ABC's Elizabeth Vargas Checks Into Rehab

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Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of ABC's 20/20, has checked herself into rehab for alcohol abuse, reports People.

The 51-year-old anchor confirmed to People that she is currently undergoing treatment for her addiction.

"Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol. And feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming," Vargas told People in a statement.

"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 one day at a time. If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I’m grateful.”

A spokesman for ABC News said the network is "proud of the steps Elizabeth has taken and are pulling for her recovery."

We wish her the best of luck as she continues to seek treatment!

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