The Truth About Jodie Sweetin's Past Drug Use

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By J.E. REICH

Jodie Sweetin played Stephanie Tanner on the classic ‘90s sitcom “Full House,” as well as its Netflix reboot “Fuller House.” Her return was highly anticipated as a sort of comeback from her 15-year battle with alcohol and drug abuse, and here’s all about her past and her hard work to overcome it.

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Sweetin was about 5 years old when “Full House” premiered in 1987, and was just a tween when the series ended. Without the role that defined her life and career, Sweetin struggled to cope with a “sense of loss,” saying “It is kind of hard to figure out who you are when you've lost your job at age 13.”

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In her memoir, Sweetin said she began abusing substances, including alcohol, methamphetamine, and crack-cocaine, at age 14. She kept her struggle a secret for many years, even hiding it completely from her ex-husband, and a “rock bottom” moment in her life spurred her to seek self-improvement.

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Sweetin remembers crying during a speech about her alleged sobriety: “The crowd probably thought that the memories of hitting rock bottom were too much [...] they didn't think that I was lying to them”. That moment led Sweetin to achieve true sobriety, and she found work as a substance abuse counselor in addition to acting.

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