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John Stamos Can Barely Hold Emotions While Remembering How Jodie Sweetin Landed Him A Helping Hand On His Journey To Sobriety

Date November 15, 2019 14:04

John Stamos and Jodie Sweetin met each other on the set of the hit American sitcom Full House. Sweetin played Stamos’ niece-in-law and their relationship quickly blossomed into a real friendship.

John Stamos Can Barely Hold Emotions While Remembering How Jodie Sweetin Landed Him A Helping Hand On His Journey To Sobriety© Full House (1987) / ABC

At one point in his life, John ended up in a very dark place and it was Jodie, who brought him back.

The actor had suffered from alcohol addiction and his co-star led him on the road to recovery, which is something he will never forget.

Recalling the darkness

In 2019, John Stamos appeared at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA to present an award for Jodie Sweetin for her work with the recovery community, as well as her outstanding memoir Unsweetined.

During his speech, the actor went down the memory lane and recalled how Sweetin helped him on his journey to sobriety. Stamos was barely holding his emotions as he shared how he hit the “rock bottom” around 4 years ago and how his co-star, who has been sober for almost 8 years, landed him a helping hand.

He said:

I hit rock bottom. Jodie lovingly allowed me to walk my own path and when I finally humbled myself to ask for your help, I realized that the perky little blabbermouth had become the master of wisdom and was right by my side during some of the most difficult days of my life.

The star shared how Sweetin created for him 12-step meetings, which he calls her “legacy” in his life.

How to help someone with alcohol addiction?

John Stamos Can Barely Hold Emotions While Remembering How Jodie Sweetin Landed Him A Helping Hand On His Journey To SobrietyPhotographee.eu / Shutterstock.com

If your friend or relative is going through the same thing as Stamos did years ago, there are a few steps you can make to help them:

  • try to understand what alcohol addiction actually is and learn more about it;
  • create a little speech for the person you want to help;
  • listen to their point of view and offer your support;
  • if the person is resistant to getting help, intervene and find professional assistance.

Make sure that the person in trouble knows that you are coming from a caring place and hold back your judgment. Alcoholism is a disease but it can be cured.

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