Governor Doug Burgum, wearing a black suit coat and jeans, stands to the right of First Lady Kathryn Burgum, wearing a white jacket and jeans, in front of a screen with a picture of an award that says Hope, Dream, Act.

WHAT: Third Annual Recovery Reinvented

The daylong event will feature state and national addiction and recovery experts who will focus on reinventing recovery by empowering communities to take action, creating recovery-friendly workplace environments, and eliminating the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction.

The event will also include an Empowerment Expo, which will connect people to extensive addiction, recovery, and mental health organizations and resources from across the state. Information and resources will be available to family members to help guide conversations around addiction and recovery. Recovery Reinvented awards will honor local individuals and groups that are making a tremendous impact in the field of addiction and recovery.

Local stories of recovery from across North Dakota will be highlighted throughout the day as well.

WHEN: November 12, 2019

WHERE: Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND

WHO IS INVITED: Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum are inviting the general public, Native American communities, business and community leaders, behavioral health providers, university and college representatives, health care providers and administrators, addiction recovery advocates, faith-based communities, first responders, law enforcement, families and more to join them for Recovery Reinvented.

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Gary Mendell, the founder and CEO of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit focused on reversing the course of the addiction crisis in America. After losing his son Brian to addiction in 2011, Mendell founded Shatterproof to spare other families the tragedy his had suffered. Since founding Shatterproof in 2012, Mendell has been a national leader in the addiction space, creating solutions that will create more access to treatment for opioid and substance use disorders, including the creation of the Shatterproof National Principles of Care to guide providers, payers and patients to quality treatment. He advocates for state and federal policy changes and soon will be launching a national strategy and call to action to address stigma related to opioid and substance use Disorders.

Carol McDaid, principal at Capitol Decisions Inc. in Washington, D.C. As a person in long-term recovery with over 25 years of federal legislative experience in Washington, McDaid brings a breadth of knowledge and policy expertise in combatting the disease of addiction and supporting recovery. McDaid played a strong role in the passing of landmark legislation requiring insurers to treat addiction, mental and physical health problems equally. Having established one of Virginia’s leading peer-to-peer recovery community organizations with her husband, her experience will translate how to effectively engage communities to support recovery.

Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald is the current president of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. McDonald is an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Nation and a proud descendant of the Sahnish, Hidatsa, and Hunkpapa Nations. Prior to beginning his role as president of UTTC in 2014, McDonald served as chairman for the Spirit Lake Nation and was an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health.  His published research focused on Native elders’ health risks and disparities, American Indian veterans’ access to health care, and American Indians’ behavior risk factors. An example of the power of recovery, McDonald is a person in long-term recovery for 25 years after going through treatment 16 times.

TENTATIVE AGENDA:

7:00 am – 5:00 pm:

Empowerment Expo Open

Morning session:

– Welcome

– Keynote #1

– Keynote #2

Lunch (Empowerment Expo Booths Available)

Afternoon session:

– Keynote #3

– Recovery Panel

– Closing

HOTEL INFORMATION: Hotel rooms will be available at the conference rate at the Radisson Hotel (605 East Broadway Avenue). Those interested should request the block of rooms available for the Behavioral Health Conference. Cutoff date for room reservation for rooms at the conference rate is October 11th.

REGISTRATION & EVENT INFORMATION: Registration for Recovery Reinvented will open on September 3, and event information is available at recoveryreinvented.com with additional updates being shared on Facebook @GovernorDougBurgum and @FirstLadyND and Twitter @DougBurgum and @FirstLadyND. The Behavioral Health Conference will be held the following days on November 13-15, also at the Bismarck Event Center.

Speakers

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Gary Mendell

Gary Mendell, the founder and CEO of Shatterproof, a national nonprofit focused on reversing the course of the addiction crisis in America. After losing his son Brian to addiction in 2011, Mendell founded Shatterproof to spare other families the tragedy his had suffered. Since founding Shatterproof in 2012, Mendell has been a national leader in the addiction space, creating solutions that will create more access to treatment for opioid and substance use disorders, including the creation of the Shatterproof National Principles of Care to guide providers, payers and patients to quality treatment. He advocates for state and federal policy changes and soon will be launching a national strategy and call to action to address stigma related to opioid and substance use Disorders.

Carol McDaid holding her right hand to her neck smiles forward

Carol McDaid

Carol McDaid, principal at Capitol Decisions Inc. in Washington, D.C. As a person in long-term recovery with over 25 years of federal legislative experience in Washington, McDaid brings a breadth of knowledge and policy expertise in combatting the disease of addiction and supporting recovery. McDaid played a strong role in the passing of landmark legislation requiring insurers to treat addiction, mental and physical health problems equally. Having established one of Virginia’s leading peer-to-peer recovery community organizations with her husband, her experience will translate how to effectively engage communities to support recovery.

Headshot of President Russ McDonald wearing a black suit coat smiling

Dr. Leander "Russ" McDonald

Dr. Leander “Russ” McDonald is the current president of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. McDonald is an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Nation and a proud descendant of the Sahnish, Hidatsa, and Hunkpapa Nations. Prior to beginning his role as president of UTTC in 2014, McDonald served as chairman for the Spirit Lake Nation and was an assistant professor at the University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health. His published research focused on Native elders’ health risks and disparities, American Indian veterans’ access to health care, and American Indians’ behavior risk factors. An example of the power of recovery, McDonald is a person in long-term recovery for 25 years after going through treatment 16 times.

Partners & Sponsors

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor for Recovery Reinvented 2019? Email info@recoveryreinvented.com and we will follow-up with you!

There are many ways to get involved in Recovery Reinvented! Share a video of your story to be featured at November’s event or on social media, volunteer at the event, or consider being a sponsor.

See the sections below for how you can be a part of the solution to reinvent recovery in North Dakota!

Share Your Story to End Stigma

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How do you reinvent recovery?

We are looking to highlight as many North Dakota faces and voices of recovery as we can. We are encouraging brief recorded video statements about the hope found in recovery for yourself or someone close to you, how you eliminate the stigma of addiction, or how you are a part of reinventing recovery.

Submission Guidelines:

  • 10 seconds or less
  • No profanity
  • 50 MB limitation on video
  • Use one of the following prompts listed below (italicized text provides examples of what you could share)

Prompts:

  • My name is ___, there is hope in recovery because… my sister has been in recovery for 20 years after going to treatment 8 times.
  • My name is ___, I have been in recovery for ___ and I am grateful for… my friends and family for always encouraging me on my journey.
  • My name is ___, I’m using my voice to eliminate the stigma of addiction because… because my son died from a drug overdose.
  • My name is ___, and I reinvent recovery by… allowing my employees to take time off to go to recovery support meetings.
Submit Your Video

Upload your video

Volunteer at Recovery Reinvented

To express interest in volunteering at Recovery Reinvented 2019, please fill out the following form. You will be contacted at a later date.

Get Involved

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Become an Event Sponsor

Email info@recoveryreinvented.com and we will follow-up with you!

 

Have your organization participate in the Recovery Resources Expo

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The Recovery Resources Expo is a powerful opportunity to connect people to extensive addiction,
recovery, and mental health organizations and resources from across the state. Community and
service providers will engage with Recovery Reinvented participants to help reduce
barriers and empower recovery.

There is no cost to have a booth at the Recovery Resources Expo.

Please fill out your information in the following form. In the comments section, include the following details:
– The name of your organization
– City in which your organization is based
– One sentence description of the services your organization provides

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Perform Your Musical Talent at Recovery Reinvented

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Recovery Reinvented is seeking musical artists to join us for the third Recovery Reinvented Conference
on November 12, in Bismarck, ND at the Expo Center. The vocalist and/or musical group selected will
present one to two numbers at the conference.

We are looking for upbeat, energetic material! Your total presentation time must be under seven minutes.

You do not need to be in recovery to submit, but the thematic material must be focused on Recovery. All musical genres will be considered and may include a movement component. An arts panel will select the two-three final presenters.

Your work will be performed in front of over 1000 people, gathered to address addiction and recovery without shame or stigma.

– A small stipend may be available to cover necessary travel and/or certain technical needs.
– Free attendance to the day-long conference is provided.
– Rehearsals will take place in Bismarck in late October.
– For questions contact kkonikow@nd.gov. For application submission, see below.
– Submission deadline: September 20.

Please download and fill out the following application form: Recovery Reinvented Call for Artists.

You will need to upload work sample(s) – up to three – that you are submitting indicating your style of performance as well as similarities to your suggested performance piece. Make sure to name EACH FILE so that it includes your first initial and last name.

Upload your completed application and work sample files to: https://www.dropbox.com/request/FCotvN8KdsumnVO1Ien3.

To register for Recovery Reinvented 2019 click here.