Why ABC News Reporter Elizabeth Vargas Returned to Rehab
Elizabeth Vargas is back in rehab for alcohol dependency treatment. She checked-in to a facility while on vacation.
The ABC News reporter and “20/20” co-anchor released a statement explaining, "As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and 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."
Vargas, who is married to singer Marc Cohn and is a mother of two, said she is "committed to battling and addressing this debilitating disease."
ABC News released a statement saying the network is “squarely behind her… We look forward to having her back at ABC News when she feels ready to return."