C2ADDICT VIRTUAL REALITY APPLICATION
Virtual environments are made to reproduce ecological situations of use with all the craving cues. This makes the patients face his issues.
Being exposed to a substance and/or to craving cues gives the therapist the possibility to work on active cognitive processes (permissives thoughts, dysfunctional beliefs…) and their dysfunctional response towards it. It makes it easier to give appropriate techniques to handle their addiction.
List of treated addiction with C2Addict:
Find out all the available environments depending on the addiction you’d like to work on.
Tobacco addiction solutions can be found with the help of all the different settings available in virtual environments. It is easier to modify the craving cues and to change the use context : Bar, bus shelter, smoking in a flat (during the day, during the night), restaurant’s terrace, tobacconist….
Exposing people in various places will be helpful to work on the patient’s craving (restaurant’s terrace, bar, casino, apartment at night or during the day, supermarket…). To optimize the cognitive restructuring, the modification of synthetical stimuli are bringing up dysfunctional thoughts or beliefs.
Drug addiction works on a similar idea as tobacco addiction. In different environments, you can modify multiple settings to increase the craving cues : drugs in the apartment during the day or during the night, drugs in a squat … Added to the exposure, you’ll be able to work on your patient’s dysfunctional response towards craving cues with techniques like cardiac coherence.
Gambling addictions work with submersing patients in a virtual casino. The therapist has the possibility to control the interlocutor’s behavior and bring up many different stimuli : Craving cues, interactions with gaming machines… The expositions can also be done in some other environments such as tobacconist (tickets, lottery…).
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