Have you recently completed treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction in rehab? Do you believe you could benefit from additional sobriety support? Why not consider downloading addiction recovery apps?
Having completed treatment in rehab, it is imperative to ensure that you have a recovery plan in place to help you remain sober. In addition to attending advised meetings such as alcoholics anonymous, there are a range of addiction recovery apps that can support you as you progress through your aftercare.
Here at Rehab Clinics Group, we have rounded up our top five addiction recovery apps that are on hand to provide drug and alcohol recovery support.
I Am Sober
A free application that currently ranks at number 20 in Apples Health and Lifestyle category, I Am Sober is can help you abandon your old habits, build new routines, learn from others and stay motivated.
Boasting a variety of features, I Am Sober provides a visual representation of how long you have been sober for and helps you to celebrate your milestones and victories through a milestone tracker. Whether you’ve been sober for a day or a year, the tracker gives you the ability to connect with others and discover how they felt when they reached the milestones you are aiming for.
Understanding that sobriety requires each day to be taken as it comes, the app further encourages daily pledges to be made. Each morning upon waking up, users can input their pledges for the day and reflect on them by recording notes. This is extremely beneficial to do, especially on the days that you feel overwhelmed. Recording how you feel each day will give you the opportunity to look back and see just how far you have come in your drug and alcohol recovery.
I Am Sober also enables users to connect with others and share their personal stories and journeys. This support can be vital when you are on the road to recovery.
Sober Time – Sobriety Counter
Whether you are days or years into your drug and alcohol recovery, motivation and support from others that know what you are going through is paramount. Which is why Sober Time is one of our recommend addiction recovery apps.
Available on Android and iOS, Sober Time enables you to track addictions, while boasting features such as built-in goals to help you stay on track. In addition, users receive daily motivational messages and have the opportunity to participate in a sober community forum.
Recognising that support from others can have a long-lasting positive, app users are welcomed into the community with open arms to share their struggles, offer motivation to others and celebrate those all-important milestones.
Although relapses are unpleasant and undesirable, they are a normal part of addiction recovery. Which is why Sober Time encourages you to track any relapses that you experience. While many would rather disregard relapses, it is important to address them so that they can be avoided in the future.
While Sober Grid boasts many similar amenities that other addiction recovery apps do, their focus on building a community of people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions has seen them become the leading sober social network.
Regardless of whether users live in Manchester, Cardiff or Glasgow, Sober Grid offers the ability to locate other app users in order to form long-lasting friendships and support networks.
One of the most important features that Sober Grid features is the Burning Desire Button. This feature makes it easy for users in need of support to access the help they need when they need it. Clicking on the button will alert other users that help is required either in person or online. One other user can then connect and help instantly.
Users can also unlock badges as they track their sobriety and recovery, log daily quests and pledges and access 24/7 peer coaching.
Pocket Rehab: Sobriety Time
Focused completely on assisting the recovery of drug and alcohol addictions, Pocket Rehab offers around the clock recovery support to over 100,000 users.
Supported by an online community of others in recovery and volunteers, support is provided to those that are directory and indirectly impacted by addiction.
Pocket Rehab users also have the opportunity to talk to Recovery Coaches. The Recovery Coaches can offer a listening ear as well as resources to help with jobs, housing, health care and education.
Knowing that discussing addiction, recovery, relapses and unwanted thoughts surrounding drug and alcohol addiction is something that those in recovery often want to keep private, the app enables members to remain anonymous.
Daily Bread – AA Speakers
More commonly used by those recovering from alcohol addictions, Daily Bread AA Speakers provides daily recordings to inspire and motivate users. Each of the daily recordings last for five minutes and features others in recovery sharing their story and how they have overcome their addictions.
In-between listening to guest speakers, daily inspiration quotes are offered, and challenges are encouraged to help those in recovery become the best versions of themselves.
Regardless of where you are in your recovery journey, this is an ideal app if you wish to seek a little bit of extra support between Alcoholic Anonymous meetings or want to discover how others have overcome and recovered from their addictions.
Don’t be afraid to seek support
If you are currently recovering from an addiction, you do not need to do so alone. Taking advantage of the free addiction recovery apps mentioned above will offer you additional support as you progress through your sobriety.
If you have started to use an addiction recovery app to aid your sobriety, but still feel like you are struggling with your recovery plan, we are here for you.
Whether you believe that you need additional support or just a friendly voice to talk to, please do not be afraid to give us a call on 0800 470 0382.
Together we can ensure that you maintain your sobriety now and in the future.