Taking control of the situation before hitting rock bottom, Elizabeth Vargas checked herself into an alcohol treatment facility a few weeks ago.
In a statement, the “20/20” co-anchor shared, “Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. 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 a day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, Im grateful.
Supporting their valued employee, the network also released a statement, saying, “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.
Reportedly, the 51-year-old journalist will spend another few weeks at the facility and her return date to ABC News has not yet been set.