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Jodie Sweetin Confronts Post-'Full House' Drug Abuse In Emotional 'DWTS' Performance

"Everything I had known from the time I was 5 years old suddenly ended."
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe perform on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, Monday April 4. 
Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe perform on 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, Monday April 4. 

Jodie Sweetin is having her most memorable year yet. 

The "Fuller House" actress has been getting into the groove as a contestant on this season's "Dancing with the Stars," but life hasn't always been this sweet. For years, Sweetin regularly abused drugs and alcohol, addictions that manifested after "Full House" came to an end. 

During the "Most Memorable Year" week on "DWTS," Sweetin opened up to partner Keo Motsepe about her past and the "dark place" she found herself in when the "House" was no longer full. 

"It was a huge shift in my life. Everything I had known from the time I was 5 years old suddenly ended and it was like saying goodbye to a family I had loved very, very much," Sweetin told Motsepe about her troubled years after "Full House," according to US Weekly. "At such a young age, it really was a huge loss for me. I didn't know how to grieve."

"Drugs and alcohol just sort of numbed everything," she continued. "I was doing cocaine and ecstasy and alcohol and all of that. The darkest moments for me weren't necessarily winding up in the hospital or anything like that. It was those quiet moments alone when I just hated the person I had become."

But Sweetin, now five years sober, has found support in her two kids Zoie, 7, and Beatrix, 5, and new fiancé Justin Hodak, who is also an ex-addict. 

Still, sometimes the past can be hard to shake, especially when you're in the public eye. In March, Miley Cyrus posted an old photo of the actress during her partying days, straddling ex-husband Cody Herpin while holding a cigarette. 

“I don’t pay attention to negative stuff," she told E! in response to the photo. "I have so much good stuff going on in my life right now that I try not to pay attention.” 

Sounds like a plan, Jodie. 

Watch her full "DWTS" performance below. 

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