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Remember cute little Jodie Sweetin, who played middle daughter Stephanie Tanner on the family sitcom Full House? Well, in her new memoir, unSweetined, out Nov. 3, Jodie has taken that little girl image and pretty much set it on fire!
In 2004, during the premiere party for former costars' Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's 2004 movie New York Minute, Jodie admits she walked the red carpet "high as a kite" and snorted crystal meth in a bathroom stall.
"I was pulling off the deceit," she said. "It was hard for people to believe I was doing that much drugs. I look at photos from that event, and I didn't even look strung out!"
In the explosive tell-all, the actress, now 27, opens up about her out-of-control drug use and drinking, and how she lied to PEOPLE and Good Morning America, claiming she was sober, while continuing to snort cocaine.
"I was selfish, self-serving, insecure, angry and fearful person living a double life," Jodie said. "I covered up my problems by pretending to be happy and saying that everything was fine."
Jodie admits that she even drove drunk with her baby daughter, Zoie, in the car. "That was the big rock bottom," she said. "I had two glasses of wine and drove with her in the car. I not only put myself in danger, but also my daughter, who I loved more than anything. I felt terrible."
The former child star also reveals in her memoir that she was adopted – and that she found out her biological mother suffered from addiction as well. "I would hear stories about my mom leaving me to go off and party,” she told Us Magazine. “And for years I was like, 'F*** her. How could somebody do that to their kid?' When I started seeing my own addiction getting in the way of being a mom, I finally understood: If you're not in the right place to get sober, you're not ready to be a mom."
Jodie claims she's finally clean and sober for real, but she's still battling ex-husband Cody Herpin for shared custody of their daughter. "I got sober for good on December 7, 2008. I was flying to L.A. and I ended up taking a bunch of Nyquil and drinking a sh*tload," she said. "When I got home, I got a call that there was an emergency custody investigation because of my drinking. From that day forward, I threw myself into going to AA and avoided people who do blow off their coffee tables. We're working on a custody agreement right now. But life is good. I'm happier than I can remember."
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