About Us

We put people at the center of their own recovery.

Quitting drinking is a deeply personal process—from the realization that something has to change, to the daily rituals that keep us healthy—it looks different for everyone. That’s why we created a program that’s built around you.

Our Founder's Story

I created Tempest because it was the approach I needed when confronting my own dysfunctional relationship with alcohol.

By late 2012, I had been drinking problematically for years but delayed doing anything about it because I wasn’t sure if I fit the definition of an alcoholic, and because I just didn't want to be an alcoholic. So I kept trying to drink "normally" until finally the problem was so bad I had no choice but to do something about it. My moment of clarity came when I realized alcohol was getting in the way of everything I wanted out of life.

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It takes an average of 10 years for a person to get help for a substance use disorder, from the onset of their symptoms to when they seek treatment. Meanwhile, alcohol-related deaths have doubled in the last decade.

It shouldn’t take so long to get help.

Why does it take so much time to get help for a drinking problem?

The truth is, millions of people struggle with alcohol use disorder, but it often isn’t taken seriously until they hit “rock bottom.” Living in limbo between “It’s not that bad,” and “It’s not bad enough” is what can take us years before we seek help.

We don’t think you should have to wait. If you’re worried about your drinking, that’s enough of a reason to make a change today.

Learn about how Tempest works

Read about our efficacy, methodology, and our unique approach to the treatment of alcohol use disorder.