ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas Enters Rehab

Elizabeth Vargas Rehab

NEW YORK — ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas is in treatment for alcohol dependency.

Vargas and the network confirmed Wednesday a New York Daily News story about her treatment. Vargas, who is 51 and married to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, is anchor of the newsmagazine “20/20” and last appeared on the network in October.

Vargas says she realized she was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. She says that if going public with her problem gives someone else the courage to seek help, she will be grateful.

ABC says Vargas has been in treatment at a facility for a couple of weeks and has a few weeks more to go before coming home.

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  1. carin Cirino says:

    We just wish Elizabeth the best of luck she is a lovely women. I know she will do good!!!!

  2. Kevin Porter says:

    Has anyone heard how soon ABC will start to exploit one of their employees unfortunate circumstances like they did with Robin Roberts.

  3. Frank W says:

    “Vargas says she realized she was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. She says that if going public with her problem gives someone else the courage to seek help, she will be grateful.”

    That’s the part I like, she went public as a Public Service to others, not for publicity or hiding from embarrassment. I think she’s brave for doing so. No more gossip, please.

  4. Carol Bajor says:

    Very surprised but with all the pressure of a job like hers, many of these types of problems occur. Elizabeth is a brave woman to recognize her problem, accept it, and use her inner strength to conquer it and offer herself as an example to help others. I’m praying for you and your family, Elizabeth.

  5. Jackie says:

    My Prayers are with Eizabeth Vargas. In her own time of difficulty she is still willing to help others who may be experiencing the same challenges. It takes a strong women in her position to do that. Wish her a speedy recovery.
    Jackie

  6. Regina Goldstein says:

    Although it is Elizabeth Vargas’ own personal business that she is in rehab I say three cheers for her for acknowledging and recognizing that she has a problem and wants to fix it. The hardest thing for a person to do is to admit that they have this kind of a problem. Admitting it and facing it head on and wanting to deal with it and do something about it is more than half the battle. By going into rehab she is letting everyone know that she is ready to fix the problem and is not in denial. She has gotten the confidence to want to get better and she will. I wish her all the luck in the world and good for her. She should be very proud of herself

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