Friday, October 12, 2012

Welcome to recoveryBoxApp!!

Welcome to the recoveryBox App blog!!  It's a blog about a new app for the iPhone coming this fall, 2012 and it's for those who are in recovery for an addiction..just about any addiction.

So you want to know what makes recoveryBox a little different I'm thinking?

Well, an addiction is a behavior repeated over and over and over to the point that it causes harm.  The idea behind recoveryBox is that we need to track our daily events in life to see just what is it we are doing. Yes, we need to make sure that we are even physically well so it's good to track things like we ate 3 squares a day, or that we took our meds, or that we went to group counseling or an AA meeting or Celebrate Recovery meeting.  But we also need to track things during our day that just didn't go so well such as watching that porn video at 3:00 AM. 

Just tracking that we did something is great!  Yes!! But we also need to know the why we did something and how we felt.  Yup, those can really be thought of our triggers.  Combined with that information of the what, where, why, etc we can then be held accountable to a sponsor or accountability partner.  Once you track your day it's easy to just take that next step and send that information to your partner. 

Don't worry, can't remember to enter what you did or even remember to connect with your accountability partner or sponsor..don't worry.  recoveryBox will remind you!

Treatment is not complete without attending fact both the individual and group sessions are vital to overcoming this addiction.  You don't have to go it alone!

And if you have ever been in counseling you know that we create treatment goals.  recoveryBox will let you create your goals and journal about the progress too.  If you are part of a 12 Step program, you can even connect your treatment goals to a certain step.

Want to get motivated?  You earn badges by entering your data, or staying accountable, or staying sober (and yes there is even a place to track your sobriety date), and creating goals and MUCH MORE!  I just don't want to ruin it by telling you all the badges that you earn (and there are a bunch too)...surprises are so motivating!

I'll be adding more on the blog about the app and how to get the most out of it as well as helpful information about addiction recovery.  For now, I think that's all.

Well, that's the buzz for today for recoveryBox, the iPhone app for recovery addiction.  Look for it soon in the apple store, fall 2012!