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Recovery Reinvented Online Experience

October 28, 2020

The fourth annual Recovery Reinvented brings together state and national addiction and recovery stakeholders for a day dedicated to eliminating the shame and stigma of the disease of addiction and empowering communities to support recovery.

This year’s event will be delivered through an interactive online experience, and give particular attention to innovations in virtual recovery support services and telehealth, the intersection between mental health and addiction, and recovery-friendly workplaces.

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an immense strain on people’s behavioral health, leading to increased reports of depression, anxiety, and substance use. Now more than ever, these conversations of hope for recovery are needed, so we are encourage you to join us for this engaging online experience.

Governor Doug Burgum and the First Lady invite 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.

More information on speakers and event agenda will be posted at a later date at recoveryreinvented.com.

 

Share Your Story: Addiction & Recovery Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Recovery Reinvented is always interested in sharing the incredible stories of the courageous North Dakotans who stand up as a face and voice for recovery. This year, we are looking to showcase the stories of resilience, strength, and innovation of recovery through the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome everyone to share a short video of your experiences with addiction or recovery through this pandemic, so that we may lift up the courageous faces and voices of recovery on social media and during the online event. To share a story, click on the “Get Involved” tab.

 

#RecoveryChampion Awards

Every year since Recovery Reinvented began in 2017, we have sought to lift up local champions who are reinventing recovery every day in their communities. The mission to end the shame and stigma of the disease of addiction and create a statewide culture that embraces recovery can only be accomplished through concerted grassroots efforts, changemakers on the frontlines and in the trenches, and the courageous faces and voices of recovery who use their stories to create meaningful change.

If you know of someone who is an advocate for ending the stigma of addiction, innovating how recovery services are delivered, providing second chance opportunities to those who have struggled with addiction, or for any other reason that supports the mission of Recovery Reinvented – we would love to hear about them! To nominate an individual or group for a #RecoveryChampion award, click on the “Get Involved” tab.

 

Follow us on Social Media!

Additional updates will be shared by the Governor, First Lady and Recovery Reinvented’s social media on Facebook @GovernorDougBurgum, @FirstLadyND and @RecoveryND and Twitter @DougBurgum, @FirstLadyND and @Recovery_ND.

 

“We are excited for this opportunity to impact thousands more lives through an online livestream experience. Recovery Reinvented has always been about meeting people where they are in their recovery journeys and inspiring a wide range of people to join me to end the stigma of addiction and create supportive cultures for recovery.”

-First Lady Kathryn Burgum

Share Your Story and Nominate Someone for a #RecoveryChampion Award

Recovery Reinvented is always interested in sharing the incredible stories of the courageous North Dakotans who stand up as faces and voices for recovery. This year, we are looking to showcase the stories of resilience, strength, and innovation of how individuals managed their addiction or recovery through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please also consider nominating a friend, family member, co-worker, or community member who has demonstrated a commitment to reinventing recovery to be recognized as a #RecoveryChampion at their year’s online event.

Share Your Story: Addiction & Recovery Amidst COVID-19

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How have you managed your addiction or recovery through the COVID-19 pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created tremendous barriers for people in or seeking recovery, including increased isolation, stress, and uncertainty. But through these difficult times, it is important to lift up both the stories of struggle and the stories of hope. We welcome everyone to share a short video of your experiences managing your addiction or how you are continuing to walk the path of recovery through this pandemic.

Through these stories, we will lift up the courageous faces and voices of recovery on social media and during the Recovery Reinvented online event.

For inspiration and examples of the amazing stories we received last year, please watch the following video of North Dakotans who are reinventing recovery:

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Nominate Someone for a #RecoveryChampion Award

Every year since Recovery Reinvented began in 2017, we have sought to lift up local champions who are reinventing recovery every day in their communities. The mission to end the shame and stigma of the disease of addiction and create a statewide culture that embraces recovery can only be accomplished through concerted grassroots efforts, changemakers on the frontlines and in the trenches, and the courageous faces and voices of recovery who use their stories to create meaningful change.

If you know of someone who is an advocate for ending the stigma of addiction, innovating how recovery services are delivered, providing second chance opportunities to those who have struggled with addiction, or for any other reason that supports the mission of Recovery Reinvented – we would love to hear about them!

Please fill out the form below including your first & last name and contact information, so we may follow-up if we need any additional details.

In the “Comments” section, please share some information on the individual or group you are nominating including:

  • Their first & last name
  • Their connection to addiction & recovery work
  • The community in which their impact is felt
  • Why they are deserving of being recognized with a #RecoveryChampion Award
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