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Dean: Virtual reality may be strong tool to fight addiction


February 2, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — You're in a bar, bottles of liquor in front of you on a lighted shelf. The bartender asks if you'd like a drink.

For someone struggling with alcohol addiction, that's a hazardous situation. But in this case, the world is virtual -- and the person struggling with addiction can work with a cognitive behavioral therapist on how to handle those potential triggers.

For more than a decade Patrick Bordnick, the dean of Tulane University's School of Social Work, has investigated the possibility that the world of virtual reality could be used in addiction treatment.

He started e...

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