Virtual World Therapeautic For Addicts: Study Shows Impact Of Environment To Addiction Cravings

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Psychology & Sociology

Patients in therapy to overcome addictions have a new arena to test their coping skills -- the virtual world. A new study found that a virtual reality environment can provide the climate necessary to spark an alcohol craving so that patients can practice how to say "no" in a realistic and safe setting.

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