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The Best Addiction Apps For Recovery & Support

Today, apps are an integral part of our daily lives, and there is an app for almost anything you can imagine. There are even apps for mental health and addiction recovery. Find the most popular addiction recovery support apps for iPhones (or iPads) and Androids. We’ve included app features so you can find the right one for you, and most of the apps we’ve listed are free!

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BetterHelp

With BetterHelp (available on iOS & Android), you get the same professionalism and quality you expect from in-office therapy but with access to a huge network of therapists, more scheduling flexibility, and a more affordable price. Live sessions are scheduled weekly via live chat, phone, or video call – whatever you’re comfortable with.

At sign-up, you fill out a simple questionnaire to help you match with a therapist who fits your objectives, preferences, and issues you are dealing with.

All of their therapists are licensed, accredited, and experienced in a range of issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • and more

If your therapist isn’t the right fit (for any reason), you can switch therapists anytime at no extra charge – helping you find your perfect match more quickly than traditional therapy.

Cost: Varies depending on plan and frequency

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I Am Sober

I Am Sober is a sobriety counter app that tracks your sober time down to the second.

A unique feature that sets this app apart from other sobriety calculators is that it lets you know how much money you have saved while sober. It also includes daily notifications to help you throughout the recovery process.

For those in the early stages of their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, I Am Sober also offers a withdrawal timeline to know better what to expect and when regarding withdrawal symptoms.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

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Sober Grid

Sober Grid takes the best of social media and social networking and uses it to help those on their sobriety journey. One of the cool features of this app is the daily “quests” you can complete to help you improve your overall mental health and well-being.

Sober Grid allows you to share your recovery progress with other users, and you can also create and share posts as a way to receive and give support. A peer coaching function is also available for an additional subscription fee, providing you with 24/7, 365 access to live certified peer coaches.

Cost: Free (additional fee for peer coaching)

Get It Here: iOS, Android

Note: As of January 2, 2024, the SoberGrid website is down. 

I Am

I Am is an app that focuses on daily affirmations, and you can schedule reminders to appear on your phone daily.

While many other sobriety apps focus on tracking sober days, I Am gives users important affirmation exercises to help users remind themselves that they can do this.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

Pear reSET-O

Pear Therapeutics designed Pear reSET-O as the first and only addiction recovery app approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The app provides a 12-week specialized therapy program with weekly check-ins with an actual therapist.

Pear reSET-O is designed for those already in an outpatient treatment program and is only available to recovering addicts 17 and older via a prescription from a clinician or addiction healthcare provider.

Initial reports from Pear Therapeutics and the FDA have shown that this app is especially helpful for addicts recovering from opioid addiction.

NOTE: Pear Therapeutics sold off its assets to Click Therapeutics as part of bankruptcy proceedings. We have not been able to review its app for changes since the original post.

Cost: Free (prescription required)

Get It Here: iOS

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Recovery Today Magazine

Recovery Today is one of the top digital magazines for the recovery community, and their app brings all their issues right to your fingertips. Recovery Today Magazine provides stories of inspiration and courage in the recovery space.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

24 Hours a Day

Based on Richard Walker’s bestselling book, this app gives users daily meditations to read whenever they feel like they need some extra support. With over 366 inspiring daily meditations, this recovery tool can be programmed to send a reflection each day.

You can also search through meditations using keywords and share daily messages by text or email.

Cost: $5.99

Get It Here: iOS, Android

Recovery Box

Using tools from the 12-step method, Recovery Box has features to help you stay sober throughout your recovery journey. It includes a recovery calculator for personal inventory, social features such as in-app sponsorship, and a chat messaging feature.

Recovery Box also includes AA readings, notes, inventories, and recovery stories from other recovering addicts.

Currently, Recovery Box is only available for iPhone/iPad users.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS

Nomo

The app allows you to mark emotional turning points and share your feelings. You can share everything with anyone you want, such as friends, family members, your sponsor, etc., so they can go on the journey with you.

It also functions as a sobriety clock, providing essential stats about your milestones, streaks, and money you saved by sobering.

While most addiction recovery apps are designed for those in recovery, Nomo is also designed for people supporting a family member or loved one through their recovery journey.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

WEconnect

This app is often used alongside a recovery program, but someone outside of treatment can also use it. WEconnect is also helpful for those with a family member or loved one in recovery.

WEconnect allows you to schedule routines to earn rewards for important goals achieved. Counselors and other addiction specialists can use the app to monitor patient progress.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

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SoberTool

SoberTool was created by a Harvard-educated addiction and dependency counselor. Its defining feature is a tool designed to help when you are craving.

The app helps you identify the craving and why it is happening, which can be an excellent tool for relapse prevention. SoberTool also calculates how much money you have saved since getting sober and allows you to earn rewards for hitting various sobriety milestones.

Like other sobriety apps, SoberTool helps you track the number of sober days you have achieved. You can also set it up to send notifications and daily motivational messages.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

Quitzilla

Quitzilla offers many tools and features as other apps on this list, including a sobriety tracker and motivation content. What makes the app unique is that while continuing to help with your sobriety, it also enables you to break other bad habits.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

AA Big Book Free – For Alcoholics Anonymous

Many people utilize 12-step support group programs to help them maintain sobriety, especially after treatment. The AA Big Book is free through this app, and you can make notes or save passages from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

This app also includes a meeting finder, a sobriety tracker, podcasts, and personal stories that can inspire and motivate you throughout your journey.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: iOS, Android

SMART Recovery Cost Benefit Analysis

This last one isn’t an app, but we felt it was important to include.

Not everyone turns to 12-step programs to help in their recovery, and some people find more success utilizing SMART Recovery Groups. The SMART Recovery Cost Benefit Analysis Tool is an excellent complement to the program for those people.

This easy-to-use webpage allows users to examine the actual cost of their addiction against the perceived benefit it brings to their lives. It’s a great tool to enable recovering addicts to get honest about their substance abuse and help them make meaningful changes in their lives.

Cost: Free

Get It Here: https://www.smartrecovery.org/cost-benefit-analysis/

Get Help for Your Addiction

Technology has made the addiction treatment process as streamlined as ever. Numerous apps are available to help you get and remain sober; now, all that’s left to do is find the one that works best for you.

While these apps can be great tools to help you recover, they don’t replace addiction treatment. Call the SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-4357 or visit their online program locator to find addiction treatment centers in your area. You deserve a life outside of alcohol and drug addiction.

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FAQs About Recovery Apps

Are there apps that can help with addiction recovery?

Yes! There are many apps available to help those battling addiction, including:

  • BetterHelp
  • I Am Sober
  • Sober Grid
  • WEconnect
  • Nomo
  • SoberTool
  • Recovery Box

However, this is just a small list. Several paid and free apps are available to help you with your sober journey.

What’s the best sobriety app?

The best sobriety app is the one that works best for you and your needs. Many apps provide sobriety calculators, daily motivations, goal-setting challenges and rewards, notifications, and even in-app chat features.

Are there any free addiction apps?

Most addiction apps on the market are free or have a free component. You can search through the iPhone App Store or the Google Play Store to find one or more apps to support you throughout your recovery journey.

Chris Carberg is the Founder of Addiction HelpReviewed by:Chris Carberg

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Chris Carberg is a visionary digital entrepreneur, the founder of AddictionHelp.com, and a long-time recovering addict from prescription opioids, sedatives, and alcohol.  Over the past 15 years, Chris has worked as a tireless advocate for addicts and their loved ones while becoming a sought-after digital entrepreneur. Chris is a storyteller and aims to share his story with others in the hopes of helping them achieve their own recovery.

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Jessica Miller is the Editorial Director of Addiction Help. Jessica graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) with an English degree and combines her writing expertise and passion for helping others to deliver reliable information to those impacted by addiction. Informed by her personal journey to recovery and support of loved ones in sobriety, Jessica's empathetic and authentic approach resonates deeply with the Addiction Help community.

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