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CCAT launches Free Recovery App for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday April 1, 2014

The Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment (CCAT) just released its new smartphone application compatible with Apple iPhone and iPad.  CCAT’s Recovery App is designed for its recovering Alumni as well as anyone recovering from drug and alcohol addiction in the Greater Cincinnati area.  CCAT is celebrating its 44th Anniversary serving the community through its broad spectrum of drug and alcohol addiction treatment services.  CCAT serves nearly than 1,500 adult men and women annually at its facility near Museum Center/Union Terminal.

I’m proud to say we are the first treatment center in our area to offer an app like this.

The CCAT Recovery App has links to daily meditations from both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous and the 12 Steps from each fellowship.  The app can be personalized with the date the individual became either clean or sober along with a cumulative total day count.  The “Restore to Sanity” page has emergency hotline numbers for Cincinnati AA and NA Chapters and can be personalized to dial up to two individual recovery sponsors (if using an iPhone).

The CCAT Recovery App is the brainchild of CCAT’s VP of Administration, Ronald Derstadt, who came up with the idea after noticing a large amount of alumni and family members were using smartphones at a graduation ceremony last year. Derstadt’s “a-ha!” moment led to his working with students and faculty at Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics for the last six months to develop the application.

Ron says, “I’m proud to say we are the first treatment center in our area to offer an app like this.  Not only does it benefit CCAT’s Alumni but it will help anyone in our community who is in recovery.”

The CCAT Recovery App is compatible with Apple iPhone or iPad and available as a free download on iTunes.  The app will be made available for Android users later this summer.


McKenna Brooks