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Mother of Murdered 12-Year-Old Recalls the Day of His Death: 'I Was in Complete Shock'

Mother of Murdered 12-Year-Old Recalls the Day of His Death: 'I Was in Complete Shock'

Originally posted 09/29/2016 10:30PM

Tandy Cyrus, the mother of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips who was murdered in 2011, sat down with 20/20's Elizabeth Vargas to share her heartbreaking story.

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Elizabeth Vargas Reveals She Kept Wine Bottles Hidden Inside Her Knee-High Boots: 'Nobody Looks Inside the Boot'

Elizabeth Vargas Reveals She Kept Wine Bottles Hidden Inside Her Knee-High Boots

Originally posted 09/13/2016 03:10PM

Elizabeth Vargas struggled with addiction for years and to keep it secret she kept her alcohol in one surprising place.

"I had these knee-high boots, and I would stick a bottle of wine in the boot," Vargas tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Nobody looks in the boot."

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Elizabeth Vargas Feels Sense of 'Relief' After Opening Up About Alcoholism

Originally posted 09/12/2016 02:20PM

WATCH: @EVargasABC shares her story as she opens up about her battle with alcoholism. https://t.co/0nQYOr9z3U— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 12, 2016 Elizabeth Vargas is relieved after opening up about her battle with alcoholism and anxiety in a special edition of ABC News' 20/20.

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Elizabeth Vargas Says She Suffered Anxiety Daily In 20/20 Interview with Diane Sawyer

Originally posted 09/10/2016 12:50AM

Elizabeth Vargas sat down with Diane Sawyer for a special edition of ABC News 20/20 to speak about her struggle with alcoholism and anxiety, including her recovery process.

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Elizabeth Vargas on 'Brutally Difficult' Split from Her Husband Marc Cohn Days After Leaving Rehab

Originally posted 09/08/2016 12:15PM

When Elizabeth Vargas came home from a Tennessee rehab in 2014, she had no idea her husband would leave her just days later.

"It was brutally difficult," Vargas, 54, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "I think anyone can imagine what that felt like."

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Elizabeth Vargas on How She Hit Rock Bottom When She Got Drunk on Her Son's 8th Birthday

Originally posted 09/07/2016 03:10PM

On the day of her son Sam's 8th birthday in August 2014, Elizabeth Vargas planned to bake a vanilla coconut cake – his favorite. Instead, what should have been a day of celebration took a dark turn when the 20/20 anchor ended up in a detox facility.

In her new memoir Between Breaths (out Sept. 13), Vargas opens up about her battle with alcohol addiction and the day she relapsed for the last time.

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How Elizabeth Vargas' Life Was Saved by a Stranger Who Drove Her Home After a 13-Hour Drinking Blackout

Originally posted 09/07/2016 10:00AM

One of the scariest lows Elizabeth Vargas hit while battling her alcohol addiction was the day she blacked out for 13 hours.

"It was terrifying once I started to hear the particulars," Vargas, 54, tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "I will never know who that person was that saved my life."

Vargas woke up in a New York City hospital unaware of how she got there and, to this day, still doesn't know exactly what happened.

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Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Her Alcoholism: 'If I Can Help One Person Feel Less Alone, Then I'm Really Happy About That'

Originally posted 04/06/2016 09:00AM

It's not an easy subject to talk about, but Elizabeth Vargas hopes to help others by sharing the details of her "deeply personal" struggle with addiction.

"I think it's important for any person to own their own story, the good parts and the bad," she tells PEOPLE.

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Elizabeth Vargas Returning to Work After Rehab | Elizabeth Vargas

Elizabeth Vargas Returning to Work After Rehab

Originally posted 10/22/2014 06:30PM

After seeking treatment for alcohol dependency in August, Elizabeth Vargas is returning to her job at ABC.

"So many thx to everyone for your support! It means so much. I am back to work next week, so happy to come back!" she Tweeted on Monday.

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Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn Separated Since Last Year

Elizabeth Vargas and Marc Cohn Separated Since Last Year

Originally posted 08/21/2014 05:40PM

Despite the recent revelation that Elizabeth Vargas returned to rehab this week to battle alcohol addiction, a source says the ABC News anchor, 51, and singer-songwriter husband Marc Cohn parted ways months before this relapse.

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