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Recovery Talk, a North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) program, has unveiled new features aimed at bolstering its support for individuals facing addiction. Recovery Talk is a vital resource, providing free and confidential assistance to North Dakotans on their recovery journey.

Recovery Talk connects people with trained peer support specialists who have lived experience. These specialists offer hope, encouragement and compassion to anyone who needs it, 24/7. They can also provide resources for treatment and other services within the caller’s community.

“Recovery Talk offers people additional recovery support at any time including weekends and holidays,” said HHS Behavioral Health Division Addiction Manager Lacresha Graham. “We know sometimes a person may just need someone to talk to who has had similar struggles.”

The program now offers both incoming and outgoing services. Individuals can call or text (701) 291-7901 anytime they need immediate support. The outgoing services enable peer support specialists to reach out and connect with individuals on a pre-scheduled basis. This ensures consistent and ongoing support for those who join the program.

Graham said the ability to schedule a call can help those who identify certain times when they find themselves struggling and can depend on a support specialist to reach out when most needed.

“Recovery Talk can provide needed support with a call or a text to a peer support specialist and we are excited about the expanded services to support North Dakotans in recovery,” Graham said.

In 2023, Recovery Talk answered 1,159 calls from North Dakotans in recovery.

Call or text (701) 291-7901 24/7 to chat with a peer support specialist and schedule future calls at a convenient time. Visit hhs.nd.gov/recoverytalk

Recovery Talk is free, anonymous and confidential.

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, access to services and quality services. For more information visit HHS Behavioral Health.

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