While Judge Pollack Receives Treatment For Alcoholism, She Wants Taxpayers To Pay Her Salary

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Broward County Court Judge Gisele Pollack wants the Florida Supreme Court to amend her suspension to pay her while she receives treatment for alcoholism.

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  • steve castleman

    Alcoholism, like all addictions, is a chronic, progressive brain disease. It‘s treatable. Perhaps not as successfully as one might like, but on a par with other chronic diseases that require substantial behavioral change, like diabetes and hypertension.

    Unfortunately, many people still don‘t believe addiction is a disease. That‘s why science-based education is so important.
    For a website that discusses the science of substance use and abuse in accessible English (how alcohol and drugs work in the brain; how addiction develops; why addiction is a chronic, progressive brain disease; what parts of the brain malfunction as a result of substance abuse; how that malfunction skews decision-making and motivation, resulting in addict behaviors; why some get addicted while others don‘t; how treatment works; how well treatment works; why relapse is common; what family and friends can do; etc.) please click on www.AddictScience.com.

  • Vigdoria

    I suppose she should get equal treatment under the law, which includes paid leave, but it bothers me that someone who has been given every advantage and a pretty straight forward job should be on the dole with me footing the bill, tho I have come to expect seeing so many more people "taking" rather than "giving back".

  • RY

    Essentially she should be paid. To drink is a choice, but once one is an addict with an active addiction, they need treatment. Her salary should be covered under the disability act while she seeks help.

  • david

    You‘ve got to be kidding. She brings disrespect to the bench.

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