'Full House' star to discuss addiction, recovery

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‘Full House’ star to discuss addiction, recovery

Jodie Sweetin

A former “Full House” star will discuss her drug and alcohol addiction at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in February.

The University Program Council will present “Jodie Sweetin: A Young Star’s Road to Recovery” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room. The event is free students with a valid NCard; there will be limited $10 tickets for faculty, staff and the public at the door.

Best known as Stephanie Tanner from the 1980s and ’90s sitcom “Full House,” Sweetin has lived a life far darker than her TV personality and has emerged from the grip of drug and alcohol addiction. She is devoted to sharing her story to help others afflicted by similar pains.

After her role as Stephanie, Sweetin attended high school and earned an academic scholarship to Chapman University. She rarely attended class and her hard-partying ways earned her an 0.9 grade-point average. She returned to her parent’s house to gain traction of her life, only to find herself dependent on methamphetamines at 22. This led to a long battle with drug and alcohol addiction.

In 2009, she wrote “unSweetined,” a memoir chronicling her substance abuse and how becoming a mother gave her the determination and courage to get sober. Sweetin recently celebrated five years of sobriety,and is set to reprise her role as Stephanie alongside her “Full House” costars in the Netflix original series “Fuller House.”

Sweetin engages audiences with insight from her journey through struggles and triumphs, the vicious cycle of abuse and recovery, and strategies for facing personal demons and finding one’s self.

UPC is a student organization that provides diverse, educational and entertaining programs to enhance UNL.

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