Addiction Therapy Via the Metaverse

Although not specifically using Second Life, a professor at Duke University id using a 3D world as a menas of therapy for people suffering with drug addictions. “What we’re trying to do is take people into a virtual crack-related neighborhood or crack-related setting and have them experience cravings, just like they would in the real world…” ABC NEWS

It looks to be an innovative application and blending of technology and social science. It will be interesting to see how it evolves and if it truely gets results.

tjb

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