The Breaking Free Companion app is designed to be used alongside Breaking Free Online, the award-winning treatment and recovery programme for alcohol and drugs that is accessed at www.breakingfreeonline.com.
This app allows Breaking Free Online users with Android devices to set alerts that will prompt or ‘nudge’ them to:
* Use the positive coping methods they’ve selected in the ‘Managing your risky places’ strategy if they approach any risky places (via location alerts)
* Carry out the activities they’ve chosen in the ‘Planning your time positively’ strategy (via calendar alerts)
* Take the next step towards their life goal they’ve planned in the ‘Achieving your life goals’ strategy (via calendar alerts)
As well as these alerts, the app gives Breaking Free Online users instant access to the strategies for ‘Shifting your focus’ and ‘Surfing your cravings’. So they can use these effective mindfulness techniques to stay calm or manage cravings and urges at any time, without needing an internet connection.
IMPORTANT – PLEASE NOTE: The Breaking Free Companion app can ONLY be used by people who have an account on Breaking Free Online through a licenced service.
INSTRUCTIONS: If you have already created your account on Breaking Free Online, simply download the app to your Android smartphone and log in with your username and password. Then set the alerts you would like to receive to help you stay on track with your recovery!