Jodie Sweetin started working as an actress making commercials for Oscar Mayer hot dogs at the ripe old age of 4. She went on to work on T.V. show’s until she got her break out role as Stephanie Tanner on “Full House” in 1987. This is the same show that put the Olson twins on the map.
After the show ended its run after 8 successful seasons, she found herself trying to become a “normal” student attending high school and later college. At the age of 20, she got married but all was not well with Jodie. She was experimenting with drugs, specifically methamphetamines which caused her subsequent divorce and health problems. It wasn’t until she had passed out one day that she decided to get treatment.
Jodie is now in recovery and has since remarried and has a daughter named, Zoie Laurel May Herpin. She now travels the U.S. talking to students about her addictions and helps them to realize why they are bad.
I think it is great when someone her age with her experience with drugs can speak to the young people out there because they will listen to someone like her. When adults speak to kids about drugs and alcohol they don’t really believe they understand them.
Here is a clip of Jodie on Good Morning America this morning.