. Nomo - Sobriety Clocks


This page will tell you everything that you need to know about the clocks in Nomo!

How do I create a clock?
  1. Tap on the icon in the top left corner until you see the side menu.
  2. Tap on Clocks from the side menu.
  3. Tap on Create a new clock.
  4. Give your clock a name (required)
  5. Set your sobriety date (required)
  6. Set a category (optional) - Categories are helpful if you have more than one clock, plan to share your clock with an accountability partner, or if you'd like resources recommendations related to your category.
  7. Set the amount of money that you've saved (optional)
  8. Set the amount of time that you've saved (optional)
  9. Tap Create Clock
  10. Once your clock has been created, it's saved to your account.
How do I delete my clock?

For whatever reason, you may want to delete a clock. Here's how:

  1. Open Nomo and go to your clock.
  2. If you see the big circle with your day count in the middle, tap on Tap for more details.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of your clock and tap Delete.
  4. A confirmation window will pop up. Tap Delete again.
  5. The confirmation window will close and your clock will be deleted

Note: If you're sharing your clock with any accountability partners, they will not be notified that the clock has been deleted. It's a good idea to let them know and explain why you're deleting it.

How do I reset my clock?

Unfortunately, relapsing is a part of the recovery process. If you do relapse, don't be discouraged! All you need to do is reset your clock and get back on track. Here's how:

  1. Open Nomo and go to your clock.
  2. If you see the big circle with your day count in the middle, tap on Tap for more details.
  3. Tap on the Reset button in the middle of the page (The button in between Followers and SOS buttons).
  4. A reset window will open.
  5. Tap the area labeled, Tap here to set and select your new sobriety date.
  6. Tap the red Reset Clock button.

Note: If you have any followers, they'll be notified that you reset your clock. Also, you won't lose any chips that you've already earned.

How do I edit my clock time?

If you created a clock and realized that you accidentally set the wrong date, the best thing to do is delete your clock and create it again with the correct date. The big question now is, "Why can't I just edit the date?" There are two reasons:

  1. Since Nomo uses chips to reward you for certain lengths of sobriety, editing your date would cause issues with the chips you've already earned (even if there's only one). It's best to just delete the clock and start fresh.
  2. Many people share their clocks with accountability partners. In order to help maintain integrity, the only way your date can be changed is by resetting your clock (which lets your accountability partners know). If given the ability, someone could easily change their sobriety date without anyone knowing, thus avoiding any kind of accountability.

So, with all of that said, the best thing to do is delete your clock and create it again. Luckily, creating a clock takes less than a minute and you can be on your way.

How do I edit my clock name?

  1. Open Nomo and go to your clock.
  2. If you see the big circle with your day count in the middle, tap on Tap for more details.
  3. Tap on the name of your clock at the top of the window.
  4. An edit window will open.
  5. Enter a new name for your clock.
  6. Tap the Update button to save your changes.

What is checking in?

Every clock has a button called, "Check in". When you tap that button, it saves a timestamp on your clock that shows when you last checked in. People use it for two reasons:

  1. Many people use it to keep themselves motivated by reminding themselves every day that they’re actively working on their sobriety. Tapping the check in button gives a small sense of accomplishment to keep them on track.
  2. A lot of users share their clocks with accountability partners. Partners can view their clocks and see when they checked in last. It’s a great way to show their friends/family/sponsors that they’re actively working on their sobriety.

Note: If you check in with a clock that's being shared, all of your followers for that clock will be sent a notification to let them know that you checked in.

What is the SOS button?

If you're feeling tempted to act out, the best thing you can do is talk with someone. In recovery, we call this, "Making the call". In normal support groups, you'll have a small sheet of paper with everyone's phone numbers on it. Unfortunately, you have to call them one-by-one and hope that they didn't change their phone number

With the SOS (Send out Signal) button, you don't have to worry about that. As long as you have accountability partners following your clock, the SOS feature will send out a notification to them, letting them know that you're struggling and need to talk. Then you just need wait. You have the option to add your phone number, but you can leave that blank if you just want to be messaged through Nomo. Here's how to send an SOS:

  1. Open Nomo and go to your clock.
  2. If you see the big circle with your day count in the middle, tap on Tap for more details.
  3. Tap on SOS just under the Share button.
  4. A new window will open.
  5. If you don't have any followers, it will let you know and take you to the Accountability Parter page.
  6. If you do have followers, you'll have the option to enter your phone number. If you leave it blank, partners can still message you through the app.
  7. Tap the SOS button to send out your SOS
  8. Wait for someone to respond. This is a good chance to play a refocus game.

Note: All of your followers for that clock will be notified if they have notifications enabled.

Clock Accuracy

In the past few years, I've received a handful of email asking about the accuracy of the clocks. The main concern is that, if you count the days, it doesn't always match what the clock says. I wanted to take a minute and help explain the math and why Nomo is accurate down to the minute. Before I do that, there are a few things that you have to keep in mind:

  1. Nomo calculates your sobriety time down to the minute.
  2. Not every month has 4 weeks in it (some have 5).
  3. Not every month has 30 days.
  4. Nomo takes into account leap years, daylight saving time, and timezones.
  5. Working on your first day of sobriety is not the same as being sober for one day.

With all of that said, let's look at some common questions that come along with the way Nomo calculates our sobriety time:

  • Why is my clock off by a day?
    Since Nomo is calculating your sobriety time down to the minute, the number of days that you're seeing is the number of full days that you've been sober. For example, if you started your sobriety on January 1st at 8:45am, your clock would show 0 Days until January 2nd at 8:45am. So, when you see your clock and it's a day off, it's because you haven't reached the time of day of which your clock is set. Some people will set their sobriety time to 12:00am so that their day count will switch over at the very beginning of each day.

  • Why is my chip wrong?
    In Nomo, as well as many recovery programs, chips are earned for various lengths of sobriety. This can get confusing when you begin earning your monthly chips. There are two ways to calculate monthly chips:

    1. Every 30 days: 30, 30, 30, 30, etc
    2. The total number of days in each month: 31, 29, 31, 30, 31, etc

    Both ways work, but for Nomo, I decided to go with the second option because it causes less confusion. For example, when using the first option: If your sobriety date was January 1st, you would receive your 1 Month Chip on January 31st. Most people would expect to receive it on February 1st. Since not every month has the same number of days, it becomes even more confusing when you get to your 2nd Month Chip because it would land on March 2nd (completely skipping February, which can have up to 29 days).

    With that said, receiving your next chip on the same day each month becomes much less confusing. To further support the second option, you celebrate your birthday on the same date each year. However, it's not always 365 days from your previous birthday. Every four years, we have 366 days. That offset in days doesn't change when you celebrate your birthday. The same is true for chips. Some months are longer than others, but we still celebrate it on the same date each month.

  • Why 0 days sober?
    If you just created a clock and set your sobriety date for today, it will say that you are 0 Days sober. Since Nomo is calculating your sobriety down to the minute, 0 Days is accurate. When you tap on the Tap for more details button, you'll see how many hours and minutes you've been sober.

    For example: If you started your sobriety on January 1st at 2:30pm, by 4:30pm on the same day, you'd be 2 hours sober. You are working on your first day, but you wouldn't be 1 day sober until the next day. Sobriety time is something that we earn. If you're saving up $100, but only have $10, it wouldn't be correct to say that you have $100. It would be correct to say that you're working to save $100.

I'm very proud to say that Nomo is the most accurate sobriety clock in the AppStore. Anyone can do simple math to give you the total number of days, total number of hours, or total number of minutes, but Nomo is the only one that gives you an accurate breakdown in years, months, weeks, days, hours, and minutes. If you have any concerns I recommend crosschecking the math with this very reliable website: https://www.timeanddate.com/date/timeduration.html

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