Governor, First Lady to host fifth Recovery Reinvented Monday

BISMARCK – Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will host the fifth Recovery Reinvented online Monday, Oct. 25, at the Bismarck Event Center and online at recoveryreinvented.com. The day will focus on sharing addiction and recovery stories, creating recovery-friendly cultures in the workplace and community and eliminating the stigma surrounding the disease of addiction.

“Recovery Reinvented is an opportunity for people to find resources and be part of a supportive community that embraces recovery from addiction,” First Lady Burgum said. “This year’s event is deeply focused around creating meaningful connections between people in our community and ensuring they have access to resources that can help during these difficult times.”

The daylong virtual event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday will feature both national and state experts focusing on addiction and recovery. The governor and first lady will share updates on the results of the North Dakota Addressing Addiction survey that had over 2,300 participants, the state’s response to addiction as well as resources that can help individuals and families who are struggling.

Featured speakers include:

Dr. Joseph Lee, president and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Jonathan Holth, community and client development manager for JLG Architects and co-owner of The Toasted Frog restaurants and Urban Stampede Coffee Bar.

Laurie Johnson Wade, co-founder of Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Community Organization in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Valerie Earnshaw, social psychologist specializing in stigma and substance use disorders and principal investigator on the North Dakota Addressing Addiction survey.

Recovery Reinvented is free and open to the public, and registration is required. For more information or to register, visit www.recoveryreinvented.com. Continuing education units are available for those who register and participate in the in-person or online sessions.


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