App of the Week – WeConnect

Published On September 4, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

Addiction is a bitch! Getting hooked on anything can be a problem. Thats why WeConnect is the App of the Week.

Addiction crosses all boundaries of age, race, gender and money. Among African-Americans addiction is a major problem both in terms of health and the disproportionate number of blacks in prison for drug related offenses.

The WeConnect app offers tools that include context-sensitive notifications to keep the addict in communication with his or her support network. WeConnect offers a dashboard that structures the user’s day with activities beneficial to their wellbeing and recovery such as prayer or meditation. It also tracks their personal progress at attending recovery program meetings. Addicts are easily tempted. We know that. This app also offers a geofencing feature that can determine if they really attended a particular meeting and even how long they spent there.

Speaking of temptation; any addict will tell you that there are moments where the temptation to use is simply overwhelming. For that reason WeConnect includes an SOS button a user can press to send a message requesting help from specific pre-slected contacts when they are in need of immediate support.

If you or someone you love is in that war with with substance abuse, WeConnect may give you a new option or outlet to reach out to someone who understands the power of addiction.

Addictions can be for anything. From seemingly harmless substances like chocolate to more intrusive compulsions like drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or vaping or time consuming addiction to cell phones and related technologies. Addiction is real, its painful, and it ruins lives, families and careers.

WeConnect is free and available for Apple and Android devices.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and EbonyCandle.com. Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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