Struggling to stay sober? Curious about cutting back? There’s an app for that

Welcome to ‘sober Facebook’

A woman sitting with a drink.
A woman sitting with a drink. (Pexels stock image)

This past year has been a difficult time for America -- and, safe to say, most of the world.

And especially for addicts and people in recovery, being in isolation, or quarantine, can be a life-or-death situation.

With a vaccine becoming more and more available to the masses, hopefully the worst is behind us when it comes to the pandemic. But for many, there’s still some waiting to do, as the world returns to some form of normalcy.

“This (period of alone time) can be absolutely fatal,” said MJ Gottlieb, a co-founder and CEO of Loosid, an app that serves as a sobriety and recovery community. “A big no-no (for those trying to get or stay sober) is isolation.”

Gottlieb would know.

He struggled with addiction for years. In fact, that’s what led him to create the app.

“I’d been trying to get sober for many, many years,” Gottlieb said. “I’d find myself at diners and coffee shops. And I thought to myself, ‘If this is all there is, (I’m never going to make it).’”

He was accustomed to a life that was a bit more ... fun. So he wanted to create a platform heavy on experiences -- and the unbelievable experiences you can have while choosing to live a sober lifestyle.

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