Congressman Mark Foley Resigns, Checks Into Rehab

Published: Oct. 2, 2006 at 1:03 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2006 at 10:42 AM CDT
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Former Republican Congressman Mark Foley of Florida says he has checked himself into a rehabilitation facility and is undergoing treatment for alcoholism.

In a statement released in Florida by his attorney, Foley says, "I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoholism and other behavioral problems."

Foley resigned from Congress last week, amid reports of sexually-charged on-line correspondence with boys working as congressional pages.

One of the boys he reportedly e-mailed was a 16-year-old from Monroe.  The boy worked as a page for Louisiana Congressman Rodney Alexander.