My note to Elizabeth Vargas of ABC: “do not be ashamed….just get back up on the horse…I am rooting for you and I am not alone”


I don’t know Elizabeth Vargas although I have seen her on TV over the years and I have admired her work.  She has been battling alcohol and apparently fell off the wagon and has now gone back to rehab.

 She was quoted (see below) as saying she is ashamed and sorry.   That bothered me.  I wish she did not feel ashamed.   She should not feel ashamed.  Life is tough and each of us has a struggle of some sort and this is hers.  

 I am rooting for her success in rehab….and I am rooting for her to return to her job and be a giant role model for all of us.  I admire people who hit rough spots and get back up on the horse.  I want her to do that.  


“..Vargas says, “As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and incredibly difficult process. I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down and for that I am ashamed and sorry.”