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VIDEO: Jodie Sweetin Opens Up About Her Struggle with Sobriety on DWTS

Jodie Sweetin is most popularly known as Stephanie Tanner, from the 90s sitcom, Full House. Full House was a part of Sweetin's life from when she was 5 to 13. In the video below she describes leaving her Full House family as a "big shift" in her life. She also states that this was the first real loss she had ever experienced, and because of that she didn't know how to grieve. This lead her to getting involved with drugs and alcohol. Watch Sweetin open up about her sobriety in the video below:

7 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holiday

For those who are trying to stay sober, the holidays can be a stressful time. During this holiday season, many people celebrate with alcohol.If you are trying to stay sober here are some tips to help you through the new year. 

What It Means to Get Clean and Sober

You might already know that you want to get sober, but perhaps you’re afraid of what you don’t know. You might already know that you need to get help for an addiction, but you might not know what your life is going to be like if you’re sober. Certainly, the unknown is exactly what keeps many men and women from getting the treatment they need. Not knowing what to expect in treatment but also not knowing what to expect in their own lives can be frightening. This article is meant to give you a taste of the addiction treatment experience so that you have a sense of what’s coming.

Warning Signs of Serious Alcohol Dependency

Alcohol dependency is something that we may not notice in ourselves. We may not realize the daily drinking or binge drinking could eventually lead to alcohol dependency. Richard Taite, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are some signs that mean you could be alcohol dependent. 

What Not to Ask or Say to Someone in Recovery

When someone you know is in recovery it can be difficult to know what to say or ask. For most people you may think you are saying or asking the right thing, however it could be completely wrong. Constance Scharff Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today says there are six things to never ask or say to someone who is in recovery. 

What To Do When You're Feeling Like You Want A Drink

There are those moments in life when a beer or a glass of wine sounds really good. Maybe it's the end of a long week or you've completed a challenging and intense project. Or perhaps you've got the kids and the pressure of parenting is getting to you. The problem is if you've been through addiction treatment then those yearnings for a cold beer or a tall glass of wine might feel invasive or frustrating. On the one hand, having a drink might feel good for a short period of time. On the other hand, doing so will be dangerous. It might lead to relapse and returning to a life you no longer want. So what do you do when you feel like you want to have a drink?

College Students: Going on Roof or Balcony While Drinking is Dangerous

There are too many stories out their about the dangers of binge drinking in college. It is not an unknown fact that many students under the age of 21 partake in drinking while in college. Nicole May, a student from University of California, San Diego decided to share her story of the accident that happened to her due to binge drinking. While attending UCSD, May attended a party which ended with her falling from the 3rd story balcony. Falling from the balcony caused her to break many bones, including all her ribs on the right side and a collapsed lung. May and her parents put together a short documentary of her story. 

Do Sleep Issues in Teens Predict Drug and Alcohol Problems?

For the most part teens are known for going to bed later and sleeping in to the late hours of the afternoon. New research is starting to show a connection between sleeping problems and drug and alcohol problems within teens. These substance issues can include: binge drinking, getting high, driving under the influence, or being involved in sexual situations the later regretted. There are some things that parents can do to help prevent these issues.