Recovery Reinvented 2018

Recovery Reinvented Event

Please join us for the second Recovery Reinvented, a day focused on advocacy, getting and implementing community resources, and eliminating the shame and stigma of addiction.

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum are inviting the general public, American Indian 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 on Sept. 5 at the Fargo Civic Center.

The daylong event will feature state and national addiction and recovery experts who will focus on reinventing recovery through advocacy, community resources implementation and the elimination of stigma of the chronic brain disease of addiction.

The governor and first lady recognize that alcohol and drug use is still the No. 1 social problem in North Dakota with ramifications for the workplace, schools, communities and families.

“Our state has experienced tremendous momentum around the areas of addiction and recovery since our first Recovery Reinvented last September,” Helgaas Burgum said. “As our work has progressed, we’ve identified stigma as a crucial barrier for people seeking treatment and finding recovery. In North Dakota, only 1 in 10 people who have the disease of addiction reach out for help. Recovery Reinvented will give people the tools to eliminate stigma, promote advocacy and help establish a supportive culture around recovery in their communities.”

More details will be coming soon at, on Facebook at @GovernorDougBurgum and @flkathrynhelgaasburgum and on Twitter at @DougBurgum and @FirstLadyND.