5 Sober Apps to Support Your Recovery Journey
The 12-step program is a proven way to get and stay sober and has helped countless people in their recovery journey. The 12 Steps AA Companion App is the official app that’s associated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). It costs $1.99 for Android users and $2.99 in the Apple Store.
It allows you to search for meeting schedules in your area and read and take notes on the Big Book the program uses to help its members overcome addictions of all kinds. You can also track your sobriety and search through their contact database when you feel like you can’t resist the urge to use.
2. PTSD Coach
As many addicts know – particularly veterans – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with substance use. When someone suffers from both PTSD and a substance use disorder, it’s called a ‘dual diagnosis.’
This free app is designed to help you treat both conditions together. It was created by the Veterans’ Administration, though you don’t have to be a veteran to download it. The app provides users with a valuable education about PTSD and substance use disorders and effective techniques to help them relax, reduce their angry reactions, and increase positive self-talk. It is available for both Android and iPhone users.
As any recovering addict knows, recovery means changing those bad habits. Quitzilla shares several features of other apps on this list, such as a sobriety tracker and motivation tips, but it also includes a habit-building feature. The app can be used to change any bad habit you might have, including addiction.
When you begin to see the patterns associated with your bad habits, it makes it easier to develop healthier patterns in response to bad habit triggers. This app helps you stay motivated in recovery, identify and change those bad patterns, and even rewards you for the positive progress you make. It’s free, and it’s available for both Android and iPhone users.
4. Recovery Today Magazine
Recovery is all about inspiration and motivation, and that’s what the Recovery Today Magazine app provides. It’s free and available for both Android and iPhone users. With the app, you can read inspirational, helpful content from every issue.
The articles are all about inspiring stories of courageous people like you who are in addiction recovery. Reading about other people who are going through the same thing you are can help provide the extra motivation you need to keep going through the tough times.
5. Sober Sidekick
You can, as with the other apps, track your sobriety, but you can also join a virtual AA meeting 24/7, chat with professionals when you need to, message sober friends and accountability partners, and give and receive support within a community of people who know the score.
An App Can Help with That!
At Sober Sidekick, we’re all about supporting your recovery journey with the tools you need to succeed. These 5 sober apps can help with that; they’re just a download away!