First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, who's been well from addiction for more than 15 years, said she and Gov. Doug Burgum are "very passionate" about what they can do together to address the stigma of addiction.

Terri Brown, the Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls lead peer coach, answers questions about her experiences, challenges and her relationships with clients.

Leann Bertsch, director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, hopes to see results soon in the state's efforts to slow and reduce a growing inmate population after the recent passage of criminal justice reform legislation.

You've told us that your community has the entrepreneurial spirit to embrace an entirely new, community-wide approach to solving drug and alcohol addiction, our region's top public health problem.