You’re on your phone 24/7. It’s part of daily life, but for those struggling with addiction, phones can be helpful with recovery. You can call anyone at any time, access recovery meetings, and reach out to recovery and treatment centers at a moment’s notice.
And you can download sobriety apps.
If you’re one of the millions struggling with alcohol addiction, you’re not alone. In today’s mobile age, sobriety apps can be extremely beneficial during recovery. There are many different types of apps including 12 step, religious, self-help, and more.
With thousands of apps on the market, it may be difficult to know which are worth downloading. Here are seven of the best sobriety apps on the market.
12 Steps AA Companion
The 12 Steps AA Companion app is one of the most popular sobriety apps on the market, and it’s a favorite among those going through recovery. The app has a running sobriety calculator, the Big Book, AA group directories, and meeting times. It allows you to highlight and save passages of the Big Book for easy access.
One Day at a Time
This app is an alternative to The AA Companion app, and it also provides access to the Big Book along with daily meditations, an abstinence tracking system, and access to helpful phone numbers.
I Am Sober
Visualization is important in achieving any goal, and sobriety is no exception. This app shows you your progress as you journey through a sober lifestyle. The homepage of the app shows you how many days, months, and years you’ve been sober. There’s also a countdown to your next milestone for extra motivation and inspiration.
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
This app coordinates with the book, “Twenty-Four Hours a Day,” a meditation and prayer book based on the Hazelden meditations. With the app, you can take the collection of prayers and meditations with you wherever you go. Whenever you’re facing a particularly challenging situation or you feel like you want a drink, pull out your phone, read your daily meditation, and find comfort in the choice you made to live a life of sobriety.
Like the I Am Sober app, Sobriety Counter functions as a monitor to help you keep track of how long you’ve been sober. There are a couple of differences, however, such as the homepage design and cost. One of the biggest differences is that Sobriety Counter allows you to add your sponsor to your homepage by simply uploading a picture and contact information. This way, you can call your sponsor whenever you need to talk.
My Daily Journal
Like visualization, writing and keeping a journal is a powerful tool in sobriety. As you work to regain control over your life, it’s important to identify your triggers and understand the emotions you experience throughout recovery.
Sobriety isn’t always positive and happy, but having an outlet to express those feelings is often incredibly beneficial. This app isn’t exclusively for recovery, but it can have a positive impact on your sobriety by helping you remain positive and focused on your goals.
Having a positive mindset is crucial in overcoming addiction. Although not a recovery-specific app, Happify is an app equipped with games that are designed to help elevate your mood. In addition to the games, this app allows you to set a goal with a timeframe for completion. This is the perfect opportunity to set your sobriety goals and keep them at the top of your mind.
If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction or drug abuse, making the decision to stop using is one of the hardest choices to make. The path from addiction to recovery isn’t easy, but finding the right program and support system can make all the difference in your recovery.
If you’re looking for additional support on your journey to sobriety, contact the Orlando Recovery Center today at 844-291-0654.
Written by: Christina Bockisch