Governor Doug Burgum, First Lady host seventh annual Recovery Reinvented in Minot

(Minot, ND) – Governor Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum hosted their seventh annual Recovery Reinvented Thursday in Minot, highlighting North Dakota’s progress on addressing the shame and stigma of addiction. Additionally, Recovery Reinvented championed the benefits of recovery – not just for those addicted, but also those around them every day.

“Talking about the disease of addiction will reduce the stigma because stigma is a barrier that prevents people from reaching out for help and connecting to lifesaving resources and services,” Kathryn Burgum said.

More than 900 people attended the event in person at the Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State, and approximately 1,000 people registered for online participation.

Governor Burgum highlighted several of North Dakota’s programs and initiatives that are helping to make an impact on addiction and recovery. North Dakota has more than 900 peer support specialists, as well as more than 6,000 individuals who have accessed North Dakota’s Substance Abuse Disorder Voucher program. More than 500 people have also been served by the state’s Recovery Housing Assistance Program.

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