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5 Sober Apps to Help Manage and Maintain Your Sobriety

In today’s increasingly digital world, it seems that there is an app available for just about anything imaginable, whether it be for checking your home security system cameras while away on vacation, managing your grocery shopping list, or even filing an on-the-spot car insurance claim after an accident. Whether you are new to sobriety or have been on the wagon for years, sober apps have become increasingly popular for those who choose to live a drug and alcohol-free life[1].

While there is no substitute for professional medical, detox, and rehabilitation services, below you’ll find information about five apps that can help you manage and maintain your sobriety whenever and wherever you need it.

1. I am Sober

I am Sober is a free app that allows the app user to track their number of sober days, weeks, and months, and it also helps them form new healthy life habits by providing motivation and a means of support along the way. You can learn from the experiences of others in sobriety in the I am Sober community and share techniques or tactics that have worked for you as well[2]. The app also includes a daily pledge to remind you that sobriety is a day-by-day struggle.

App Features:

  • iOS and Android compatible.
  • Sobriety calculator that details how much time and money you’ve saved to date by choosing to remain sober.
  • Milestones tracker to keep you updated on important recovery goals that you’ve achieved.
  • Trigger alerts to help you recognize potentially harmful behavior patterns.

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2. Nomo

Nomo is a unique and useful free app that was created not by a company or an organization but instead by a man in recovery who wanted a way to help maintain his own sobriety. The app’s key feature is its use of multiple sobriety clocks which users can set with their own sobriety dates and individual addiction issues to help track their personal progress.

App Features:

  • Encouragement Wall with positive reminders from the community.
  • A search feature to help locate an accountability partner/s, along with a private messaging option.
  • Milestone awards, including chips that you can collect to celebrate each achievement.
  • Games and exercises to help you refocus when you experience a craving or temptation.

3. Sober Grid

Sober Grid is a free social networking app that connects its users to other members who are also in recovery via a worldwide sober support community. The app also allows you to connect with new friends in recovery during your everyday life or even while traveling, as you can search for users by name and geographic location to help find friends nearby or in other cities that you might be exploring at the time. The developers of Sober Grid describe it as ‘a safe place to share everyday thoughts, experiences, and struggles associated with sobriety and addiction recovery.'[4] 

App Features:

  • iOS and Android compatible.
  • “Burning Desire” button that lets other people on the app know that you need help. This app feature also allows users to connect with and help others who may be having a difficult time.
  • “Sober Newsfeed” where app users can communicate and share posts or updates with other sober people.
  • SoberUp! Podcast featuring both everyday people living in recovery and advice from medical professionals.

4. AA Speakers

The AA Speakers audio app allows you to listen to recovery speakers, audio books, and workshops from Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and conventions worldwide. This app is useful go-to resource for any time that you are unable to make it to a recovery meeting, and it includes readings from the AA Big Book along with the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions[5].

App Features:

  • Contains the speaker tapes from the popular Joe and Charlie Big Book Study.
  • The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous Audio Book.
  • The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of AA Audio Book.
  • More than 500 hours of speaker tapes from AA meetings and conventions.

5. Came to Believe in Sobriety

Came to Believe in Sobriety is an app that aims to help guide users in recovery with daily sobriety checklists and encouraging messages to keep them on track. The app also centers on personal mindfulness, including morning and evening meditations with the ability to set timers for complete focus.[6]

App Features:

  • Journaling prompts to help users assess everyday emotional needs.
  • Daily emotional check-ins using icons to mark how you are feeling at a given time. This is a helpful way for you to check in honestly with yourself, as well as a clear way to communicate your mood and feelings to your sponsor or friends. 
  • Access to the second edition of the AA Big Book.
  • Sections dedicated to gratitude notes, personal plan of action progress reports, and options to share your progress.

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At Eudaimonia Recovery Homes, we know the struggle of trying to maintain sobriety and can provide essential recovery support services and sober homes to help you achieve lifelong recovery. Call us today at (512) 580-3130 or contact us online for more information.

References:

  1. Apps for Addiction Recovery and Mental Health
  2. I Am Sober | Sobriety App for Android & iOS
  3. Nomo (saynomo.com)
  4. Sober Grid – The Worlds Largest Recovery App
  5. AA Speakers (Alcoholics) – Apps on Google Play
  6. Came To Believe in Sobriety

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