07/15 – 03/20 07/14 - 08/19
National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program II (UHDARDP II) - R24 DA019798
Virtual Reality and Heroin Craving
This study, utilizing an RCT design, compares virtual reality based cue-exposure therapy (VRCET) to drug relapse prevention education (DRPE) to decrease substance craving and substance use in a sample of male and female heroin using adults (N = 100). This study also investigates if Medication Assisted Therapies such as methadone and suboxone attenuate craving and physiological reactivity to heroin cues in a subsample of former male and female heroin users.
Role: PI, Luis Torres, Ph.D., Co-PI, Micki Washburn, Ph.D.