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How Jodie Sweetin went through recovery and discusses her sobriety on social media

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.

Celebrating Ariana Grande’s brother’s sobrietyDrugfree.org estimates that 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs – and as our society has become more open to celebrating the courage act of recovery, celebrities are taking full-swing in talking about how proud they are of their own friends and family members. On February 16 of this year, Ariana Grande – one of the world’s biggest artists right now – congratulated her brother, Frankie Grande on his 20 months of sobriety. Frankie talked about his sobriety on Instagram by stating,

“I am extremely proud. This hasn’t been easy. When you get sober…life still happens. You have to deal with all the same highs and lows as you did when you were using but now you don’t have the ability to numb yourself. You feel it. You feel everything. But there is so much beauty in that.”

Ariana Grande has gone through a lot this past year, with her former boyfriend and close friend Mac Miller passing away from an accidental drug overdose in September of 2018. Mac Miller had a profound influence on Frankie Grande, as he’s stated before that Miller was the person who encouraged him to get sober. iHeartRadio explained earlier this year that for Frankie, Malcolm’s (Mac Miller) support is what encouraged him to detox safely – and it was after seeking out rehabilitation that Frankie found a community whom he could lean on.

Nobody chooses to struggle with addiction, but once help is sought, a person’s life can change dramatically. We tend to seek out substances as a solution, but it only perpetuates our problems because it distracts us rather than helping us deal with them effectively. For Frankie Grande, 20-months-sober is only one milestone of many that he plans to work through. Having the support of his sister only further emphasizes the amazing strides he’s taken towards changing his life around.

Cumberland Heights is a nonprofit alcohol and drug-addiction treatment center located on the banks of the Cumberland river in Nashville, Tennessee. On a sprawling 177-acre campus, we are made up of 2 12-Step immersion campuses, 12 outpatient recovery centers and 4 sober living homes. We believe that each person has a unique story to tell – and that’s why we always put the patient first.

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