Stephanie's dirty secret
Middle children have it tough. When your older sister is the babe and your younger sister’s the baby, you can end up feeling like a boob. Stephanie Tanner of "Full House" struggled with the typical middle child problems, but those on screen problems were nothing compared to the real life anguish the actress who played Stephanie, Jodie Sweetin, has been through over the last few years.
As reported in the tabloids recently, Sweetin was addicted to crystal meth. The actress, who married a police officer at age 20, told “Good Morning America” that she began using the drugs because she was “unemployed and bored.” She quickly became a daily user. "[I] was living a total double life. I was married to a police officer…he had no idea," she confessed. Jodie was a real life desperate housewife.
Various reports claim that Sweetin’s "Full House" family helped her to recognize her poblem by holding an intervention. The actress, who is now 24, then underwent a six-week intensive treatment at the Promises rehab facility where she went.
Jodie has been sober for nearly a year and is moving on with her life. She is going through a divorce from her husband and hopes to begin acting again. "I really hope this isn't the last people hear of me. In fact, I would like to make this a footnote in my career, not the end," she said.