Apps are becoming very popular tools for those who have smartphones. In fact, because smartphones are becoming the mainstream tool for communication, more and more people are seeing the benefits of using apps.
The word “apps” is short for applications. They are tools that developers come up with to address various forms of problems in life. Or even if there is not a problem, apps can be used to simply make life easier. One type of app that has been becoming more and more popular is mental health apps, including those that can help manage depression, anxiety, and even addiction.
A few apps that have been developed to help you stay sober and avoid the pitfalls of recovery that might lead to addiction include:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
12-Steps Companion – This app is for AA members. It includes the Big Book, prayers, sobriety calculator, notes, and an AA contacts database. The cost is $2.99.
AA Big Book and More – This is a free app that helps you keep track of your sobriety. It includes the Big Book and encouraging and inspiring daily messages.
AA Speakers on the Go – Listen to a collection of 500 hours of AA speakers from around the world. This app costs $4.99.
Friend of Bill – For $0.99 keep track of your sobriety by breaking it down by years, months, days, and even hours.
Joe and Charlie – Listen to how the Big Book has been analyzed and broken down so that its messages of hope and inspiration are maximized. This app costs $2.99.
One Day at a Time – Take the Big Book with you wherever you go. Search for keywords so that you can find your favorite quote anytime. This app costs $1.99.
Friend of Jimmy – Like the friend of Bill app, take a look at how long you’ve been sober by years, months, days, hours, and even minutes. This app also includes many helpful and inspiring NA slogans and sayings to keep you sober. This app is only 99 cents.
Other Addiction Apps
Recoverize – This is another free app that facilities recovery for NA and AA members. It includes speeches, a chat room, recovery stories, meditations, and daily AA and NA readings.
Quit It – This is a motivational app for smokers who want to quit or stay smoke-free. The app keeps track of cigarettes not smoked, money saved, and the benefits of quitting. Any successes can easily be shared on social media sites. This app has a cost of $3.99.
Quit Now – This is a free app that comes in both Spanish and English. It is also for those who want to quit smoking. The app counts your days without smoking, money saved, and the benefits of quitting. The app also offers educational information on the nine aspects of health that will improve when smoking stops entirely.
As apps become more and more popular, this list can perhaps support the recovery of those who are trying to quit their addictions to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes.