Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Another casualty of childhood stardom

Jodie Sweetin of sappy family show Full House discussed her methamphetamine addiction and recovery on Good Morning America today. The good news is that she is recovering and hasn't ended up like Dana Plato or other former child stars.

The article tells about how she became involved with meth and how an intervention by former castmates saved her:

But two years ago, she found herself dangerously addicted to one of the most debilitating drugs, methamphetamine. She said she was unemployed and bored and began simply by experimenting. Soon, she was using meth everyday.

The tabloid press reported a three-day bender as well as an intervention staged by her "Full House" castmates -— including the (sic) Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, John Stamos and Bob Saget.

I don't want to make light of the horrors of Jodie's addiction, but to have Mary-Kate Olsen tell you that you have a drug problem has got to be a serious reality check!

Having seen most of Full House in syndication after school in the early nineties, I can honestly say that I wish Jodie the best in her recovery and hope that she can avoid the adult life that most child stars end up having.

1 comment:

roxanne said...

What about Jaimee Foxworth's recent visit to the Oprah show to reveal that after she left the show Family Matters, she ended up in the porn industry? This one is my recent favorite...