(CNN) — ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas has gone public with her decision to enter rehab for alcohol dependence, hoping it will give others "the courage to seek help." "Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction," Vargas said in a statement to

“Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming. I am in treatment and am so thankful for the love and support of

When Elizabeth Vargas was mysteriously absent from her post as ABC's 20/20 co-anchor for weeks, people started to wonder where the seasoned reporter was. Now Vargas, 51, has confirmed that she's been in a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse.

“20/20″ co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas is in a treatment facility for alcohol abuse, the Daily news reports. “Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction,” Vargas says in a statement. “I realized I was becoming increasingly 

It's a sad but hopeful day for '20/20' anchor Elizabeth Vargas, who has checked herself into an undisclosed rehab facility for alcohol addiction.


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