How we recovery and support those in recovery demonstrates our overall philosophy and attitude towards addiction. We must work to eliminate the stigma of addiction. That includes the stigma of recovery.

People in recovery are courageous champions and their stories inform not just of challenges but of determination, strength and hope. A hope for our entire community.

Here's what we're doing, from the Action Plan:


Implement a Recovery Community Organization (RCO) – Use the Faces and Voices of Recovery toolkit and convene steering group.

Improve access to & programming in corrections facility – Identify actions to provide/improve mental/ behavioral health svs in corrections.

Stronger Re-entry programs – Target those who are/were incarcerated with substance use disorder to reduce relapse & recidivism.

Develop Parent/Family Support Group – [On Hold] - Create a support group for those w/ loved ones in recovery.

Enhance support systems in public schools – Evaluate feasibility of increased support systems in schools for students in recovery.

Encourage connection with Faith-based programming – Reinforce network of faith-based orgs providing support programming & share info.

Sober Living Homes, Traditional Housing & Housing First – Support efforts like Housing First and explore options for more supportive housing.

Community & Children’s Facility for Recovery – Explore possibility of a center/facility for those in recovery &  for children exposed to substance use disorder.

 Treatment and Recovery Support Resource List


Here are some of the Recovery/Support Themes we've heard to help guide the Recovery/Support Action Group:

•AA and faith-based organizations are critical systems for long-term recovery
•Housing for families is a need in terms of recovery
•More community collaboration with faith-based organizations
•Addressing the mental illness and trauma aspect in children
•Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) like Minot and Fargo
•Peer-to-peer alternatives to AA for those recovering from drug use
•Support for Parents specifically, including developing network/group
•Community could be more supportive by viewing those in recovery as sick people, not bad people
•A great need to understand addiction better – if death was a deterrent we wouldn’t have a problem but addiction doesn’t work that way
•There is a tremendous willingness for individuals to provide volunteer time, expertise and other resources to be a part of a community-wide effort

If you're willing, please share your contact information to help change the face of addiction in our region.

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