Jodie Sweetin‘s appearance on Dancing With the Stars Season 22 is really against all odds. The child actress traveled a dangerous road that took her on a perilous journey of drug and alcohol abuse — beginning when she was just 14. That was just after Full House ended and she was no longer Stephanie Tanner, the role for which she is still most recognized. Sweetin ended up in rehab after the drinking and pot smoking became a full-blown coke and methamphetamine problem.
Sure Dancing With the Stars is a bright-light celebfest, but it’s also a place where the celebs can’t hide. There’s no retouching. You either do the work to deliver the dance or you fail very publicly. The stars who show up to compete must display the kind of discipline that’s the opposite of the lifestyle of the addict. Sweetin’s memoir, unSweetined, describes the horrible lows of her life on that troubled road. DWTS will show Sweetin at the other end of the spectrum. Knowing where she’s come from and what she’s beaten makes it easy to root for Jodie Sweetin.