“A new smart phone app aimed at helping recovering heroin addicts is now available. Heroin use among young adults 18 to 25 has doubled in the last decade, according to the CDC. Many people in that age group have a smart phone.
The app is called the Squirrel Smart Addiction App. It allows recovering addicts to set up a 10-person support team.
The app, which is free to download, has users rate their stress level throughout the day and shares the information with the team. It also features a one-touch panic button that alerts the entire support team. It also tracks and rewards sobriety.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is behind the app.
Jennifer Baxter, who is a recovering heroin addict, said the app was a “great idea.”
“I think the younger generation will use it,” Baxter said.”
Source: Fox2Now.com – July 9, 2015