A Social Network App for Those Battling Addiction

NEW YORK TIMES (07/31) – …But Beau Mann, the chief executive and a founder of a new app called Sober Grid, says that for some users, joining this social network could be a matter of life and death. “It sounds somewhat dramatic, but it’s realistic,” Mr. Mann said. “Some people, their life is dependent on their sobriety. So that need to connect is how people get and maintain sobriety.” Sober Grid is for those who are battling addiction. It has a public news feed where users can post messages about their struggles and successes with sobriety, a grid of photos of potential “sober friends,” a messaging platform and other features that will be familiar to users of Facebook and other networking platforms. It can be used anonymously, though many users include first names and photos. Read more

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