Jodie Sweetin opened up about her struggles with drugs and alcohol during Monday night’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
This week, the contestants were tasked with doing a tribute to their most memorable year. The “Full House” actress chose this past year, celebrating her five years of sobriety.
“When the original ‘Full House’ wrapped, I was 13 years old and it was a huge shift in my life,” Sweetin said. “Everything that I’d known from the time I was 5 years old, suddenly ended.”
She said she had to say goodbye to her TV family, which she loved. The segment featured interviews with fellow “Full House” stars Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin.
“Drugs and alcohol just sort of numbed everything,” the 34-year-old said. She said she was using cocaine and ecstasy.
“The darkest moments for me weren’t necessarily winding up in the hospital or anything like that, it was those quiet moments alone when I just hated the person that I’d become,” Sweetin said.
She called the opportunity to do “Fuller House,” a Netflix series reuniting much of the original cast, “a gift.”
“I remember my mom saying when I was little, I had this light that shined really bright big and that she watched my light become very dark,” Sweetin said. “I just remember my mom saying to me, ‘Your light shines again.'”