We all play a role in a healthy North Dakota.

As a state, it is time we all face the problem of addiction in North Dakota. It is time we support each other with compassion, rather than judgment. It is time we reinvent recovery. You can help.

Youth Ending Stigma Challenge

Inviting North Dakota youth to eliminate stigma surrounding addiction and mental health conditions in their schools and communities.


The Youth Ending Stigma (YES) Challenge is a collaborative effort between the Office of the Governor, Office of the First Lady, and the Office of Recovery Reinvented, designed to enable student-led initiatives and projects focused on eliminating social stigma surrounding behavioral health issues including addiction and mental health conditions.

Students will be encouraged to submit proposals for an initiative to eliminate stigma in their school and community over an eight-week period. Projects may include awareness campaigns, community open forums, social inclusion programs, peer to peer support groups, and more. YES Challenge winners will receive state wide-recognition, an official letter of commendation from the Governor and First Lady, and a grant up to $1,000 to implement their winning project or initiative.

Completed applications can be emailed to info@recoveryreinvented.com and will be received until 5 p.m. CST on February 15, 2019. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Youth Ending Stigma Challenge Information Packet

Youth Ending Stigma Challenge Application

Donate to support Recovery Reinvented.

Become a Recovery Community Organization

RCOs are dedicated recovery advocates working to change perceptions, policies and laws to improve the lives of those in the recovery community. All local, regional and state organizations that are led and governed by the addiction recovery community (people in recovery and their families, friends and allies) are welcome to join.

Association of Recovery Community Organizations

Become a Free Through Recovery Vendor

The Department of Human Services is seeking contractors for a multidisciplinary team offering comprehensive care coordination and recovery support services to individuals who are at risk to commit a violation or a new crime and have complex behavioral health concerns.

Free Through Recovery

Become a Peer Support Specialist

Training may be available through the ND Department of Human Services to counsel peers in recovery.

Sign up to express interest