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10/23/2014 10:52 am ET

Elizabeth Vargas Set To Return To ABC News After Rehab

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Elizabeth Vargas will return to co-host ABC's "20/20" on Friday, Oct. 31, after taking a leave of absence this summer to treat her alcohol addiction, the New York Post reported Thursday.

Vargas first made the announcement Monday via Twitter:

Vargas has often been candid about her addiction, as well as her issues with anxiety.

"I am. I am an alcoholic,” she told George Stephanopoulos in an interview on "Good Morning America" this past January. "It took me a long time to admit that to myself. It took me a long time to admit it to my family, but I am."

Throughout her treatment, ABC News has expressed its support for Vargas, saying she could return to work whenever she feels ready. That moment seems to be now.

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