“Sometimes the only way to beat your demons is to face them, even if it’s in a simulated reality.
To help people overcome drug addiction, researchers at the University of Houston’s Graduate School of Social Work are building hyper-realistic virtual worlds to recreate situations that trigger cravings for nicotine, alcohol, weed, and now, hard drugs like heroin.”
By JORDAN PEARSON at Motherboard
Read the full article: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/virtual-reality-is-being-used-to-treat-heroin-addiction
University of Houston Virtual Reality Clinical Research Lab – Prof Patrick Bordnick: http://www.uh.edu/socialwork/New_research/VRCRL/