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The Top Apps to Quit Drinking in 2024

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Reviewed By Peter Manza, PhD • Updated Jan 22, 2024 • 4 cited sources

In 2024, there are many phone-based app options to help you quit drinking. The best stop drinking app for you is going to depend on your needs, preferences, budget and goals. 

While no app can replace the help an alcohol addiction treatment program can provide, there are a variety of options for people looking to supplement their recovery with modern technology. We’ve outlined some of the top options below.

Technology’s Place in Addiction Treatment

While modern technology can’t replace an addiction treatment professional, it can undeniably be helpful as part of one’s addiction treatment plan. With the widespread adoption of smartphones and the internet, almost everyone now carries a device in their pocket with power that would have been difficult to conceive of even just a few decades ago.

Technology can be used to remind us of important elements of our addiction treatment plan (like when to take medication), connect us with addiction treatment professionals potentially hundreds or more miles away, and give us access to just about any relevant piece of information related to substance use disorders in just a few clicks. There are even some promising AI chatbots being developed that can simulate talking with a real human being.

Technology & Alcohol Use Disorder

From the patient perspective, one of the core ways technology can help with alcohol use disorder (AUD) is through smartphone apps. More and more companies are developing apps designed to help with AUD in a variety of ways, and many of these apps have undeniably helped individuals in their recovery process. 

Technology is especially helpful in locations where a person may be far from in-person treatment resources, such as in rural areas. 

Top Apps to Help You Quit Drinking in 2024

Some popular apps people are using to quit drinking in 2024 include the following:

Stop Drinking AppPriceFeaturesPlatform
I Am SoberFree or $9.99 for Sober PlusTracker and support communityiOS, Android
AA Speaker TapesFree, in-app purchasesAA and motivational videos and contentiOS
Quit DrinkingFree, in-app purchasesTracker and support communityiOS
Simple HabitFree, in-app purchasesGuided meditationsiOS, Android
SunnysideFree trial, then $99.99/yearTracker, customizable plan, recovery coach, support communityiOS, Android
ReframeFree trial, then $119.99/yearEvidence-based CBT techniques, roadmap to change, recovery coach, focuses on changing your relationship to alcohol over timeiOS, Android
  1.  I Am Sober

Platform(s): iOS, Android

Cost: Free, but with in-app purchases; Sober Plus is $9.99/month

I Am Sober is one of the most popular, well-reviewed sobriety apps currently available. It is free and feature-rich, offering a sobriety tracker, savings calculator, trigger analysis tools, community engagement and more. 

It is designed as a supplemental tool intended to be combined with other addiction treatment options. If you want more features, you can subscribe to Sober Plus for $9.99, which includes the ability to create private groups, lock your trackers and back up data in the cloud.

  1. AA Speaker Tapes & 12 Steps

Platform(s): iOS

Cost: Free, with additional content for $3.99/month

This app grants you free access to a large library of Alcoholics Anonymous speaker recordings, with an additional subscription giving you further access to over 300 hours of recordings from over 200 speakers. For individuals who respond well to advice content, this app may be helpful.

In addition to speaker recordings, you can also benefit from:

  • Guided meditations
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Daily inspiration notifications
  • 12-step workshops

It’s important to note that this app isn’t officially endorsed by AA, although someone who finds AA’s principles helpful in their recovery will still likely get a lot out of this app. 

  1.  Quit Drinking

Platform(s): iOS

Cost: Free, but with several optional in-app purchases/subscriptions

 Quit Drinking is a free stop drinking app that includes many beneficial recovery features, such as a:

  • Buddy system
  • Cravings tracker
  • Triggers tracker
  • Community forum
  • Drink tracker
  • Streak tracker
  • Guided meditation
  • Journal
  1. Simple Habit

Platform(s): iOS, Android

Cost: Free, but with several optional in-app purchases/subscriptions

Unlike the other apps described thus far, Simple Habit is less directly aimed at helping people with alcohol use disorder and is instead more of a general mental wellness app. 

This free app is designed to provide guided meditation sessions and similar offerings referred to as wellness and sleep therapy sessions on their store page. The content is very diverse, allowing you to customize your experience based on the time available and the issues you find most stressful. 

While this app alone may not help you to quit drinking, it can be a tool in your relapse prevention toolbox that allows you to enhance your wellness, manage triggers and engage in relaxation.

  1. Sunnyside

Platform(s): iOS, Android

Cost: Free trial, then $99.99/year

Sunnyside refers to itself as a mindful drinking app. You complete a profile and answer some questions and then customize your plan or allow the app to create a customized plan for you, based on your responses.

You can set goals, track your progress, join recovery communities and text with a recovery coach if you are feeling cravings, need advice, want to celebrate a win, are having a hard time or need other forms of help or support.

  1. Reframe

Platform(s): iOS, Android

Cost: Free trial, then $9.99/month (billed as $119.99/year)

Reframe is a neuroscience-based app to help you meet your goals, whether that includes quitting drinking or moderating your alcohol consumption. 

It utilizes principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, neural re-training, goal setting and community support in order to change or end your relationship with alcohol. 

Much like Sunnyside, you answer a series of questions related to your drinking habits and goals and the app will create a customized plan just for you.

Then, you just have to spend about 15 minutes per day completing activities like quizzes, journal activities, readings and progress trackers. The nice thing about this app is that it walks you through a sobriety roadmap and you can even opt for 1-on-1 recovery coaching. Over time, you might find that you are able to change your relationship to drinking.

Reviewed By Peter Manza, PhD

Peter Manza, PhD received his BA in Psychology and Biology from the University of Rochester and his PhD in Integrative Neuroscience at Stony Brook University. He is currently working as a research scientist in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the role ... Read More

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  2. AA Speaker Tapes & 12 Steps. Kepler47 Software, Inc. Accessed November 2022.
  3. Sober Grid – Social Network. Sober Grid, LLC. Accessed November 2022.
  4. Simple Habit Sleep, Meditation. Simple Habit, Inc. Accessed November 2022.

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