Created a video game that will help you to overcome alcoholism

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2018-08-13 16:45:05

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Created a video game that will help you to overcome alcoholism

The Opponents of video games is often said that the game — it's a waste of time, the defenders also claim the games can get a lot of fun and even learn something. In recent time video games have increasingly started to find its application in treatment of diseases. For example, specialists from a South Korean University Chung-young has created a game that helps to cope with alcoholism.

Of Course, all this sounds very strange, but according to the study, the method really works. The essence of it is to reduce the psychological craving for alcohol and creating in the brain of associations, aimed at «to drown» conventional reaction, which is produced to alcohol.

The game has 3 levels: first level «painted» in calm tones around and plays nice music. At this stage there is relaxation and freedom from obsessive thoughts. The second level focused on training willpower — the player is placed in a virtual bar, where he is offered to drink. Refusing it earns points. The third level is purely an information — man sees information and examples of the harmful effects of alcohol on the body.

It would Seem that the method is quite controversial, however, 12 people who took part in the experiment prove its effectiveness. They say reducing the desire to drink, and what they have learned to control their desires, struggling with the craving for alcohol. In addition, experts note that their approach can help to deal with other mental disorders, and compulsive. For example, claustrophobia or fear of the dark.

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