BISMARCK — Media personality and addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky and New York Times best-selling author David Sheff will be featured speakers at the annual “Recovery Reinvented” event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 28.

Gov. Doug Burgum and First Lady Kathryn Burgum will host the fourth annual event, which will be held via livestream broadcast on

Pinsky, who was the Recovery Reinvented keynote speaker in 2018, is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He will share his insight around strategies to eliminate the shame and stigma surrounding addiction, the connection between mental health and addiction and the emerging addiction challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

David Sheff is the author of the novel, “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction,” a memoir and major motion picture that chronicles a father’s experience supporting his son through addiction, relapse and recovery. Sheff, an advocate on the issues surrounding the U.S. drug crisis, was named to Time Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Influential People in 2009.

Recovery Reinvented is free and open to the public. For more information on the event or to register, visit