|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.