Tracking Your Recovery: Best Apps for Addiction Recovery

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Leaving treatment can leave you feeling overwhelmed and nervous. You may be anxious about what is to come and if you will be able to maintain your sobriety. However, you can track your recovery by using a variety of apps for smartphones. These apps have been made with recovery and sobriety in mind and are there to help you and support you whenever you need it. You can see your progress over time as you mark your milestones and develop healthy habits. Here are some of the best smartphone apps for addiction recovery that you need today!

I Am Sober

I Am Sober is a free app on iOS and Android devices that tracks your sober days. It also keeps track of any sober milestones and helps you form new habits over time. The app offers a community of like-minded sober individuals to help encourage you to stay sober when you feel like you need support. There are also educational resources, such as a withdrawal timeline. This teaches you what to expect during withdrawal symptoms. You can ask for a 24-hour companion on the app as well. I Am Sober has been rated 4.8 stars and is free to download with in-app purchases available.

The Recovery Box

The Recovery Box is available on iOS devices and was designed to break down the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for you. You can move through the steps at your own pace while engaging in readings from the Big Book. There is a description of each step and the app helps you navigate your journey through the program. You can also chat within the app should you need any advice, support, or encouragement. The app is free to download with in-app purchases and has been rated 4.7 stars on the App Store.


This app was created by an individual in recovery that wanted to keep track of his progress and keep himself motivated within recovery. With Nomo, you can create multiple recovery clocks to keep track of how many days you have been sober from various substances and activities. The clocks are completely private and help you see your progress in real-time. Nomo also has resources such as connecting with a community, clock sharing, finding an accountability partner, private messaging with your partner, exercises to help you focus, awards for milestones, tips for journaling, and more. The app is designed by someone in recovery specifically to help with addiction recovery. It is free to download and has been rated 4.8 stars in the App Store.

Sober Time

Sober Time is an app available for free on the App Store. It tracks your sobriety and gives you daily motivational messages to encourage you. You can also create goals and track your progress in achieving them. You can even connect with the Sober Time community to get more motivation for your recovery. Sober Time also helps you track how much money you’ve saved. It has been rated 4.7 stars on the App Store. 

Sober Grid

Sober Grid is different from the other apps in that it is specifically designed to connect you with other sober individuals near you. You can think of it as a sober social network to bring sober people together. The app also includes a sobriety tracker and allows you to check-in during your recovery. You can even go on recovery quests to help motivate you. Should you need any support from like-minded individuals, you can access the 24/7 peer sober group. The app is private with options to make some of your information public. You can download the app for free on the App Store and in-app purchases are available. It has been rated 4.9 stars. 

Pink Cloud

If you are in recovery and searching for a support group to join, fear not! Pink Cloud is ready to connect you to various Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, and Al-Anon meetings. Thousands of these meetings are registered in the app to help you find one close to you that suits your needs. You can save meetings, track your attendance, and take notes in the provided sobriety journal within the app. The app is free to download from the App Store with in-app purchases available. It has been rated 4.5 stars. 

Drinker’s Helper

If you are struggling with alcohol abuse or addiction, or just want to cut back on your alcohol consumption, Drinker’s Helper is a great option. The app provides personalized encouragement and motivation to cut back or quit drinking altogether. There is an alcohol test designed to assess your drinking habits, a goal setter, an alcohol tracker, a sobriety tracker, and more. There are even exercises available to help you strengthen your sobriety. The app is free to download with in-app purchases, which give you access to personalized support groups, the entire Drinker’s Helper library, and insights from the community. It has been rated 4.6 stars. 

Leaving treatment for your addiction and transitioning back into daily life can be a difficult step. You may not be able to afford an outpatient program or sober companion, so you may be feeling anxious about how to maintain your sobriety. A great alternative for those that are unable to engage in more aftercare is downloading various sober apps to help keep track of and stay motivated in sobriety. These apps are especially helpful for the days you are feeling low and need to reach out to a sober support network, as most of them have their own communities and discussion boards. At Northstar Transitions, we want our alumni to find joy and confidence in their sobriety. Resources such as sober apps are great for staying on track in sobriety. Of course, if you ever need further help or support, you can always contact us at (303) 558-6400. We are here to help!