Best Apps for Drug Addiction

Written by Chloe Nicosia

The 411 on the Best Apps for Drug Addiction

The times are constantly changing and so is technology. People have smartphones now which are basically laptops, for all intents and purposes. We live in a digital world where you are connected with others in a very real way. Addiction is no exception. There are apps for drug addiction – who knew? 

Apps for drug addiction include fantastic features to combat triggers, for example. With the touch of a button (or the screen, rather) you can locate meetings or support. Mobil health apps are very popular, and sobriety apps are, indeed, very popular.

Apps for Drug Addiction

Below is a list of some of the best sobriety apps around. Some have been around for a bit while others are new.

  • Squirrel Recovery is an addiction recovery app designed to help recovering addicts maintain their sobriety. You can personalize the app – which is an important feature. An interesting feature is that you can create a “recovery circle” with people that you choose who support you.

One feature allows you to set check-in times for the app to check-in with you during the periods when you were most likely to use. The information is then sent to the people in your recovery circle via text message. Interestingly enough, there is a panic button you can press if you feel you need immediate help. You can also track your sober days in this application.

  • Sober Grid is a free app that is available for iPhone and Android. This addiction recovery app gives you the ability to reach out to the sober community for support whenever you need to. You can alert the community to the fact that you need help by selecting the “Burning Desire” button. In turn, other people in the community are given an opportunity to reach out to those who need help.

This app uses the GPS locator to show you a grid that displays other users who are nearby. You do have the option to remain anonymous, of course. You can find people on the grid regardless of your location – so no matter where you are, you have access to help.

  • recoveryBox Addiction Recovery Toolbox is available on iTunes for $1.99. This app was designed for accountability in addiction recovery. recoveryBox is a tool that will aide in your sobriety by facilitating daily tracking of activities that will be broken down into either red, yellow, and green lights.

Green lights indicate a “way to go” activity, yellow means “warning light” events, and red lights mean “acting out.” You have the option to email/text directly from the app to someone who is part of your support system. Of all the apps for drug addiction, this one gets some good reviews. This app encourages you to be engaged; set preferences, track your sobriety date, add treatment goals, daily devotionals, track triggers, and view the serenity prayer.

  • Quit That is an app designed to help people quit their bad habits. This is one of the best sobriety apps because you can track any addiction! From heroin to cocaine to sex to shopping. Anything you can think of – you can track. Some of the features include no limits on how many things you can quit, find out how many days, hours, and minutes (or years) it’s been since you quit, and share your progress – if you would like to. Additionally, you can download it free of charge.

If you or a loved one needs help with drug or alcohol abuse, please don’t wait to get help. We can help you by reviewing your treatment options with you. Additionally, we can assess your needs and help you find the treatment center that best suits your needs.