Check out Virtual Reality in Addiction Treatment, for free!


Noah Robinson is a doctoral clinical psychology student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is studying the use of virtual reality (VR) to treat addiction. His approach is to create fun, engaging social virtual environments that reduce negative emotions and provide support for recovery. He will be in San Diego to get feedback about VR from clinicians and individuals in recovery. 

He is offering free 30 minute one-on-one exploratory sessions with his VR equipment, during which time he will take you on a tour of some virtual worlds and explain how he is using VR to treat addiction. In return, he’s curious to hear what you liked and didn’t like. Your feedback will help him improve the effectiveness of VR addiction treatment for other patients. This session is NOT treatment, but a chance for you to explore VR and for Noah to get your feedback about the virtual environments he has created.

These 30 minute sessions (sign up link below) are available on the following dates:

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018, from 10am-4pm
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018, from 8am-2pm
  • Monday, July 16, 2018, from and 8am-1pm
The sessions will be held at the Practical Recovery outpatient center, 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite B214, La Jolla, CA, 92037
To sign up for a session and experience VR for yourself, please visit
For more information, watch this news clip of Noah Robinson explaining how VR can be used to potentially treat addiction.


To download the full PDF flyer for this event, please click here.


This experience is sponsored by SMART Recovery San Diego and Practical Recovery.


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