iPromises Recovery Companion, a Free Sobriety iPhone App, Reaches 20,000 Downloads

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Promises Treatment Centers’ iPromises Recovery Companion had its 20,000th download this month. The free iPhone application has been well-received, with four-star reviews and a feature in Inc. Magazine’s “App Time.”

Particularly around the holidays, when stress runs high, we hope the recovery community finds the iPromises app to be an effective relapse prevention tool.

This week Promises Treatment Centers and Elements Behavioral Health announced that the iPromises Recovery Companion, a free sobriety application that provides tools and support for those in addiction recovery, reached 20,000 downloads.

The iPromises app features daily reflections, a calendar to help users keep track of their 12-Step meetings, and a tool that lets users monitor their moods and relapse triggers. Just nine months after its release, the app reached 10,000 downloads in March 2011. It was also featured in the December 2010/January 2011 edition of Inc. Magazine’s “App Time.”

“We are thrilled that this free app has been so helpful to the recovery community,” said David Sack, CEO of Promises Treatment Centers and its parent company, Elements Behavioral Health. “Helping people avoid relapse has always been a top priority for Promises. Particularly around the holidays, when stress runs high, we hope the recovery community finds the iPromises app to be an effective relapse prevention tool.”

Since its launch in June 2010, the iPromises app has garnered over 180 reviews on iTunes, maintaining a four-star average. One user wrote, “Great app - have recommended to all my clients - great sections, contacts, etc. Highly recommend to anyone in recovery or those who simply like to stay on top of their moods and want a place to record their thoughts.”

Another said, “Gotta have it! I can’t think of a better way to share meetings with my sponsees and give them a quick way to contact me if they are in crisis.”

Mobile technology is changing the way people live, communicate and even recover from the disease of addiction. In support of its commitment to give back to the community, Promises Treatment Centers has made an important contribution that has helped thousands of men and women maintain their sobriety.

“Downloads of the iPromises app are up this month, which hopefully means that people are putting all their tools in place for the upcoming holiday season,” said Vera Appleyard, the Vice President of Internet Marketing at Elements Behavioral Health. “Rather than isolating themselves, which is characteristic of addiction, the iPromises app encourages users to reach out to their support network, especially during difficult times.”

iPromises is available for free download on iTunes. For more information about iPromises, visit http://ipromises.org.

About Promises Treatment Centers

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu and West Los Angeles are the premier addiction treatment centers in southern California. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been the drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 20 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, visit http://www.promises.com or call 877-351-7506.

Promises is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that includes The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute and The Recovery Place. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit http://www.elementsbehavioralhealth.com.


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