FAQ: How Can I Pay for Tempest Membership?

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Tempest Membership is here to provide you with the tools you need to quit drinking through education, a supportive community, and expert-led lessons. This also means removing many of the barriers to sobriety that folks can face, including a lack of clear information on how to access treatment.

So today, we’ll be taking you through some commonly asked questions about paying for Tempest Membership, the different payment options we offer (like using your HSA/FSA or Benepass benefits), as well as the reasons why we charge a membership fee for our online alcohol treatment program. 

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Q: How much does Tempest Membership cost?

A: That depends on which payment plan you choose. Tempest membership offers three different subscription options.

  • Flexible Monthly plan ($59/month): This option allows you to pay for membership month to month and cancel at any time.
  • Biannual plan ($300.90 billed every six months): By paying for 6 months up front, you save 15% off of the monthly rate. 
  • Annual plan ($495.60 billed yearly): With our yearly plan, you commit to 12 months of membership and save 30% off of the monthly rate. 

Q: How does the 7-day money-back guarantee work?

A: You can try Tempest Membership risk-free—all of our subscription options are fully refundable if canceled within 7 days of purchase or renewal. After 7 days, membership commitments are non-refundable. Subscriptions canceled after 7 days will terminate at the end of the current billing cycle (monthly, biannual or annual).

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: If you no longer want to continue your membership, you can cancel at any time by writing into Once you cancel, we will no longer renew your membership commitment. If you cancel before your membership commitment is up, you retain access to your membership until the end of your current commitment (monthly, biannual, or annual).

Q: Can I use my FSA or HSA to pay for Tempest?

A: Yes!

If you have a Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) through your health insurance or employer, these funds can be used to pay for a variety of medical and healthcare-related expenses. 

Substance use education, peer counseling, and self-help groups are included in these expenses, which allows our members to use HSA or FSA funds to pay for Tempest. So, if you have an HSA or FSA through your employer or health insurance and you’re interested in enrolling in Tempest Membership, here’s how that works:

  • Use your FSA or HSA debit card (if you have one) to purchase Tempest through our site.
  • Or, purchase your membership through our site and then submit your receipt for reimbursement to your FSA or HSA.

If your FSA/HSA requests additional documentation, we can draft a letter for you to submit to your administrator along with your payment receipt. Once you’ve completed a Tempest purchase, let us know at and we’ll be happy to help.

We can’t guarantee that your particular HSA/FSA administrator will accept our receipt, but our customer service team will provide you as much information as possible to help you through the process. 

Q: Can my employer help me pay for Tempest?

A: Yes!

If your employer participates in our employer partnerships program, then they will cover part of the cost of your Tempest Membership. Currently, we partner with Starbucks and other employee benefits programs like Twic, Gympass, and Benepass. If you are interested in learning more, explore our partnership page and share it with your HR department. 

Q: Why does Tempest charge money?

A: If you’re used to the traditional 12-step recovery model or other free community-based addiction support groups, you may wonder why Tempest charges money for our program. There are a few reasons: 

We employ a staff of experts. Each of our teachers, clinical supervisors, experts, and even some of our customer service specialists have a background in holistic recovery. Our coaches, teachers, and peer supporters are trained in trauma-informed care, meditation, breathwork practices, and other specialties.

We use evidence-based recovery modalities. Tempest uses a combination of scientifically-backed recovery modalities to holistically address alcohol use disorder. With clinically-validated treatments like Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies, mindfulness-based practices, and peer intervention, our members are given an in-depth overview of how addiction and alcohol affect the brain. Our materials are all thoroughly researched and reviewed by our clinical team to ensure accuracy.

We run studies to prove that our program works. Tempest has partnered with the University of Syracuse and Buffalo researchers for an ongoing study of the efficacy of our program. Outcomes collected so far have shown that after using Tempest, members reported a decrease in the symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD) as well as the severity of the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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We hope we were able to answer your payment-related questions today! If you have more questions, be sure to visit our FAQ page or drop us a line at

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