Field Guide to Life

Field Guide to Life

By BookMobile

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2012-01-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 10.48 MB
  • Developer: BookMobile
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 79 Ratings


Looking for tools to help you stay on track in your recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs? Field Guide to Life is an app intended for daily use by those who are new to recovery, but can be used by anyone who is seeking support staying sober one day at a time. Created by Hazelden Publishing, the Field Guide to Life app includes inspiring daily messages that can be shared with friends, a sober counter visible anytime you open the app, a handy list of the 12 Steps, videos featuring recovery experts, a customizable home screen, and more. No in-app purchase required. The White House Behavioral Health Patient Empowerment Challenge award was presented to Hazelden Publishing for its Field Guide to Life app for providing crucial first-year support to people newly recovering from addiction. KEY FEATURES DAILY GUIDANCE AND INSPIRATION Each day for one year read a new message of guidance to support your recovery. Each message includes an activity to help you engage even further in your recovery journey and ends with an inspirational thought for the day. Save your favorites so that you can return to them later or share them with a friend by text or email. DAILY REMINDER Never miss your daily reading again. Chose a time of day to receive a reminder with a teaser of each day’s motivational message. VIDEOS Watch video clips featuring recovery experts and others in the Fellowship sharing advice and knowledge. Each video is meant to challenge you by focusing on an activity that drives positive change. SOBER COUNTER Enter your sober birthday and view your sober stats at any time to monitor the days, hours, minutes, and seconds that you’ve been in recovery. STOP CRAVINGS. STAY MOTIVATED. Combat cravings and stay focused on your goals by uploading and storing up to five images of friends, family members, passions, and aspirations with small captions that you can view anytime to remind you of what keeps you motivated in your recovery. PERSONAL PROGRESS TRACKER A user-friendly Track My Day tool helps you track your biggest obstacles to successful recovery such as stress, anger, anxiety—and power-ups such as meditation, honesty, and exercise. COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEM Designate key supporters like your sponsor to be alerted with the touch of an SOS button when you need help. RELAPSE PREVENTION TOOL Learn about preventing relapse and create personalized relapse prevention and response plans to help you stay on track.



  • Please add SA, SLA or SAA

    Nice app. Great for tracking progress and triggers. I wish it had SA, SLA or SAA info. I love Hazeden’s literature; which includes sex addition.
  • Wonderful reminder in the evening

    By Kentarno
    I'm grateful for this app and its ability remind me at 4:55 to plan for my evening. It helps to keep me focused and counting my blessings. If I don't want to be "outted" I turn off the notifications. I also really like the ability to forward text of the main body or email the whole page. If I want to send the whole page as a text I can always select all and copy. I appreciate the day tracker and the relapse planner. I need to complete that but I'm glad it's there. And the SOS button, while I've not yet had to use it, feels like it could be a life saver.
  • Just Awful

    This was really a waste of money, so little to it. I can't understand how something like this could be released for any reason other than to exploit those suffering souls that are desperate for sobriety. Content is very much geared to newcomers - trust me don't waste your money on this. All I got from my purchase was a resentment for being ripped off.
  • Not Anonymous

    By Dr Cyn
    This app sends notifications that will out your addict to anyone picking up your phone.
  • GratefulAA

    By G in Racine
    This app is a great way to start your day. It reminds you of where you are and carries a motivational message to help you "one day at a time". I really look forward to it first thing each morning.
  • Great!

    By Sperfy27
    I love the messages in this app.
  • This is a great product ruined by ??

    By Algosc51
    I have 14+ years in recovery. I love Hazelden products and own 4 other apps. This app was $$$$ but it looked good so I bought it. After I paid and began using it, I found out that I Could NOT send a page to someone else even though the option to email a step guide for the day shows up in the tabs at the bottom of the page. You can send the title of the page and the first paragraph only. Anything after that, you're out of luck. Why, I thought, would a company do that? I sent a message to tech support and the support staff replied "that was the way the program was set up." So apparently Hazelden doesn't want me to share anything with a sponsee without them buying their own copy. I CANNOT recommend this product. I suspect that greed ruined the design of what should have been a great source of info for those of us in recovery. ""You may mark your favorites with a note and even share them with a friend.""" This line is taken directly from the developer's web site. NOT TRUE! You can only share the first paragraph.
  • Great App!

    By Sisinmiss
    Very helpful, well thought out me just what I need each day to help guide me in the right direction. Highly recommend!
  • Not getting it...

    By Zzzzrrrffff
    I like apps that help you articulate defects or feelings, but a lot of this app seems to be a "how to guide", and that's dumb. The how to house is in the Big Book and found through fellowship, so help with motivation and meditation is always awesome , but it seems silly for an iPhone app to be so specific in instructions for something like that. I like some of the features, and I like the idea of challenges . App has potential
  • Well done

    By The Eggking
    One of the best parts of my day is checking in with this app...