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Can Mobile Apps Help with Recovery?

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Technology reigns supreme these days, and phone apps can do everything from bill payment to front-door food delivery with a couple of screen taps. There are also apps making waves in the recovery community, with hundreds of options to choose from to make everyday life a little bit easier.

How do Recovery Apps Help?

While these phone applications aren’t a replacement for counseling or treatment, they do provide an excellent way for people to stay organized and track their progress.

Quick info: Some apps contain maps of local treatment centers, group counseling centers, and emergency services that someone in recovery may need if they find themselves stranded.

Tracking: Keeping track of days in sobriety, cravings, changes in mood and sleep habits, plus much more, are useful ways to optimize the recovery journey.

Reminders: Rebuilding a life in recovery can get busy. Apps that manage schedules and deploy reminders for important meetings and events can help keep stress at bay while maintaining a routine.

Scheduling: Most medical and insurance providers have made it easy to schedule appointments online. Patients can also message or speak to nurses and physicians through these portals, as well,

Support: Recovery forums are a space where people can connect with others in recovery; some even give access to crisis counselors specializing in relapse prevention.

Most Popular Recovery Apps

Sober Grid™ is a free app that uses social media and networking to help those on their recovery journey. Some cool features include daily quests featuring exercises that help people improve their mental and physical health. Users can share their progress while reaching out to ask for help or give send support to others. A peer coaching section is available through a paid subscription that provides 24/7, 365 access to certified recovery counselors. It’s available for iOS and Android devices.

I Am Sober™ is a free tracking app that counts sobriety down to the second. It also provides daily notifications with reminders of milestones and extra information regarding withdrawal symptoms and more. Some people enjoy seeing how much time they’ve committed to the recovery process, and seeing the ticker grow day after day is a source of inspiration and accountability. This app is available for iOS and Android.

Pear reSET-O® is an FDA-approved free app that helps people in recovery, offering 90-day cognitive-behavioral programs for adults already enrolled in addiction treatment. This app does require a medical provider prescription to register, but research shows that out of 3,000 OUD patients enrolled, it has helped many stay their course while continuing to engage with in-person treatment schedules. It’s available on both iOS and Android.

Many more mobile apps to choose from aren’t listed here, and many people in recovery have found them to be indispensable for their recovery journey.

HCRC provides evidence-based treatment for those with opioid use disorder using FDA-approved medications and substance use counseling. Programs that include a combination of medication-assisted treatment and counseling therapy have been shown to significantly increase the chances of success in long-term recovery for many patients. Call or message a local HCRC clinic today to learn more about the intake process with the help of compassionate and knowledgeable staff.

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Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

The Clinical Team at Health Care Resource Centers is our team of physicians and medical directors within the organization. HCRC is a CARF accredited organization and has been providing addiction treatment services for over 32 years in the New England area.

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