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How to Overcome Fear of Change

  How to Overcome Fear of Change One of the biggest things in addiction and why people relapse has to do with fear of change. People like to do what’s comfortable. If you think about it, you get out of bed every morning, brush your teeth and hair, get dressed, make some coffee, and get […]

Coaching vs. Counseling: What is the Difference?

  Coaching vs. Counseling: What is the Difference? When it comes to understanding coaching versus counseling a lot of people get confused. They have trouble understanding what  the differences of a coach, a counselor and a mentor are and what roles they take.  I started off my career as a counselor/therapist in the addiction industry […]

Concierge Addiction Treatment: Top 5 Reasons Clients Hire a Sober Companion  

  Concierge Addiction Treatment Top 5 Reasons Clients Hire a Sober Companion As the heroin epidemic and other drug addictions continue to rise in the US, treatment programs continue to adapt and advance. With many programs stepping away from the traditional “28-Day Inpatient Program.” Many people are hiring something called a sober companion to help […]

Top 5 Hidden Addictions You Need to Know About Today

  Top 5 Hidden Addictions You Need to Know About Today Addictions are all around us. They can be hidden from view and come in many different forms. In today’s society, many people turn to addictions to cope with stress and anxiety. The word addiction often brings to mind drugs and alcohol, but there are […]

Reviews of The Addictions Academy

REVIEWS of The Addictions Academy. Ready to see actual reviews of students?  Here they are. We pride ourselves on having the best-certified recovery coaches, life coaches, and certified interventionists. The Addictions Academy faculty have been featured on NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, MSN, People Magazine, and more) is the premier addiction and career school to help people overcome […]

Conversations with a Client: Meeting them where they are

  Conversations with a Client: Meeting them where they are   Client: “There was a point in my life when I had to do coke every day. In my late teens early 20s and 30’s I had to do Coke every day, it was it just like heroin it was an everyday thing.  But recently […]

How to Get Back on Track When you Overeat at the Holidays

    How to Get Back on Track When you Overeat at the Holidays   When it comes to my gut being even jollier than I am, Santa’s got nothing on me. I’m not sure what it is, but typically when I eat, especially with other people around, I try not to look like a […]

The Top 6 Addictions and How to Conquer Them

    The Top 6 Addictions and How to Conquer Them We all know that addiction comes in many forms. Sometimes people have multiple addictions and are cross addicted to different things. These are the top 6 addictions and how you can conquer your vices in these situations. “For the past 10 years, we have […]

CBS News Reports: The Addictions Academy chosen as Opiate Use Disorder Trainer for State of Nebraska

    The Addictions Academy Slated as Opiate Use Disorder Trainer for Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Thursday, December 17th 2020, 10:03 PM PST Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy, announced they have been chosen to deliver Opiate Use Disorder training and courses by the State of […]

CBS Reports: Sober on Demand is a Successful Alternative to Traditional Substance Abuse Treatment

    Sober on Demand® Offers Unique Alternative to Traditional Substance Abuse Rehab and Treatment with One-of-a-Kind Private Medical Detox Program Customized to Client Needs and Location   Wednesday, December 2nd 2020, 5:53 PM PST Sober on Demand® has assembled a world-class team of physicians and Recovery Coaches to offer and unique, custom alternative to […]

Oh That Smell

  Oh That Smell Wasn’t that an old Lynyrd Skynyrd song? Ok, let’s get serious for a few minutes and talk about some of the symptoms you will go through once the physical withdrawal symptoms of withdrawing from heroin or opiates are over. So I’m sure we are all familiar with the first 72 hours […]

Avoiding Relapse with a Sober Companion

  Recovering from drug abuse is one of the hardest things you will ever do in your life. Most recovering addicts think once they have some clean time under their belts, they feel confident enough to go about life like they have before. This is where a lot of relapses take place and many recovering […]

Sober Companions are here for you

  Some recovering addicts need a little more supervision and guidance when it comes to their recovery and the success rate of their recovery. That’s why Dr. Cali Estes, the creator and CEO of The Addictions Coach, created a recovery based program in which a Sober Companion is hand picked to match with the client/struggling […]

Can You Sue Doctors and Drug Companies for Your Addiction?

    The Opioid Addiction problem in America has been well covered in the media. In 2015, over 92 million people were prescribed opioid-based pain medication; that’s about 38% of the US population. Approximately two million people report that they are dealing with an addiction to their pain medication.   Opioid painkillers have been involved […]

Have you ever tried to describe anxiety to someone who doesn’t suffer from it?

  Have you ever tried to describe anxiety to someone who doesn’t suffer from it? I’ll bet there are times in that discussion where the person you are talking to is looking at you like you have three heads. Sometimes it seems next to impossible for someone who doesn’t suffer from anxiety to try to […]

The Addictions Coach: Sober Companion Program

  When Dr. Cali Estes created The Addictions Coach brand, she had an idea.  She wanted to offer help and hope to those that needed something “different” than the standard twelve-step meetings. While the twelve-step meetings work for some, there is an increasing number of addicts that need something different. They need a program that […]

Reasons Why You Should Hire a Sober Companion

So in yesterday’s post, we basically talked about what a sober companion was and what they actually did to help a struggling drug addict get clean and sober and stay clean and sober. So today we are going to talk about the reasons why we should hire a sober companion. We all get to a […]

Stay Clean and Sober: Hire a Sober Companion

  There are many different ways to get clean and sober and stay clean and sober these days and hiring a sober companion through The Addictions Coach is one of the best ways available to a recovering drug addict. The narrow minded “one size fits all” mentality in addiction recovery is quickly dying and addicts that […]

Dr. Cali Estes featured in UPJOURNEY: How To Stop Being a Manchild

  Most of us have come in contact with the “manchild.  Maybe we are raising one, maybe married to one, or maybe we are one. Failure to Launch Syndrome is a real issue and we can help! Read on to learn more from the excerpt from UpJourney’s article.   How To Stop Being a Manchild […]

Mood And Personality Disorders – What You Can Expect. Guest post written by Vince Tint

In psychiatry, a personality disorder is defined as a set of behaviors that impair thinking and behavior. One of the biggest issues with personality disorders is that they adversely affect your mood and emotions. “People with these conditions are likely to exhibit a wide variety of shifting moods,” says Cheree Ashley – Founder of Bright […]