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by Alyssa Toomey | Fri., Aug. 2, 2013 12:10 PM
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UPDATE: Jodie Sweetin took to her WhoSay account today to further clarify that she's not going to rehab. In the clip, Sweetin says, "You know what I think is really rude? Ready articles about yourself that are totally not true. How rude!"
Sweetin also tried to get fans to tweet and post photos of themselves using the hashtag #HowRude in order to rally support.
Sweetin is jumping to her own defense in the wake of reports claiming she's back in rehab.
The erstwhile Full House star, who once battled an addiction to crystal meth, is slamming tabloid stories saying the 31-year-old actress has checked herself back into treatment for substance abuse.
Sweetin vehemently denied the rumors while speaking with TMZ, insisting the reports are "such bulls--t ... I am absolutely NOT in rehab."
The mother of two claims the story picked up steam because she currently works as a clinical logistics coordinator at a Los Angeles rehab center. Sweetin says her employer provided her with a studio apartment on the property of the treatment facility while she deals with her divorce from her third husband Morty Coyle.
"I work for the center and they have been really generous in helping me with a place to stay as Morty wanted me out by the end of the month," she explains. "The owners of the facility said I could stay here as I got things figured out."
According to the report, Jodie has also decided not to pursue full custody of the couple's 2 1/2-year-old daughter Beatrix. She originally asked for primary physical and legal custody in the divorce papers, but is now seeking joint custody because she wants their child to have "both of her parents in her life."
Jodie pulled the plug on her 15-month marriage to Morty in June, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. The newly single star is also mom to 5-year-old daughter Zoie with ex-hubby No. 2, Cody Herpin.
The TV star opened about her battle with substance abuse in her 2009 memoir UnSweetined, in which she detailed her downward fall from child star to crystal meth addict before kicking her drug habit for good almost five years ago.
"I got sober for good on December 7, 2008," she told US Weekly. "I was flying to L.A. and I ended up taking a bunch of Nyquil and drinking a s--tload. When I got home, I got a call that there was an emergency custody investigation because of my drinking. From that day forward, I threw myself into going to AA and avoided people who do blow off their coffee tables....I'm happier than I can remember."
And she also opened up to E! News about why she's not tempted to use again:
"Now it's not even an option," she says in regards to substance abuse. "I don't think about it, I don't worry about it. Of all the times I've gone sober, this time is the best quality of the sobriety I've had. Comparatively, I couldn't ask for a better life."
(Originally published August 1, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. PT)
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