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Tech-based rehab

June 27th 2017

Drug users are required to watch movies which show the horrible consequences of using drugs. They will then be made to watch a film showing the beauty of living a healthy life, an employee surnamed Wang from the Liangzhu compulsory drug rehabilitation center told the Global Times.

The VR technology makes everything more vivid, so many patients feel dizzy and their heart rates shoot up while watching the film. But apart from that, there are no other side effects, Wang said, adding that many patients become afraid of using drugs after receiving such treatment for a few months.

The Beijing government also used VR technology in an anti-drug campaign in subway stations on Monday to expose the public to the pain of drug addiction.

 

Source: Global Times