Meth in the “Full House:” Jodie Sweetin Meth Addiction (Stephanie Tanner)
Forgive the cheeky title pun- don’t worry, they’re getting rid of me soon. (That was a joke big guys!)
Sweet, spunky Stephanie Tanner who we all know and love from “Full House” stumbled on hard times and was abusing addictive substances at the tender age of 14. Jodie Sweetin, the real star behind Stephanie, has overcome years of addiction. Jodie Sweetin’s Meth addiction is gone for good!
At the age of 25 Jodie Sweetin Meth binges forced her to buy meth and cocaine in bulk, to the tune of $10,000 a go. The acclaimed “Full House” bestowed a generous budget, allowing her to sink deeper into the pits of addiction. During the dirge of her addiction, castmates Candace Cameron and Andrea Barber helped to bridge the loneliness, but were ultimately unable to end the reign of substance use alone.
Thankfully the girls remain closely tethered by their love and friendship to this day.
Jodie Sweetin’s Meth Addiction In High School Raged On
Shortly after “Full House” Jodie Sweetin’s Meth addiction consumed her high school years. She gradually became hooked on alcohol, cocaine, and meth. Her addiction would last from the ages of 14 to 25; 11 years of torment.
Sweetin gives us insight from her past and is quoted by US,
“I wanted to prove that I could get more trashed than anyone. There were times I did so much coke, I’d be there laying there, getting sick and thinking ‘I’m going to die.’ But I didn’t care.”
On snorting meth at the premiere of Mary-Kate and Ashley’s 2004 movie, New York Minute:
“I was pulling off the deceit. It was hard for people to believe I was doing that much drugs. I look at photos from that event, and I didn’t even look strung out!”
Things are looking up for Sweetin and her fiance, Justin Hodak, who helped each other claw their way to sobriety, using Sweetin’s two daughters, Zoie and Beatrix as their beacons of inspiration. Toofab quotes her,
“I’ve got everything I could want. I look back at things that have happened in the past, and I look at where I’m now, and it’s crazy. If anything, my life is a lesson to never give up.”
“[Justin] was 11 years sober in December. We turn to each other for support. We both have our own lives and things we’re excited about, but we combine that, where we have this great relationship.”
Now Sweetin is off to bigger and better things: marriage, sobriety, and stealing our hearts as she again assumes the role of Stephanie Tanner in “Fuller House.”
Were you as surprised as I was?
About the Author
Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.