Halfway through a weekend trip to New Orleans about five years ago, Boston resident Jack Kelly grew tired of watching his friends party.
They were in town for a Patriots v. Saints football game, and although Kelly was enjoying the company, he was itching to break away from the group. He wanted to spend a few hours around people like himself — those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, with a commitment to sobriety.
It was then that Kelly, a former heroin addict, realized that it was a struggle for people in recovery to find resources like meetings and support networks around them.
Former Boston City Council candidate Kelly will launch a mobile app dedicated to solving that problem in mid-January.
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