Governor Doug Burgum used his Executive Order power to create the Office of Recovery Reinvented.
The order states the office will “promote strategic and innovative efforts to eliminate the shame and stigma associated with the disease of addiction.”
The office will consist of an advisory council chaired by the First Lady and include individuals in recovery as well as behavioral health professionals and community and tribal leaders.
The council will be appointed by Governor Burgum.
According to a press release sent by the Governor’s office, this is considered “an innovative office established by executive authority,” and it will not utilize general fund money in order to operate.
The release says the office will be funded through philanthrophic efforts and donations.
Executive branch agencies, advocates, and various others will collaborate in order to launch cost-effective, yet grassroots efforts to increase awareness and education on addiction.