Celebrating Roads to Recovery in Pittsburgh

first_imgLike Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Celebrating Roads to Recovery in Pittsburgh   SHARE  TWEET By: Governor Tom Wolf September 12, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog On Saturday, thousands of people gathered in Pittsburgh for the Roads to Recovery Walk, which aims to dispel the negative stigma associated with recovery from addiction, and instead celebrate the many roads to recovery and all those who have traveled them.Right here in our commonwealth, there is not a family that is unaffected by this epidemic. There is not a family that doesn’t know someone – a neighbor, a friend or a family member – who is suffering from the disease of addiction.I want to congratulate everyone in Pittsburgh who participated in this recovery walk and congratulate people all throughout the commonwealth who are in recovery from the disease of addiction. Your determination should be widely applauded and I hope that your strength is an inspiration to others who are suffering from a substance use disorder.At the state level, we’re trying to give those who are currently suffering from the disease more resources and more options. We’ve got to start with eliminating the stigma around the disease of addiction and understand that every patient has different needs. I have made battling the opioid epidemic a top priority in my administration and will do everything I can to help those struggling with this disease.Once again, congratulations to all those who have fought addiction and are now living lives of recovery. You are truly inspiring.If you, or someone you know, is struggling with a substance use disorder, find out how you can get help.last_img read more

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Family violence sickens judge

first_imgMarlborough Express 29 Oct 2012Family violence is making New Zealand an unattractive place to live and New Zealanders need to front up to it, the principal family court judge says.Judge Peter Boshier also used one of his last public speeches before stepping down as principal family court judge to call for a new family violence charge to increase punishments and raise awareness, saying the situation was ”untenable”.Speaking at the Women’s Refuge Whanau of Tomorrow conference in Blenheim on Saturday, Judge Boshier said there was a view among New Zealanders that family violence was not as bad as other forms of violence, and Kiwis readily resorted to it.The country needed to ”get real” about the size and the effects of the problem.”Our intolerance and aggression is unacceptable. In my time as a judge I have dealt with thousands of family violence cases. The intensity and range of abuse is deplorable and at times I have felt deeply affected by what I have read.”Time and time again we need to give messages that family violence is harmful, that it injures our country and that it has enormous consequences,” he said.One step to reducing the problem would be to introduce a charge of family violence, he said.People committing family violence in New Zealand were seeing charges against them ”dumbed down” by overworked prosecutors reducing charges to secure guilty pleas, and there was too little support for victims in court, he said.Because of the way convictions are recorded judges were also unable to tell if a person’s previous convictions were for domestic violence and what the relationship with the victim was, meaning the judges were missing out on crucial information about a person’s past behaviour and the risk they posed to others.http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/7876887/Family-violence-sickens-judgelast_img read more

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Syracuse men’s soccer 2019 schedule released, will face 8 NCAA tournament teams

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 4, 2019 at 1:11 pm Contact David: [email protected] Syracuse released its 2019 regular season schedule on Monday afternoon. The Orange are set to play eight matches against teams that competed in the 2018 NCAA tournament. SU finished the 2018 season 7-7-4 (1-4-3 Atlantic Coast). It fell to Virginia Tech, 3-1, in the opening round of the ACC tournament and Akron, 3-1, in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. Syracuse opens its season on the road against Georgetown on Aug. 30. Then, it plays five consecutive home games, including a contest against ACC foe Louisville on Sept. 13 — SU’s first conference game of the season.In their final 10 regular season games, the Orange will face three nonconference opponents — Cornell, Albany and Connecticut — and seven conference opponents. SU ends its season with games against Clemson, North Carolina State and Boston College, its longest stretch against ACC teams of the season.Here’s Syracuse’s full schedule (conference games in bold):at Georgetown, Aug. 30AdvertisementThis is placeholder textvs. Binghamton, Sept. 2vs. Yale, Sept. 6vs. New Hampshire, Sept. 8vs. Louisville, Sept. 13vs. Cornell, Sept. 17at Wake Forest, Sept. 21vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 27vs. Albany, Oct. 1at Duke, Oct. 4at North Carolina, Oct. 12vs. Connecticut, Oct. 15vs. Clemson, Oct. 19vs. North Carolina State, Oct. 26at Boston College, Nov. 1 Commentslast_img read more

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