San Francisco supervisor begins alcohol treatment
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco supervisor Aaron Peskin said Thursday he would begin treatment for alcohol dependence.
In a statement, the District 3 supervisor thanked his friends, family, colleagues and staff for being by his side as he faced his personal issues.
“After careful consideration, I have decided to undertake treatment for alcoholism under the guidance of professionals,” he said. “I maintain my long legislative and civic record, but I also have to take full responsibility for the tenor I hit in my public relations – for that I’m so sorry.”
He added, “I take seriously my duties and responsibilities as a member of the community and a public official and remain deeply committed to the issues and legislative agenda that I have pursued on behalf of the people of San Francisco for two decades. “
Peskin was first elected to the board in 2000 and served for eight years, then was re-elected to the board in 2015. His district includes neighborhoods like Nob Hill, North Beach, Chinatown, and the neighborhood. financial.
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