his friends would grab a cheap six-pack of beer …

Unable To Break Off

July 4th, 2019


Joya is a recovering alcoholic who found herself part of another group suffering from a dysfunction involving relationships with other people. While …

Halloween Candy

July 3rd, 2019


Raquel eats and doesn’t stop.  She was overweight and physically unhealthy, and resigned to her life.  She couldn’t prevent herself from eating.  …

The “Why Not” Club

July 2nd, 2019


Despite Teddy’s 25 years of sobriety, he can’t recall his first Filet Mignon dinner or his first ice cream cone.  But he’ll never forget his first beer at age thirteen.  Drinking quickly morphed into hard drug use, and …

Joe Namath

July 1st, 2019


Joe Namath is a former American football quarterback and Hollywood actor. He played for the New York Jets for most of his professional football …

Roy Kearse of Samaritan Daytop Village

July 1st, 2019


Roy Kearse, LCSW, CASAC is Vice President of Recovery Services and Community Partnerships at Samaritan Daytop Village, where he is leading the agency’s efforts to create a recovery-oriented system of care and assist in …

Deirdre Rice-Reese of Samaritan Daytop Village

July 1st, 2019


Deirdre Rice-Reese serves as Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment for Samaritan Daytop Village, where she oversees the veteran and upstate residential treatment programs.  Ms. Rice-Reese also coordinates …

Kyle Cease

July 1st, 2019


With two #1 Comedy Central specials to his credit, comedian and transformational speaker Kyle Cease is a keynote speaker, igniting audiences through …

Elaine Pozycki

June 30th, 2019


Like so many moms across the country, Elaine’s son became addicted to opioid pain pills, after they were subscribed to him to treat a sports injury.  And, like many moms across the country, Elaine had no clue her son …

Owns A Help Line

June 29th, 2019


Arnie today owns a help line for those seeking an end to their addiction to gambling.  He thinks online gambling is the newest form of crack cocaine, as it affects people across racial, social and economic lines.  But …

All About Alcohol

June 28th, 2019


John is part of a special group of folks in recovery who like to refer to themselves as “Double Winners.” The title acknowledges that no only are …

Buzzing Emotional Mess

June 27th, 2019


Andrew is another member of the “Double Winners” – people who achieved sobriety through both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon. He comes from a …

Willing To Be Destroyed

June 26th, 2019


LaRoco is celebrating four years sobriety at the age of 31.  She recalls a great childhood, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and can’t remember ever …

Two And Half Months

June 25th, 2019


Like many who now identify as an alcoholic, Dean insists he grew up in a “normal” family in the New Jersey suburbs.  His first drinks came in his …


June 24th, 2019


Tim is recovering from addiction to sex.  He can look back at his family and see the genesis of his addiction, noticing his father (who had alcohol …

Altered State

June 23rd, 2019


Dan admits to being a sex addict.  He would seek sex from prostitutes in New York City four nights a week.  He never had to worry about money, as Dan …

Transferring the Addiction

June 22nd, 2019


Pat was a food addict in recovery when she began drinking.  She spent most of her life overweight and having a severe addiction to food.  She learned to use food to feel comfort whenever she felt rejected or guilty.  …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

June 21st, 2019


Frank grew up in Ireland, where he learned to drink. But his drinking grew out of control after moving to New York. He was free of his parents, who …

Party Girl

June 20th, 2019


Lauren had a taste of beer at age six or seven at a July 4th party with family and a friends. She admits to being a curious girl, and even at that …

Can’t Spend At All

June 19th, 2019


Justin attends Debtors Anonymous not because he has a debt problem, but because he won’t spend. He would hoard his money out of fear that he might …

A Dollar Sixty-Five

June 18th, 2019


Trish is a personal trainer who earns good money per hour, but would not take on enough work to really have enough money to live the lifestyle she …

Recovery News: CDC Director Robert Redfield

June 18th, 2019


Dr. Robert R. Redfield MD is the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and …


June 17th, 2019


Sheila’s anger started in childhood but manifested later in life through postpartum depression. When Sheila was first married, she decided to take on …


June 16th, 2019


Alan remembers having trouble controlling his feelings throughout childhood, but there was one moment in the fifth grade when nerves got the better …

Never Made it to the Keg Party

June 15th, 2019


Tom’s first drink was at age sixteen.  At the time. he viewed getting drunk as a rite of passage.  But now, Tom blames his father who to this day is still an active drinker.  Because his dad drank so heavily, Tom  grew …

Easy for a Minor to Obtain

June 14th, 2019


Charlie first started drinking at age 12 and got sober by nineteen.  That first drink came in his mother’s kitchen, when he swiped two swigs of vodka.  Charlie thought it tastes horrible but within a coupe of weeks he …

BA Austin

June 13th, 2019


BA Austin is the author of Smell the Raindrops: One Young Woman’s Journey through Life, Love, and Recovery. It is her powerful fictional memoir about …

Harold Owens

June 12th, 2019


In 1999, Harold Owens was hired by the MusiCares Foundation, the charity arm of The Recording Academy (the GRAMMY Organization). As senior director …

Recovery News: Independence Blue Cross – Heather Major

June 11th, 2019


Heather Major joined the Independence Blue Cross Foundation in 2012. In her Foundation roles, Heather is responsible for grant administration and …

Dr. Stephen Loyd

June 11th, 2019


Dr. Stephen Loyd is a prominent Tennessee doctor who has dedicated his life to helping Tennesseans recover from addiction because he previously fought his own battle with prescription medication.  In 2001, at the end of …

New Year’s Tips When In Recovery

June 11th, 2019


Dorothy is a long-time friend of the show with decades of sobriety under her belt. She comes back today to provide some tips and motivation for the recovering addict who finds himself surrounded by the ceremonial toasts …

Joe Pantoliano

June 11th, 2019


Acclaimed actor Joe Pantolaino founded “No Kidding? Me Too!” which is dedicated to removing the stigma associated with mental illness and brain …

International Waters

June 10th, 2019


At age eighteen, Eric took a cruise with his family.  When the ship entered international waters, he learned he could legally buy booze on his own …

Like Squirrels Gathering Nuts

June 9th, 2019


Mike recounts his first experience with alcohol, as a teenager, when a planned gathering of friends only gathers himself and one other person.  He …

Couldn’t Even Stay Clean

June 8th, 2019


Mike’s first drink came when he was 12 or 13 years old.  He had no hobbies, played no school sports, and had friends who in retrospect he calls …

Lou Gossett, Jr.

June 7th, 2019


In his work as well as his life, acclaimed actor and activist Lou Gossett, Jr. (@LouisGossettJr) has labored to bring people of all races together.   Roots, of course was one of America’s great history lessons, …

Overachieving By Drinking

June 5th, 2019


Meghan recalls how she spent her life in high school trying to impress her peers. She had her first drink at age 16, which years later when entering …

Dr. Harry Haroutunian

June 4th, 2019


Harry Haroutunian, MD, is an internationally known speaker and authority on addiction-oriented topics—including drug misuse among older adults. He is …

Michael Dadashi

June 3rd, 2019


Michael Dadashi is the founder and CEO of Infinite Recovery, a progressive Austin-based addiction rehabilitation center, as well as the founder and …

Dr. Brad Rodu

June 2nd, 2019


Dr. Rodu is a Professor of Medicine and holds an endowed chair in tobacco harm reduction research at the University of Louisville James Graham Brown …

Suzy Favor Hamilton

June 1st, 2019


During the 1990s, Suzy Favor Hamilton was the darling of American track and field. An all-American beauty, a national and international champion, a spokesperson for numerous major companies, and a happily married wife, …

Justin Luke Riley

May 31st, 2019


Justin Luke Riley serves as president and CEO of Young People in Recovery (YPR). YPR is a national grassroots organization focused on peer-to-peer services for young people in, or seeking, recovery from substance use …

More Than Two Decades

May 30th, 2019


Alan would wake up late and show up for work late, all because he was high on cocaine the night before. He worked at a deli restaurant, and would …

Father’s Death Leads To First Drink

May 29th, 2019


Roberto was born in Peru and claims his family was full of drinkers. Alcohol was around at all times, at every activity. He often felt distanced from …

Get Rid Of A Feeling

May 28th, 2019


Giovanni distinctly remembers why he started drinking. The day he took his first drink, he felt good. All his inhibitions, insecurities and …

Naked In Atlantic City

May 27th, 2019


Aaron was raised in a very upscale Jewish neighborhood, with parents who provided a loving home as best they could – they tried to hide pain by …

Jim & Dr. Brad Rodu

May 26th, 2019


Seventy-year-old Jim stopped smoking cigarettes about 8 years ago after trying to quit “about 2,000 times.”  He began smoking at age 19 while serving …

Eric Langshur

May 25th, 2019


Eric Langshur has been committed to health and well-being innovation for over fifteen years and today is an author, sought-after public speaker, entrepreneur and investor. Eric has dedicated his career to modeling a …

Bret Boone

May 24th, 2019


Bret Boone’s (@theboone29) home run explosion from 19 in 2000 to 37 in 2001 led to speculation of steroid abuse. Boone was fingered as a steroids …

Anthony Papa

May 23rd, 2019


Anthony Papa is an artist, writer, freedom fighter, noted advocate against the war on drugs and co-founder of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared. Mr. Papa’s stinging opinion pieces about the drug war have appeared …

Brian Cuban

May 23rd, 2019


Brian Cuban is an attorney, author and mental health awareness and recovery advocate. He is the author of the best-selling book The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of The Bar, Booze Blow & Redemption. He has spoken at …

Nick Mirrione & Dr. R. Armour Forse

May 22nd, 2019


Nick Mirrione is a successful businessman living on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He is a Vietnam vet, a good family man, and, by his own accounts, a …

Amber Tozer

May 21st, 2019


Amber Tozer is the author of Sober Stick Figure and has written for the Cartoon Network’s animated sketch series MAD and Adult Swim’s Moral Orel. She …

Ryan Holiday

May 20th, 2019


Author Ryan Holiday, in his new book, Ego Is The Enemy, gives a a philosophical exploration of difficulties we create for ourselves in life. Early in …

Mr. MetroFit

May 19th, 2019


Ralph projected an image of success as an ambitious, successful businessman, and a competitive body-builder who was once “Mr. Metrofit.”  But, his …

James Wahlberg

May 19th, 2019


As a person in long-term recovery and the parent of a young person in recovery, James Wahlberg (Mark and Donnie’s brother) brings a personal understanding of the issue to his 30 years of experience working in the field …

Stacy McKinney & Dr. Timothy Huckaby

May 18th, 2019


Dr. Huckaby has spent his career helping people in times of crisis, providing both expert care and compassion. He is passionate in his belief that addictions are treatable diseases and that addiction experts must carry …

Dr. Gerald Fishkin

May 17th, 2019


Years of clinical practice and extensive research provided the background for The Science of Shame. Dr. Fishkin earned his Ph.D. in clinical …

Patrick J. Kennedy

May 16th, 2019


In 2013, former U.S Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy founded The Kennedy Forum, a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead a national dialogue on transforming mental health and addiction care delivery by uniting …

Dr. Kitty Harris Wilkes

May 16th, 2019


Dr. Harris Wilkes is the author of Women and Recovery-Finding Hope, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and co-editor of Substance Abuse …

Jim & Jeanne Moser

May 15th, 2019


After losing their 27-year-old son Adam to a secret opioid addiction, Jim and Jeanne Moser made it their mission to use their family’s story to …

Jeff Wincott

May 14th, 2019


Actor Jeff Wincott (@jeffreywincott) has appeared in 30 movies, 150 appearances on television and the lead in the award winning TV series Night Heat. Currently, Jeff can be seen in the Netflix series The Lizzie Borden …

Dr. Joe Luciani

May 13th, 2019


Thing From Within delves into the root causes of temptation and reveals why diets, alone, don’t work. To lose weight and keep it off, you’ve got to …

Bobby Rydell

May 12th, 2019


More than a half century since his reign as the Justin Bieber of the “Camelot” era, reviewers unanimously agree that multi-talented entertainer Bobby …

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams

May 11th, 2019


Dr. Jerome Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. As the Nation’s Doctor, the Surgeon General’s mission is to advance the health of the American people.  He has created several initiatives to tackle our …

Dr. Peter Grinspoon

May 11th, 2019


On a frigid February afternoon in 2005, Dr. Peter Grinspoon a Harvard-trained medical doctor with a thriving practice walked into his office to …

Brian Bailys

May 10th, 2019


Brian Bailys formed the new app-based recovery tool, Ascent.  As a recovering addict himself, Bayliss says: “Through a series of lucky breaks (I …


May 9th, 2019


Brandon’s daughter was never an addict, that is to say, she was never addicted to, or abused, alcohol or drugs.  But starting at very early age, his …

Super Soaker

May 8th, 2019


Anne’s addict son made her life a complete hell.  His behavior was atrocious, both violent and belligerent.  One day when her son was fourteen …

John Incledon

May 7th, 2019


As a senior-level marketing executive, John has achieved extraordinary results in brand development and business value creation by aggressively …

Ruth Pointer

May 6th, 2019


Few musical acts have seen the extreme highs and lows of the Pointer Sisters and Ruth Pointer (@RealRuthPointer). From their humble beginnings in West Oakland to the center of the pop music scene, they’ve endured more …

Carolyn Costin

May 5th, 2019


Carolyn Costin MA, MEd., MFT, CEDS FAED., is a world renowned, highly sought-after eating disorder clinician, author, and international speaker …

Never Had A Legal Drink

May 5th, 2019


Jenn has yet to buy or drink alcohol lawfully, having gotten sober by age 19.  She spent the previous five years drinking, however.  Jenn’s family …

Moral Barrier

May 4th, 2019


Born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., Lee grew up with a family that never drank or smoke.  His parents were very strict, and he never saw his parents …

NACoA – National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

May 3rd, 2019


The people hurt most by alcohol and drugs don’t even use them; they are the children of addicted parents. NACoA believes that none of these …

A New High

May 2nd, 2019


In the heart of downtown Seattle, a diverse group of men and women will come together to climb out of homelessness and drug addiction through an unorthodox recovery program that uses mountain climbing as a means of …

John Lipscomb & Adrianne Lugo

May 1st, 2019


The Painting and the Piano is an improbable story of survival and love. Growing up more than a thousand miles apart and worlds away from each other, …

Early Blackout

April 30th, 2019


Michael can remember being shy and fearful his young life, and even as a teenager couldn’t muster up the strength to talk to girls until he took …

Joani Gammill

April 30th, 2019


Joani Gammill is a substance use disorder interventionist who has her own company, Joani The Interventionist, where she has performed hundreds of …

Danny Trejo

April 30th, 2019


Actor, Producer and Restaurateur Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) loves “playing the bad guy in movies, because the bad guy always dies. That’s the real world. If someone asked me to play a bad guy that always gets away …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 8)

March 21st, 2018


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Joycelyn Woods of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with the medical treatment of addiction. They believe no one …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 7)

June 11th, 2016


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Phil Paris of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with the medical treatment of addiction. They believe no one …

Recovery Coaches Corner #3

May 22nd, 2016


Recovery Coaching is a non-clinical support for people seeking recovery from addiction, and for the families living with someone struggling with addiction or in recovery. The recovery coach helps to outline the plan for …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 6)

April 28th, 2016


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Herman Joseph of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with the medical treatment of addiction. They believe no …

Recovery Coaches Corner #2

February 7th, 2016


Recovery Coaching is a non-clinical support for people seeking recovery from addiction, and for the families living with someone struggling with addiction or in recovery. The recovery coach helps to outline the plan for …

Recovery Coaches Corner #1

February 7th, 2016


Recovery Coaching is a non-clinical support for people seeking recovery from addiction, and for the families living with someone struggling with addiction or in recovery. The recovery coach helps to outline the plan for …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 5)

December 17th, 2015


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with the medical treatment of addiction. They believe …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 4)

July 2nd, 2015


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Robert Newman of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 3)

July 2nd, 2015


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Robert Newman of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 2)

July 2nd, 2015


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Robert Newman of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma …

Stop Stigma Now (Part 1)

July 2nd, 2015


Steppin’ Out Radio is proud to present this special webseries with Dr. Robert Newman of Stop Sigma Now, a group dedicated to eradicating the stigma …

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