Monday, August 21, 2017 - 11:30 am

BISMARCK, N.D. (Aug. 21, 2017) – Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Helgaas 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 attend “Recovery Reinvented” on Sept. 26 in Bismarck.

This daylong event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bismarck Event Center will feature facilitated conversations with state and national recovery experts on how to reinvent recovery in North Dakota through innovative implementation.

Recovery Reinvented is free and open to the public. Tickets are limited and registration is required. Volunteer opportunities are available for the event. For more information, to register or to volunteer, visit

“Addiction is a chronic disease that is treatable, and recovery is possible. The governor and I have pledged to reduce the social stigma and shame surrounding addiction so that more people impacted by addiction will seek help and have access to more resources and services,” Helgaas Burgum said.

Recovery Reinvented sessions will include topics such as recovery community organizations, sober living, criminal justice reform, re-entry, Native American recovery, and more. An interactive question and answer session with the governor and first lady will provide an opportunity for open community discussion.

“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 to addiction in our communities,” Gov. Burgum said.

Come and be a part of the discussion and work together to reinvent recovery in North Dakota.