12 Steps Recovery Mobile App

 
12 Steps Recovery App
12 Steps Recovery App
12 Steps Recovery App

Overview
 

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Developer: Mobile Apps Force
 
Description: This app is an addiction recovery reference tool, which the developer created as a self- help reference of Big Book readings, videos, meeting information, and other “411” information. The intent of the developer, who is in an addiction recovery program, was to help other users in recovery from addictions have a convenient place on their device to get access to 12-step related readings.
 
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Our Rating
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User Rating
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Bottom Line

This app is an addiction recovery reference tool, which the developer created as a self- help reference of Big Book readings, videos, meeting information, and other “411” information. The intent of the developer, who is in an addiction recovery program, was to help other users in recovery from addictions have a convenient place on their device to get access to 12-step related readings.

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Posted October 8, 2014 by

 
Our Review
 
 

People in recovery from addictions of all types are given readings, prayers/spiritual exercises, meetings, AA Big Book assignments, and a host of other resources to use while working on their program. This app contains references for several different addictions, including alcohol, such as sex and love addiction, sex addiction (includes pornography), gambling, overeating, internet, and narcotics addiction. The developer has taken the Twelve Steps, Twelve Promises, Twelve Traditions, Serenity Prayer, and prayers for each of the 12 Steps, the complete Big Book, and “find a meeting” information for anywhere in the world, and put it all in one location for the app user to have on hand at anytime.

 

Because there is no need to manage any settings, or learn specific exercises, this app is very user-friendly; and being portable is an added advantage for the app user. The person in recovery has already been educated about the 12 Steps and other addiction recovery management resources, so having the information all in one place on their mobile device prevents them from having to carry around several books at a time, which can become quite cumbersome, causing the person to sometimes not have their resources with them when needed. The Daily Feeds appear one at a time on the appointed day, gives the Big Book reference, and a commentary on the reading. The app is not continuously running; therefore, there is minimal risk of battery drainage.

 

The app can be used on multiple devices, and there is no need to share information between devices, as the information in the app is independently running. The app user can download this app onto all of his/her devices and is able to open the app on any device and have the same access.

 

The app does not require the user to enter any personal demographic or health information, and does not record or transmit personal data. The developer created this app as a tool of convenience for those in recovery, not as a clinical assessment or treatment tool. The sensitivity of the developer to the need to preserve the privacy and dignity of the user is evident in his designing the app icon to look like a calendar page icon which allows it to blend with the other apps on the user’s device without attracting attention from onlookers.

 

All of the information contained on this app is based on extensive research and data on addictions and recovery collected over several decades. The “research” done by the developer was to locate all of the 12 Step information, writings, guidelines, etc. and organize it into a tool that will make the user more inclined to adhere to a program. A direct link is provided to the developer’s website, where the user is able to read published research related to the app’s ability to function as stated in the description. The developer also invites users to give feedback ideas for future inclusion. When the “locate a meeting” option is selected by the user, there is a direct link to the main website for that community organization, which also contains the relevant evidence-based data and research behind the information contained in the app. The most prominent evidence-based resource contained in the app is the AA Big Book, originally published in 1939 and still widely in use in all recovery models.

 

The goal of anyone in addiction recovery is to be able to keep up with their support systems, readings, recovery steps, meetings, and interactions with others in recovery. The goal of a mobile app is to support that user’s efforts to stay on track with his/her program. The ease of use and availability of information in this app increases the probability of goal attainment by the user, who is now able to pull up a ready resource, to include a meeting nearby, when in crisis or even while traveling.

 

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Does the app’s set of features adequately cover the range of tasks required to satisfy an actual need?
Does the app “meet workflow requirements and ultimately save time for the user?” Is the app free from “interface clutter, suboptimal eye-thumb coordination, steep learning curve, battery draining of the host device, etc.”?
Can the “app on one device share data with other apps and/or other devices?” Can the app “accept security assurances generated by some other app?”
Does the app have the following capabilities to maintain security- “privacy, not losing data, not being diverted, not being altered by an unauthorized agent, making sure there is no an impersonator communicating with the client/clinician”? Does the app meet HIPAA and FCC security requirements?
Does scientific evidence support the app itself rather than just the concept upon which the app is based?
Does the app accomplish a defined task without crashes, error messages, or complications? Does it perform consistently over time?

About the Author

Karen Wall, MA, RN-BC, BSN
Ms. Wall is a Psychiatric Registered Nurse with the VA at Palo Alto. Her duties include educating nurses, clinicians, and patients about technology to assist with mental health.

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