Alcohol addiction is a complicated disease, and there’s no substitute for treatment. But finding strength, support, and positivity in an app — which is there whenever and wherever you need it — can offer day-to-day reinforcement and accountability.

Healthline chose these apps for their high-quality content, reliability, and positive user reviews. We hope you find them helpful tools for finding and maintaining sobriety, or helping a loved one do so.

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iPhone: 4.9 stars

Android: 4.9 stars

Price: $5.99

Twenty-Four Hours a Day helps you find inspiration whenever you need it with 366 daily meditations. Access today’s message and swipe forward and backward to read more. Bookmark your favorites and search all messages by keyword. Shake your device to summon a random message of inspiration and support. You can even customize font size for easy reading.

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Android: 4.3 stars

Price: $3.49 per item

AlcoDroid tracks alcohol consumption and includes a blood alcohol content calculator. It’s designed to help you understand how much you’re consuming so you can start changing your drinking habits. That makes it useful if you’re worried you may be misusing alcohol. Use the app to chart your drinking habits daily, weekly, and monthly. Display and export consumption statistics. Drink presets make it easy to log drinks quickly.

iPhone: 4.4 stars

Android: 4.5 stars

Price: $2.99

This is the most comprehensive sobriety tool available for members of Alcoholics Anonymous. Features include a Big Book reader, search tool, sobriety calculator, notes, AA contacts database, and more. It’s all offered in a functional and intuitive interface.

iPhone: 4.8 stars

Android: 4.8 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Use the I Am Sober app to track your sober days and milestones, build new habits, and enjoy ongoing motivation from a community of people who get it. Daily pledges can help keep you on track. A withdrawal timeline will help you understand what to expect in the days and weeks ahead. There are also additional resources designed to offer you a 24-hour companion and a wide network for your recovery.

iPhone: 4.7 stars

Android: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

This sobriety tool was developed by a Harvard-educated licensed chemical dependency and certified alcohol addiction counselor. It uses proven techniques to help you stay sober. Features include daily motivational messages, a search engine to help you find relevant content, a tool to avoid relapse if you have a craving, a chat forum, and much more.

iPhone: 4.8 stars

Android: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

Parker is a guy in recovery who created Nomo to keep himself on track and motivated. The app lets you create and share sobriety clocks — as many as you need — to track the number of days you’ve been sober, unhealthy habits you’ve gone back to, or whatever else you want to track. Find detailed breakdowns of your progress to the minute and earn chips when you reach milestones in your recovery. Send notifications to partners when you’re feeling tempted, and share your successes directly to social media.

iPhone: 4.9 stars

Android: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Sober Grid is designed to serve as your sober social network. It connects you to sober people nearby, offers a 24/7 peer support group, tracks your recovery with check-ins and quests, and includes a sobriety counter. Your information on the app can be as private or as public as you choose.

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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.