A free app called Sober Grid is helping recovering alcoholics and drug addicts connect with each other and foster a community this holiday season.

The app works similarly to many popular dating apps, except its aim is geared toward recovery, Dr. Manny Alvarez said on Digital MD Friday.


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The platform was developed by a former addict, in hopes of enabling “our members to build strong sober support networks and encourage and uplift one another,” the company says on its website.

Users can chat with people nearby or even meet in real life, though in-person meetings are encouraged to be made in public.

They can even use a feature called “Burning Desire,” which lets other users know when they’re in need of someone to talk to.

To hear more about this online community, check out the clip above.


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