You may have heard of Amazon’s Echo Alexa device, gifted one to someone this holiday season, or even have your own. Alexa has a lot of capabilities via the various “skills” that can be added. Skills are similar to apps you add to your mobile devices, and you can customize Alexa with adding skills that you find interesting or helpful. We’ve compiled a quick list of four skills that some may find helpful for assisting in sobriety!
- ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS SKILL
The Alcoholics Anonymous skill can be added to Alexa to help users find meetings, announce sobriety dates, receive virtual “chips” and even recite the serenity prayer.
- GUIDED MEDITATION SKILL
Studies are touting meditation to be a promising approach for the treatment of addiction increasing a patient’s likelihood of sobriety after residential treatment. Alexa has several guided meditation apps to be added!
- 7 MINUTE WORKOUT SKILL
Research studies demonstrate the powerful impact physical activity can have on mood, including mood disorders such as depression and anxiety. Alexa has skills to be a virtual trainer allowing you to get fit right at home.
- MEAL PREP SKILL
Learning to prepare healthy meals and make nutrition part of a permanent lifestyle is a key component of wellness. Alexa has meal prep skills aimed at helping to ensure you are receiving proper nutrition and the positive mental and physical benefits associated with it.
Technology + Healthcare at JourneyPure Emerald Coast
As we move into a world where technology becomes further entrenched in the healthcare space, accessibility is ever increasing. Patients are able to receive care almost anywhere and on the go. People are video chatting with doctors to receive treatment, we can virtually connect with therapists, and apps track everything from sobriety to steps to ensure health is a front and center focus. JourneyPure Emerald Coast has an in-house proprietary app called JourneyPure Coaching to allow our alumni to connect with sober peers, recovery coaches and actively engage in a program of recovery from anywhere.