Anchor Says She’s in Rehab for Alcoholism

Elizabeth Vargas hopes to give others "the courage to seek help"

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This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas at the New York Film Festival premiere of "All Is Lost" in New York.

ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas said Wednesday that she has checked into a rehab clinic because of her drinking problem.

“Like so many others, I will deal with this challenge a day at a time” the 20/20 host told CNN in a statement. “If coming forward today gives one other person the courage to seek help, I’m grateful.”

ABC News said Vargas, 51, is a member of the ABC family and that the network looks forward to her return.

[CNN]