Mobile App Offers Recovering Addicts a Helping Hand

From VT KnowledgeWorks member Handshake Media, Incorporated, publishers of New2Recovery(TM):

Cognichoice(R), a health IT startup, announced that it will release New2Recovery(TM), a mobile application that helps newly recovering addicts and alcoholics manage self-destructive thoughts and behavior. The app acts like a virtual support person or sponsor, reinforcing positive choices on-the-go, helping users navigate complex feelings and keep in touch with their support networks through text, email, and social media.

Release of New2Recovery is expected by year’s end for Android devices for free through Google Play.

Addictions recovery app New2Recovery is from CognichoiceAccording to Cognichoice’s co-founder, Anne Giles, M.A., M.S., “There’s no sure formula or guarantee for staying clean and sober, but we’ve done our best to assist with New2Recovery. It helps app users help themselves change what they used to do into what they want to do.”

According to Katherine W. “Wren” Starkey, Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty area in addictions, “New2Recovery makes concrete what seems abstract when people enter recovery from addictions. They need to be able to identify their feelings, relate them to thoughts or impulses, and be still with them without altering them quickly or chemically.”

Seed funding for development of New2Recovery came from over 50 contributors raising over $5000 through health innovation crowdfunding site Health Tech Hatch founded by Patricia Salber, M.D. “We were impressed with the heartfelt support of the campaign’s contributors and Anne’s passion to offer health apps that are meaningful to users,” said Dr. Salber.

New2Recovery is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or professional advice. Please consult a qualified health care professional for personalized medical and professional advice.

About New2Recovery

New2Recovery™ is a mobile application for those newly or early in recovery from addictions. New2Recovery will be released for Android devices for free through Google Play. New2Recovery is from Cognichoice®, a line of personal awareness and social sharing software applications based on the principle that awareness of feelings and thoughts within the context of social support can foster conscious, healthy choices.

New2Recovery was developed by Vision Point Systems and published by Handshake Media, Incorporated. New2Recovery is informed by a synthesis of best practices for addictions recovery, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), mindfulness meditation, 12-step recovery and additional evidence-based supportive processes.

About Vision Point Systems

Vision Point Systems is a creative, expert technology and engineering firm driven by intense customer service focus, rigorous process management, and an unwavering determination that solves customers’ most difficult problems resulting in strong, long-lasting business relationships.

About Handshake Media

Handshake Media, Incorporated is a communications technology company specializing in public relations services and mobile technologies to generate market awareness and market action for its business-to-business and business-to-consumer clients. Handshake Media, Incorporated is based in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, and is a member of VT KnowledgeWorks.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Giles
Co-founder, Cognichoice
President, Handshake Media, Incorporated
[email protected]

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