Café RE is a private online unsearchable recovery community! Get accountable and be the best version of you.
- Week 1 – Tuesday August 4th, 5 PM PST/8PM EST
- Accountability – Get placed in groups of 6-8 with a team leader in an intimate mastermind setting.
- Daily check-ins, discussion prompts and share your story.
- Week 2 – Tuesday August 11th
- Cravings – What they are, how to recognize them, how to move the energy, and how to use them in your favor.
- Learn how small cognitive readjustments empower you to not act on cravings
- Week 3 – Tuesday August 18th
- Routine and Vitality – Develop a practical 30 minute morning and evening routine. We’ll cover basic health, nutrition tips to give your body the proper fuel for optimal performance.
- Learn what supplements and vitamins your body may be missing
- Week 4 – August 25th
- Coherence – Get clear on the WHY you’re removing alcohol from your life and place this vision into the field. Once you’re clear on this WHY, the HOW will always solve itself.
- You’ll use your favorite songs to help elevate your energy and train the body to feel the emotions of this new life in the present moment.
- Week 5 – September 1st
- Mindfulness – Learn how this very moment possess the key to freeing yourself from an addiction.
- Participate in guided sitting, walking and breathing meditations. You’ll get access to the guided meditations for future use.
- Week 6 – September 8th
- Connecting the Spirit – The opposite of addiction is connection. Learn ways to reveal the illusion of fear and separation.
- Comfortably step into the unknown where infinite possibilities exist in the quantum field.
What is Café RE?
Café RE is a community of like-minded individuals who are working together to achieve a new life without alcohol. Quitting drinking alone is nearly impossible, but when surrounded by others who share the same communal goal of an alcohol-free life, it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when” you ditch the booze. The Café RE Facebook groups are private and unsearchable which means that only members of the community can see who’s in the groups and what is being said. Whether you’re looking to quit drinking for a month, a year, or are simply sober curious, you’ll find the support needed to reach your goals in the community.
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.
In Café RE you get 24/7 access to a loving group full or people across the globe who are all saying goodbye to the booze. In Café RE, quitting drinking doesn’t have to suck, in fact, it can be a lot of fun.
I’m a firm believer that helping others is a great way to help ourselves which is why 15% of monthly fees go towards our yearly service project where we partner with a non-profit that is geared towards helping those who are affected by addiction. In 2019, we partnered with Peruvian Hearts to help with restorations of homes outside of Cusco, Peru.
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. These groups are capped at 350 members to ensure intimacy
Members can choose to be paired with an accountability partner based on their sobriety date, age, and geographic location. The more accountability and connection you create; the more successful you’ll be on this journey. If you don’t feel your assigned partner is the best fit, no problem, we will get you a new accountability partner. You can be paired as many times as you ‘d like!
Here is what you can expect to see
A loving and supportive group
It doesn’t matter if you’re on day zero, one or fifty, you’ll find an incredible group of supportive non-judgemental people all across the globe in Café RE. In the groups, people open up about their most intimate struggles and collectively, we all come together to move forward in life without alcohol. This is a safe place, where you can give your authenticity a voice and be accepted just the way you are!
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. 15% of monthly fees goes towards our yearly service project where we partner with a non-profit geared towards helping those who are affected by addiction. Another portion of monthly fees are allocated to our in person meet-ups!
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
“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.”- 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
Okay, this sounds great, but I’ve got some questions…
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What does the monthly subscription give me access to?
Great question! Members will have access to the exclusive, non searchable, Facebook group where they can connect daily with other like minded individuals from all over the world at any time of the day. Members can choose to be paired with an accountability partner based on their sobriety date, age, and geographic location. All courses are included for Café RE members. Members can attend online meetings, online discussions, online book club, online movie club, online men's meetings, online women's meetings and online virtual hangouts. Members can attend Café RE specific independently organized meet-ups and the yearly Café RE service project. Members get discounts to Recovery Elevator retreats, LIVE events and alcohol-free travel trips. Members also get access to the member listing where they can connect via email to other members who live nearby or when they are traveling. we think $19 per month is a dang good deal.
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 paying member.
If I'm joining a community, will my name and email address be added to a member listing?
Yes, we've found the best way for people to build connections across the different Café RE groups is by linking them in a master Café RE group listing. We encourage members to reach out to someone via email in their hometown or if they are traveling. We've heard countless stories of people finding their "sobriety soulmates" from this member listing and it's perhaps the most important part of the membership. We list your first name, email address, city, and state. We also change the member listing link regularly to ensure privacy. We currently don't allow members to be omitted from the member listing.
What is the current monthly fee for Café RE?
Currently it's $19 per month to connect with fellow like minded individuals who also want to ditch the booze. Roughly the cost of a few drinks at a restaurant of bar. There will be a slight price increase January 2021.
Do I have to choose between a 12 step program and the Recovery Elevator membership community?
Goodness no. Café RE is a community to supplement whatever resources that are working for you. Several of our members attend 12-step meetings, smart recovery, while some only participate in Café RE. There is no right or wrong pathway out of addiction and if someone tells you differently...
I really want to join this community, but I can’t afford it. Does this mean I can’t join?
Let's make it work! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what monthly rate you're comfortable with. The lowest we allow is $1 per month. Just like when you see that monthly gym membership on your credit card bill, you get your butt in the gym, we want you to have some skin in the game and be an active member in the community.
Where does my monthly membership fee go?
15% of all monthly membership fees go towards our yearly service project where we partner with a non-profit. Another portion goes to the independently organized Café RE meet-ups where a dinner or activity is covered. And like any other business, we have lighting, heating, office rent, monthly bills, wages and salaries to pay. Also, we are saving up for an in person retreat facility in the southwest region of the United States or somewhere in Central America.
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. You can cancel by emailing email@example.com.
How can I pay?
You can pay online with any major credit card. Currently we don't accept paypal, bitcoin or fresh mangoes.
What if I change my mind? How do I cancel?
You can cancel at any time. When you sign up, you're sent an email with a link to your dashboard where you can cancel. Or feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel. Please let us know why you have decided to cancel so we can make improvements if need be.
I don’t live in the United States – can you explain if I’ll have full access to all the subscription offerings?
It might prove imprudent to attend a weekend meet-up if you're coming from London, but many members who live overseas do make the trip for longer retreats. Webinars are offered at times conducive for those living in the EU and Australia. You can request to be paired with an Accountability Partner who is in your same time zone and we'll do our best to accommodate that request. For courses, we do our best to pair you with others in a similar time-zone.
I relapsed after one week in the RE Community. Can I get a refund?
First off, I am sorry to hear about your relapse. Relapse was a big part of my story, and this journey can be difficult at times but in the end, I am the one responsible for my decisions and not Recovery Elevator, AA, or your parents. You can cancel at any time, but you will not be refunded.
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 for listeners looking for guidance on their journey. Guests share their experiences knowing they helped those in need and that is most important payment of all.
What if I don’t like my accountability partner? 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 email@example.com and we will set you up with a new partner.
Are there any Terms and Conditions that I can read before signing up?
How frequent are the Café RE meet-ups? How will I hear about them?
Independently organized Café RE meet-ups take place about once or twice a month. These can be weekend excursions or lunch at a local restaurant. You're more than welcome to organize a meet-up and we love helping out! We inform members of meet-ups in the weekly Café RE email as well as create the events on the Facebook group.
Sober travel.. let's see the world. When is the next trip?
Check the events tab for the next alcohol-free travel itinerary. These trips are life changing. We're hoping for Costa Rica 2020 and possibly Peru, or western Europe in summer 2021.
Why is there a charge to be a part of this community? Alcoholics Anonymous is free!
Recovery Elevator has been clear from episode 1 on February 25th, 2015 that we are not affiliated with any 12 step programs. AA passes a basket which works for them... so technically, AA isn't free either. We tried the virtual basket and came up short. This is the model that we've found works best. Overall, it's a fraction of the amount spent monthly on booze.