Alcohol Treatment Preferences and the Acceptability of Virtual Reality Therapy for Treating Alcohol Misuse in Adult Drinkers

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Abstract


In-person delivery of alcohol treatments was preferred by most participants.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and 12-Step Facilitation Therapy were perceived the most acceptable treatments and Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) and mobile VRT the least acceptable of currently available, alcohol treatments.


Treatment familiarity and preferences, prior VR experience, mental health, treatment uptake attitudes and perceived stigma were linked to the acceptability of VRT.


Psychoeducation and familiarisation processes in delivery protocols, and in-person delivery, could increase VRT’s acceptability in alcohol treatment.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAlcohol
Early online date9 Mar 2024
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Mar 2024

Keywords

  • Virtual Reality Therapy
  • VRT
  • Alcohol treatment
  • Treatment acceptability
  • Alcohol misuse

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