iPromises Recovery Companion, a Free Sobriety iPhone App, Reaches 20,000 Downloads
The iPromises app features daily reflections, a calendar to help users keep track of their 12-Step meetings, and a tool that lets users monitor their moods and relapse triggers. Just nine months after its release, the app reached 10,000 downloads in March 2011. It was also featured in the December 2010/January 2011 edition of Inc. Magazine’s “App Time.”
“We are thrilled that this free app has been so helpful to the recovery community,” said David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Centers and its parent company, Elements Behavioral Health. “Helping people avoid relapse has always been a top priority for Promises. Particularly around the holidays, when stress runs high, we hope the recovery community finds the iPromises app to be an effective relapse prevention tool.”
Since its launch in June 2010, the iPromises app has garnered over 180 reviews on iTunes, maintaining a four-star average. One user wrote, “Great app - have recommended to all my clients - great sections, contacts, etc. Highly recommend to anyone in recovery or those who simply like to stay on top of their moods and want a place to record their thoughts.”
Another said, “Gotta have it! I can’t think of a better way to share meetings with my sponsees and give them a quick way to contact me if they are in crisis.”
Mobile technology is changing the way people live, communicate and even recover from the disease of addiction. In support of its commitment to give back to the community, Promises Treatment Centers has made an important contribution that has helped thousands of men and women maintain their sobriety.
“Downloads of the iPromises app are up this month, which hopefully means that people are putting all their tools in place for the upcoming holiday season,” said Vera Appleyard, the Vice President of Internet Marketing at Elements Behavioral Health. “Rather than isolating themselves, which is characteristic of addiction, the iPromises app encourages users to reach out to their support network, especially during difficult times.”
iPromises is available for free download on iTunes. For more information about iPromises, visit //ipromises.org.