Askersund Inamin ni Jodi Sta. Maria na minsan siyang gumamit ng droga matapos nilang maghiwalay ng mister niyang si Pampi Lacson.
Lahad ni Jodi, “Before becoming a workaholic, I became an alcoholic. I drank day and night.
“When alcohol wasn’t enough, I turned to drugs.
“I felt empty. I pretended to be okay when the truth is hindi naman talaga.
“I was in and out of bad relationships that left me all the more wounded and broken.”
Lalo pa raw lumala ang kakulangang naramdaman ni Jodi noong kasagsagan ng annulment nila ni Pampi.
“My life was such a mess na hindi ko na alam kung saan ako magsisimula.
“I needed attention. I needed acknowledgment.
“It even showed in the relationship I had with him.
“No matter how unhealthy and abusive, I stayed in the relationship because it felt okay, may nagmamahal sa akin at may nakakapansin.”
Ngunit nagbago raw ang pananaw niya sa buhay nang hikayatin siya ni Coney Reyes na dumalo ng church service ng Victory Christian Fellowship.
Ayon kay Jodi, apat na taon bago siya tuluyang nakumbinse ng beteranang aktres na magbalik-loob sa Diyos.