Fairbanks offers phone app as part of its recovery program

March 21st, 2019

Fairbanks Treatment and Recovery Center now provides an app in conjunction with treatment to patients and clients that helps facilitate continuing recovery from addiction and substance use.

The app is offered free to all Fairbanks patients and clients regardless if they complete treatment or not. Its use is personalized by their interaction with the app and all of its features. Patients can keep the app for support as long as they want, even post-treatment, to assist with ongoing recovery supports.

This technology uses the same data sources that are mined for better user experiences and targeted advertising to provide intuitive and proactive support to those in recovery.

The creators of the app have worked with thousands of people at all levels of substance use and recovery, as well as hundreds of providers, in the creation of their app. By researching passive phone data sources – i.e. patterns of typical phone usage that don’t require input from individuals – the app can predict with some 92 percent accuracy three days before a person stops engaging in positive recovery behavior.

The app provides proactive, real-time guidance and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.