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Elizabeth Vargas has checked back into rehab to be treated for alcohol dependency just nine months after she checked out of rehab.
According to the Associated Press, the 20/20 co-anchor checked into a treatment facility this past weekend while on vacation. Vargas has said that while she has been overcoming the disease, the recovery process is challenging.
“I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down and for that I am ashamed and sorry,” Vargas said.
ABC News released a statement about Vargas, saying that it stands “squarely behind her” and although they are awaiting her return, her health is a priority.
“I am. I am an alcoholic,” Vargas said.
She has said that the anxiety she dealt with as a child led her to drink. Vargas said she is “committed to battling” alcoholism and grateful for the support.
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