She published her memoir of her struggle with alcohol abuse and relapse. Many lawyers had ridden that same roller-coaster.
The book, which has had 660 customer reviews on Amazon, is "Between Breaths." She fingers chronic anxiety as the trigger for the addiction to alcohol. Here it can be ordered from Amazon.
Her trust was rewarded. She didn't lose her job. And her candor inspired others who couldn't hold onto recovery. They kept trying. That is one type of path toward permanent sobriety: relapse-filled.
In May she will be leaving her comfort zone at "20/20" and moving on to A&E Network.
There she will be putting together documentaries. Her first will focus on the parents of Casey Anthony. Their child was accused of murdering her child, that is their grandchild. Lawyers might find that human element of the legal story fascinating. Here are more details from the media.
Vargas' book captures how cunning, powerful, and baffling addiction is. Some experts contend it's an allergy to the chemicals in alcohol. My take is that it is disease of the mind.
Through that process, we acquire the ability to observe the mind at work. It can be quite a trickster. Then we can decide how to manage what it's processing. Here the book can be ordered from Amazon.
It was in a 12-step program that I kicked alcohol. But it has been via daily meditation that I have been able to maintain sobriety, despite catastrophic events and plain-vanilla disappointments.
This blog wishes Vargas great success in her new venture.
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