“Full House” Actress Jodie Sweetin’s Meth Problem
Former “Full House” star Jodie Sweetin has turned to drugs to drown out her lack of post-childhood success in Hollywood.
Former Full House cutie Jodie Sweetin has earned herself a spot on the lengthy list of child stars gone wrong. During an appearance on Good Morning America Wednesday, Sweetin, who played middle sister Stephanie Tanner on the hit sitcom, revealed that she is a recovering meth addict and once battled a daily drug habit.
The ex-actress, 24, said she had trouble figuring out how to adjust to a regular childhood existence after Full House ended its run in 1995. “There is a certain sense of loss when a series ends,” Sweetin said. “It is kind of hard to figure out who you are when you’ve lost your job at age 13, when that was basically how you identified yourself.” In an attempt to lead a “normal” kid’s life, Sweetin attended high school and college, graduating with a degree in liberal arts. In 2002, she married a Los Angeles police officer.
Though she occasionally appeared in bit parts on TV series, including Party of Five and Yes, Dear, Sweetin’s acting career essentially stalled after Full House.Two years ago, bored and unemployed, the former child star began experimenting with drugs as a way to pass the time.
“Full House” acress Jodie Sweetin – Then and Now
So a beautiful young woman with a college degree can only get bit parts in the most competitive industry on the planet? Boo frickin’ hoo.