There’s an app for that, when it comes to recovery for addicts of all kinds. This shouldn’t be surprising, since there really seems to be an app for everything these days. There are apps that can help alcoholics, those addicted to drugs of any kind, and even food addicts.
You don’t need to be a tech geek to work these apps either, but you’re sure to get some help finding the best ones by checking out some tech sites. When it comes to finding the best apps it always helps to read as many reviews as you can to make sure it will work for you. No reviews here, but here are some app types that are out there that can help you on the road to recovery.
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If you haven’t quite gotten on the wagon yet, you may need an app that can help you know if you are sober enough to drive. There are definitely a few apps out there that can instantly turn your phone into a breathalyzer, with just the addiction of a straw-like apparatus.
This can help you avoid driving when drunk, or buzzed. It can also be used to help you know when to stop in the first place.
There are apps that can link you to other people in recovery, or help you find a meeting near you, even if you’re nowhere near home. Sometimes your best line of defense from falling into old addictive behaviours is rehab or a knowing ear.
If you are a recovering addict, it pays to have one of these types of apps on your phone. Think of it as a lifeline for anytime you need it.
There are a lot of choices in journal apps, where you can keep track of what triggers your need for alcohol or drugs. By learning your triggers and keeping track of them, you can learn to avoid them.
The same goes for food addiction. Keep a diet journal with an app on your phone, where you can track what you eat, how you feel after eating it, and if you were driven to binge eat it. You can track triggers here as well, like what makes you turn to junk food or binge eating.
Meditation can help with anything that ails you. If you find that stress is a trigger for your eating, drinking, or drug use, use an app that supplies guided meditations to find one for stress relief. Make time to meditate at least once every day, even if you don’t feel like you need it. It can help calm your nerves and get you focused on the good things in life.