Affect: Addiction Recovery

1.58K reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

Affect is more than a sobriety app or sober tracker. It is the first integrated all-digital addiction recovery program to offer professional support and financial rewards as you succeed in treatment. You don't have to go to rehab to stop drinking and using drugs. Affect puts a full treatment program right in your pocket. Reward your recovery.

Affect's results rank in the top 1% of all addiction treatment providers. Through our scientifically-proven approach, you can get sober, manage, reduce, and quit alcohol, cannabis, meth, cocaine, or prescription stimulants like ADHD meds (we do not treat opioids).

The program is private, confidential, convenient, highly effective, delivered entirely through your smartphone, and covered by insurance. The app is free to use without enrolling in the treatment program.

Affect's addiction recovery program includes:

► Financial rewards for successful participation in treatment, including for staying sober.

► Group and individual telehealth counseling with licensed counselors who are specialists in addiction and mental health.

► Medications to help you manage cravings, depression, and anxiety.

► Support and resources to improve your life, including help finding healthcare, employment, and housing, allowing you to focus on your sober journey.

► Gamification tracks sobriety, helps manage your schedule, and speeds addiction recovery progress with tools and tasks that build healthy habits.

► Confidential and private community offers support and understanding from other members at all times.

Affect works better. Our rewards system is based on decades of research on successful behavior change and technology. People see immediate results with a more than 50% decrease in use in the first month. Affect's program results in outcomes that are proven to be twice as effective as traditional clinical models. Addiction recovery isn’t painful.

We accept many insurance plans including medicaid, which is fully covered for members. Please see our website for the full list of plans we accept. There are no subscription fees or ads.

Affect is a licensed treatment provider for alcohol and drug addiction and is accredited by CARF International. Our research was supported by grants from The National Institute on Drug Abuse and The National Institutes of Health (see our website for more information). Your private information is kept secure and is not shared with any third parties or online trackers. You can trust us with your recovery.

Many people enroll in Affect's program to get professional support while attending 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or SMART Recovery. Affect helps people who struggle with relapses. Professional counselors work with people on their deeper mental health issues where recovery coaches and peer communities fall short. Affect's program is also used by people who leave detox or inpatient residential rehab clinics to continue their recovery journeys.

When you are ready to reduce or stop drinking or using drugs, enrolling in Affect's revolutionary digital addiction treatment program gives you the expert help you need to truly succeed without having to go to a rehab clinic.

We beat the deadly game of addiction by changing the rules. Come win your life back with Affect.
Updated on
May 23, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

1.54K reviews
Joseph Bruce
May 22, 2024
So far the people that I have come into contact thru Affect are great but the app its self needs some work. There is one document that it will just not let me sign..I've tried a million times to hit the submit button after finishing what is supposed to be required..super frustrating. And The app is sort of slow overall...feels pretty buggy.
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Mandy W
February 20, 2024
The app is buggy. This program takes a one size fits all approach to treatment. There is no way to communicate directly with the therapist. And quitting the program is difficult. I will update when I figure out how to do that. My last communication with the "care team" involved repeating myself ad nauseum to an unprofessional representative who sounded high. I'm not sure how to report the interaction. Everything about this program is cyclical and unhelpful and frustrating.
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Affect Therapeutics
February 20, 2024
Hi Mandy, I'm really sorry to hear about your experience with Affect. It sounds like we have fallen short across a number of areas. I'd love to hear more about your situation and understand what we can do to improve. If you send a quick email to I can look into your case more closely.
December 23, 2022
At first I was a little indifferent, initially you can only go through and do challenges and tasks. Once I actually met one of the counselors via zoom through the app I noticed that while the tasks only earn you 10 cents the meetings themselves earn more. I've actually been able to cash out which is genuinely a surprise to me, and it's an actual program that I can work without feeling pressured. Definitely recommend anyone who wants to gain an incentive to be sober.
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What's new

Affect is the first integrated all-digital addiction recovery program to offer professional support and financial rewards as you succeed in treatment. Through our scientifically-proven approach, you can learn to reduce or quit alcohol, cannabis, meth, cocaine, or ADHD meds and develop new habits to keep you healthy. The program is private, convenient, and highly effective. It is also delivered entirely through your smartphone. We have released updates and bug fixes in this new version.