“What I had found to be the common denominator in all of this was that I was having to build my social circle every time, and that I had lost almost all my close friends or not made any lasting connections over the years,” Nauleau said.
“With my background in software and tech, I started forming different ideas around how I could use it to help others in my situation, as well as myself.”The hope is that the app will be used to create a community, somewhere to share thoughts, ideas and socialize for people of all walks of life with one common denominator—addiction and recovery.
Banyan offers individualized treatment, a faith-based option, and a variety of amenities at its 5 locations.
We went to an AA meeting on our first date, went on to have a few more dates, and texted and spoke on the phone constantly. But, I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t crossed my mind that a Tinder for the sober community would be a brilliant idea—not necessarily for dating, just for the sake of meeting new people like myself.
“Addiction and recovery have been a huge part of my life, and I feel as if it is my responsibility to be active and a part of it, but in my own way.”(Would you consider using a sober dating app? )Alumni have high praise for this this New Jersey program which offers customized treatment plans and holistic care to its college-aged clientele.
Residents leave with a commitment to their recovery and the skills to maintain it.
The app is free, but is only currently available for i Phone users and can be downloaded at In the meantime, Android users may be added to a waiting list by visiting
“I’m currently devoting my life to building this company and in doing so I hope to be able to offer as many services to people in sobriety as I can,” Nauleau said.