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'Full House' Star Jodie Sweetin Shares Drug Abuse Details on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 2nd 2009 2:44PM
TV viewers know her best as Stephanie Tanner on 'Full House,' but, as shown in this clip from 'Today,' the life of actress Jodie Sweetin wasn't nearly as wholesome as it was on the long-running ABC sitcom.

In her memoir, 'Unsweetined,' the child star comes clean on her battle with alcohol and drugs that began after the sitcom ended and ran into adulthood.

Watch the video after the jump.TV viewers know her best as Stephanie Tanner on 'Full House,' but, as shown in this clip from 'Today,' the life of actress Jodie Sweetin wasn't nearly as wholesome as it was on the long-running ABC sitcom.

In her memoir 'Unsweetined,' the child star comes clean on her battle with alcohol and drugs that began after the sitcom ended and ran into adulthood.

Tanner says her problems with substance abuse started in her early teens as part of an effort to shrug off the image of the character she played on TV. "I kind of did everything I could ... to be everything but Stephanie Tanner," she says.

Eventually, she began to use heavy drugs, including meth and cocaine, in her early 20s. Sweetin, now the mother of an 18-month-old daughter, is nearly a year sober. Regarding her past choices, Sweetin says, "It's something that I do wish I could go back and change, but I get to do it now and be honest."

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