Why Are Sobriety Apps so Ugly?

Today’s design aesthetic is minimalist and millennial-friendly. Why are sobriety apps excluded?

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“There is more and more stigma being removed around mental health, but I feel like substance abuse is not there yet.”

Screenshots of SoberTool, an app for alcoholism and addiction recovery help. Courtesy of author.

For introverts and those who struggle with social anxiety, it can be tough to seek a sponsor or a support circle outside the structure of meetings.

Tyler Watamanuk is a writer and producer of things. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, GQ, Vice, McSweeney’s, and others. http://tylerwatamanuk.com

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