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Office of National Drug Control Policy (USA) 3 February 2020Family First Comment: 3 superb goals:* preventing initiates to drug use,* providing treatment services leading to long-term recovery for those suffering from addiction,* aggressively reducing availability of illicit drugs in communities Contrast that with the liberalisation and ‘soft’ approach to drugs by our government Today, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll released the Trump Administration’s National Drug Control Strategy, which establishes the President’s priorities for addressing the challenge of drug trafficking and use.“The 2020 National Drug Control Strategy maintains focus on President Trump’s overarching goal from day one – reducing the number of Americans dying from drug overdoses. While the Trump Administration has made significant progress in preventing substance misuse before it starts, getting more people into treatment and long-term recovery, and curbing the flow of deadly drugs into our communities, now is not the time to rest on this success,” ONDCP Director Jim Carroll said.“Rather, we must build on our momentum and accelerate our efforts to strengthen communities and families across America. Through our continued whole-of-government approach, this Strategy lays the groundwork to continue reversing the pattern of addiction in our country.”Accompanying the National Drug Control Strategy is the release of the Performance Reporting System, the Data Supplement, and the first ever National Treatment Plan for Substance Use Disorder.https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/white-house-releases-2020-national-drug-control-strategy/Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. read more
SEVEN YEARS FOR SAM GIRARD!#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/rnp8xXqi4C— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 31, 2019“Samuel has been one of our best all-around defensemen since joining the Avalanche,” said Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic in a statement. “He plays important minutes and is someone our coaches count on to play against other teams’ top lines. He has an exceptional ability to skate and move the puck. As a member of our core, we felt it was important to sign him to a long-term deal and we are excited to announce this extension.” The extension was not exactly the news Avalanche fans expected to hear as July closes and top restricted free agent Mikko Rantanen remains without a contract — especially considering Girard’s entry-level contract still runs through next season. Since the Roberval, Que., native’s new deal does not kick in until July 1, 2020, the Avalanche still have about $15.7 million in salary cap space to sign Rantanen, who scored 87 points last season.MORE OF THIS 👀#GoAvsGo pic.twitter.com/rz2SFTrhCp— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 31, 2019Girard brings an element of skill to Colorado’s blueline (27 points in 2018-19) and is one of the most disciplined players in the NHL — he only served three minor penalties last season and finished seventh in voting for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player that combines “the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct” along with a high skill level.The Avalanche initially acquired Girard from the Predators in Nov. 2017 as part of a three-team trade that sent Matt Duchene to the Senators and Kyle Turris to Nashville. Girard was drafted by Nashville in the second round of the 2016 NHL Draft. The Colorado Avalanche announced Wednesday that they’ve agreed to a seven-year contract extension with Samuel Girard. Just 21-years-old, the defenseman will reportedly make $5 million annually for the duration of the contract, per Mike Chambers of the Denver Post.With the new deal, he is signed through the 2026-27 season, joining a projected long-term defensive core that includes Erik Johnson and rookie Cale Makar. read more