Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) June 9, 2010 – Elements Behavioral Health and Promises Treatment Centers released a new iPhone app this month, the iPromises Recovery Companion. The app is offered for free in the iTunes store. The iPromises Recovery Companion offers a powerful tool to help build one of the most important elements of addiction recovery: a community of like-minded peers who understand the joys and challenges of recovery. iPromises allows you to easily contact your sponsor and friends in recovery, keep a calendar of meetings and service, get a daily positive message, and track your accomplishments, challenges, moods, and triggers.
“For over 20 years Promises has offered our clients a bridge to recovery. Based on our tradition of giving back to the community, we created this free recovery tool to help our clients and anyone else in recovery create a virtual system of support,” says Dr. David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Centers and Elements Behavioral Health.
One of the great features of the iPromises Recovery Companion is the ability to use the iPhone’s built-in geo-positioning to automatically store the address when you are sitting in a meeting. Once you have stored the meeting, you can opt to share it with anyone in your geographical area or with anyone who knows your e-mail address or username.
iPromises also offers a great solution for anyone traveling in the United States, Canada, and a growing international list of countries. The travel section allows you to click a “near me” button and bring up a list of local AA interoffices to find the closest meeting. You can easily dial the office from the list.
“One problem we saw with other recovery apps was that meeting information was often inaccurate. Someone would be visiting another city and not be able to find a meeting within 20 miles. This app allows you to easily dial the closest AA interoffice and get accurate, current meeting information,” explains Vera Appleyard, VP of Internet Marketing.
The recovery app will be a valuable tool for those in early recovery. When they return home they can find shared meetings in their local area, get alerted to call their sponsor if they pick a trigger in their visual journal, and build a list of supportive peers in their contact list. They can use the progress graphs to monitor their moods, attitudes, and behavior over time.
“If someone sees the angry bar rising day after day, they know this is an issue they need to address,” says Dr. Sack, “I highly recommend that anyone in recovery try the iPromises Recovery Companion. It helps you formalize your recovery and recognize that it is a daily process.”
To learn more about the iPromises Recovery Companion visit //ipromises.org.