It’s 2019 and technology is more advanced than it’s ever been. With the invention of apps for personal devices such as phones and tablets, there are more tools available for those in recovery from addiction than ever before. There are hundreds of apps out there based on 12 Step literature, sober calculators, recovery time counters, meeting location apps, etc.
We looked through many of the most popular apps that are related to addiction and recovery. We found that these 5 apps are some of the best for those in recovery in 2019.
1 – Loosid App
Loosid is a new app that launched in late 2018 that combines social recovery, dating, networking and recovery events into one app that’s modern and slick. The apps dating features work in a similar manner to Tinder or Bumble, but for those seeking others in recovery for partners. In terms of events, there are a ton of local events if you are close to a major city, however, more local events seem to be sparse at the moment (although that is expected to grow as the app grows users). If you are looking to connect with other sober people or if you are struggling and need to talk to someone immediately, Loosid is a great app. It provides a “beacon” feature that allows a user to let others know they are struggling and really need support. Check out more about Loosid.
2 – SoberGrid
SoberGrid launched in 2015 as a social media platform for those in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. The app works in a similar manner to Facebook, where you can post to a feed, count your time in recovery, report daily recovery work, 24/7 peer recovery support and connect with others easily. Another benefit is the app allows people to remain anonymous, respecting the delicacy of substance abuse. The “Burning Desire” button is another great feature that allows a person to instantly talk to someone if they are in relapse-mode. With over 130,000+ users currently, the app is definitely a place to connect with other people who have been through addiction. Learn more about SoberGrid.
3 – Sober Tool
Sober Tool is an app that was developed by a Harvard-trained, licensed drug and alcohol counselor. The app provides numerous tools for those seeking to break any habit and encourages people with a “reward” based system. There are prompts designed to encourage a daily inventory of feelings, emotions, and behaviors. Available on both Android and iPhone, the app also features a sobriety calculator tied into what you have saved by not spending money on drugs or alcohol, a day at a time. If you are looking for some daily work that will help keep your recovery in check Sober Tool is a great app. Find out more about Sober Tool.
4 – Pink Cloud
Pink Cloud is an app that allows you to locate recovery meetings, track your recovery time, track your step work progress, track meeting attendance, and track your daily inventory. The simple yet useful app also has a phone list feature and is truly an all-in-one app for those seeking a simple way to track and manage your recovery. The app currently features meetings for Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Crystal Meth Anonymous, and is available on both iPhone and Androids. Explore Pink Cloud’s app.
5 – I Am Sober
I Am Sober is a simple app that helps your recovery from addiction by counting time in milestones, offering daily pledges, a daily inventory, daily motivations, multiple addictions can be tracked, and allowing shared posts with sobriety milestones. The app has been around for a while, but the staying power shows the app has been an effective tool for people in recovery. Discover the app I Am Sober.
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