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A new world of substance use disorder treatment.

InnateVRusesanovelapproachtotreatingsubstanceusedisorderthroughthemostadvancedvirtualrealitytechnology.

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Substanceusedisordersformfromrepetitiveoverstimulationofrewardcircuitryinthebrain.DuringtheprocessofdevelopingSUD,thebrainassociatesenvironmentalcues,presentduringdrugexposure,withtheintakeofthedrug.Thesecuesthenbegintotriggerstrongdrugcravingsontheirown,evenwhenthedrugisnotpresent.Itisthesecravingsthatcanputtheindividualinastrongdrugseekingstatewhichcanultimatelyleadtorelapse.

ByexposingtheindividualwithSUDtotheseenvironmentaltriggersinvirtualenvironments,withoutgettingtherewardofthedrug,theirbrainwillun-learntheassociationsbetweenenvironmentalcuesanddrugexposure.Also,theychangethewaytheirbrainrespondstothestressofdrugtriggersandcravings.Forexample,SUDsaredrivenbymoreinstinctual,lowerbrainprocessesinthelimbicsystem;however,exposuretherapyreturnsregulationtotheprefrontalcortex,allowingtheindividualtobemorecapableofinhibitingandminimizingtheeffectsofenvironmentaltriggers.ThisdecreaseindrugcravingsmakesthembetterequippedforovercomingSUDanddiscoveringlongtermsobriety.

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Who It's For

OurtreatmentisforclinicianswhoworkwithindividualswithSUD.Youwillbeabletoplaceindividualsinhighlyimmersive,interactivevirtualsimulations,andcounselthemthroughouttheirtreatment.

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Jake Ziemba

Paul Ziemba

Evan Hendler

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