The Social Interactome


We are pleased to announce that data gathering for the Social Interactome project is complete! Over the past 4 years, we’ve run 7 instances of the Social Interactome—each with at least 256 people. Over 1900 individuals, all connected to one another by the impact drug addiction has had on our lives and communities.

It is our mission to understand the mechanisms underlying addiction and recovery so we can help those afflicted and prevent such problems from happening in the future as well as disseminate strategies that may help maintain recovery. By observing our participants' actions in the Social Interactome environment, we have gained significant insights into how social media may be used as a tool to improve recovery rates and minimize relapses. We are now working hard to process the data collected and publish our findings in scholarly journals so this new knowledge may be shared with the world.

Thank you to the individuals that participated in the Social Interactome. You make our research possible, and we hope you can take pride in knowing you contributed to ARRC’s mission.

Please look forward to future research publications coming from ARRC, and we hope you will remain connected with us to participate in future studies! If you have not already done so, we invite you to register with the International Quit & Recovery Registry (IQRR), and for those in Roanoke, Virginia and the surrounding communities, please complete our online screening survey to see if you may be eligible to participate in ongoing studies. You may also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter, or directly via phone, e-mail, or walk-in.