Having an app for everything isn’t always a bad thing.
Now, if you’re in recovery, there are also sobriety apps that can help you lessen your alcohol consumption or quit drinking altogether. Here are 10 of them.
1. Sober Grid
It’s easy to think of Sober Grid as just another social networking site. But saying it’s like “Facebook for sober people” doesn’t seem right. This award-winning app does more than that.
Whenever the need arises, users can press the app’s “Burning Desire” button to alert other people in the community that they need help. Users can also find sober individuals who are on The Grid while traveling. It uses geosocial networking to connect those in recovery locally or from anywhere in the world.
You can download Sober Grid for free on the App Store and Google Play.
2. Quit That!
Despite its simplicity, this is one of our favorite sobriety apps. And it’s not just people in recovery who can use it.
Anyone who wants to quit anything – junk food, coffee, smoking, and other bad habits – can use it. What it does is track a user’s progress in days and hours, as well as money saved.
One of the best things about this app is you can add as many habits (or addictions) as you want. There’s also the welcome absence of ads and prompts, which makes it a joy to use.
The only downside is it’s not available for Android users. But if you’re a fan of all things Apple, you’ll be glad to know that it’s supported by Apple Watch.
3. Twenty-Four Hours a Day
This app features 366 daily meditations from the best-selling book of the same name. It also contains prayers and religious teachings, helping users practice sobriety wherever they are.
With the latest update, users can now share daily messages by text. Twenty-Four Hours a Day works great for both Android and iOs devices.
For tracking triggers, emotions, and events that may cause a relapse, this is one of the best sobriety apps you can download on your Apple device. It works as an accountability tool that takes note of both positive (green lights) and negative habits (yellow and red lights).
The more you track “yellow” and “red,” the more you can see patterns. Eventually, the data can help you pinpoint your triggers. If you wish, you can send a report of this to a counselor, friend, sponsor or anyone you consider as an accountability partner.
recoveryBox also lets users earn badges for their accomplishment, which works like AA coins or tokens. You can check out The Token Shop to know more about how AA coins work. It’s also a good resource for anyone who’s dealing with alcohol addiction and recovery.
5. Sobriety Counter – Stop Drinking
Sobriety is a serious matter but that doesn’t mean you’re doomed to spend the rest of your life in recovery having no fun whatsoever. Sobriety Counter – Stop Drinking is a good example of that.
By gamifying certain aspects of the drinking journey, it will help you stay the course through positive reinforcement. Its bright dashboard shows users how much money they’ve saved by staying sober.
The app also features a game called Memory. Users can play it whenever they feel the urge to drink. Other great features include Scientific Statistics, Badges, and Sharing.
Most sobriety apps are solely for people in recovery. But SoberTool offers a wealth of information that can be used by counselors, sponsors, psychiatrists, and those working in treatment centers.
It features a sobriety counter, rewards system, daily motivational tips, search engine, and community forum. A lot of users appreciate this app because it was created by a drug counselor who has been in recovery for almost three decades.
You can download SoberTool on Google Play.
7. AlcoDroid Alcohol Tracker
If you suspect that your alcohol intake is getting out of hand, this app will let you know.
AlcoDroid lets users log their drinks and see how often they’re imbibing. Another solid feature of the app is it can give an estimate of your BAC or blood alcohol content. Plus, you can play with the settings to see how much money you’re actually spending on drinks.
Motivation is a common theme among sobriety apps. Nomo is no exception.
It features multiple clocks that can track how long you’ve been sober down to the minute. When you reach a recovery milestone, it will give you a chip to celebrate and keep you motivated.
The app, which is available for both Android and iOS, also lets users connect with people in their support group.
9. 12 Steps Companion
Every person in recovery will be familiar with the 12-step program from AA. This app is based on that.
Aside from a sobriety calculator, the app also features an anonymous icon, prayers, promises, contacts, and The Big Book. You can use this even if you have no internet connection.
12 Steps Companion is free to download for Apple and Android users.
Happify is not exactly a sobriety app but you can use it to take control of negative emotions that lead to dangerous behaviors. You can say it works like the mental health apps we’ve talked about in a previous post.
Since emotional well-being is a huge part of the recovery journey, sober individuals should take care to keep it stable. Happify can help you achieve that through techniques and programs based on cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
You can download Happify on Google Play or the App Store for free.
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