Dream. Hope. Act.

Addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects behavior. The disease of addiction is destroying lives, families, and futures across every social and economic group in our country.

This year alone, more than 60,000 people will die from a drug overdose in the United States. That’s more people than will die from car accidents.

In our own state, alcohol and drug use is the number one social issue.

Half of all arrests in our state are alcohol or drug related and 75 percent of those in our prisons have an addiction.

Addiction has an impact on all North Dakotans. Addiction is treatable and there is hope for recovery. Now is the time to act. It’s never too late and it’s never too early. Help start the healing and reinvent recovery.

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"I envision a bright future for our state. A future where prevention works, treatment is effective and people recover from addiction. And where we unite to help those affected by the disease of addiction."

- First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum

Event Info

Be part of the solution at Recovery Reinvented

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bismarck Event Center - Bismarck, North Dakota - Free to attend. On-site registration available. Dress code: casual.

Speakers & Sessions

As your Recovery Reinvented hosts, Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will guide your Recovery Reinvented experience throughout the day. A livestream of the event will be available. Please check back for more details.

The State of Addiction and Recovery

Presented by William Moyers, Vice President of Public Affairs & Community Relations at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

A Holistic Approach to Native American Recovery

Presented by J. Carlos Rivera, Executive Director at White Bison, Inc./Wellbriety Training Institute

Criminal Justice Reform and Reentry

Presented by Mark V. Holden, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Koch Industries, Inc.

Sober Living

Presented by Sharon Weber, Executive Outreach Director of The Haven at College, and Holly Sherman, Executive Director of The Haven at College

Recovery Community Organizations

Presented by Nell Hurley, Executive Director of National Alumni Relations, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Panel, Conversation, and Recovery Reinvented Announcements

Presented by Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum

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"As drug addiction and overdoses continue to take their toll on North Dakota families and stretch community resources, the First Lady and I are committed to pursuing a holistic approach that includes treating addiction like the chronic disease that it is, and reducing the social stigma and shame surrounding addiction."

- Governor Doug Burgum


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