The Social Interactome

The Social Interactome is a research project by the International Quit & Recovery Registry that examines how social networks can be used to help people in recovery from substance addiction.

The International Quit & Recovery Registry is part of the Addiction Recovery Research Center at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. The principal investigator of this project is Dr. Warren Bickel, Director of the Addiction Recovery Research Center. This project is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Participants in the Social Interactome will be a part of an online community with other people who are in recovery from substances themselves. They will have access to recovery resources like news stories and learning modules which will help them learn more about themselves and their addiction.


We completed the first part of the study and are now recruiting for the newer version of the study! Please visit our sign up page to learn more about how you can register for the study. Please email us if you have any questions about the study!


NOTE: W-9 Tax information will be needed for all participants in this study. Our University's Bursar's office requires all of our participants who get paid for this study to submit a W-9 with their tax information (See the official document from Virginia Tech). All information that our participants provide on this W-9 form are completely confidential and we store them in a secure place. You can email us at if you have any questions about it.

If you'd like to learn more about this project and collaborate with us, please email us at

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