Alcohol Use Recovery Research Study
Are you in recovery from alcohol usage?
We need your help with an online survey study! The study results may help other people who are in recovery from alcohol use disorder in the future.
Online Remote Research study
Compensation up to $1,280
Currently in recovery from Alcohol use
18 + Years Old
Fast Facts
Study Background
Over 7% of the United States adult population struggles from alcohol usage every year. People in recovery are significantly impacted by their surroundings and researchers want to understand the impact on their fight to stay clean.

Our research study at Virginia Tech focuses on identifying the pathways of recovery. We also look at how recovery from alcohol use disorder affects quality of life, employment, family relationships, housing, pain, and decision-making.

Our research hopes this information can be used to help others in long-term recovery from alcohol use disorder.
Additional Information
Why is this research study being done?
The goal of the study is to understand recovery so that we can better support people on that journey. We want understand recovery and relapse and identify novel targets for future relapse prevention.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for our study if you meet the following criteria:

Inclusion criteria:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Currently in recovery from alcohol use
  • Can have a history of other substance use disorders
  • Have access to the internet
  • Must join the IQRR to participate (it is free)
What will happen if I participate in this study?
If you agree to participate in the study, you will be asked to complete a screening to collect your contact information and collect information needed for payment (e.g., W-9 form). We will ask you for your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and your Social Security Number (SSN) as well as contact information for a family member or friend who would know how to reach you. We will only use this information to contact you in the future, in case we cannot reach out to you. Your SSN will be collected for compensation purposes.

You will be asked to complete 4 online surveys per year for the next 3 years. the online surveys will be conducted about every 3-4 months. The first survey will last about 90 minutes and all future surveys will be about 60 minutes. Surveys will cover some basic information about you (for example, age, sex, race, education), your drug use and related symptoms, mental and physical health, relationships with friends and family, stressful events, lifestyle, and your health behaviors including treatment for alcohol use disorder you have sought or received. We will also ask about your employment and housing.

All of your answers to the survey will be confidential and used only for this research study.

Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You can earn up to $1,280 over 3 years ($40-$140 per assessment completion with an additional bonus of up to $75 per year).
Will it cost me anything to participate in this research study?
There is no cost for you to participate in a research study.