The Last Door Recovery Society has launched a new mobile application, BETTER, to connect people around the world who are seeking recovery from addiction with a support community. The BETTER app is free on IOS and Android stores and provides individuals who may be isolated and do drugs alone, and those in recovery, with a platform that improves the connection to a support community of family, friends, and allies.
The BETTER app has a “Safety Net” tab that connects users with each other and with volunteer peer monitors. The peer monitors are on standby; if they suspect an overdose, they can contact local first responders. Friends, family, and allies can volunteer as monitors in the app, or users’ personal contacts can be made available as Safety Net monitors.
By using smart phone technology and tapping on the Safety Net tab, Volunteer Peer Monitors will be on standby. If monitors suspect an overdose, they can contact local first responders. Friends, family, and allies can volunteer as monitors in the app, or users’ personal contacts can be made available as Safety Net monitors.
The BETTER app was developed by the Last Door Recovery Society, a non-profit Canadian-based charity that has been providing residential addiction treatment for youth, adults, and families for over 35 years. It also provides adjunct rehab treatment programs for families and partners of consumers. The residential aspects of the Youth Addiction Treatment Program and Adult Addiction Treatment Program are gender-specific to males, while the Family Program and Transitional Living aspects are designed to facilitate both genders and all ages.
More information about the BETTER app is posted online at https://lastdoor.org/resource/better-recovery-app/ and it can be downloaded at https://www.betterapp.ca/ (accessed May 23, 2021).
This was reported by Last Door Recovery Society on May 11, 2021.
Contact information: Jared Nilsson, Executive Director, Last Door Recovery Society, 323 8th Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3R3, Canada; 855 971-0486; Fax: 604-525-3896; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: https://lastdoor.org/about-us/