Judson: In general with addictions, people blame the object of the addiction and try to change it. For example, with opioids it's, "Let's regulate opioids" and "Let's blame the evil opioid manufacturers." This is what the thinking brain does. And it's not wrong, the opioid manufacturers have clear culpability in the opioid epidemic for example. But our model is about moving away from the object and moving into the process.
This interview was conducted on behalf of 1440 Multiversity by Jenn Brown—a freelance writer, editor, producer, and educator.
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