Jodie Sweetin on Life After Drug Addiction: 'It's Given Me a Lot of Gratitude'
With more than four years of sobriety, Jodie Sweetin tells PEOPLE that her life today is "amazing"
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“My life is amazing,” she tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, all about the new Netflix series. “I will have five years [of sobriety] in March. It’s given me a lot of gratitude.”
The actress’s struggle with crystal meth addiction has been well documented, and she continues to share her experience with others: Sweetin is reprising her role as a guest speaker at colleges this year.
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“I speak about my experience growing up in the entertainment business, what my life was like after, some of the struggles and things I went through and where my life is today,” says the divorced mom of two, 32. “It’s a story with a message of second chances and turning things around and being able to overcome some adversity.”
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Sweetin, like the rest of her cast mates, also talked about the special bond that they share – and how often they all seem to be getting together.
“We’re together all the time,” she says, adding that it even made news “when Dave [Coulier]’s wife and I went to Target together. Not only are we all really close but our families are close. It’s pretty cool.”