Former child star Jodie Sweetin, 27, was interviewed by Matt Lauer on â€˜Todayâ€™ on NBC on Monday morning to talk about her past drug use and new memoir, unSweetined.
Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner on the 1980s/1990s sitcom â€œFull House,â€ said she tried hard to be the opposite of the â€œsqueaky cleanâ€ image she played on TV.Â She said she had her first alcoholic drink at age 14 at a wedding, and that was her turning point.Â
The actress said she started using heavy drugs such as meth and cocaine when she was in her early 20s.Â Meanwhile, she was married and continued acting.
Â â€œI was leading two completely different lives,â€ said Sweetin.
When it was announced that Sweetin was in rehab for drug use, she said she reluctantly went on a recovery tour.Â She said she gave speeches about her drug use to kids at universities, but was still using at the time.Â Sweetin now says she wishes she could go back and change what she did.
Sweetin said she has been clean and sober for almost a year. She hopes her 18-month-old daughter, Zoie, doesnâ€™t have to ever see her mother using drugs.
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