Mobile Apps for Addiction

Recovery Apps provide convenient and practical tools to help you in the recovery process. They can help you track sober time, manage triggers and emotions, find and share meetings, contact your sponsor discretely, receive daily inspirations and more.

All are available for the iPhone/iPad and some are available for Google Android phones.


Sober Grid  
Beau Mann
iOS Free Android Free
This free, location-based app lets users find and connect with others in recovery who are near them for support, encouragement, information, and sober friendship. You can remain anonymous if you wish. It displays a grid of app users in the general vicinity (giving an approximate distance) and allows you to message that user, post messages to a newsfeed, or alert others that you are in need of support.


12 Steps AA Companion — Alcoholics Anonymous
Dean Huff
iOS $2.99Android $1.99
This sobriety tool is available for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Provides a Big Book reader, prayers, Big Book promises, search tool, sobriety calculator, notes, and AA contacts database. An anonymous icon protects anonymity by not showing references to AA. Also contains an extensive meeting directory and program descriptions.

AA Big Book and More
Rob Laltrello
iOS Free
This free app is easy to use, helps you keep track of your sobriety, provides the text of the AA Big Book, and offers encouraging messages daily.

Joe & Charlie — AA
Robert Keathley
iOS $2.99
Listen to analysis of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous by Joe & Charlie with over 6 hours of audio.

One Day At A Time — AA
Robert Keathley
iOS $1.99
Read the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous anywhere. Search for keywords while in discussion meetings. Get Daily Meditations right on your iPhone or iTouch. Features include friends' sobriety dates, home groups, and quick link for calling.


iOS Free Android Free
This app is geared to relapse prevention. It teaches the user how to identify thoughts and feelings which can lead to relapse. Then it leads the user to a daily reading geared to what they are currently experiencing which helps change "relapse" thinking into "sober" thinking. It also calculates sober time and money saved staying sober. It was developed by a licensed chemical dependency counselor who personally has over 27 years of sobriety.


This app provides 24/7 support from well-trained peer-recovery coaches to help avoid relapse and remain on the path of recovery through support and motivation. Ascent begins with a plan customized by the client in concert with a coach and other members of his or her support team. It provides the ability to gather with others in recovery via the community messaging section, enter personal motivations, watch recovery videos, find meetings, track your recovery and set new goals. Ascent costs $35.00 per month for the app plus coaching and is available for iOS and Android devices.

Insight Timer
iOS Free Android Free
Insight Timer is a free smartphone app and online community with more than five million meditators. It has a huge library of content: nearly 13,000 guided meditations from over 2,600 teachers on topics like stress, relationships, creativity, and more. The app fosters a sense of community - the home screen announces the number of meditations done that day and the number of people meditating right now. It is available in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. It was voted App of the Year by Time Magazine.

Quit It 3.0 – stop smoking
iOS $.99
This motivational program supports and encourages smokers to quit and helps ex-smokers avoid relapse. It keeps track of cigarettes not smoked, money saved, and the benefits of quitting. Successes can be shared via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Quit Now
Android, free
In English and Spanish. Counts days without smoking, cigarettes not smoked, money saved, and time saved. Covers nine aspects of health that will gradually improve, tips for quitting, and provides a widget.


Also see Nicotine Mobile Apps, Meditation Mobile Apps and Yoga Mobile Apps.

Updated August 22, 2019