Technology today is more than just an entertainment luxury – it is an incredible resource for recovering addicts.
The first year of my recovery felt impossible at times, but it was having a support system and positive messages around me that got me through it. Imagine waking up in the morning and checking your phone to see another day of sobriety on your sober calculator. Then, by opening up an app, you can read a quick positive quote or listen to a motivational message. Applications make it easier to connect with others, find meetings, get involved in a program, and stay motivated throughout the process. These are the top 15 apps for sobriety & recovery support.
1. Today’s Step
With continual positive messages, this app is one of my favorites. This program is designed for easy navigation, so you can read success stories from others in recovery, listen to audio meditation, and start the day with the click of a button.
This is one of the most popular and loved apps available for Android and iPhone. If you are looking for a support system, this app notifies you of AA meetings in the area with the exact time and place.
With a focus on doing one day at a time, this app gets you involved in the recovery process. For only $1.99, you have access to the entire 164 pages of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, 44 true stories from others, daily meditations, and details of each step in the 12-step program.
This application aims to break down habits associated with drinking. While most people reach for a drink out of stress, depression, or defeat, this motivational program helps you healthily take hold of your life and control your choices in drinking.
5. The AA App
This app has it all. You can locate meetings, listen to podcasts, read the Big Book, use the sober calculator, generate a gratitude list, and connect with others.
If you are serious about becoming sober, this app is a handy resource that you can carry around with you throughout the day. Whether you are needing to read out of the Big Book or need a place to count your sober days, you can track and stay motivated throughout your recovering process.
As a member of AA, I would strongly encourage this incredible compact app. It has everything you need to reach your goal of continued sobriety. Along with the Big Book, you can track your days with the sobriety calculator, get connected with other AA members, have access to daily prayers, and have a safe place to write notes and reminders.
This app was specifically made for Narcotics Anonymous, and you can use it to calculate your days of being clean. Every time you open this app, you can see the years, months, days, hours, and minutes you have been free.
This free counter calculates all of the time you have been sober. For Android devices, you can even add a widget of your time, so whenever you open your phone, it is there to remind you.
This app, available to member of Alcoholics Anonymous, allows you to jot down thoughts and feelings in a sobriety journal. There are several sections, including a gratitude list, calculator, journal, and spot-check inventory.
Find recent talks and even talks from the past. Listen to them on your way to work, before bed, when you are down, or early in the morning.
12. Sober Systems
Start the morning by checking your calculator for a little look of how far you have come. Then read a message for strength to add another day.
The reason I love this app is because it centers on the individual seeking sobriety. You can locate, check into, and share meetings near you. With the journal, you can write your feelings, moods, and challenges for the day. The app also allows you to connect with others and get daily motivational messages, and the best part is this app is free.
Available for most Apple products, AA Speakers to Go provides wonderful speaker sessions for when you are feeling at your lowest. As a recovering addict, there will be times when you can’t get to that meeting but need it more than ever. Listen to a few of these inspirational speakers to feed your fire for change.
This free app will send you an inspirational message every single day at 1 p.m. It helps to have little reminders throughout the day, and this app can get you through the afternoon struggles.