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Treating Addiction With Virtual Reality [electronic resource]

ABC News Productions
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Millions of Americans struggle with addiction every day. Learning how to control cravings and resist temptation is the hardest thing for a recovering addict to deal with. This ABC News report looks at an experimental program at Duke University that allows addicts to experience and control their cravings in the controlled environment of virtual reality. Scientists believe that addicts who learn how to crave their addictions can learn how not to crave.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
4 min.
Language
English
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 10, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
ABC evening news (Television program)
Contents
  • Virtual Reality Therapy (2:54)
  • Stop a Craving Before it Starts (1:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2007.
Recording Info
Broadcast date: November 5, 2007.
Publisher no.
54314 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (4 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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