In the last few decades, technology has changed the way we do almost everything, even the way we maintain our sobriety. From having the Big Book right on your phone to a down to the minute sobriety time tracker, there are some pretty cool tools available to anyone looking to succeed in long-term sobriety.
10 Best Apps for Recovery
This app provides daily inspiring quotes as well as recovery exercises to encourage you in your sobriety and a limited social component. Perfect for someone who just needs a daily boost for their sobriety.
Pros: Great quotes and practical exercises.
Cons: Most people want an app with a sobriety tracker. This doesn’t have one.
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Billed as the “most comprehensive sobriety tool,” the 12 Steps AA Companion includes a Big Book reader, sobriety calculator, notebook speaker tapes and more.
Pros: Very comprehensive, including a Big Book reader for reading and annotating, and sobriety calculator
Cons: A really great app, but not available on Android.
I am Sober
Availability: iPhone & Android
I am sober is a clean and simple way to track your sobriety and the milestones you pass on your journey of long-term sobriety. It’s not the most in-depth app, but what it does, it does well.
Pros: Beautiful interface, simple design. One of the few recovery apps available on both iphone and android
Cons: Doesn’t include some of the more robust features like a Big Book study guide, so you may want to consider using it in conjunction with another app.
RecoveryBox Addiction Recovery Toolbox
Recovery box is more than a sobriety calculator, it also helps you track how you’re doing with triggers and activities so you can see an assessment of your sobriety.
Pros: This app is unique because it allows you to track your triggers over time and get an assessment of your sobriety.
Cons: Sorry Android users, this one’s not available to you.
Availability: Android & Iphone
CleanTime Counter app allows you to track the days, months, years, minutes and seconds that you have been sober and gives you an image detailing your clean time that you can save and share.
Pros: If you’re looking for a free app that simply gives you the time elapsed since your sobriety date, this may be the app for you.
Cons: While this app is free, you do get what you pay for. The features of CleanTime Counter’s application are fairly limited.
Sobriety Counter allows you to track the time that has elapsed since your sobriety date in days, months, years, minutes, and seconds.
Pros: In addition to the calculator, this app also keeps your sponsor on speed dial and allows you to keep photos at hand that will you inspire you to stay sober.
Cons: Not the most robust app and it’s only available for Android users.
Sobriety Calculator is another simple app that allows you to calculate your clean time in days and years.
Pros: This is simple app that’s been very popular with Android users.
Cons: Some users complain that the ad placement interferes with the functionality of the app, but the price is right!
Meeting Finder bills itself as the most comprehensive and easy to use way of finding 12-step program meetings. You can set your search criteria to location, program preference, and meeting types including open or closed and male, female or mixed.
Pros: If you’re looking for a meeting and aren’t familiar with what’s available in the area, this app would probably be a great place to start.
Cons: As there is no official central database including all meetings, the app may occasionally display a meeting that no longer exists or may have moved.
One Day at a Time allows you track your sobriety, but its primary feature is access to the Big Book, including a helpful search feature and additional promises and prayers for meditation
Pros: This app is a great option for having and reading the Big Book on your phone.
Cons: This app is only available on Android and many who get this app may opt to use another app as their primary sobriety tracker
This app puts the power of the Big Book at your fingertips. Interface is clean and simple and doesn’t get in the way of the text.
Pros: The inspiration and wisdom of the big book at your fingertips
Cons: One of the more expensive apps you will probably ever buy.