• 9 Smartphone Recovery Apps to Download Now

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    9 Smartphone Recovery Apps to Download Now

    With just about everyone having a smartphone these days, apps have become quite popular. There are many different types of apps to make life easier and add some excitement and fun as well. You have everything from fan apps to reminders to drink water to a plethora of games. Fortunately, for the recovering alcoholic, there are plenty of apps to download to help you in your recovery.

    Let’s take a look at 9 of them.

    1. Stop Drinking with Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson is a coach and hypnotist dedicated to helping others manage stress. With this app, Johnson helps those in recovery learn helpful relaxation and visualization tools to help live a life without anxiety and stress. After all, chronic stress can certainly be a trigger for drinking. ($2.99)

    2. 12 Steps AA Companion

    For those who attend AA, this app allows you to take “The Big Book” with you everywhere you go. The entire text of the book is included so you can read it anytime and stay motivated and inspired. The app also keeps track of your sobriety and allows you to share any notes you take to social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, or to your email. You’ll also find it quite valuable when you are in a different city and want to find an AA meeting, as it will direct you to local meetings. ($2.99)

    3. Twenty-Four Hours a Day

    This app furnishes you with a daily meditation based upon the book, Twenty-Four Hours a Day. When you are in need of some inspiration, simply pull out your phone, open the app, and read the meditation and prayer for the day. This app sure comes in handy when you are having “a moment” and need a pick-me-up. ($4.99)

    4. One Day at a Time

    Recovering alcoholics understand the concept of “one day at a time”. With this app, you can go over your current step, brush up on other AA literature, and receive some encouragement when you need it. ($1.99)

    5. Lift

    Whether you’re in recovery or not, setting goals is a great way to accomplish the things you want to accomplish in life. This app allows you to enter your goals and be held accountable to them. Then, when you’ve reached your goal, it throws a bit of a celebration for you. (Free)

    6. Control Alcohol

    Hypnotist Darren Marks offers this app to help people cut back or quit drinking entirely. He offers a few hypnosis sessions to give you a glimpse of hypnosis at work. Learn to deeply relax and get in tune with your body as you cut down or steer clear from alcohol completely. ($4.99)

    7. iPromises Recovery Companion

    This app will help you schedule your new life in recovery. After all, you will have to make some changes when you stop drinking, such as making AA meetings, getting in touch with your sponsor, and working on your steps. iPromises is a recovery app that helps keep your life on track. (Free)

    8. Joe and Charlie

    Joe and Charlie met over twenty years ago through AA and developed a wonderful friendship. Over the years, they’ve created informative studies based upon The Big Book and share quite a bit of hope and motivation. Feel free to download their messages and listen to them wherever you are. ($2.99)

    9. Breath2Relax

    Deep breathing has been known to completely relax the body and bring encouragement to the mind. This app will enhance your emotional life as you participate in breathing exercises, as deep breathing can help reduce or eliminate emotions such as anger, anxiety, and sadness. (Free)

    Go ahead and enjoy these recovery apps and let your friends know about them as well. Apps certainly can make our life easier and more exciting at the same time.


    Dominica Applegate has a BS in Psychology, an MA in Counseling and has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. Specializing in addictions, relationships, codependency, fitness and health, Dominica’s work is ultimately about helping people remove blocks that keep them stuck, because everyone can really create a life that they love.


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