The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Jodie Sweetin: Her Public Road to Recovery, Motherhood, and Growing from Full House to a Full Life

Episode Summary

Jodie Sweetin melted our hearts and made us laugh for eight years as cherub-faced, goody-two-shoes middle child Stephanie Tanner. Her ups and downs seemed not so different from our own, but more than a decade after the popular television show ended, the star publicly revealed her shocking recovery from drug addiction. Even then, she kept a painful secret--one that could not be solved in thirty minutes with a hug, a stern talking-to, or a bowl of ice cream around the family table. The harrowing battle she swore she had won was really just beginning. In her deeply personal, utterly raw, and ultimately inspiring memoir - UnSweetined -  Jodie speaks about the double life she led--the crippling identity crisis, the hidden anguish of juggling a regular childhood with her Hollywood life, and the vicious cycle of abuse and recovery that led to a relapse even as she wrote her book. Finally, becoming a mother gave her the determination and the courage to get sober. Hers is not a story of success or defeat, but of facing your demons, finding yourself, and telling the whole truth. Jodie's most recent work includes starring in multiple Hallmark Movie Channel movies, and Fuller House - a sequel series to the wildly popular Full House.  The final season of Fuller House aired on June 2nd on Netflix.  She also co-hosts a hilarious podcast - 'Never Thought I'd Say This' - with her best friend Celia Behar where they tackle the truth and taboo about parenthood. We LOVED getting to speak with Jodie, and we know you'll love hearing this interview too! :)

Episode Notes

Jodie Sweetin melted our hearts and made us laugh for eight years as cherub-faced, goody-two-shoes middle child Stephanie Tanner. Her ups and downs seemed not so different from our own, but more than a decade after the popular television show ended, the star publicly revealed her shocking recovery from drug addiction. Even then, she kept a painful secret--one that could not be solved in thirty minutes with a hug, a stern talking-to, or a bowl of ice cream around the family table. The harrowing battle she swore she had won was really just beginning.

In her deeply personal, utterly raw, and ultimately inspiring memoir - UnSweetined -  Jodie speaks about the double life she led--the crippling identity crisis, the hidden anguish of juggling a regular childhood with her Hollywood life, and the vicious cycle of abuse and recovery that led to a relapse even as she wrote her book. Finally, becoming a mother gave her the determination and the courage to get sober. Hers is not a story of success or defeat, but of facing your demons, finding yourself, and telling the whole truth.

Jodie's most recent work includes starring in multiple Hallmark Movie Channel movies, and Fuller House - a sequel series to the wildly popular Full House.  The final season of Fuller House aired on June 2nd on Netflix.  She also co-hosts a hilarious podcast - 'Never Thought I'd Say This' - with her best friend Celia Behar where they tackle the truth and taboo about parenthood.

We LOVED getting to speak with Jodie, and we know you'll love hearing this interview too! :)

 

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