Almost a decade ago, Apple coined the phrase “There’s an app for that.”
Since then, apps have become so persistent in our society, we just assume there’s one for every facet of our lives. Achieving sobriety is a difficult uphill battle for some people, and you generally don’t think about technology when it comes to it.
Usually, sobriety is all about therapy, motivation, inspiration, support, etc., but what if we told you, “Yes, there’s an app even for that?” Sobriety apps are useful tools that can help you achieve the best life you want for yourself, and we’re going to take a look at the best of them today.
Best Sobriety Apps in 2019
Pursuing sobriety may seem daunting (and in a lot of ways, it is).
Statistics for Alcoholics Anonymous, for example, show that dropout rates can be pretty high. Whether it’s due to relapsing or simply being ashamed of addiction in the first place, it can be tough to hold on to your goals.
And that’s why you need every tool at your disposal. Use people, therapy groups, and medical professionals to your advantage, and consider how technology helps, too.
When you’re addicted to your smartphone, you’d be surprised how good it is at helping you kick real-life addictions.
Here are some overviews of the best sobriety apps we found for 2019.
1. Sober Grid
Sober Grid is a well regarded sober app that gives you 24/7 support, plus it’s free!
No matter where you are or what you’re doing, a “burning desire” button allows you to share with other users that you’re struggling. This gives you the opportunity to live chat with other recovering people so that you can support each other.
A GPS feature allows you to find other recovering people physically near you, although you can thankfully turn this feature off if you want. The app almost works like a social media network for sobriety as it includes a news feed where people can share progress and provide inspiration.
This addiction recovery app was developed by a Harvard graduate who is over 25 years sober himself.
The goal of the app is to provide quotes, inspiration, and digital fellowship to help kick harmful habits and stay clean. Some people worry that the app is too simplistic, but it still shows progress and even tracks how much money you saved by abstaining.
When focusing on self-improvement, it helps to actually see these changes in your life so that you can stay motivated.
3. Field Guide to Life
This sober tool app is one of the few paid apps on this list. Achieving sobriety is difficult enough, and you don’t want a paid entry fee to get in the way.
Still, this one could be worth its price tag, because it includes daily videos and messages from recovery experts to help you stay clean. Talking to other recovering people helps, but sometimes you need to hear something from a proven professional.
The app also lets you store images of things that important or inspirational to you to help you stay on track.
Beating Addiction With the Help of Technology
An app isn’t going to make all your troubles go away, but sobriety apps can be very useful tools when trying to beat addiction. You’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of each to decide which one is best for you, but they can help you stay on top of your goals.
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