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DWTS's Jodie Sweetin Tells PEOPLE How She Triumphed Over Addiction to Find Love and Happiness

Originally posted 04/04/2016 09:35PM

She spent her childhood making audiences laugh on Full House, but Jodie Sweetin hasn't always led the happiest life.

"My story is a story of rising up,overcoming, falling down and getting back up again," Sweetin tells PEOPLE.

After taking a break from acting to attend college, the current Dancing with the Stars" contestant developed a meth addiction in her early 20s and was hospitalized in 2005 after a night of partying.

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Jodie Sweetin's Dancing with the Stars Blog: 'I've Overcome a Lot to Get Where I Am Now'

Originally posted 04/01/2016 11:35PM

Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Sweetin and her partner Keo Motsepe on Twitter!

We made it through the first elimination!

I was really happy with how our first week went, but I have to admit I was a bit nervous for Keo at the end of the first elimination episode.

Keo has had the experience of going home first before [with Olympian Lolo Jones season 19] and he has told me how he gets anxious every time those lights dim and the drums start pounding as they reveal who is in the bottom. And I have to say, now that I've gone through it, it has really sunk in that the competition is on.

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Jodie Sweetin's Dancing with the Stars Blog: I'm a Mom, but I'm Finding My Sexy Side Again

Originally posted 03/28/2016 02:00PM

Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Sweetin and her partner Keo Motsepe on Twitter!

Keo and I could not have been happier with how the first live show went.

There was a lot of nervous energy leading up to the premiere, but we went out there and had so much fun. Getting great feedback from the judges was just the icing on top.

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'Get It Guurrrrlll!' See How Mischa Barton's O.C. Costar Rachel Bilson and More DWTS Stars' Cast Mates Are Showing Their Support

Originally posted 03/22/2016 11:30AM

" Fans of Dancing with the Stars weren't the only ones who tuned in to the season premiere – the cast members' former costars did, too!

Several DWTS contestants were showered with praise from their cast mates from previous shows after hitting the dance floor for the first time during Monday's telecast.

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UpdatePosted 03/22/2016 11:10AM

Jodie Sweetin Gets Emotional on Dancing with the Stars: 'I'm Worried About What Other People Think'

Originally posted 03/21/2016 08:50PM

Jodie Sweetin was ready to show who she really is on Monday's Dancing with the Stars.

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WATCH: Jodie Sweetin Parodies Full House for Her Dancing with the Stars Debut!

Originally posted 03/21/2016 11:30PM

Dancing with the Stars newcomer Jodie Sweetin brought a very familiar tune to her debut on the show.

The star parodied the Full House intro, with help from her partner Keo Motsepe, with Los Angeles' Echo Park Lake standing in for San Fransisco.

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Jodie Sweetin's Dancing with the Stars Blog: Why I'm Thrilled to Have Keo Motsepe as a Partner

Originally posted 03/21/2016 05:00PM

Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Sweetin and her partner Keo Motsepe on Twitter!

I cannot tell you how excited I was to find out that I was going to be on DWTS.

There had been discussions about me being on the show last season. I had my fingers crossed and was holding my breath that it would happen, but the scheduling didn't work out and I was really disappointed.

But now it's all really happening and the time has been flying by.

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5 Things to Know About Dancing with the Stars' Jodie Sweetin

Originally posted 03/21/2016 02:20PM

Full House fans know Jodie Sweetin will bring it when she makes her debut on Dancing with the Stars Monday night.

However, Sweetin was out of the spotlight for several years before her recent return to the small screen with Fuller House and now DWTS, so for anyone who needs a refresher, here are five things you should know about one this season 22 contestant.

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Jodie Sweetin on Her Fuller House Costars Supporting Her DWTS Gig: 'I Have a Lot of Love'

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Jodie Sweetin on Her Fuller House Costars Supporting Her DWTS Gig: 'I Have a Lot of Love'

Originally posted 03/08/2016 01:10PM

Jodie Sweetin may have reprised her role as Stephanie Tanner in Fuller House, but she's ready for fans to see the "real" her on Dancing with the Stars.

"I think so many people know me as Stephanie and as that character, which is amazing and there's been incredible support for it," she told PEOPLE on Tuesday. "But now I get to show people who I am and also, I kind of get to find out stuff about myself."

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Called It! Jodie Sweetin Told PEOPLE She Had DWTS Dreams in 2010

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Called It! Jodie Sweetin Told PEOPLE She Had DWTS Dreams in 2010

Originally posted 03/02/2016 10:15AM

Jodie Sweetin just joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars, but she's been hoping to make her own bid for the ballroom for six years.

"I really want to do the show," the Fuller House star told PEOPLE in 2010. "I just want to dance, but the fact that it would be on camera, and I'd get to have my hair and makeup done and wear those costumes? Awesome!"

It won't be the first time she's danced on television. Sweetin began taking tap and ballet classes as a 3-year-old girl, and when she starred on Full House, the writers would incorporate dancing into her role.

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