2019 EXPERIENCE STRENGTH AND HOPE AWARD WINNER TELLS ALL –
Nov. 7, 2022 – Jodie Sweetin is reflecting on how more people are able to understand the “disease of addiction” in recent years.
In an interview with Jezebel, the Fuller House star, 40, discussed how much conversations of substance abuse and addiction have changed since she first shared her own struggles several years ago. The actress battled a crystal meth addiction after Full House ended its eight-season run in 1995. “I think coming out and talking about it honestly like myself or Matthew Perry or other people have done, I think gives such an understanding to it that it becomes a little bit demystified,” Sweetin continued. “And so many struggle with it or have family members that do. I’m really proud of Matthew for sharing his story. I know he went through some really horrific stuff. “I speak about my experience growing up in the entertainment business, what my life was like after, some of the struggles and things I went through and where my life is today,” Sweetin said. “It’s a story with a message of second chances and turning things around and being able to overcome some adversity.”