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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:

Help With Your Drinking or Drug Use Can Begin with an Addiction Therapist

It’s rather common for a person to come home from a long day at work and have a glass of wine or a beer. However, when the body and the brain come to rely upon having that drink then there might be a problem. If you’re drinking or using drugs regularly, then addiction treatment might be necessary. Working with a therapist before, during, and after treatment might be the best way to ensure ongoing sobriety. 

Video: Putting a Face on the Rising Heroin Addiction Rates

Heroin addiction rates are on the rise in the United States. More and more younger people are becoming addicted to heroin. Sarah Jacoby, a contributor writer for Refinery29, wrote an article about  a young addict who lost her life to addiction. 

Why Therapy is Essential in Addiction Treatment

Treatment for drug addiction is not unlike treating a chronic illness. It must include the transformation of deeply embedded habits, thoughts, and beliefs. One of the primary ways to do this is to work one on one with a mental health professional. In this way you and a professional can explore the unique ways that the illness of addiction is affecting your life.