At Banyan Treatment Center Massachusetts, we’re proud to be part of a family of facilities providing the latest in drug addiction treatment technology. One of the most notable technologies in addiction treatment is virtual reality, also known as VR. Dr. Phil has developed a drug addiction treatment tool utilizing the latest in VR technology, creating a system known as Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery. Here is how this technology supports recovery.
We utilize VR for addiction treatment alongside therapies delivered in-person by our addiction experts. While VR is not a standalone addiction treatment, this technology can augment other approaches to therapy. Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery can be combined with group therapy, individual therapy, and other treatment approaches. Patients use VR technology to:
Following the VR aspect of Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery, patients then complete a workbook that delves into their treatment further. They also meet with an addiction expert to further explore their opportunities for growth. This program uses drug addiction treatment technology to help achieve goals akin to motivational interviewing, which is a time-tested treatment technique.
Addiction is a multifaceted challenge, and effective treatment should address the many aspects of this disease. With drug addiction treatment technology, such as VR, patients are able to address many aspects of their addiction.