Getting started on Pillrs
Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Download the Pillrs app on the App Store
2. Take a look around: You can use most Pillrs features without registering or providing any information.
3. Join the community. Once you’ve had a look around and decided you’d like to join us, trigger registration by: 1) trying to reply to a thread, 2) trying to use “My Journey”, or 3) trying to send an SOS / Victory.
To keep Pillrs high quality, we ask that you register with a phone number and only one account per person please.
We hate long forms or giving tons of personal information, so we don’t ask for anything else. No password / username combo to remember, no long forms, and you can keep your second pet’s mother’s maiden name to yourself.
An emergency broadcast is an anonymous message sent to ~20 random volunteers & supporters who respond with encouragement, distraction, or advice (if you ask for it). Anyone wanting encouragement can ask for encouragement, just click the red SOS button, send a message, and hit submit.
For example: “I’m sitting in my car arguing with myself on why I shouldn’t go to the liquor store.”
One of the best feelings in the world as an addict is to be tempted and find a way around it. We want to celebrate those huge victories with you. If you have a great achievement, even if it feels small, post it to the community so we can celebrate your accomplishment with you.
This can be a 5/5 challenge update, an urge you fought off (let us know how!), or even going to bed early to ensure you’re energize for the day ahead.
Want more? Commit to a ‘5 in 5 Challenge’
Pick a time each day that you’ll check in for 5 straight days. Preferably pick a time roughly 30-90 minutes before when usually tempted (eg. if evenings after 9pm are difficult, choose 8:15 pm).
Send a Victory at that time for 5 straight days. Bonus, pick a recurring action that’ll trigger your memory. Ex: as soon as you turn off your car when you arrive at home, send a 5 in 5 report. If you relapse in those days, do not reset your counter. Your aim is to create a habit, the rest will follow.
5 in 5 report format: “My 5 in 5 day X. Feeling Y and happy about Z”. Ex. “My 5 in 5 day 1. Feeling ready to change and happy to be part of the community!”