The website in conjunction with Awake Software has developed the free Journal for Recovery desktop software for Windows and Mac OSX. It is designed to help you work a program of recovery from addictive behaviors and is pre-populated with a set of questions from our worksheets that helps you work a 12 step program for recovery. It should be useful for working any program where self reflection and personal feedback is a part of the recovery process.

The main features of the Journal for Recovery are summarized below.

  • Journal Writing - The Journal for Recovery features a Journal Explorer for organizing, filtering and reviewing your journal entries and a rich-text editor for editing your journals and metadata.
  • Prompts - The Prompt Explorer organizes the questions, quotes, book passages that you find inspiring and positive for your life. It is pre-populated with 12 step questions and recovery quotes and book passages.
  • Safely Share Stories - Exporting and importing of journals, prompts and templates uses an open format. Easily share journals with appropriate people or publicly share prompts and templates via the Journal for Recovery website.
  • Password Secured - Your journals are only visible after you log in. The initial passwords are blank, but you can easily modify the passwords so that your journals will remain private and secure.
  • Encrypted Data - All of the journals and prompts are protected with a strongly encrypted database that uses the same AES-256 bit encryption that is used by banks and government agencies.
  • Metadata - Metadata is used to classify, organize and filter your journals and prompts. Metadata includes categories for journals and prompts as well as journal and prompt types.

You can Download the Windows version of the Journal for Recovery (Final 2.0 Version), or the Mac OSX version of the Journal for Recovery (Version 2.0 Alpha3 for Mac OSX version 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 [Universal app]).

Download Win Version

Download the Windows full version of the Journal for Recovery

Download Mac Version

Download the Mac OS Alpha version of the Journal for Recovery