Marijuana continues to be legalized in countries across the world, and whilst I don’t oppose the decriminalization of what amounts to a victimless crime, I that there are many people out there, like me, who would like to quit their weed use despite its legal status.
Like any habit or addiction, quitting weed can be a hard. But there are many tools that can help, and your phone is one of them.
I’ve compiled a list of my top recommended iPhone and Android apps to help you quit your consumption of THC. Whether it be pot, weed, cannabis, edibles, BHO, shatter, or whatever THC-related product you’re using – I hope that the following apps will help you on your journey to sobriety:
5 Best Quit Cannabis Apps 2019
I Am Sober is a free app available on both iPhone and Android that currently has an average user rating of 4.8. The reason it comes first on the list is because it’s the app I personally used when I quit, and it gets an incredible amount of praise on the /r/leaves subreddit. One comment had this to say:
I use “I Am Sober”. It tracks the days, amount of time and money you have saved, and can give you motivational quotes each day. It has all the features you want,its free. And the best part is you can read the stories from other people who have been dealing with the same addiction.
Basically, whether you’re using iOS or Android, I Am Sober is by far my strongest app recommendation if you’re in the process of quitting weed. Whilst the app is not about quitting cannabis specifically, but rather drugs in general, I Am Sober is a popular, constantly developed, tool in your arsenal against addiction.
- Sober day tracker
- Daily pledges & review
- Sobriety calculator
- Share your story
- Milestone tracker
- Withdrawal timeline
- Additional resources
Unlike I Am Sober, Grounded is an app dedicated to helping you quit cannabis specifically, rather than drugs in general. Whilst not as developed as some of the other apps on this list, Grounded is completely free, has an average user rating of 4.8, and a wide range of features.
The developers of the app state that Grounded provides a variety of tools “dedicated to helping you quit weed.” You can use it to track how long you’ve been sober, how much money you’ve saved since you quit, and it even has a journal section to write about your experience each day.
Grounded is a lean, light-weight app – so if you have an older phone, this is a great place to start on your journey to free yourself from weed.
- Daily feelings/cravings log
- Sobriety counter
- Money saved tracker
- Earn “points” for quitting – make sobriety fun!
Coming 3rd on the list is nomo (say nomo -> say “no more”), another free app available on both iPhone and Android. However, whilst touting a 4.8 rating on the iOS App Store, it only has a 4.4 on the Google Play Store.
Unlike I Am Sober and Grounded, nomo does not claim to be the most feature rich app out there, but rather it is a fairly simple sobriety tracker built not by a company but another guy recovering from his addictions just like you.
The app is completely free and supported only by ads that can be disabled with a Paypal donation of any amount (including 1 cent).
If you’re looking for a simple clock (sobriety counter) that can track the number of days you’ve been cannabis free, then Nomo is a great. It’s really helpful if you want to stay on track, and because it allows you to make as many “clocks” as you want, maybe once you’ve conquered cannabis you’ll be able to use it for another one of the bad habits in your life (I use it to track nicotine too!)
Like nomo, Sober Time is first and foremost (as the name suggests) a sobriety counter that allows you to track the days since you quit weed. It is available on both iPhone and Android and has a user rating of 4.7.
The app is a very popular one, used by tens of thousands of people all connected by the app’s “community” – an in app feature that allows you to anonymously connect and share your experiences with people in a similar boat to you.
Like all of the apps on this list other than Grounded, Sober Time was not built just for people quitting weed but more generally for people quitting any type of addiction and it provides daily motivational quotes to that effect.
- Sober day counter and sobriety tracker
- Active sober community
- Daily motivational messages
- Tracks money saved
- Goals and milestones
- Relapse statistics
The last app I want to share, but by no means any worse than the others, is Sobriety Counter (previously known as “Quitzilla”). Sobriety Counter is only available on Android and stays very faithful to Google’s Material Design principles (so if you like minimalist, good looking, user-friendly apps – look no further).
Sobriety Counter, touting a 4.7 average user rating, goes further than the name suggests and provides a range of features on top of its core sober time tracking. For example, the apps provides a statistical breakdown of the time of day you’ve relapsed in the past so you can more easily plan for the future, and a system for working towards “rewards” for yourself after certain periods of freeing yourself from marijuana.
Whilst Sobriety Counter is free, it does contain in-app purchases. That said, all the core features are free and the app really is clean and very well designed.
- Sobriety Tracker
- Rewards System for Money Saved
- Lots of statistics
- Daily motivational quote
- Clean, minimalist, design
A Final Note from This Lucid Life
A healthy program for quitting cannabis should include education, support, feedback and consultation with your medical provider. While these apps for your phone can really help you and give you a boost in your journey to sobriety, they can’t do all the work for you. Keep on keeping on – and as always, if you have any questions feel free to contact Michael.