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HHS encourages North Dakotans to celebrate Recovery in September

HHS encourages North Dakotans to celebrate Recovery in September

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Office of the First Lady, Office of Recovery Reinvented and North Dakota Health and Human Services' (HHS) Behavioral Health Division is celebrating North Dakotans and their family members in recovery, recognizing the dedicated individuals who provide prevention, treatment, and recovery services and supports, and raising awareness about programs and services that can support people to achieve recovery.

Individuals, family members and community members are invited to join in this celebration by wearing a purple article of clothing or accessory, writing on a sign about why you celebrate recovery, taking a picture of yourself (or a group!) and sending to info@recoveryreinvented.com. Pictures will be posted on social media and may be shared during Recovery Reinvented Thursday, Oct. 5 in Minot, N.D. Learn more about Recovery Reinvented at recoveryreinvented.com.

The state partners with many community-based agencies to provide services that can help people seeking recovery from behavioral health conditions including mental health and substance use disorders (SUD). Some of these services and supports include:

Community Connect provides quality, community-based behavioral health services to meet the needs of each person through care coordination and peer support. Learn more at hhs.nd.gov/behavioral-health/community-connect.

The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Voucher Program was established to address barriers to treatment and increase the ability of people to access treatment and recovery services for substance use disorders. Learn more and apply for the voucher at hhs.nd.gov/behavioral-health/sudvoucher.

Recovery Talk offers an opportunity to connect with a peer support specialist for free, 24/7 by calling or texting (701)291-7901.

The Recovery Housing Assistance Program provides up to twelve weeks of an eligible individual’s living expenses to an approved Recovery Housing Assistance Program provider. hhs.nd.gov/behavioral-health/recovery-housing

“There are many different pathways to recovery,” said Lacresha Graham, manager of addiction treatment and recovery program and policy. “It’s important that our state and communities offer support for each person’s individual path to wellness.”

The agency’s eight regional human service centers provide community-based behavioral health services to individuals with chronic, serious mental illness and addiction. Crisis response services are also available.

To learn more about available recovery programs and services in North Dakota, visit hhs.nd.gov/behavioral-health or contact the division at (701) 328-8920, 711 (TTY) or dhsbhd@nd.gov.

Anyone experiencing a behavioral health crisis, can all the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline for immediate help. Learn more at hhs.nd.gov/988 and hhs.nd.gov/mental-health/crisis-services.

The 2023 Recovery Month proclamation can be viewed online at Recovery Month 2023.pdf (nd.gov)

The Behavioral Health Division is responsible for reviewing and identifying service needs and activities in the state's behavioral health system to ensure health and safety, and access to quality services. It also establishes quality assurance standards for the licensure of substance use disorder program services and facilities and provides policy leadership in partnership with public and private entities. For more information, visit: hhs.nd.gov/behavioral-health.

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