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Jodie Sweetin is grateful for her sobriety.

The former “Full House” child star’s struggle with addiction has been well documented over the years. In 2008, the then-26-year-old sobered up and later became certified as a drug and alcohol counselor.


The 39-year-old told Allison Kugel for the latest episode, “How do I manage my own head that’s just loud and negative and terrifying to me sometimes, but no one else can hear it? You’re stuck in it.” went.” “Allison Interview” Podcast,

“The thing about worry is that people think about panic attacks, but you can have a hoarse voice in your head all the time that you can’t keep quiet,” the actress said of the calm. “You just don’t want to hear this voice, and especially when mental health isn’t talked about, it’s worse.”

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“Having that wire in your mind changes something when you’re an alcoholic,” the mother of two continued. “It seems like there’s never enough. I can never fill this hole because the cup is missing a bottom, and I just keep trying to fill it. I think it’s something I’m really for Grateful, erasing the stigma of talking about mental health. That was my whole journey through sobriety.”

Sweetin said she was determined to turn her life around. Restraint is not a simple solution, but a continuous work in progress.

“A lot of it is really looking at myself and what things do I do, or behaviors I’m trying to use to deal with my life?” Sweetin said. “How do I do it better? How do I interact with people better? How do I hold myself to a higher standard? How do I go back and correct some of those things so that I can let go of that shame and panic.” All that comes with it? Then, how do I go about life, not creating those conditions for myself in the future? It’s a big part of it.”

“I’ve always been very honest that, for me, medicine has been important,” Sweetin shared. “Otherwise my struggle was so bad I couldn’t even get out of bed. Now that I know I need to speak for myself, even in my 30s, I feel like I need some therapy.” And I probably need a psychiatrist for some meds, and all these things to start taking care of myself.”

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Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner in "Full House," circa 1990.

Sweetin admitted that, like many, 2020 took a toll on her mental and physical health.

“I Lost About 37 Pounds During This” [quarantine], because I’m stress-hungry, and not in a good way,” she explained. “I just stopped eating. I could not keep food down. I’ll be really honest about it; The pandemic was not good for me. I have severe anxiety and depression anyway, so it really didn’t do my mental health any favors. I was really struggling with this, and for me, it was time to get really out of control. I can’t imagine how it affected people who were working on the front lines.”

But life has turned sweeter for the star and her family. She credits her longtime love for being supportive over the years.

“I think as my girls have gotten older, and my boyfriend and I have been together for four years now, and he has really done an amazing job with all of this,” she shared. “At first, he and I had a long-distance relationship. He was in Brooklyn, and I was here in LA for three and a half years, and so it was slow and it was cool. He was great at letting them warm up to Not to force her another relationship. I think that’s the hard thing as a mom. You’re thinking, ‘Everybody just gets along. I really like this person.’ I am not sacrificing my children, but how do I please everyone?'”

Jodie Sweetin (from left), Candace Cameron Bure and Andrea Barber reunited for "Fuller House."

Looking back on her past, Sweetin said she has no regrets about starting a Hollywood career at such a young age.

“…I started working when I was 3, so it’s always been what I know,” Sweetin said. “I think it happens to you a little later in life when you’ve spent your whole life being normal, and now you’re like, ‘What is this?’ When you grow up with it, it’s par for the course.”

Still, Sweetin said the tabloids remain a constant problem for those in the spotlight trying to give their children a sense of normalcy.

“I was attacked in the tabloids as a kid,” she said. “I can’t stand tabloid magazines or even social media these days. I think anyone who goes after these kids, no matter how they’re dressed, or someone raising them, When they’re out in public, leave them alone. He’s just their parent. He didn’t ask for all this attention. When parents say, ‘Please don’t take a picture of my child.’ Don’t put their pictures in magazines. People should respect that.”

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Jodie Sweetin and John Stamos attend the second annual Goodwill Gala on November 7, 2015 in Dana Point, California.

Sweetin has been busy pursuing acting for the past few years. From 2016 to 2020, she reprized her role of Stephanie Tanner in the Netflix reboot “Fuller House.” The original series aired from 1987 to 1995.

She has maintained a close relationship with her co-stars. Some have wondered over the years how she managed not to have a crush on John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse.

For Sweetin, the answer is simple.

“People always asked, ‘Oh my god, wasn’t John Stamos so cute? he said. “I’ve known John since I was 5 years old. I’ve seen him work out old T-shirts and sweatpants with holes in them, and he didn’t look all that cute. He was always just John to me. I Know him too. It’s cool to think he’s hot. He’s a big dork and I love him. You know people so well that you’re like, ‘Oh my god! No, no, no ‘When it comes to that stuff. I know he’s good looking, but I’ve seen certain things, and it would be like having a weird crush on your uncle.”