Monday, September 15, 2014

iOS8 Support

recoveryBox Update for iOS8

I am putting the finishing touches on recoveryBox for iOS8 and expect to have it in the Apple Store in a few days.

Again thanks to users for testing as well as those who send in requests.

In this next release I have added the following based on user requests as well as bugs identified:


  • iOS8 Support
  • Adding Sobriety Time to Accountability Messages
  • Ability to turn on/off Sobriety Time for accountability messages.
  • Support for iPhone 6/6Plus larger screens
  • Added more motivational quotes (many sent to me by users)
  • Fixed crashing bugs when accessing certain resources
  • Added a few additional badges
  • Worked on better memory management for the entire app
  • Crash when certain users create a text/email accountability message
  • Fixed crash when certain users were editing their addictions
  • Added a few additional badges

I love that so many of you continue to write in with your requests. One request that I am working on that has been requested is the ability to have How-To's in the video form. Hopefully that will be coming soon!

For now I wish you the best with your recovery!

PS. Of course we haven't been able to test the app on the iPhone 6 or 6Plus and all that testing has been done using simulators (which is not the same as the phone). If you have problems please let me know immediately so I can address them.

Monday, August 11, 2014

recoveryBox Update

Just wanted to say thank you to the users who helped identify a bug in recoveryBox. Your data is fine but the app does crash for some users (not all - don't know why but it seems mostly iPhone 5s devices).

This bug will happen when drilling down to see details of your numbers.

We are working on fixing that bug as well as some additional new items requested by our users.  Thanks for your patience and I sincerely apologize!

~holly@recoveryBox

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Customize your Sobriety Date View with a Picture of a Loved One

Personalize your "Sobriety Date" view with a picture of those who mean the most to you. Each time you see this view, be motivated to continue on your journey to freedom from your addiction. 

Your view will change based on the picture selected as well as which device you are viewing it on. 

You can continue to set a "Recovery Goal" on the banner as well as return this view back to the original recoveryBox view by canceling out your picture. 


Want more information about recoveryBox, the iPhone App for Addiction recovery? Visit our site for specifics about how recoveryBox can help you on your recovery journey.

Want to download it now? Visit the recoveryBox page in the Apple Store.

Be Motivated!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

CoDependency Recovery App - Breaking Free

recoveryBox - the Addiction Recovery iOS App

recoveryBox was created originally for those in recovery from a pornography or sex addiction.  However, after working with lots of counselors on this concept, we configured recoveryBox so that it would help those who want to break free from the addiction of CoDependency.    

The preconfigured addiction selection for CoDependency has suggestions of the types of habits that need to be broken (called your red lights).  But you can create your own type of addiction that would work better for you by creating your own custom red lights.

By tracking your good habits (green lights) as well as warning situations (yellow lights - people, places, and things) and triggers you can create a clear picture of what habits you have as well as need to break.

Keep accountable with your sponsor or counselor or accountability partner. recoveryBox will let you know it's time to enter your daily lights as well will remind you to connect with your sponsor.

recoveryBox works well with a traditional 12 Step Program or Celebrate Recovery.  Try recoveryBox today. Available for any Apple iDevice.

Don't worry if the lights you see here don't match what you need help with. Customize the addiction to match what you need to track. Users will also want to track their triggers (also customizable) so that accountability partners/sponsors can get a good picture of what's going on.

Want to break the addiction? Accountability does work!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Group Accountability ~ Crucial to Addiction Recovery and Why It's a Green Light

Group Accountability is crucial to addiction recovery. Many posts on this blog have been about one-to-one accountability, but (and I know this is hard) it's so important to attend some sort of Group Accountability meeting.

It can be a traditional 12 Step Meeting, it can be a group therapy session, or a Celebrate Recovery meeting.  Whatever that looks like for you...but it's so important.  

It counts as a G2 - Group Accountability Light.

I mentioned that it's important to find a group that deals with similar addictions.  I will say personally I would not relate to someone who had a drug addiction while I was dealing with CoDependency.  I know from experience that Celebrate Recovery starts with everyone combined to have a worship time and then breaks apart into separate groups and most often by gender.  Others like AA meetings combine everyone together men and women. You are the only one who can decide what feels right but there IS a group that can help you out.

At most meetings you don't have to say a single word until you are ready. But as the time goes along, the reason you attend is to be able to open up, have others understand your experiences, and offer support. Not all meetings are alike - don't give up finding the right one!

Your support system ought to include others who have walked the path that you are going through.



Use recoveryBox with your group to share how your life is turning around and the Green Lights are improving (showing growth in healthy areas).  Share your yellow or red lights when ready.  There is no need to have to rethink everything since you already recorded it. Use that to reflect back at a later date and learn from those mistakes.  Then move on!


Click here to download recoveryBox from the iPhone store.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Alcohol Recovery App ~ Helping Break the Addiction

recoveryBox - the Addiction Recovery iOS App

recoveryBox was created originally for those in recovery from a pornography or sex addiction.  However, after working with lots of counselors on this concept, we configured recoveryBox so that it would help those who want to break free from the addiction of alcohol.  

The preconfigured addiction selection for alcohol has suggestions of the types of habits that need to be broken (called your red lights).  But you can create your own type of addiction that would work better for you by creating your own custom red lights.

By tracking your good habits (green lights) as well as warning situations (yellow lights - people, places, and things) and triggers you can create a clear picture of what habits you have as well as need to break.

Keep accountable with your sponsor or counselor or accountability partner. recoveryBox will let you know it's time to enter your daily lights as well will remind you to connect with your sponsor.

recoveryBox works well with a traditional 12 Step Program or Celebrate Recovery.  Try recoveryBox today. Available for any Apple iDevice.

Don't worry if the lights you see here don't match what you need help with. Customize the addiction to match what you need to track. Users will also want to track their triggers (also customizable) so that accountability partners/sponsors can get a good picture of what's going on.

Want to break the addiction? Accountability does work!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Customizing your Lights (both the Yellow and the Red's)

Want to customize your lights for your addiction?

Create the perfect set of Yellow Warning Lights to indicate that you are heading down a path that might lead to destructive behaviors. 

Red Lights can be customizes to any type of behaviors that are considered addictions or bad habits.

By tracking these personal behaviors with an accountability partner or sponsor, you can figure out "why you are doing what you are doing" and create a plan to stop these behaviors. 

Accountability really works!

Customize your addiction in the Settings section of recoveryBox.