My new leaf addiction recovery app provides free tools to support those who struggle with substance abuse. It employs an emerging area of health-care technology that uses smart phones to motivate and enable individuals to manage their health conditions and wellness. The app utilizes a video-game style design with a rewards-based approach designed to keep people engaged in their recovery.
The app draws heavily on evidence-based research from professionals in the addiction field and applicable elements of game theory. It includes self-monitoring tasks, positive coping strategies, crisis relief tools, and many other resources to support ongoing recovery.