Actress Jodie Sweetin to recount her battle with addiction at Northern Kentucky University

7 p.m. Nov. 29
Actress Jodie Sweetin addresses addiction at NKU
Actress Jodie Sweetin addresses addiction at NKU
Posted at 10:29 AM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 10:29:21-05

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- Actress Jodie Sweetin is best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on the popular '90s sitcom Full House, but the childhood star lived a life far darker than that of her bubbly TV personality.

As a teenager and young adult, Sweetin struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for more than a decade, until motherhood helped her get clean – and now, the former child star is devoted to sharing her story with others.

“We are pleased to welcome Jodie Sweetin to campus to share her personal journey and to inspire others caught in the grip of addiction,” said Leah Koch, coordinator of programming at NKU’s Student Union.

Sweetin chronicled her downward spiral into substance abuse in the 2009 memoir unSweetined, which follows her journey from child star, to addict, to new mother determined to achieve sobriety. She recently celebrated five years of sobriety and now appears in the Netflix original series Fuller House alongside her Full House co-stars.

NKU will welcome Sweetin to campus on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 29 to share her experiences in a community gripped by the scourge of heroin addiction. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Greaves Concert Hall, located in the Fine Arts Building on NKU’s Highland Heights campus.

The event is free of charge for NKU students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available to members of the community for $5 and are available in Room 111 of the Votruba Student Union, located on Kenton Drive. A limited number of tickets may also be available for purchase at the door.

All ticket proceeds benefit NKY Hates Heroin, a community organization battling against the region’s heroin crisis.