Virtual Reality Treatment: A Way To Avoid Triggers Of Addiction
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The idea of virtual reality therapy is to make addicts crave of their own addiction and then have them decide not to use the addictive substance.

Virtual reality therapy is a kind of treatment that utilizes virtual reality technology to simulate real life experiences. It is used to cure phobias and other psychological problems such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).As further study; it is now also used to help people with substance addiction to control their cravings over the substance. The said addiction treatment therapy recreates circumstances that trigger cravings for alcohol, nicotine and other kinds of drugs.

Virtual reality therapy refers to a variety of virtual treatments for addiction, such alcohol, drugs and/or smoking. The devices they are using in the treatment therapy consist of computer-generated environment wherein the patients will undergo a replicated experience of their illness.

In the past, a traditional treatment therapy in a substance addiction programs service usually involves the therapist pretending to be a close friend and offers the addict the substance that they are addicted with in order to teach patients strategies on how to avoid triggers in the outside world. However, in this type of treatment therapy, it’s different; the patient will use a simulator device and enters a virtual environment with one of their triggers. A voice will then ask the patient to look around the room and observe without speaking; to help them disintegrate cravings.

Hope Recovery Treatment Center says that the idea of putting patients in real life situations will help them develop avoidance strategies, and then used those learned strategies during the addiction treatment in the real world. Through a virtual world, it can make this type of addiction treatment more effective.

Virtual reality is likewise applied as a method in counseling in various substance addiction programs service. People with addiction will undergo hypnotherapy by the means of virtual reality. Patients’ needs to wear virtual reality glasses that will present relaxing images and situations that will allow them to change their way of thinking into more positive behavior. Through this new way of addiction treatment, it allows therapists of Hope Recovery Treatment Center to observe the patients’ reaction and behavior when they are in the situation that triggers them in using the drugs or alcohol.

The goal of the treatment therapy is to make the addicts familiar to the triggering environments and to make them understand more about their condition which can help them in remaining in the path of recovery and helps them in making progress in substance addiction programs service. Consequently, they will learn to control their cravings until the time that they will be able to let go of the cravings of their substance addiction. Hope Recovery Treatment Center agrees that people who were able to learned strategies to avoid triggers and cravings through a virtual reality treatment therapy, they are most likely use the strategies in real-world situations.

If you are a victim of addiction, you deserve to be given a special care and support to help you break the harmful dependence. By calling 914-267-1959, you’ll be able to know the right treatment for your condition and the staff at Hope Recovery Treatment Center will guide you all the way to recovery.


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