Best Addiction Recovery Apps of 2017

If there’s one benefit to being in addiction recovery today, it’s technology. Thanks to a wide range of apps that can be downloaded in a few seconds, you never have to be alone in your recovery. Mobile apps provide ongoing support, resources and tools. Though they are not a replacement for attending your support groups and counseling sessions, these apps are effective at complementing your current recovery plan.

Below are a few of our favorite apps. Check them out and see which ones might offer the support you’re looking for as you transition into your sober, healthy life.

Cassava

Cassava is an intuitive app that lets you track your progress in recovery such as nutrition, stress levels, sleep quality, moods and physical activity. It also has a recovery meeting directory that connects you with support groups anytime, anywhere. Use it daily for the best experience.

Available On: iTunes and Google Play, Cost: Free

Quit That!

Quit That! is a simple app that can be customized to just about any bad habit you want to stop, from smoking marijuana to watching too much TV. You can track your progress to the minute and track as many things as you’d like. The best part is, you can look back at the progress you’ve made and feel proud of your accomplishments.

Available On: iTunes, Cost: Free

AA Big Book Free

AA Big Book Free lets you take the Big Book with you wherever you go. With the free version, you get a vast amount of information, including the full text of the Big Book, prayers, personal stories, podcasts, meeting finders and more. It’s great reading material that you have on hand whenever you need it.

Available On: iTunes and Google Play, Cost: Free

The Mindfulness App: Meditation for Everyone

The Mindfulness App is used by millions of people worldwide. It’s designed for both beginners and experienced meditators, so everyone has something to gain. The focus is to help you become more present in your daily life, which is important in early recovery. The app features statistics, guided and silent meditations and health app integration.

Available On: iTunes, Cost: Free **For a similar app on Google Play, check out Headspace. Cost is free.**

Sober Tool

Sober Tool is an app that is geared toward relapse prevention. Its goal is to help you identify feelings and thoughts that can lead to relapse. By identifying these feelings, the app guides you toward healthier, “sober” thinking. Sober Tool also shows you how much time and money you’ve saved by being sober.

Available On: iTunes and Google Play, Cost: Free

Conclusion

These are just a few of the apps available to help complement your current recovery plan. Discover the ones that work for you and incorporate them into your daily life. By tracking your progress, managing stress levels and keeping connected to resources, you can significantly decrease your risk for relapse.