Can Recovery Be Fun? “My New Leaf,” a Gamified Addiction Recovery App Targeting Millennials Using Best Practices, Feedback Loops, and Rewards

Ryan Brannon

Therapists are always seeking ways to actually reach their clients; families have been searching for ways to get help for their family members.

Come findout how the My New Leaf app can assist in charting recovery by allowing clients to take personal responsibility for change. The Virtual Assistant Liaison provides feedback on clients' recovery to therapists and peer recovery specialists and coaches. The My New Leaf Addiction Recovery Assistant uses an emerging area of health care technology, which uses web-based and smartphone tools to motivate and enable individuals suffering from substance abuse problems to manage their health conditions and wellness. Find out how gamification techniques can change behavioral patterns through scheduled and unscheduled rewards and feedback, and learn about additional aspects of the application.