Celebrity Addict – Elizabeth Vargas

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“I would die for my children, but I couldn’t stop drinking for my children.  I don’t know if I will ever forgive myself for hurting my children through drinking.” – Elizabeth Vargas

Elizabeth Anne Vargas (television journalist) a.k.a. Elizabeth Vargas

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Elizabeth Vargas, mother to sons, Sam and Zach, has struggled with alcohol addiction for a decade.  What started as social drinking, soon escalated into full blown addiction.  She reports that the combination of the severe anxiety she has suffered since she was a little girl, stress at work, and an unhappy marriage led her to a life of alcohol abuse.  As a functioning alcoholic, she was able to hide her alcoholism from many, sometimes drinking on a nightly basis.

In July of 2012, drunk and unconscious, she was admitted into a hospital with blood alcohol level of 0.4.

She entered a rehabilitation program on three different occasions

  • in 2012 in Utah
  • in 2013 in Tennessee (after which she returned to drinking 4 days later)
  • in 2014 in California

Although she has relapsed many times in the past, she is currently 2 years sober and on her road to recovery.

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“I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down and for that I am ashamed and sorry. I am committed to battling and addressing this debilitating disease and want to thank everyone who has offered their unwavering support during this trying time.”- Elizabeth Vargas

 

 

Featured Image: CC by-SA 2.0 Flickr/John S. and James L. Knight Foundation: https://flic.kr/p/6tnhcM
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