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.
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.
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 email@example.com.