He's been sober for five months, but a return to destructive behavior is always one bad decision away. Hassler, 28, has fallen from his recovery before.
"It's every minute of every day," he said. "For me, the hardest part is when I'm down and out or depressed and there is nobody to talk to. That's basically when a relapse happens."
But technology from the
With the simple click of a smartphone app, assistance zooms in from cyberspace, and more often than before, helps to calm critical moments and keeps addicts on the recovery path.
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