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Big News! Tempest Joins the Monument Family

We are excited to announce that Tempest has been acquired by Monument. This new chapter will ensure that Tempest will […]

How to Talk to Kids About Your Experience with Addiction

When Elizabeth Maracut entered rehab for alcohol use disorder in 2015, she knew she had to tell her daughter and […]

Sober Parenting During the Pandemic

I got sober in 2009. At the time, my now-oldest son was two years old. After I dedicated myself to […]

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Resources to Help Explore Your Relationship with Alcohol

Recovery is akin to overcoming a series of hurdles, the first one of which is to quit alcohol. Of course, […]

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The Ultimate List of Recovery Podcasts 2022

Recovery, like most topics these days, is extremely online. Due to 2020 upending all of our lives with the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve […]

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What is Hangxiety (Hangover Anxiety)?

It’s happened to me before: Sweaty palms, racing thoughts, heart pounding out of my chest, fluttery stomach. A night of […]

What Does it Mean to be ‘Sober Curious?’

“Alcoholic” and “alcoholism” are terms wrought with stigma, which can prevent people from accessing help and marginalize those working through […]

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Should Naltrexone be a Part of Your Recovery Toolbox?

In the digital age, recovery options range far and wide. The traditional options like a 12-step program and rehab work […]

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How to Practice Self-Care While Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

Anyone supporting a loved one who is living with addiction knows the process of recovery requires patience, willpower, and a […]

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Why “Am I an Alcoholic?” Is the Wrong Question

You’re most likely here because you’ve googled “Am I an Alcoholic” or you’re worried that you might have a drinking […]

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‘Should I Quit Drinking?’ What it Means to Question Your Relationship with Alcohol

This whole idea that we need to hit “rock bottom” in order to change our relationship with alcohol is a […]

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What is Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a pattern of problematic drinking that runs on a spectrum of mild, moderate, to severe […]

How Can a Sober Community Help Me Quit Drinking?

While there are endless ways to get sober, there seems to be one key component that connects all methods of […]

An Inclusive Guide and Glossary for Talking About Addiction and Recovery

Over the years, the recovery space has morphed and changed in myriad ways. In our research of the last 200 […]

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A Brief History of Women in Alcohol Recovery: A Look at the Last 200+ Years

*We understand that not everyone who was assigned “female” at birth identifies as a woman and that not all women […]

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Why Drinking Makes Your Anxiety Worse

Anxiety is something we all have some experience with. It can range from minor irritation to a full-on panic attack, […]

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Dealing with Regret in Sobriety

Regret, in some form, is a part of the human experience. We make mistakes, we maybe feel bad about them […]

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My Pandemic Drinking Was Problematic: Here’s How I Stopped

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, I responded to the news of a deadly virus approaching the US the same […]

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Common Mistakes We Make When Trying to Quit Drinking

Recovery from alcohol use disorder is a beautiful—and sometimes arduous—process of discovery. So long as you’re committed to the journey, […]

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How Does Alcohol Affect Sleep?

Many of us fall into the trap of thinking that a nightcap before bed will lull us to a night […]

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Celebrate Mardi Gras Without Alcohol

New Orleans is a beautiful, wonderful city. For those of us who frequent the city, live(d) in the city, or love […]

5 Ways to Prep for Going Alcohol-Free

Drinking is typically a big part of our lives. It’s an ingrained part of our culture. In everything from celebration […]

Resilience in Sobriety: How Quitting Alcohol Makes You Better at Overcoming Difficulty

Some may argue that achieving recovery is in and of itself an act of resilience. Choosing to quit drinking and working […]

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The Importance of Routine in Early Recovery

Every day, I have a routine. I wake up, start a pot of coffee, and check my calendar to see […]

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Healthy Habits and Self-Care Rituals for Addiction Recovery

Building new habits are important in all stages of recovery from alcohol use disorder. In early sobriety, these healthy habits—formed through intentionality—can […]

How to Have an Alcohol-Free Valentine’s Day

Sobriety is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. Booze-free living provides the mental clarity to embrace and hold […]

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Is it Safe to Quit Alcohol Cold Turkey?

Before I was ready to admit I had a toxic relationship with alcohol and by extension with myself, I wanted […]

7 Tips for an Alcohol-Free Super Bowl

I remember one of my last Super Bowls before I got sober as a really good time but unfortunately, it […]

How to Date Without Alcohol

When it comes to dating and falling in love, many of us learn how to do it and what to […]

9 Ways You’ll Get Your Spark Back After You Stop Drinking

Before I decided to stop drinking, I spent so much money and headspace trying to find my zest, my spark, […]

3 Signs Alcohol is Hurting Your Relationship

In her early twenties, Allie McCormick’s drinking started to interfere with meeting the right romantic partner. Men told her that […]

Should You Quit Smoking and Drinking at the Same Time?

Lately, I’ve been watching old black and white films. Many scenes in these old movies feature characters drinking and smoking […]

What is Tempest Foundations?

Tempest’s membership program is structured so you can go at your own pace and use the tools and resources that […]

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30 Recovery Memoirs to Inspire You to Quit Drinking

Although the details of our addiction and recovery stories may be different, the core of our experience is often the […]

5 Tips to Cope with Seasonal Affective Disorder

The magic of the holiday season is behind us, it’s been at or below freezing for weeks, and you haven’t […]

What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking

If you’re about to embark on the journey of going alcohol-free, you want to know exactly what it could feel […]

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How to Deal with Anger in Early Sobriety

Quitting drinking is a feat in itself. When we focus on living our lives without alcohol in early sobriety, a lot […]

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What is Gray Area Drinking? 5 Signs You May Have It

Before I quit drinking for good in 2014, I would stop drinking and then start again. This went on for […]

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How to Know if You Have a Drinking Problem

There is this common misconception that you need to be a “fall-down drunk” in order to qualify as someone who […]

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22 Things to Do Instead of Drink This Year

Whenever a new year starts, avoiding all the people who talk about their New Year’s resolutions ad nauseam is nearly […]

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The Benefits of Dry January, According to Science

It’s the first month of a new year, which means we’re deep into the trend of Dry January, when people […]

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How to Quit Drinking in 2022

Change is inevitable, but growth is optional. As time goes on, we’re ultimately responsible for determining what we make out […]

How to Use Dry January to Rethink Your Relationship with Alcohol

Let’s get right down to it—last year was rough. This year was also rough. And as the global pandemic continues into 2022, we’re all […]

10 Sparkly Mocktails to Celebrate the New Year

Ringing in the New Year doesn’t have to involve waking up the next day with a hangover. It may be […]

The Relationship Between Drinking and Sexual Assault

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and may be triggering for some. Alcohol is involved in no less than […]

You Don’t Need Wine to Observe Passover. Here’s Why.

Like most Jewish holidays, wine plays a central role in the traditional observance of Passover—the eight-day spring holiday that, put […]

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