OneRecovery digitizes one of the biggest benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous, which is a network of supporters ready to help when times are tough. The program starts by asking users to log their emotional state, one of the biggest predictors of relapse. If a user enters a high-risk state, such as anger or frustration, members of his social network will text him words of support. According to founder David Metzler, a user posting a high-risk emotional state will get an average of five responses.
The service is available through health-care providers and insurers. The site will launch a smart-phone app in October.