20/20 Anchor Back in Rehab
Elizabeth Vargas once again getting treatment for alcohol dependency
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Posted Aug 18, 2014 8:54 AM CDT
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(Newser) – ABC anchor Elizabeth Vargas checked herself back into rehab for alcohol dependency while on vacation. In a statement, the 20/20 co-anchor wrote that overcoming the disease is an "incredibly difficult process. I feel I have let myself, my co-workers, and most importantly my family down and for that I am ashamed and sorry." ABC confirmed the news and seemed supportive: "We look forward to having her back at ABC News when she feels ready to return." Vargas, 51, entered treatment last fall for alcohol dependency as well.

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Lefty_Libby
Aug 18, 2014 8:00 PM CDT
The addictive abuse of alcohol is the final stage of an extreme underlying condition. I am unconvinced, after watching people destroy themselves with booze, that alcoholism is primarily a psychiatric condition, that results in substance abuse. I wonder if there isn't something intrinsically wrong in the brains of these people to start. I believe medical science is still in its infancy in understanding this horrific illness.
Veteran.Joe
Aug 18, 2014 3:11 PM CDT
Probably a smoker. 90% of alcoholics are. More information the tobacco-bought-off media doesn't want you to know: http://medicolegal.tripod.com/preventalcoholism.htm BAN THE ILLEGAL TOBACCO DRUG, NOW! PROSECUTE THE CRIMINAL TOBACCO PUSHERS, TOO!
Leroy Smith
Aug 18, 2014 12:22 PM CDT
Wishing her luck in a very long struggle with alcoholism. It is a struggle that never ends, one has to fight it everyday. With hard work, dedication and a desire for sobriety, it can be done.