While Judge Pollack Receives Treatment For Alcoholism, She Wants Taxpayers To Pay Her Salary Adolfo Pesquera, Daily Business Review May 29, 2014 | 4 Comments share share by mail share on linkedin Facebook share on twitter share on google+ Share With Email Send Thank you for sharing! Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided. print reprints Broward County Court Judge Gisele Pollack wants the Florida Supreme Court to amend her suspension to pay her while she receives treatment for alcoholism. Sign up for a free digital membership and get great benefits like: Already Registered? Sign In now 5 free articles* every 30 days, from other ALM publications Exclusive discounts on ALM events and products Daily Business Review digital newsletter, plus your choice of more than 30 digital newsletters Access on the device of your choice: smartphone, tablet, or desktop Unlimited free access to Corporate Counsel and Law Technology News online Create Account with LinkedIn Register Now *May exclude premium content VIEW COMMENTS ( 4 ) ADD COMMENT What's being said Sign In Terms & Conditions steve castleman Jun 02, 2014 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 May 30, 2014 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 May 29, 2014 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 May 29, 2014 You‘ve got to be kidding. She brings disrespect to the bench. Comments are not moderated. To report offensive comments, click here. Preparing comment abuse report for Article# 1202657182545 Send Thank you! This article's comments will be reviewed.