Sometimes the movies and television shows we grew up watching can have a lasting impact on us, but we don’t realize until we’re older that those behind the screen have just as many challenges as those off screen. Media can depict such beautiful images of what family and love means, of what happiness is truly all about – but behind the scenes, everyone is truly going through something. ‘Full House’ star Jodi Sweetin (who played Stephanie Tanner) has her own struggles with addiction, and as she’s become more open throughout the years about her substance abuse issues, she’s also pushed hard in her recovery.
This past March marked Jodi Sweetin’s 8th anniversary of sobriety, and she’s shared with many sources what she’s gone through to get there. She told Weekly several years ago,
“We all have our demons. When we finally learn to let them go, we get to live and be free.”
After Jodi’s star appearance on Full House, she had difficulty transitioning back into a “normal” childhood. At 14, she started drinking – and over the next decade, she moved back and forth between ecstasy, methamphetamine and crack. According to The Fix, a website that highlights stories of addiction recovery and sobriety, Jodi had previously stated that at that period in her life, she was having difficulty finding out who she was – and she relied on drugs to help her fill the void. At age 26, Jodi sought out rehabilitation to finally push past her addictions.
This past year, Jodi has been honored at the 10th Annual Experience, Strength and Hope Awards, which recognizes individuals who have shared their experiences with addiction and have worked hard towards recovery. Amidst her search for herself and her sobriety, Jodi has rediscovered her first passion – acting – and rejoined the cast of Fuller House in 2016. As a woman who has gone through so many challenging events in her life, she’s truly overcoming these obstacles and pushing stronger than ever towards a life of ultimate happiness and health.
Cumberland Heights in Crossville Tennessee is a 12-Step based outpatient alcohol and drug rehab program. Cumberland Heights’ Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals age 18 and above who may be in the early stages of dependency or are experiencing problems with alcohol or drug use. If you’re ready to seek help today, call us at 931-250-5200.