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Aug

For those individuals experiencing challenges in abstaining from alcohol, there may be an additional tool to aid them in their struggle.  Virtual reality, in a small study, proved to be helpful for alcoholics wanting to remain sober. Participants were exposed to virtual reality simulations that placed them in situations that would normally be triggers for…

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Jun

For individuals who struggle with  drinking, there are enjoyable aspects to drinking for them.  Alcohol use may bring temporary relief of discomforting feelings, bring about self medication for a mental health issue, bring a feeling of social connectivity with peers, relief of boredom,  or other perceived benefits. The enjoyable aspects are what keeps returning them to drinking despite…