Apps and Technology
Smartphones and technology can be triggers in some cases, but in others, they can serve to boost your recovery. You may wish to check out online forums and blogs about recovery to hear what is happening across the country and around the world, and connect with others in recovery at any time of the day or night. Or you may choose to download an app or two that will help you to remain engaged actively with your recovery throughout the day.
For example, an app called Addicaid may help you to find local 12-Step meetings for about 20 different kinds of substance and process addictions, connect with others in recovery through chat rooms, and monitor progress and check in with yourself regularly. Other apps may provide you with inspiration throughout the day, offer you access to different recovery literature, or connect you with others in the recovery community.
You can also find organizational apps, nutritional and workout apps, meditation apps, and more that can augment other areas of your life. These apps can help you to stay physically and mentally healthy and, at the same time, improve your ability to stay sober.