Virtual Tools for Staying Healthy


teen boy on cell phone

(The NIDA Blog Team, August 2020) You can use your phone to do almost anything these days—including staying healthy. 

There are apps to help you start and keep up healthy habits, like exercising and eating a balanced diet. Other apps are intended to assist with avoiding or quitting unhealthy habits, like smoking or using other drugs. 

Here’s just a sample of the health-oriented apps and online programs out there. All of these are free. 

Reducing stress

  • Breathe2Relax(link is external)—The U.S. military designed this app, which offers breathing exercises that have been shown to reduce stress and help with managing anger and anxiety.

Smoking and vaping