It seems like there is an app for everything nowadays, and while there is no substitute for proper treatment and rehabilitation, there are some apps which can make living in recovery a bit easier. Here we’ll take a look at the top ten sobriety apps and how they can help you in early recovery.
This app was created by someone living in recovery and is currently the #1 sobriety tracker. You can create an unlimited number of clocks that keep track of how long you have been clean. You can also add friends as accountability partners and share your clocks with others. If you are feeling tempted, you can send a notification to specified partners or view mini-distraction exercises to help you refocus. It also tracks the amount of money saved by staying clean and lets you earn chips for milestones in your recovery.
12 Steps AA Companion
This app has been featured on Good Morning America and lists itself as the “original and most comprehensive sobriety tool”. It features the Big Book, a sobriety calculator, prayers, and the promises. It also gives you the ability to take and share notes on social media platforms. One key feature that this app has is an anonymous icon, so even if someone gets a hold of your phone they won’t be able to tell what the app is.
Came To Believe in Sobriety-Addiction Recovery
This app serves as a companion to an existing 12 step program. It allows you to check-in, take your “emotional temperature”, practice prayer and meditation, set reminders, and track your progress. It features the Big Book, 12 steps along with writing prompts for each, the 7 AA tools with the ability to set reminders for each, daily writing prompts such as a gratitude list, God letter, and Plan of Action, and you can email your writings or your weekly accomplishments.
Clear Thinker-Sobriety Counter & Motivation Tool
Clear Thinker is a tracker that tracks your sobriety and clean time, and features a calendar to visualize your progress. You also have the ability to unlock achievement and commitment badges. The app also includes motivational quotes and writings on the subject of sobriety. It also offers an Apple Watch App.
This is a “sober social network”. You can track the length of time that you’ve been sober, chat with others who are on the same path and locate people around you. It allows you to choose what you want to share, and you have the ability to remain completely anonymous if you wish. There is a “Burning Desire” button that is like a virtual call for help. When activated it lets others know that you need help and you can talk to someone right away. You can chat with people around the world, or just locally, whatever you choose.
My NA Toolkit- 12 Steps Narcotics Anonymous App
This is another app that is meant to be a companion to the NA program. It features mediation text, a “Spot Check” for letting go of resentments, an encrypted journal that you can access through the app or online, a clean calculator, and an anonymous icon.
rTribe-Quit Drugs/Alcohol/Porn/Sex Addiction
This is a community-based app that allows you to engage with others while on your journey. It features a team of experts that all have personal experience with an addiction of some kind. It allows you to set daily reminders or check-ins, group messaging, and to-do lists. The app also includes educational content and allows you to set a password in order to maintain discretion. There is also a premium version which you can try for 30 days before purchasing that allows you to track your progress as well as friend’s progress, keep your mentors or sponsors up to date with weekly emails, and video courses and education.
Cost: Free for 30 days, then $5.99/month or $59.99/year for premium content
12 Steps Speakers-AA, NA, CA, OA, Al-Anon
This app lets you listen to thousands of recovery speakers from around the world, at any time. It features an anonymous icon, the ability to either stream or download content, filter speakers by a program, add favorites, shake to shuffle mode, and it allows you to continue listening while using other apps.
This app was created by a qualified life coach and hypnotherapy practitioner, and features recorded affirmations for sobriety and freedom from substance abuse. It has 6 different tracks to choose from and allows you to choose a male or female voice, and set a timer for either 5, 10, 20 minutes, or an hour.
Field Guide to Life: Addiction Recovery Support
Intended for daily use, this award-winning app features inspiring daily messages that can be shared, a sobriety counter, daily reminders, videos, a personal progress tracker, community support, and the ability to upload images that motivate you, be it friends or family pictures or aspirations. It also features 12 Step tools and relapse prevention tools.
Cost: $7.99, or free through certain health care or treatment organizations
Contact Clearbrook Today
There are many more apps to help you on your journey of living a clean and sober lifestyle, but none are meant to replace treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism or chemically dependency, please contact our Admissions Specialists today. For more than 40 years, Clearbrook Treatment Centers has been providing effective addiction treatment to the suffering individual. From a medically supervised detoxification process to customized treatment plans and therapy, we can help you gain the necessary tools for lasting sobriety. Recovery is possible and it starts here!