About Tempest

We’re in this together.

Tempest was created by folks who understand the anxiety, confusion, and hangovers that come with problematic drinking, and the triumph, freedom, and empowerment that comes with sobriety.

Our Founder's Story

I built 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, my drinking 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.

Millions of people experience alcohol use disorder, but it often isn’t taken seriously until we 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 feel like alcohol is interfering with the way you want to live, that’s enough of a reason to make a change today.

Tempest Scholarship Program

Since 2014, the Tempest Scholarship Program has focused on ensuring access to high quality recovery care for some of the world’s most overaffected and underserved communities. Your contributions can help provide care to those who need it most. Donations to the Tempest Scholarship Program help support individuals selected by our nonprofit partners from LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities who are most likely to benefit from having access to Tempest Membership. Select one of the options below to donate OR donate to sponsor a friend by emailing scholarship@jointempest.com.

Supporter ($59)

Help a member for a month.

Partner ($300)

Help a member for six months.

Visionary ($708)

Help a member for a year.

Learn how Tempest works

Read about our unique approach to treating alcohol use disorder.