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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. 

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?

Reasons Why You Should Break Anonymity in Sobriety

Alcoholic's Anonymous was created many years ago. When it was created the main point of it was for you to stay anonymous during your recovery. Beth Leipholtz, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, believes people should start breaking their anonymity when becoming sober. Leipholtz has been in AA and has 6 reason why she broke her anonymity, and why others should do it as well. 

Study Shows Childhood Emotional Abuse Leads to Adult Alcohol Dependency

Many adult Americans struggle with alcohol dependency. When those who suffer from alcohol dependency get treatment, the first thing to do is figure out what the root cause of the problem is. 

Drugs and Alcohol: These Looks can Kill

We all know that drugs and alcohol are bad for us. We also know that they are bad for the insides of our body, but we rarely think about how they can affect the way we look on the outside. As weird as it sounds, people are more likely to listen about how harmful drugs and alcohol are when appearance is mentioned. 

Children of Alcoholics

Alcoholism is a major problem among adults in the United States. With the amount of adults that have an alcohol addiction, many children in the United States have parents who are alcoholics. Having a parent or parents that are alcoholics can be an extremely difficult situation for a child.