FULL HOUSE Alum Dave Coulier Celebrates 2 Years of Sobriety: ‘My Heart Is No Longer Closed’
By Movieguide® Staff
Actor and comedian Dave Coulier, known for classic sitcom FULL HOUSE and its reboot FULLER HOUSE, recently celebrated more than two years of sobriety.
In a post on Instagram, Coulier shared a picture of his face, cut and bruised after falling due to drunkenness.
“I was a drunk. Yes. An alcoholic. I’ve been alcohol free since January 1, 2020,” he shared. “When I drank, I was the life of the party. I could make people laugh until they fell down. In this picture I was the one who fell down. Not because I was playing hockey or doing the things I love – like chopping wood or doing construction, golfing, fishing or flying airplanes. I was hammered and fell, going up some stairs made of stone.
“No one loved having ‘beers with the boys’ after playing hockey or a round of golf more than me. I was always the ‘final final’ guy in the room. The 8 hours of drinking, laughter and funny stupidity was followed by two days of feeling like a bowl of dog mess,” he continued. “I loved booze, but it didn’t love me back.”
Coulier credited the support of his wife, Melissa, and other friends for his journey to sobriety.
“I decided to make a decision for my own well-being, my family and for those around me who I love so dearly,” he said. “The mental and physical withdrawal were big challenges for me, but I was supported by @melissacoulier and friends who had already made the journey. The psychological and physical transformation has been amazing. The sky is more blue, my heart is no longer closed, and I enjoy making people laugh until they fall down more than ever before. Thank you, Melissa, for being by my side. I love you.”
Melissa responded in a separate post and celebrated her husband’s victory.
“Moving to Michigan has been one of the biggest transformations of our lives,” she wrote. “Dave got to come home, and I get to experience all the joy of seeing him in his hometown element. Through this transformation, we’ve had both great loss and great gain. Our careers, life paths and relationships have all shifted and found different meaning and purpose.
“Yesterday, @dcoulier vulnerably and beautifully opened up about one of the most transformative parts in this journey, sobriety,” she said. “This has served as a great reminder that as we step with one foot in front of the other, we are able to reach our desired destination, no matter how rough the road may get. I love you and I am proud to be your wife.”