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Monday February 29, 2016

Virtual Reality 'Heroin Cave' Aimed At Helping Addicts Kick Habit

Using virtual reality to help addicts kick the habit by taking them through a simulated house party designed to trigger heroin cravings is an interesting use of the technology. Well, unless the VR treatment makes them relapse. eek!

Addicts in a new study at the University of Houston will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a "heroin cave" to help them try and kick their addictions. Researchers are looking to see if making their way through a simulated house party crammed with stimuli aimed at evoking cravings for the drug will help better equip those who suffer from addiction to do so in the real world.

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