Café RE is a private online unsearchable recovery community! Get accountable and be the best version of you.
What is Café RE?
Café RE consists of private and confidential Facebook groups which are tied together by a forum. Café RE is a community of like-minded individuals who are working together to achieve a new life. Quitting drinking alone is nearly impossible, but when surrounded by others who seek the same goal, you’re giving yourself a chance.
As I stated in the video, it seemed as if I was the only person on this planet with a drinking problem. One July evening in the summer of 2014, at 1:55 am I desperately searched for an online community, hoping to find something like Café RE. Unfortunately, I didn’t find a community, but I did find a Bud Light Lime advertisement on Facebook and guess what I was drinking moments after.
Addiction led me to a failed suicide attempt in 2014. What I now realize, is I’m lucky: I survived. Alcohol and the stigma surrounding alcoholism claims over 3 million lives worldwide each year. My sobriety date is September 7th, 2014 and I don’t plan on going back,
You’re never alone
With technology today, you can connect with others across the globe instantly with a smart phone. Members have access to the private non searchable Facebook group where you will find support and accountability from others who share the same vision of a better life. This disease will do its best to convince you that you can do this on your own, but take me from me, that is a tough road to go down.
New Accountability Program
Members can choose to be paired with an accountability partner based on their sobriety date, age, and geographic location. We have found that the more accountability you create; the better chance you have of getting sober. If you don’t feel your assigned partner is not the best fit, no problem, we will get you a new accountability partner.
Here is what you can expect to see
Meet-ups and retreats
With several meet-ups and retreats in the books, it’s safe to say these events are magical. Don’t just connect via the web, but meet in person and continue the conversation face to face. Members of the Café RE community can attend exclusive regional meet-ups, the national meet-up, retreats and all of the online webinars. These events are exclusively for Café RE members only.
Book Club and Movie Club
This may be the first book club where we actually read the book and don’t drink wine. Participate in active monthly discussions about the book which are sometimes attended by the author who wrote the book. We also have Movie club where we watch, and then discuss movies about recovery and getting sober.
Discounts and priority registration
For retreats and other events open to the Recovery Elevator audience, Café RE members get priority early bird registration times with discounts. Save up to $100-$300 on events and reserve your spot before others are allowed to register.
Attend and participate in private online webinars with industry professionals such as addiction counselors, therapists, dieticians, doctors, psychiatrists, recovery coaches, authors and more.
It’s tough to put a price on something that has the potential to improve every aspect of your life. Currently, access to this community is only $19 per month. Once you register, you’re locked in at your price. In the future, our price may increase, but for new members only.
If you decide this isn’t for you, not a problem. Email email@example.com and we will cancel the subscription.
What members have to say
“Cafe RE has been one of my favorite recovery resources since its inception! I’m so grateful to be able to reach out to others for support 24/7 in a safe, inclusive, and secure environment. I love being able to routinely pop into a webinar video “meeting,” or post for accountability anytime. There’s always someone around to help. I love being able to share what works for me and learn about new tools for sobriety. Thanks for always being a part of my recovery, Cafe RE!” – Sara, 31, Roseburg, OR
“Joining Café RE was one of the best decisions I have made for myself in recovery. Being surrounded by like-minded individuals who are all working to improve their lives is not only inspiring but also essential to understanding that we deserve a shot at recovering. Café RE is family to me. I’m grateful for it every day.” – Odette, 30, San Diego, CA
“Cafe RE was a game changer for me. When I first decided to stop drinking, I was way too intimidated to attend meetings in my area. Also, as a busy parent and professional, it was difficult to find the time. Cafe RE is an instant community of like-minded individuals that truly care about each other. I especially love the flexibility— between webinars, posts, and in-person meetups, I can be as involved as I need to be any hour of the day or night. I have been a part of other online groups, and this one is by far the most active and supportive.” – Jennifer, 36, Houston, TX
“Cafe RE was a game changer for me. When I first decided to stop drinking, I was way too intimidated to attend meetings in my area. Also, as a busy parent and professional, it was difficult to find the time. Cafe RE is an instant community of like-minded individuals that truly care about each other. I especially love the flexibility— between webinars, posts, and in-person meetups, I can be as involved as I need to be any hour of the day or night. I have been a part of other online groups, and this one is by far the most active and supportive.”- Tiffany, 34, Westminster MD
“Cafe RE has been hands down the best decision I have made for my Recovery journey. I look forward every day to checking in with the community for support, laughter, reflection, honesty, and real friendship. I truly consider it to be part of my self-care routine. I highly recommend Cafe RE for absolutely anyone (of any age) who wants a safe, no-pressure, nurturing environment on their journey and lots of opportunity for real connection. The in-person meetups and friendships that have developed from this platform have been icing on the cake for me.” – Lena, 47, Boulder, CO
“I’m so happy to be a part of Cafe RE! I’m also active in my local AA community, and at church, but no matter where I am or what time it is, Cafe RE is always with me. That round-the-clock support from real people that know you and care about you is, in many ways, the cure for the isolation of addiction.”- Andrew, 32, Seattle, WA
“The community in Cafe RE is, without a doubt, the most important tool I used to get and stay sober. Having accountability anytime of day or night is a game changer for recovery. The added bonus is the amazing friends you make along the way.” – Tricia, 37, Dallas TX
“Café RE has played a pivotal role in my recovery. The meaningful connections I’ve made and selfless support I’ve received has helped me tremendously. The vulnerability, encouragement, and open-mindedness of this community is so hard to find. I am eternally grateful for the members and their service to others!” – Natalie, 29 Dallas, TX
“Cafe RE was the missing link in my recovery portfolio. It provided an amazing online support group that I could lean on any time or day I was struggling with drinking. I don’t think I would have ever been able to do this without them.” – Chris, 36, Phoenix, AZ
“Joining Café RE was one of the most useful things I’ve done for my sobriety. I immediately felt like I belonged to a community of caring and supportive people. I’ve gained important friendships that I never expected to have. It’s an investment that continues to pay dividends!” – Jim, 47, Waukegan, Illinois
“Having a constantly, active support recovery group that I can access online has been instrumental in my recovery. Thank you Paul and Cafe RE for helping me stay sober” – Briddick. 34, Bellingham, WA
“Cafe RE has kept me sober when nothing else worked. Being a single mom and self-employed it was hard for me to go to regular AA meetings, but Cafe RE allowed me to go to meetings from my own home without needing to lineup childcare. The connections and friends from all over the world that I’ve made online in the group continue to be invaluable to my sobriety.” – Kelly, 36 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
“Everyday I feel blessed to be part of Cafe RE, the most wonderful, supportive ‘in your pocket’ recovery community. I could not do this without my Cafe RE cheersquad.” – Amanda, 46, Melbourne, Australia
“Recovery Elevator has been instrumental in my recovery. The group is very supportive, encouraging and available any time needed. I really enjoy the online meetups and webinars. They are helpful and really help me feel conected to the group. This has by far been one of my favorite resources in recovery!” Alana, 46, Knoxville, TN
Okay, this sounds great, but I’ve got some questions…
What does the monthly subscription give me access to?
Great question, but in order for this life transformation to take place, a shift
I really want to join this community, but I can’t afford it. Does this mean I can’t join?
Absolutely not. Anonymous scholarships are available for those who cannot cover the monthly cost. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Do I have to choose between a 12 step program and Café RE?
Definitely not. Café RE is a private confidential community and not a program. Café RE another resource to put into your recovery portfolio. Many Café RE members attend 12 step meetings and are part of the Café RE private community.
How can I pay?
You can pay online with any major credit/debit card.
When is the amount deducted from my bank account?
The charge should post within 1-3 days depending on your bank and your next payment will be made exactly one month after your initial payment. Monthly payments will be made until the subscription is canceled.
What if I change my mind? Can I cancel?
You can cancel at any time. When you sign up, you will be sent an email with a link to your dashboard where you can cancel. Or feel free to email email@example.com to cancel. Please let us know why you have decided to cancel so we can make improvements if need be.
Why is the lifetime membership no longer available?
In 2009, I was part of a gym I rarely attended, but sure enough, after I saw that $34 monthly charge on my bank statement, it got my butt back into the gym; at least for a few days. A monthly fee on a bank statement is an affirmation I hope reminds you to utilize this great resource.
I relapsed after one week in the RE Community. Can I get a refund?
We’re sorry to hear about your relapse. However, we do not give refunds based on relapsing but you can cancel at any time.
What if my accountability partner isn’t a good match, or I haven’t heard from them?
Be patient, as it may take time to get a response. If you haven’t heard from your assigned partner within 4-5 days, then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be set up with a new partner.
Are there any Terms and Conditions that I can read before signing up?
Absolutely. They are linked below
I did an interview on the Recovery Elevator podcast and I haven’t seen my check in the mail.
The Recovery Elevator podcast is free. I also haven’t seen my check in the mail because again, this podcast is free.
What does ‘non-searchable’ Facebook page really mean?
This means that there is absolutely no way anyone can see who is in the group or what has been posted unless they are a member.
How regularly will the meet-ups occur? How will I hear about them? How will the decision be reached regarding where they will be held?
At this moment, we don’t know how often they will occur, but we are hoping for 3-4 regional meet-ups, 1 national meet-up, and 1 retreat in a given year.
How often will the Sober Travel events be organized? How will I hear about them? How will the decision be reached regarding where they will be held?
Currently, there is a trip being planned to Cusco, Peru. The Sober Adventure Travel concept is just an idea but it’s an idea that is already in the works and we are discussing locations, itineraries, etc. I really want to make this happen.