Edinburgh app connects those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction to support services
A new app has been launched in Edinburgh to connect people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction to local support services.
The Addiction Recovery App (ARC) offers access to a range of professional support services and help from others dealing with drink and drug problems.
There is live information on recovery meetings taking place across the capital, as well as up to date information on professional services available and information about local recovery networks.
It also has a personalised emergency button that quickly connects users to help when things get tough.
In addition, there is a calendar to help plan recovery time, a diary to keep track of progress, the capability to track mood, and prompts for motivational exercises and inspirational quotes.
The app has been launched by Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and Edinburgh Alcohol and Drug Partnership.
Judith Proctor, chief officer of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “The recovery community is a huge force in Edinburgh.
“There is lots of professional support available across the capital, but more importantly, people are also increasingly helping each other to deal with drink and drug problems.
“That’s why the Addiction Recovery Companion app is so important.
“It is filled with information to support and guide people in their recovery, alongside tools to immediately connect them to those who can help if things get tough.”