My New Leaf: Addiction Recovery App

Our app utilizes gamification and evidence-based behavioral research to provide an engaging way to help you in your recovery process.

Embrace Recovery

Download our app today in the App Store and Google Play

Track Your Progress

Plant your tree and use the app daily to get resources, new skills, and individualized insights to aid your lifestyle.

Connect With Others

Support accounts add a unique way to connect, provide resources, and interact with your loved ones about your reccovery.

Crisis Relief

Add several new coping methods to your toolkit with our features for tough times.


We have created three products that can integrate to become a powerful tool for positive change.

  • Member
  • Member
  • Daily tool for those in early recovery. Grow your tree one day at a time.
  • Daily checkups and custom feedback
  • Develop a roadmap for success
  • Gain new coping skills as you need them
  • Support
  • Support
  • Become a part of your loved one's recovery by joining in the process.
  • Explore addiction resources and educational material
  • Earn rewards for your Member
  • Follow your loved one as they progress

  • V.A.L.
  • V.A.L.
  • Gain new insights as addiction professionals to make your services more impactful.
  • Easy-to-use Dashboard to improve communication sharing
  • Helpful current and trending metrics
  • Alerts for dangerous situations

About Us

My New Leaf Inc., is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are a group of university students and recent grads who believe technology has the potential not only to change peoples' behavior, but also to save lives. After losing friends and loved ones to addiction and overdose, we set our course to make a change in the way people deal with early recovery.

Our Board

Christian Vaccaro

Christian Vaccaro, PhD.

Christian is the Board President of My New Leaf, Inc. Dr. Vaccaro's research interests as an Associate professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are in social psychology. Specifically, he has published and presented multiple research manuscripts that link together by their insights into how patterns of interactions between people in real world settings influence emotions, identities, and behaviors. We welcome his leadership and research guidance.
Evan Bohnen

Evan Bohnen

Evan is the Associate Vice President of Advancement for Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He brings a wealth of knowledge of institutional fundraising to our Board. His specialties include: Advancement program & endowment capacity building; campaign management; and, principal and leadership gift fund raising. We hope that our success also brings honor to the university that he so ably serves.
Kim Botticher

Kim Botticher

Kim is a committed recovery-activist who has faced the problem first hand in her family. She has set up a free recovery center in a former church In Bolivar, PA where she owns and operates her business, K & K Flowers. She uses the former church hall as a community center for free Nar-Anon and All Recovery Meetings led by peer specialists for substance abusers and their families. Kim has graciously permitted My New Leaf to join her outreach efforts.
George Bieger

George Bieger, PhD.

George is Board Secretary of My New Leaf, Inc. Dr Bieger is a former esteemed professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In his 30 years at IUP. Dr. Bieger specialized in Quantitative Research Methods, Child Development, Gender Role Development and Urban Education. We welcome his guidance in assisting us in quantitative research methods for our longitudinal efficacy studies.
Jay Carmella

Jay Carmella, Esq.

Jay has a private law practice in Indiana, PA and formerly served as Assistant District Attorney since graduating from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. His perspective as a prosecutor assists us in the understanding of how Drug Courts could use our software in a public health approach. Drug courts use a specialized model in which the judiciary, prosecution, defense bar, probation, law enforcement, mental health, social service, and treatment communities work together to help addicted offenders into long-term recovery. Jay brings experience in business and software law and shares an interest in healthcare related programs and strategies.

Want to hear more?

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Watch our WTAE feature on using technology to change behavior.
Pittsburgh Action News 4 - March 16, 2017


On working with addiction services agencies to give new levels of support and engagement.
WYFF - May 18, 2016