Elizabeth Vargas, an ABC reporter, admitted on Friday that she is an alcoholic.
Elizabeth Vargas’ public admission of being an alcoholic aired on Good Morning America today. Vargas said that being an alcoholic made her feel like a failure. She also said that she tried bargaining with herself to only drink at certain times, but that she could never follow those guidelines. When Vargas was asked if it’s hard for her to not drink, she simply replied ” Yeah,” reports the Associated Press.
Elizabeth Vargas realized that she had a problem when her drinking started to affect her performance on 20/20. She also said she should have noticed her problem when her oldest son would call her nightly drinks “mommy’s juice,” The New York Daily News notes.
Elizabeth Vargas is now in Alcoholics Anonymous and has gone through rehabilitation, the Associated Press notes.