service that helps you cope with stress. SOS means “Save our Serenity.”
When bad things happen and you are upset, what can you do to get back on track?
Stress ruins your chances of being content.. Stress has a serious negative impact
if you have chronic health or mental health issues. Stress makes you more likely
to react in ways that you regret.
To learn more, click on any of the “Peer
" links for a summary description that includes more details of benefits
and features or our Frequently Asked Questions
page. You may also want to learn more about our full
suite of products, our research and our development team
at about page
Social support helps you cope. Research suggests that simply communicating the stressful
event to someone—and receiving understanding in return—immediately begins to restore
your serenity and stability. This seems simple, but people often find it hard to
get the understanding and support that they need, when they need it.
For example, you may want to appear strong and self-reliant to family and friends,
or you might not want to bother them, or you might not want to admit you’re hurting.
You may feel vulnerable or afraid of being criticized when you open up to someone.
Our refusal to get support just makes it worse for those of us who suffer from chronic
health and mental health conditions, as our friends and family may not be able to
truly understand our situation. They may mean well, but simply not know how to respond,
leading to unwanted advice or criticism.
Research shows that when people with chronic health issues connect with others who
have similar problems (peer groups) they can cope with stress better. If people
get the understating and support they need when they need it they can stop their
problem from getting bigger.
is a reliable, accessible, and safe social network that helps you
cope with stress, and in the long-run, build a strong and lasting peer support network.
it easy to get instant and anonymous support from people who can understand your
problems. You send your stressor out to members of the social support group through
text . Peers respond with encouragement and support, beginning anonymous discussion
threads that last as long as you need them to. In the process, you will chat with
people that you will want to add to your permanent network of social support and
Its free. Just signup
a Peer Group
from those listed below. We
do not send you email or share any personal information (see
). Outgoing Peer SOS distress messages are can be texted
to 502-442-0035 from any cell phone. While you will receive all text messages using
any cell phone with text messaging, to reply you need to either login to your account
using a computer or use a smart phone. A smart phone automatically logs you in.
Peer SOS gives you control. You can limit the time of day and number of Peer SOS
that you receive. You can change the Peer Group you are currently enrolled in at
What Peer Groups are currently available and how many members are there? We are
just beginning to promote the site to treatment providers, and are relying on word
of mouth to increase the numbers of persons registered. Tell your friends and treatment
providers about Peer
|Addiction Recovery (alcohol or other drugs)||28 active members
|Amy Test||4 active members
|Anxiety and Panic||0 active members
|Bipolar||4 active members
|Cigarette Addiction||1 active members
|Depression||4 active members
|Family of Drug Addicts and Alcoholics||0 active members
|Grief or Major Loss||1 active members
|Kent School Students and Alumni||26 active members
|PTSD or Traumatized||0 active members
|Rape Survivors||1 active members
|Suboxone / Methadone recovery||6 active members
|Wounded Warriors||1 active members
We (see about us
a suite of products that help people in recovery from chronic conditions under a
brand name of Altus Recovery
The programs help you stay on the right path in recovery. The name “Altus” was taken
from a Latin word describing a high degree of depth, height and maturity; this is
a good description of growth in recovery. Our logo suggests the image of a road,
which represents the Altus road to recovery. The rock formations featured on this
page are cairns, symbols of important events used to mark one’s journey, just as
using the Altus tools help you to stay on the right path.