Elizabeth Vargas Reveals Battle With Alcoholism

Posted on January 24, 2014

Elizabeth Vargas is back at work at 20/20 after receiving treatment for alcoholism. She sat down with Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos to talk about her problem and recovery.

Elizabeth says she spent an exhausting amount of energy keeping her problem a secret. She says, "I didn't choose to go public with this. Somebody else made that decision for me. But in hindsight and in retrospect maybe it's a blessing because it relieves me of that secrecy and that burden of walking around through life living through a facade, which is what you do."

Elizabeth thinks the source of the problem was panic attacks she would get as a 6-year-old girl after her father left for Vietnam. Take a look:

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