Jodie Sweetin grew up in the public eye as Stephanie Tanner on ABC's "Full House" from 1987-95, but her life took a dangerous turn after the cameras stopped.

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"Growing up in the business you have to grow up very fast -- you do have a different type of childhood, that has its benefits and it has its drawbacks," Sweetin, 24, told ABC News.

After "Full House," Sweetin returned to high school, went to college and was married to a Los Angeles police officer by age 20.

Married, bored and unemployed she started experimenting with drugs and soon found herself hooked on methamphetamine, she said. She was living a double life -- married to a police officer while using meth daily.

Her former "Full House" family -- including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Bob Saget and John Stamos -- staged an intervention and Sweetin wound up spending six weeks in a drug rehab facility.

Sober since last March and going through a divorce, Sweetin told ABC News she is ready to resume acting.

"I want to make movies, TV series, wherever the career takes me," she said. "I really hope this isn't the last people hear of me. In fact, I would like to make this a footnote in my career, not the end."