Virtual Reality and Mindfulness Therapy for People with Opioid Use Disorder
Virtual reality is a technology device used to create an unreal environment for people to face situations such as Opioid (drug) Use Disorder (OUD). A therapy called Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) has been shown to help people with chronic pain and other issues of OUD. Research is needed to learn if VR with MORE is just as well as MORE without VR. We hope to apply what we learn to better help people using Telehealth (doctor visits received outside of doctors offices such as on a computer). The information we gain may aid future patients.
- All genders
- Over 18 years old
- Volunteers with special conditions
- In Person
Who can participate?
Gender: All genders
Age: Over 18 years old
Volunteers: Volunteers with special conditions
Location: In Person
- Ages 18 years and older
- Current OUD diagnosis
- Receiving medications for OUD such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
- Attend in person at the University of Utah
- Prior participation in other specific Mindfulness therapy
- Current psychosis (mental disorder causing disconnection from reality) or a suicide plan with the intent
- Cognitive impairment (when a person has trouble remembering, learning, or making decisions on their own) that prevents completing the study
- Unable to remain in the entire study such as planning to move
Will I be paid for my time?