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Listen to real people with gripping, true stories of real life. Not only is this an amazingly compelling show, It’s socially responsible, entertaining and resonates with people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.

Listen to real people with gripping, true stories of real life. Not only is this an amazingly compelling show, It’s socially responsible, entertaining and resonates with people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.
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Sparkill, NY


Listen to real people with gripping, true stories of real life. Not only is this an amazingly compelling show, It’s socially responsible, entertaining and resonates with people of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds.




PO BOX 328 Sparkill, NY 10976 (845) 359-3299


Cheaper Than Cocaine - Steppin Out Radio

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 in apartment kitchen. In her own words, meth provided Amy with a “quick euphoria.” Meth would […]

Duration: 00:20:24

Secret Bank Account - Steppin Out Radio

Howard is a compulsive gambler. He can remember the day he became sober from gambling. He was prolific sports gambler; Howard didn’t mind casinos, but ultimately he bet his money on baseball. He started as a young man making innocuous bets, but soon he lost his control. Tommy would bet more and more money. He’s […]

Duration: 00:16:59

Unreal Luck - Steppin Out Radio

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 a holiday getaway. While there, Anthony met up with other people who took him to the gambling floor. Anthony fronted this guys a small amount of cash, which by the […]

Duration: 00:20:42

Mending Their Broken Wings - Steppin Out Radio

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 would end the same way; they would leave after he put his heart and soul into trying to make their lives better. He felt the only way he could […]

Duration: 00:19:54

Loving Versus Rescuing - Steppin Out Radio

Like many women, Petra thought love was “taking care of someone”. She always picked men who “needed rescuing”. Petra’s boyfriend was an alcoholic, and she thought he was the only man she could ever love. Yet she could not “fix” him. Hear Petra’s unbelievable story how her absorption with “care-taking” almost sent her over the […]

Duration: 00:16:55

Jim Jensen Steppin' Out Radio - Jim Jensen - Steppin Out Radio

Jim Jensen began his career as a salesman with Encyclopaedia Brittanica in his senior year of college. Within seven years he had become International Sales Manager in charge of worldwide sales. At the age of 28, he became Senior Vice President and CEO of Great Books of the Western World, a division of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. […]

Duration: 00:17:00

Her Lover And Best Friend - Steppin Out Radio

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 night and buy huge gallons of ice cream, cookies, sandwiches, soda, and chips. She would “gorge” on all of the food, and then take laxatives all […]

Duration: 00:22:37

Fix Dad - Steppin Out Radio

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 healing. Katya remembers a beautiful childhood, at first. She was born in Switzerland and raised […]

Duration: 00:21:16

Private Pyle - Steppin Out Radio

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 whole life, he was battling the extra pounds; the extraneous weight he gained out of his insecurity. He was the soldier who stuffed lunch meat in […]

Duration: 00:19:14

I Just Was - Steppin Out Radio

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 recovery. Kelly says her parents were functional alcoholics, but relied on alcohol to get through their day. But her parents neglected her and allowed her drug-using brothers to […]

Duration: 00:18:08

Circling Freeways - Steppin Out Radio

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 himself while he was drunk so he can experience different lives. But his drinking […]

Duration: 00:21:18

Everybody Else Knew - Steppin Out Radio

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 seemed like a good idea. He […]

Duration: 00:18:14

No Southern Comfort - Steppin Out Radio

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 his teens, Bill’s family encouraged him to drink. He liked beer, but loved bourbon. Bill was helped in his drinking […]

Duration: 00:17:58

Drinkin’ On The Job - Steppin Out Radio

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 siblings. That, she says, gave a predisposition towards alcoholism. Reaching adulthood, pursuing a career in the […]

Duration: 00:10:54

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

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 brought him to the brink of suicide by alcohol and back from that hell into the light of a productive life again. McDougall’s book, Breaking Through: Discovering the Riches Within, […]

Duration: 00:39:57

Trust - Steppin Out Radio

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 undiagnosed but who were also abusive towards him; John’s father physically abused him, but his own mother sexually […]

Duration: 00:16:50

Family Issues - Steppin Out Radio

Alex is a returnee, who has come to discuss his experience with yet another 12-step fellowship of which he is a part. Among the others, Alex is a member of Al-Anon, which has helped explore his troubles with relationships due to family issues which he feels jumpstarted his addictive behaviors. Growing up a gay male […]

Duration: 00:21:01

Lies Upon Lies - Steppin Out Radio

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 uninterested in him. His first trip to the racetrack came at age 12, thanks to friends’ parents who worked the […]

Duration: 00:21:00

Bob Richards - Steppin Out Radio

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 should do so form people who are not only appropriately licensed by their state, but also one who is practiced and specialized specifically […]

Duration: 00:11:23

Alessandra Rain - Steppin Out Radio

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 she suffered a horrible car accident, which necessitated thirty-four surgeries. With those operations came doctor-directed use of narcotic pain killing medicine. The […]

Duration: 00:28:03

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