New app to support Edinburgh's drug and alcohol recovery community launched

A mobile phone/tablet app to help support people in Edinburgh who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction has been launched.

The Addiction Recovery Companion-Edinburgh  (ARC-Edinburgh) is the result of a collaboration between the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Apps winners Anne-Marie Mann and Ella Robbins.  It aims to help its users to link to the extensive addiction recovery network in the capital, to track their progress and to boost motivation.

ARC-Edinburgh is free, confidential and does not gather any information about its users. The app helps people connect to recovery events, meetings and services, and to plan their time. People and groups organising events and meetings will share them through the app, and users will share inspirational quotes, articles or links that helped them.