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ABC News reporter and “20/20” anchor Elizabeth Vargas has entered rehab for alcohol abuse. The netowrk released a statement after the NY Daily News broke the story confirming Vargas’ stint in rehab. She released a statement confirming her addiction, “Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge a day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I’m grateful.” ABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider added, “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.”
The last time Vargas was seen on air was in early October. She is married to singer, Marc Cohn and they have two children together.
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