Virtual Reality Plays an Increasing Role in Substance Abuse Therapy

It has become somewhat uncanny how doctors see merit in virtual reality. Some even go as far as actively prescribing this therapy method for those who suffer from substance abuse. So far, the initial results of VR therapy have proven to be positive, although it may still be too early to say for sure how this will impact society moving forward.

VR Rehab Seems to Gain Traction

Dealing with substance abuse is no laughing matter. The patients often have to focus their attention on doing so or risk relapsing. While numerous treatment methods exist already, the quest for the “killer solution” continues unabated In recent months, various VR-based rehab programs have been launched in this regard. Some of them seem to surpass initial expectations in a big way

For the companies building these rehab solutions, they want to focus on being therapeutically-active”. As such, the product itself impacts the condition of the human mind. Considering how substance abuse can genuinely mess up one’s mind and body alike, it is all the more impactful when being confronted with the impact. This makes patients think twice or thrice about what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

Different approaches are being explored in this regard. Virtual reality therapy offers a lot of potential use cases and implementations which are worth exploring. Some companies use music, whereas others use a very confronting video package and VR experience. It is evident there are a lot of options which can do the trick.

When it comes to helping people overcome a substance addiction, there is no one solution for everyone. Some methods work best for a specific user base, yet have zero effect on others. With virtual reality, experiences can be personalized and customized, which will ultimately yield far better results in this regard.

By JP Buntinx

JP Buntinx is a FinTech, VR, and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium.