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Journal Software

In conjunction with Awake Software, the 12Step.org site offers free, secure and password protected software for writing journals on your Windows or Mac OS X desktop computer. The Journal for Recovery offers basic tools to help you keep track of your recovery, focusing on the 12 step approach. Journaling is useful for all of the steps, but is especially helpful as you work the 4th step inventory and the 8th step list of amends.

Upgrades Available

In addition to the free Journal for Recovery, Awake Software also offers two commercial software packages that are fully upward compatible - the 1Journal software and the Journal for Faith. These commercial packages make it even easier to track your progress and stay motivated as you work a program of recovery and continue your personal growth.

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Journal for Recovery

The Journal for Recovery is free software that runs on the Windows or Mac OS X desktop. It is designed to help you more easily work through the steps in a 12 step program. Features include a very capable journal editor, a journal explorer for organizing, filtering and reviewing your journals, a prompt manager to manage your prompts and facilities for backup and restore and a robust export/import capability.

Working the Steps

The content of the Journal for Recovery is focused on helping you work a 12 step program of recovery. Prompts include questions for each of the steps and commonly used 12 step quotes. You have the basic features that you need to track your work through the 12 steps.

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1Journal

The 1Journal software is a commercial offering with some extra features compared to the Journal for Recovery. A comparison can be found here. The 1Journal software is upwardly compatible with the Journal for Recovery so that you can easily transfer all of your journal content from the Journal for Recovery to 1Journal.

Wholeness

Content for the 1Journal software is focused on helping you to find more wholeness and completeness in your life. Over 2000 prompts provide quotes and questions as an impetus for deeper and stronger personal growth. Personal record templates are also provided as motivational tools for building healthier habits and more wholeness in your life.

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Journal for Faith

The Journal for Faith software is a commercial offering with some extra features compared to the Journal for Recovery. A comparison can be found here. The Journal for Faith is upwardly compatible with the Journal for Recovery so that you can easily transfer all of your journal content from the Journal for Recovery to the Journal for Faith.

Spiritual Formation

The Journal for Faith is designed to help you grow in your spiritual formation. Content in the Journal for Faith reflects an emphasis on the Judeo-Christian faith and includes Bible passages in the Prompts Manager and spiritually focused habit and streak templates for personal records.

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