Jodie Sweetin takes some bumps at MarquetteOctober 23, 2009
Former Full House cutie Jodie Sweetin’s new memior “unSweetined” makes some startling and revealing comments about her addiction to drugs. Apparently she wasn’t completely sober when she gave her stirring speech to Marquette students a few years ago.
In April of 2007 Jodie came to talk to about her meth addiction and recovery at Marquette. Students packed the Weasler Auditorium. Student’s loved the speech. Jodie had a different take on it (this is a snippet from Jodie’s book from HuffPo):
Let’s fill in some gaps here using the Marquette Tribune article covering the Full House star’s since Jodie doesn’t mention (Read: Remember) what she actually said to Marquette students.
“I was so busy trying to chase after the next fix – the next thing that would make me feel better – that I lost my academic scholarship. I lost my friends. And I nearly lost myself,” she said.
She said she eventually had a moment of clarity after a few nights of partying. She thought she needed to go home immediately, otherwise she may not choose to stop again. She went home for a week and, at 18, she went sober for the first time in years.
Sweetin said she eventually went back to college, graduated and got married in 2002. However, the little voice in her head came back saying she could handle alcohol better now that she was older. In October 2002, she relapsed, crawling home after a night of drinking.
“It took me down harder than anything that I have ever experienced and it made me feel more alone and empty than anything I have ever experienced in my life,” Sweetin said.
Sweetin ended up in the emergency room in March 2005 with acute alcohol poisoning, heart arrhythmia and hypothermia because of the combination of drugs and alcohol. It was after this that she decided to go to rehabilitation for six months in Malibu, California.
“I finally had to figure out who I was on my own,” she said. “I am very lucky I got to come through on the other side.”
Awesome eh? What a truly remarkable story about overcoming addiction and recovering from terrible problems… Except she had nose full of blow while she said it.I feel slightly cheated.
It’s ok though, we still think Stephanie Tanner is quite a cutie even if she does relapse again.