SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A new phone app is helping some central Kansas addicts stay sober and away from drugs.

The technology is from the Addiction Center of Health Enhancement System Studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

It allows people to quickly contact support when they are facing a crisis or considering falling off the wagon. One user, 28-year-old Jerry Hassler, says the app is like having an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on your phone.

The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/1p61V4Q ) reports the nonprofit Central Kansas Foundation used a $23,800 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to subscribe to the program. It can sign up to 100 clients.

Currently, 54 of group's 197 clients from Salina, McPherson, Abilene and Junction City are using the app, and another dozen are about to join.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com