Should you be Using a Sobriety App?

There seems to be a smartphone app for just about everything these days, and staying sober is no exception.  Apps designed to provide encouragement and track sobriety have been on the rise in recent years, and you may be wondering if they actually work.  While an app can never match the effectiveness of quality recovery care, it can help you stay on track. There are many apps to choose from, each offering different features and equipped with custom settings for various addictions.

If you type “sober” into your app store on your smartphone, you will find a lot of options to fit your lifestyle.  The app “Nomo”, for example, can track your days of abstinence from any addiction. It also offers a community forum, journaling features, and exercises to keep you focused.  The app “I am Sober” allows you to track your sobriety while also tracking how much time and money you have saved without substance abuse. Often, we are unaware of how much we waste on our addiction, so this feature can serve as a startling reminder of all that you are gaining with sobriety.

Research shows that the best way to get and stay sober is to seek professional help.  While a sobriety app can never take the place of a human expert or recovery program, it can be a great tool for success in sobriety.  If you are still questioning your relationship with drugs or alcohol, you can use an app to track your use and show your results to an addiction professional.  If you have already decided that you want a life of sobriety and would like to enter a recovery program, an app can keep you honest with your doctors and counselors by tracking any slipups that may occur.  Technology has become a great resource in the recovery community, and there is no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of all the tools you have access to.

At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  The Arbor uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.