Designed for addiction recovery and accountability, recoveryBox is a sobriety toolset that facilitates tracking of daily life activities easily breaking them down into your "lights".

Breaking habits requires knowing why we do what we do, when do we do it, and coming up with a plan to break the habits. recoveryBox has all the tools needed to help with addiction recovery.

Green Lights = Way to Go Activities!
Yellow Lights = Warning Light Events
Red Lights = Acting Out

Keep track of your daily activities using this simple light system and email/text directly from recoveryBox to your sponsor, accountability partner or counselor.


-- Entering of your daily "LIGHTS"

-- Entry of lights is totally CUSTOMIZABLE. You decide with your sponsor, counselor or group sessions to decide what you need to track for accountability.

-- Set PREFERENCES for categories, number of lights and dates for FAST DATA ENTRY which means better compliance.


-- TRACK your SOBRIETY DATE & recoveryBox will help adjust dates. Add a personal picture to keep motivated. Each addiction being tracked can have a different sobriety date.

-- Add TREATMENT GOALS created with sponsor, counselor or group therapy sessions or just personal goals.

-- Use traditional 12-STEP program or CELEBRATE RECOVERY program, record steps, goals, and progress in journaling section.

-- SORT and FILTER treatment goals to see past goals, active goals, goals corresponding to the 12-Step or Celebrate Recovery program step, goals by dates & more.

-- DAILY DEVOTIONALS specifically written for those in recovery for an addiction, hurt, habit or hang-up.

-- TRACK TRIGGERS and INTENSITY LEVELS on a daily basis. Journal about your triggers and see how they relate to your daily lights.


-- View inspirational quotes and share them with others.


-- TEXT/EMAIL directly from recoveryBox with counts of daily lights, trigger info and journaling. Send this to a sponsor or accountability partner for communication about daily events.

-- Enable lights comments for text/emails to sponsor.

-- Add trigger journaling to email/texts.

-- SEARCH your lights. Many group therapists and counselor's require clients to keep logs and tally's or daily activities and report back.

-- Create MOTIVATORS! Alerts to help remind you to stay on track!

-- Need to break MULTIPLE ADDICTIONS, no problem.


-- EARN BADGES when you reach achievements!!

-- See how many years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds you've been sober.


-- Application easy's easy as 1, 2 3

-- recoveryBox How-To's.

-- PASSWORD PROTECTION. We understand how sensitive this information can be and we encourage you to keep it safe.

-- Access email SUPPORT directly from recoveryBox.

recoveryBox works for any addiction : pornography, alcohol, drugs, sex, codependency, gambling, eating, over working, self injurious, and more OR customize one to meet your specific needs.

List of Addictions currently supported in recoveryBox:

~ Adrenaline-Producing Activities
~ Alcohol
~ Anger
~ Being Right
~ Caffeine
~ Cocaine
~ CoDependency
~ Collecting "stuff"
~ Compulsive Behavior
~ Drug Abuse
~ Eating Disorder
~ Emotional Addiction
~ Escapism/Amusement
~ Exercise
~ Fantasizing
~ Gambling
~ Getting One's Own Way
~ Heroin
~ Hoarding
~ Idolization
~ Isolation
~ Laziness
~ Lust
~ Marijuana
~ Media (TV, Internet, etc)
~ Methadone
~ Opiates
~ OverWorking
~ People Pleasing
~ Perfectionism
~ Pornography
~ Prescription Drugs
~ Risky Behaviors
~ Sadism
~ Self Injury
~ Self-Judgement
~ Sex Addiction
~ Shopping
~ Smoking
~ Sniffing
~ Social Media
~ Steroids
~ Substance Abuse
~ Theft
~ Tobacco
~ Travel
~ Trivia
~ Vandalism
~ Vicodin (pain killers)
~ Video Games
~ Voyeurism

What's New

Version 6.3

6.3 Fixed a bug when adding a comment for lights and button below keyboard entry.

iOS 11 Support

Wishing you the best during your recovery journey. We at recoveryBox believe that it is possible which is why we continue to support this app and you. If you need help using the app at any point, please email. We respond usually very quickly

Ratings and Reviews

Huge help


It's been so helpful tracking my dailies and my missteps. I think I'm putting in the effort then I go back and look at my "lights" and realize I've been missing my dailies for a long time. It's helped me get much more serious about my recovery.

Great app

Just Trying in PA


Developer Response

Glad you like it and it's helping!

Disappointed, not as customizable as claims


Seems this app was built on some specific type of therapy for some unknown program and is not as customizable as it claims. It's predominate purpose is for tracking with a therapist or counselor, the green lights apply to its specific program and not to any general recovery metrics. You can't get rid of many of the embedded descriptions/definitions - like triggers. One thing particular that is very individual specific and though you can add, you can't delete the default items. It gets cluttered and messy fast.

You can build an "addiction" (Or choose one of plethora included) from scratch, but if you want to make changes, then you have to rebuild the whole thing all over again, no edit/ delete functions. There are high level goals but don't track to any activities - so what's the purpose? Clearly it's for the model counselor / accountability.

The badges are annoying, relate to its specific program model, nothing you may necessarily be tracking in your program and no way to turn off or customize.

It has a 12 step model you can select - and another of unknown origin and undefined - but it relates to little else in the app - all you can do is assign a step to a goal, which again in linked to nothing else in the program.

Recovery is complex and individualized this tries to fit everyone into some model I've never seen before. A waste of $$ and time. If you are in a 12 step program this will make no sense to you.

Developer Response

Well, the lights are actually based on scientific data and are the building blocks in any recovery program. You can't even begin to think about maintaining sobriety if you can't get a good nights sleep or don't eat. The steps build sequentially. And the yellow and red lights are absolutely customizable. The 12 step program is actually not on the main screen but is part of the program. If you need help please email me directly.


Holly Hess
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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
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