Generating systemic change along the addiction recovery continuum
Read the new article published by the ARI team, Dr. Kasey Claborn, Dr. Fiona Conway, and Doctoral Student, Jake Samora along with University of Alabama Doctoral Student, Haelin Jeong.
This systematic review summarizes the applications of immersive, virtual reality (VR) for the assessment and modification of clinically-relevant factors present in illicit substance use. Findings highlighted cue-induced environments and neuropsychological assessments presented via immersive VR. Additionally, results summarized effective applications of immersive VR in eliciting and/or reducing clinically-relevant factors (e.g., craving, heart rate variability, skin conductance) present in methamphetamine use and opioid use. Implications for future research with regard to triangulating biomarkers of illicit substance measured via immersive VR are discussed.