Substance dependence and addiction is a serious problem that our society faces today. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 out of 8 American adults battled with alcohol and substance use disorder in 2017. Recovery and sober living services such as those provided by Eudaimonia is a boon to many such people who are aiming to improve their lives. With the launch of an app called ERH Residents, Eudaimonia’s program of providing sober living homes to those in recovery has received a great fillip. Compatible with iOS 11.0 and later, the app can be downloaded free of cost for iPhone from the App Store and is also supported by iPad and iPod Touch.
The primary focus of the ERH Residents app is to make sure that the recovery experience is not only successful but also fun-filled. It’s a known fact attested by the high rate of relapse that sober living residents often hit a roadblock in their recovery period due to a lack of credible support structure. ERH Residents app is a step towards bridging this gap between the demands of the people in recovery and the available infrastructure.
The accessibility and user-friendliness of the ERH Residents app is evident from its very design. It provides a number of services to Eudaimonia’s clients. The user can seek quick help for himself or a friend by reporting their concern through the app. It uses geographical location to display sober living homes, schools, and other opportunities. This becomes pretty convenient for those who are already suffering from the problem of addiction and additional hurdles can only aggravate their conundrum. The report a concern function sends the form directly to the executive level of the organization and is again a step towards process simplification for the clients. Extensive information regarding the properties such as cleanliness standards and ancillary information related to the transit system of the city is available in the app itself. The residents can also report any maintenance issues related to the property from the app that goes directly to the site manager.
It is often said that for people in recovery, going to a sober living home after treatment makes the difference between falling off the bandwagon and sobriety. ERH Residents app acts as additional enforcement and a bulwark against going back to the old habits. The app does so by keeping the users engaged through its reward tracking system, weekly and facility check-ins, information about available employment opportunities and encouraging residents to establish a rapport with their peers. It does the latter by providing an in-app calendar of social events and also allowing the user to create an event himself. Another interesting aspect is the online access to the Big Book and other resources to help a person go through his journey of recovery with zeal and confidence.
The uniqueness of the ERH Residents app is apparent by the fact that it features a game where points are awarded for completing tasks such as recovery meetings, drug tests and so on. These points can then be exchanged for rewards like overnight passes and extended curfews. This is a great method of keeping the residents motivated and in high spirits.
The problem of drug abuse and addiction is not only a societal menace but it also imposes an economic cost to the tune of billions of dollars every year. So, for improving the lives of those individuals who are battling this highly treatable disorder and thereby also developing the socio-economic prospects of the world, apps like ERH Residents can play an important role. It’s a small but significant step in the right direction.
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