We approach recovery differently.
We meet our members wherever they are on the spectrum of problematic drinking and match them with a personalized care plan. We use a trauma-informed, integrated approach to recovery that recognizes you are the expert on your own life.
Sarah, Adriana, and Jaqueline – Tempest Members
The Tempest Way
We holistically address the root causes of alcohol use.
Your mental health, physiology, relationships, environment, spirituality, identity— all of you— matters in recovery. We use education, support, and community to help you create a recovery plan that treats you as a whole person.
Our content is structured in an intuitive, easy-to-use format. Mixing video, live lessons, workbooks, and a variety of other tools, we weave together the most recent scientific findings in addiction recovery with relatable, personal stories.
We know that forming connections is essential to establishing and maintaining recovery. That’s why our private, moderated online community allows members to build meaningful relationships and process their experiences in a place free from judgement, shame, and criticism.
Our Care Team, many of whom are former Tempest members themselves, know firsthand that recovery is personal. Empathy is at the heart of everything we do, from our group processing calls to our social events. Individual Accountability Coaching gives members more guidance achieving their recovery goals.
our approach works
Tempest is proven to help you change your relationship with alcohol.
Results from our 2018 study in partnership with Buffalo and Syracuse Universities showed Tempest’s impact on health outcomes like days abstinent from alcohol, number of drinks per week, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and overall quality of life.
Our Members Reported
reduction in the symptoms of alcohol use disorder. (This is a clinical term for problematic drinking.)
reduction in the severity of anxiety and depression symptoms.
of members reported an increase in quality of life after 12 months.
The Tempest Method
We’ve chosen the most effective, evidence-based frameworks to inform our program.
Within the past 10 years alone, there have been groundbreaking discoveries in the addiction recovery field. Our proprietary Tempest Intensive program is informed by a unique combination of clinically-validated treatment methods.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a flexible and customizable approach that combines meditation and movement. From our processing calls to our library of resources, MBSR interventions are woven into everything we do.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the theory that most emotional and behavioral reactions are learned. Our daily affirmations and our focus on habits and rituals seek to change negative thinking patterns.
Positive Psychology uses a variety of techniques that encourage people to identify and develop their own positive emotions, experiences, and character traits. We actively engage members in cultivating creativity and joy.
Integral Recovery is a system of personal development created by John Dupuy. The Tempest Recovery Roadmap, which examines the emotional, physical, social and environmental aspects of our lives, is adapted from this work.
The biopsychosocial model of addiction
The biopsychosocial model of addiction originates from a combination of genetic, social, environmental, and physiological factors. We strive to address each one to create a holistic and sustainable model of recovery.