British journalist Johann Hari famously said, “The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection.” And we believe that here at Tempest.
Learning new ways to cope without using alcohol is hard work. And it can also feel isolating, which is why community is so important to folks in recovery. We’ve built Tempest Membership to be a place where folks who are interested in changing their relationship with alcohol can come together to share their experiences free of judgment, shame, or criticism.
Sharing this community with those closest to us can be incredibly helpful—for one, it can give empathetic family and friends (aka sober allies) a better understanding of our recovery. But it’s also a way to invite folks in who might be on their own recovery journey.
“Two years ago, I was trying to quit drinking on my own. I wasn’t very open about my journey until my friend Katie mentioned Tempest— a shame-free recovery community that she was a part of. I signed up for the newsletter (the best thing in my inbox!) and eventually joined Tempest Membership. Tempest makes me feel less alone and like I have a whole community of people rooting for me.”– Ann G., Tempest Member
That’s why we’d like to help you share the gift of recovery with this easy-to-use email template.
Now you can invite whoever you like from your support network—friends, family, sober buddies, therapist, barista—to check out Tempest and join our community. We’ve provided some sample text below, but feel free to modify this and make it your own!
Ready to show your family and friends around Tempest?Not just a newsletter. Join a community of 100,000+ building a life without alcohol. Plus, get a special discount towards membership.
Subject line: Have you heard of Tempest?
Over the past few [years, months, weeks] I’ve been taking a closer look at my relationship with alcohol. After [doing some research online, following them on social, hearing about them from a friend, etc.] I found out about Tempest, an empowering program that helps you quit drinking.
Quitting drinking, sobriety, mental health issues—they all come with a lot of stigma attached. But I’m sharing this info with you today because I’ve found Tempest’s approach helpful and down-to-earth, and I see recovery and sobriety as a proud choice, not a sad consequence.
If you’re interested in exploring their membership program, they are running a special friends and family discount—use the code FRIENDSANDFAMILY35 for $35 per month when they sign up for the monthly payment plan option.
Thank you for being a part of my support network. Everybody’s recovery journey looks different, and I’m so glad you’re a part of mine.
[Your sign off here]
Do you know somebody who may be having issues with alcohol? We’ve also provided a template you can use if you’d like to tell them about Tempest.
Again, please modify this text as needed!
Subject line: Tempest
I remember that you [told me you were concerned about your drinking/expressed you wanted to quit drinking/have been questioning your relationship with alcohol], and I recently learned about this online alcohol treatment program called Tempest and I thought you might be interested.
They take a holistic approach to sobriety, meaning that their program addresses the root causes of why people drink, and it takes into account all aspects of a person’s identity. You can read more about how it all works here. [Link to Why Tempest] They also have a huge library of free resources on quitting drinking which might be a good place to start.
I saw their website had a promo, you can use the code FRIENDSANDFAMILY35 for $35 per month when they sign up for the monthly payment plan option. Anyway, I just wanted to pass that along in case it was helpful.
[Your sign off here]
* * *
Remember, there’s no one way to invite folks to share your recovery journey, so stick with the method that feels right for you—whether it’s a phone call, a letter, or some other creative expression of your feelings. And thank you for being a part of our community!