ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Enters Rehab For Alcohol Abuse

Subscribe to Elizabeth Vargas alerts

ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas is seeking help for apparent alcohol addiction.

The '20/20' anchor has been missing rom her usually seat for weeks and now it is clear why.

According to the New York Daily News, the 51 year-old checked herself in a rehab facility a couple of weeks ago, with a source close to her telling the newspaper, "She's checked herself into a facility, and she's getting treatment."

The source added, "She's been there for a few weeks and will be there for another few weeks."

Vargas' position as news anchor will be there for her when she completes the necessary treatment, she has confirmed the news herself in a statement obtained by E!News.

"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," the newswomen admits.

"I am in treatment and am so thankful for the love and support of my family, friends and colleagues at ABC News. Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge one day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I'm grateful," she added.

Vargas joined the network as an anchor on 'Good Morning America' in 1996, after anchoring weekends on 'World News Tonight' she got her dream job as a co-anchor on '20/20' in 2004.

Many of her fellow colleagues are proud of the steps Vargas has taken and realising herself that she needed help. Jeff Schneider, senior VP of communications for ABC News, has released a statement addressing the matter;

"We are proud of the steps Elizabeth has taken and are pulling for her recovery, we look forward to having her back home at ABC News, where she has done so much distinguished work over the years. Elizabeth is a member of our family, and we will support her in every way we can."

Good luck to Elizabeth and hopefully she will make a full recovery!

Elizabeth Vargas
Elizabeth Vargas entered rehab for alcohol abuse


Tags: Elizabeth Vargas

Subscribe to Elizabeth Vargas alerts

More Elizabeth Vargas

Elizabeth Vargas Splits From Husband Marc Cohn In The Midst Of Entering Rehab For Alcoholism

Elizabeth Vargas is going through a tremendously tough time as of late, the ABC News anchor has split from her husband of 12 years, singer-songwriter...

ABC's Elizabeth Vargas Continues Struggle With Alcoholism, Enters Rehab For The Second Time

ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas has gone back into rehab to continue her battle against alcohol addiction, she confirmed herself on Sunday. The decision was made...

ABC News Broadcaster Elizabeth Vargas Re-Enters Rehab For Alcohol Abuse

ABC News broadcaster Elizabeth Vargas was forced to check back into a rehabilitation facility on Saturday (Aug 16th) to seek further treatment for alcohol abuse...

Dean McDermott, Husband Of Tori Spelling, Enters Rehab

Tori Spelling's husband, actor Dean McDermott, announced today he has entered rehab to address "some health and personal issues."Tori Spelling is "devestated" by rumours of...


Elizabeth Vargas Talks Alcoholism And Recovery In First Interview Since Returning To TV

ABC journalist Elizabeth Vargas made her return to television on Friday, January 24. The 51-year old journalist and TV host discussed her alcoholism, recovery and...

ABC Presenter, Elizabeth Vargas: "I Am An Alcoholic"

Elizabeth Vargas, a presenter on ABC news, has publically admitted she is an alcoholic. The 51-year-old spoke on a pre-taped interview with Good Morning America.Elizabeth...

ABC Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Vows To Live "One Day At A Time" After Entering Rehab For Alcoholism

Elizabeth Vargas had entered rehab to combat her alcohol addiction after going off air since October. The 51 year-old 20/20 news anchor has confirmed that...

Elizabeth Vargas Checks Into Rehab To Handle Alcoholism Battle

Elizabeth Vargas has admitted herself in to a rehabilitation clinic at an undisclosed location after admitting to having a problem with her alcohol consumption. The...



Elizabeth Vargas Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Elizabeth Vargas

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All