Cedars-Sinai Blog

Disrupting Addiction

Communication between doctor and patient at the time of treatment may be the best way to help patients manage their pain without becoming addicted to these drugs.

"The focus on quality of life means the study will tell us whether the interventions impact health in a way that patients themselves find meaningful."

Cedars-Sinai is conducting a feasibility study at Holman United Methodist Church  in the West Adams district of Los Angeles.  Dr. Bernice Coleman, who helped create the So Help  Program, is testing whether the education and digitally enhanced programming including virtual reality can be a treatment for bringing down high blood pressure.  Dr. Brennan Spiegel created the virtual reality contained along with Applied VR (virtual reality). 

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Brennan M. Spiegel, MD

Disrupting Addiction