While technology sometimes has its drawbacks, there is no doubt that it is also a useful tool. Smartphones are not only great for calling people (like your sponsor) and playing games, there are also a number of apps that you can download for everything from shopping to exercising to finding the perfect cupcake recipe. But, did you know that there are also apps out there that can help support your recovery? Here are five that you can download today:
1. Sober Grid
Ever find yourself out of town and wondering where to connect with others in recovery? The Sober Grid App can help you do that. It is a social network that helps people find each other and stay connected. Building a strong sense of community and support is so important in recovery, and it can be particularly difficult if you are traveling or have just moved somewhere new. Sober Grid App is available for both Android and iphone.
2. iRecover App
This is a resource app that allows addicts and those affected by addiction, such as family members to get connected with recovery resources, rehabs, hospitals, etc. It also allows people to communicate via chat to offer each other support and camaraderie. This app is a wonderful tool, especially for those who aren’t sure where to turn for help.
This is an ingenious app that allows you to find other addicts in recovery, countdown your clean and sober time and listen to speaker tapes. This is a great all in one app that is growing and adding features.
SoberTool is a handy app that helps you stay sober by offering relapse prevention tools, calculating clean time as well as money and time saved by staying sober! There are numerous tools and tips available on the website, and you can download the app on Android or iphone.
5. A.A. Speakers and N.A. Speakers
You can download one or both of these apps to have access to speakers at any time. This is perfect for listening to during your commute or morning run. Great for days where you can’t make it to a meeting or you just need some added inspiration.
These are just a few of the apps that you can use to help you stay sober and to promote personal development. You can also find apps that can help you stay grateful with gratitude journals, or deepen your spiritual connection. There are meditation apps, Just For Today apps and apps that offer coaching to help you change old behaviors or adopt new ones.
The key to technology is responsible, creative use. If you happen to be someone who is struggling with too much phone/internet use, you may want to skip the apps!
Another tip for using your smartphone to help you build good habits is to set reminders in your phone. This could be for everything from calling your sponsor to praying to going to a meeting.
If you are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse and you need help, Broadway Treatment Center can offer solutions. Our treatment program offers state of the art therapies in a welcoming, comfortable environment. Call us today at 714-443-8218 for more information.