You have a future without alcohol.
People tend to think that if they quit drinking, it’s the end. Even if alcohol is causing all kinds of problems, quitting still means they’re losing something. It’s actually the other way around. Sobriety is just the beginning! It means gaining so many things: meaningful relationships, a chance to live as your authentic self, your time (and your life) back.
Throw away the labels with the bottles.
When we questioned our relationship with alcohol, we also questioned the ingrained stigma of mainstream addiction treatment. You don’t have to identify as an alcoholic to be here—the only label you need is your name. And if you’re still figuring out what your deal with alcohol is, that’s ok.
We don’t see rock bottom as a requirement.
Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a spectrum of problematic drinking. And what defines “problematic” depends on each individual. If alcohol is getting in the way of the life you want—no matter where you fall on the AUD spectrum—that’s more than enough reason to make a change.
There’s no right or wrong way to recover.
Anything that helps you quit drinking is a positive thing. More options means more chances to live alcohol-free. Some folks like a combination of different recovery methods, other folks prefer to stick with one method.
We know that you already know alcohol sucks.
If you’re reading this, chances are you already have some inkling that your drinking is not serving you. That’s why we skip trying to scare you about “the harms of alcohol” and focus on the “here’s how to actually quit drinking” part.
We went through this $#!+ too.
Tempest was created by people with lived experience in recovery. And by lived experience, we mean that we went through the anxiety, confusion, and hangovers that come with alcohol use disorder, and the triumph, freedom, and empowerment that come with sobriety.
We’re in this together.
We know how important it is to meet people who “get it.” So we created a place where you will be seen and understood no matter where you are on your (probably complicated) journey with alcohol. Quitting drinking is a big deal—it’s life changing! But it isn’t something you have to do alone.