New Addiction Recovery Mobile App Sober.ly Offers Stigma Free Anonymous Peer Support in an Innovative Augmented Reality Environment

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Sober.ly provides people in recovery from substance abuse disorders the chance to connect with others anonymously to experience real time, stigma-free peer support in a fun and engaging environment.

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One of the most innovative features of Sober.ly allows people to use their phone’s camera for an augmented reality option.

“I used my own experiences as a person in long-term recovery to create Sober.ly with the goal of forming the most beneficial forum for peer support available,” said Nathan Perkins, Founder and CEO of Sober.ly

Sober.ly is the new addiction recovery mobile app for iOS and Android that provides people in recovery with anonymous and stigma-free peer support at any time through their mobile phone. Unlike other addiction recovery apps, Sober.ly encourages people to create an avatar, instead of using personal information, to represent them within the community when they first sign into the app. This lets the user become whomever they want while talking to others in a group setting or one-on-one. One of the most innovative features of Sober.ly allows people to use their phone’s camera for an augmented reality option.

“I used my own experiences as a person in long-term recovery to create Sober.ly with the goal of forming the most beneficial forum for peer support available,” said Nathan Perkins, Founder and CEO of Sober.ly “I found many people don’t like sharing personal information on social apps. They especially don’t feel comfortable revealing who they are when discussing their addiction or substance abuse on social media. The majority of people using social media or apps create fake profiles because they fear social or career backlash. Even worse, they never get help. Sober.ly flipped the script by encouraging people to use the avatar model. You can become whomever you want. As a result, people are more apt to join Sober.ly and be active in our engaging community,” concluded Perkins.

Sober.ly’s features are specifically designed to remove the stigma many people face when seeking help for alcohol and substance abuse. By allowing users to create an avatar and present themselves in augmented reality, the app often reaches a population that would never have received help for their condition. By creating this unique community that offers peer support anonymously 24/7, Sober.ly is providing a compelling enhancement to traditional addiction treatment programs.

Sober.ly users also benefit from a sobriety tracker, daily check-ins and a community-sourced daily inspiration feature. Updates and new features will be added periodically to help users stay clean and sober. Sober.ly is available for download in the App Store of Play Store. It is free to download and use.

Visit http://www.sober.ly/ for more information or to download Sober.ly.

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