Nothing takes the place of face-to-face personal support by way of group meetings and counseling and coaching, when it comes to treating substance abuse and alcoholism.
Social apps are a great network for staying connected while out of town during the holidays. Here are my 8 picks for the best free sober apps of 2018. Download them onto your mobile apps and use them anytime.
A Harvard-educated licensed chemical dependency and certified alcoholism and drug counselor who has been sober for 26 years developed SoberTool. Prompts and a reward system are highlights of this app aimed at helping you you stay motivated and focused. You can find answers to emotions and situations that threaten sobriety, like anger, sadness, frustration and stress in the search section. Free for iTunes and Android
Created by former addicts, the rTribe app affords online counseling, coaching and healing from drug, porn, and food addictions. Especially helpful is the monitoring of specific times during the day when you are triggered, and come up with a relapse prevention plan. You can remain anonymous or develop relationships with other via individuals via group messaging. Free for iTunes and Android
A GPS tracker alerts recovering alcoholics when they are near a bar or club from their past. If you linger in the area A-Chessnotifies members of your support group. Thd company is developing a biosensor detector for implanting beneath the skin to monitor patients’ opioid use. Free for iTunes and Android