Funded Projects

Project # Project Title Research Focus Area Research Program Administering IC(s) Institution(s) Investigator(s) Location(s) Year Awarded
Virtual Reality Facilitation of Recovery from Opioid Use Disorder Cross-Cutting Research Small Business Programs NIDA Relate XR LLC OBERLIN, BRANDON G; NELSON, ANDREW Indianapolis, IN 2022
FOA Title: HEAL Initiative: America’s Startups and Small Businesses Build Technologies to Stop the Opioid Crisis (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: RFA-DA-19-020

Relapse is common in people with opioid use disorder, and recovery attempts often fail within 6 months. This research project will test a novel virtual reality intervention to improve recovery outcomes for people recovering from opioid use disorder. By increasing future orientation and delay-of-reward behavior with a precision medicine personalized experience, the intervention is designed to enhance advantageous decision-making and increase positive future outcomes. The results of this study will provide critical data for creating a commercially viable software product for facilitating relapse prevention and improving opioid use disorder recovery outcomes.