Field Guide to Life

Field Guide to Life

By BookMobile

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2012-01-17
  • Current Version: 2.0.10
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 11.01 MB
  • Developer: BookMobile
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5102
From 49 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 intended for 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, Field Guide to Life 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. KEY FEATURES • Daily guidance and inspiration: A full year of inspirational messages and activities to support your first year of recovery. • Favorites and share: Save and retrieve your favorite daily messages and share them with a friend. • Daily reminders: Set the time of day to receive a notification to read the daily message. • Videos: Hear positive messages from recovery experts and others in recovery. • Sober counter: Enter your sober birthday so you can view your sober stats anytime you open the app. • Stop cravings, stay motivated: Upload images of family, friends, passions, and whatever else keeps you motivated in order to help stop cravings. • Progress tracker: Track your obstacles in recovery such as stress, anger, and anxiety. Also track the ways you tackle those challenges such as mediation, honesty, and exercise. • Your support system: Reach out to your support system, such as a sponsor, at the touch of the SOS button. • Relapse prevention: Know what causes relapse and create a response plan to avoid it. 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.



  • Grateful

    By pain away
    I’m thankful, so grateful for this app and the new beginning for my life. It is blessing to have come across field guide as I seek guidance for this way of life. Thank you!
  • 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.
  • 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...