Thursday, August 23, 2018

Elizabeth Vargas Will Discuss The Link Between Anxiety And Alcoholism On October 11

Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 
On Thursday, October 11th, The Magdalen House will host award-winning news anchor and correspondent Elizabeth Vargas at the 2nd Annual Leave a Legacy: An Evening with Elizabeth Vargas dinner presented by the Ben E. Keith Foundation, to be held at Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g) in Downtown Dallas.

As an award-winning anchor and correspondent, Vargas has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting groundbreaking interviews. Currently the co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 with David Muir, The New York Times has credited Vargas with reinvigorating the newsmagazine format with her “intellectually brave” reporting.

In September 2016, Vargas’s memoir Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction was released by Grand Central Publishing. A special episode of 20/20 aired in conjunction with the book’s release, in which Vargas and Diane Sawyer discussed Vargas’ experiences, explored the link between anxiety and alcohol abuse, and interviewed experts as well as people recovering from addiction.

“More than 108,000 women are alcohol-dependent in the Dallas County area” said Lisa Kroencke, Magdalen House Executive Director. “We believe that our no-cost treatment program, provided in a safe and supportive environment, with accurate information about the problem and the solution, will help women recover from alcoholism.” she said. “Vargas's commitment to advocating for women, as well as her experience and understanding of alcoholism, qualifies her to empower countless Dallas women,” Kroencke said. “Her message is consistent with our mission, and spreads hope to alcoholic women and their families,” she said. “We believe that helping others builds a bridge of service and support, and we invite the entire Dallas Community to join this fight by participating in our 31st Anniversary Celebration,” Kroencke said. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at by calling 214-764-0793.