Virtual Environments for Substance Abuse Assessment and Treatment

  • Patrick S. BordnickEmail author
  • Micki Washburn
Part of the Virtual Reality Technologies for Health and Clinical Applications book series (VRTHCA)


The previous scenario is based on a first-person recollection of attending a party that was developed into a virtual reality scenario by Dr. Bordnick at the Virtual Reality Clinical Research Lab. This scenario was used to construct a virtual reality platform to assess and eventually decrease alcohol craving, offering a novel approach to substance abuse treatment.


Substance abuse Addictions Cue exposure Cognitive-behavior therapy Prevention 

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  1. 1.Tulane School of Social WorkNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Center for Addiction and Recovery StudiesUniversity of Texas Arlington School of Social WorkArlingtonUSA

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