What Radical Change Means

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[Dr. Nora Volkow speaking]

To me Radical Change to Save Lives means the capacity to let go of our prejudices of what should be the outcomes that we're looking forward. And I think that as we all look into the notion of radical change each one of us regardless of where we are and what we do has the opportunity to contribute it. So my message is the recognition that individuals that are suffering from a substance use disorder or that are taking drugs are actually not doing it just because they want to do it. They do it because in many circumstances they don't have alternatives. And feeling actually compassion and empathy to support those individuals can make a huge difference. And each one of us can help. That's what radical change is about.