Are all addicts the same?

Drug treatment centers treat addicts all the same. Same groups, same beliefs..but the question is are all addicts REALY the same?  Is it appropriate for a 45 year old female alcoholic to be treated the same as a 20 yr old male pill popper?  Think about that for a small second..if we liken addiction to a disease would it not be different diseases?  And how can we account for the fact that some addicts quit while others die from their intake? Most treatment centers dump all addicts in the same groups, same sessions, and when they fail tell them it didn’t work ‘because you didn’t work the program”.  Why do we follow such an antiquated  philosophy that one size fits all?

What about an individualized approach that targets the client’s specific needs and goals?

At the Addictions Coach,  we tailor each session to fit the individual needs of each client. We believe that each person is as unique as their addiction and one size really DOES NOT fit all.

So how do we do it?  Call us and see!

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Nothing cures the daily stress then some yoga on the beach.

The Addictions Coach Adds Fitness, Yoga and Nutrition

The Addictions Coach expands services to include Yoga Therapy, Fitness and Nutrition.

Miami, Florida April 14, 2012

The Addictions Coach, which specializes in drug, alcohol and food addictions, has expanded the team’s services to include fitness,Yoga, Pilates and nutrition to assist addicts in fully understanding their addiction and begin decreasing negative behaviors.  Celebrities have long hired sober coaches, therapists, personal trainers,Yoga teachers and nutritionists to work as a team in assisting them to deal with their addiction. The Addiction Coach has combined all those services under one package and can offer the addict a full gamut of services to assist them in reaching their true potential.

By implementing Yoga, fitness and nutrition, Cali Estes, owner of The Addictions Coach, can target all the facets of addiction.  Yoga can calm the nervous system,   assist in alleviating Post-Acute Withdraw symptoms, teach the addict patience, meditation and deep breathing and provide a an outlet for positive social and leisure activities. The Addictions Coach targets individuals that not only want to tackle their addiction but also learn a new healthy way of living and they have developed an extensive program that  teaches individuals how  to access the feel good chemicals in their brain by using Yoga, nutrition and fitness.

“Fitness and nutrition are an integral part of combatting addiction,” Estes said. “If an addict learns how to appreciate his or her body and how drugs and poor food choices affect mood, that in turn will affect cortisol levels that cause stress. Stress is a major factor in addiction. We can treat the entire process by adding fitness, Yoga and nutrition in the therapy regimen.”

At the Addictions Coach, Cali Estes has been utilizing Yoga Therapy since 1999 to assist people of all ages, sizes and addiction levels to reach their potential and understand addition through this medium. Her multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction and she approaches each client in a unique manner. Unlike traditional rehabilitation centers that convince the addict that they have a disease that is incurable and they must attend meetings, recite prayers and follow steps, Cali tailors her program to fit the client. By realizing that each client is unique and their pattern of addiction is unique with a root cause, Cali is able to address the addiction at the core and assist the addict in making the necessary changes and positive steps in their life.

“I have worked with CEO’s, actors, actresses and even the stay at home mom that uses the occasional Xanax to ‘take the edge off’ and I have implemented a wonderful Yoga and fitness program to accompany the traditional talk therapy that most psychotherapists and counselors rely on,” Estes said.

Actors like Mischa Barton, Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan are using sober coaches to get clean. They also employ Yoga teachers, Fitness Instructions and Food Therapists to complete the process. At the Addictions Coach, Cali Estes combines services to offer a full approach that is well rounded and grounded for the individual.

Cali is more than a ‘sober coach’. She has a background in clinical and personality psychology, addictions and forensics. She can get to the root of the addiction quickly and work with the client in building a safe environment in which to make the changes necessary to live a productive lifestyle.  Clients in addiction feel powerless, helpless and hopeless and need answers and ways to change their lives. Sometimes family and friends think that everyone should be able to have ‘just one drink’ at a function, but for some clients that is not what happens. That one drink turns them into an unmanageable individual that their family and friends cannot deal with. Taking a pill to ‘get through the day’ or ‘take the edge off’ eventually leads to a full blown addiction with the addict personality. Cali can address all these issues with both the family and the client and assist them in making the changes necessary to be happy and healthy.

“I have been teaching Yoga and fitness since 1999 and I have taught internationally,” Estes said. “So many thirty day rehabs do not even offer a fitness or nutrition component and when the addict finishes their thirty days, they do not have the true tools to make it in the world. I bridge that gap.”

Cali has consulted in 2 countries and frequently flies between South Florida, New York and Los Angeles to work with her clients. She has clients in the music industry, acting/film, modeling, CEO’s and frequent high stress jobs clients. She is available on an individual basis for clients, more intensive or for speaking engagements. She has accompanied clients to high risk situations like weddings, worked ‘on set’ of movie and film productions, worked directly with pro athletes, sat in on business meetings, been ‘on tour’ with musicians and even will work directly in the home of the client for a more intensive ‘rehab’ setting.

“I am available for individual sessions, long day sessions from 8-12 hours, weekly sessions on as a 30 day stay,” Cali said.  “I handle drug, alcohol, food and assorted other addictions at the root cause and assist the client in realizing that a life free from addiction is possible.”

The Addictions Coach is based out of Miami Florida but services clients in all of South Florida, New York City and Los Angeles.

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Cali Estes
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Addictions with Food

Eating or not eating can be an addiction

“addictions with food”

Happy Holidays!!!

The Addictions Coach Creates a Mobile Rehab to Combat Drug and Alcohol Addictions

The Addictions Coach Company has gone mobile by bringing the rehab to the client. By realizing that each client is unique and their pattern of addiction is unique with a root cause, Cali Estes, is able to address the addiction at the core and assist the addict in making the necessary changes and positive steps in their life.

Miami, FL, March 26, 2012 –(PR.com)– The Addictions Coach announced that they are offering a mobile rehab service in addition to their individual private sessions. The Addictions Coach Company is bringing the rehab to the client. They have mastered the art of handling addictions by pairing Yoga, nutrition and fitness, along with traditional talk therapy, to assist in the fight against addiction, all done on location of their clients. Sober coaches usually employ the more traditional of therapies, including talk therapy and prayer to assist clients in gaining insight into their addiction, but Cali Estes, owner of The Addictions Coach, has taken the approach to a whole new level.

Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction and she approaches each client in a unique manner. Unlike traditional rehabilitation centers that convince the addict that they have a disease that is incurable and they must attend meetings, recite prayers and follow steps, Cali tailors her program to fit the client. By realizing that each client is unique and their pattern of addiction is unique with a root cause, Cali is able to address the addiction at the core and assist the addict in making the necessary changes and positive steps in their life.

“Actors like Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan use sober coaches to get clean,” Cali said. “When I work with actors, I like to decrease their Post-Acute Withdrawal symptoms and teach them how to access the feel good chemicals in their brain by using Yoga, nutrition and fitness.”

Cali is more than a “sober coach.” She has a background in clinical and personality psychology, addictions and forensics. She can get to the root of the addiction quickly and work with the client in building a safe environment in which to make the changes necessary to live a productive lifestyle. Clients in addiction feel powerless, helpless and hopeless and need answers and ways to change their lives. Sometimes family and friends think that everyone should be able to have “just one drink” at a function, but for some clients that is not what happens. That one drink turns them into an unmanageable individual that their family and friends cannot deal with. Taking a pill to “get through the day” or “take the edge off” eventually leads to a full blown addiction with the addict personality. Cali can address all these issues with both the family and the client and assist them in making the changes necessary to be happy and healthy.

“I do the traditional one hour a week sessions, but I am also available to assist clients on tour, on movie sets, or for 30 day stays in their home,” Cali said. “For a high powered CEO or actor that does not have the time to spend in a residential rehab, I can bring the rehab to them.”

Cali has consulted in 2 countries and frequently flies between South Florida, New York and Los Angeles to work with her clients. She has clients in the music industry, acting/film, modeling, CEO’s and frequent high stress jobs clients. She is available on an individual basis for clients, more intensive or for speaking engagements. She has accompanied clients to high risk situations like weddings, worked “on set” of movie and film productions, worked directly with pro athletes, sat in on business meetings, been “on tour” with musicians and even will work directly in the home of the client for a more intensive “rehab” setting.

“I am available for individual sessions, long day sessions from 8-12 hours, weekly sessions on as a 30 day stay,” Cali said. “I handle drug, alcohol, food and assorted other addictions at the root cause and assist the client in realizing that a life free from addiction is possible.”

The Addictions Coach is based out of Miami Florida but services clients in all of South Florida, New York City and Los Angeles.

800.706.0318

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Rockers In Recovery Richie Supa

Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll was their mantra, and it could have been their death sentence.
Now, decades into recovery from hard-core drug and alcohol addictions, a handful of members from some of the hottest rock bands of the 1970s and ’80s are joining forces to prove to musicians and music lovers alike a greater truth: Life after sobriety can still be a rocking good time.


The Pompano Beach-based Rockers in Recovery are doing it the only way they know how — by example. In benefit concerts across South Florida, through an online radio station and social media, the novel effort aims to convene and support a community of music lovers dedicated to the sober lifestyle.
“My job is to show people you can be sober and still have fun,” said Ricky Byrd, a Recovery Rocker who shot to fame, and heavy drug addiction, in the 1980s as a guitarist with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. “I tell them, ‘Look, I did it, brother.'”
After a year of concerts and promotion, the group is attracting a fan base.
Last year, Rockers in Recovery staged three concerts for more than 10,000 fans in South Florida, including one at the 12-Step Music Fest on Sugarloaf Key in November. This month, the band entertained 3,000 at the Addiction Community Awareness Concert during the International Tennis Championships in Delray Beach. And on Memorial Day, the group will reconvene at the 1st Step Sober House in Pompano Beach for a concert and picnic.
“Now we have people at these shows who have gone into treatment,” said Byrd, a New Yorker who has been sober for 25 years. “And just think, one of these kids could have gotten into a car and killed a 5-year-old. When you’re dealing with drugs and alcohol, the next party could be your death or someone else’s.”
The group consists of Byrd; Liberty DeVitto, Billy Joel’s former drummer; former Aerosmith guitarist and songwriter Richie Supa; and Todd Rundgren collaborator Kasim Sulton.
Each band member pulls in like-minded musicians to support the cause. Among those who have lent their names and talents are Christine Ohlman (Saturday Night Live band); Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge); Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi); and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ Chris Anderson, Neal Pawley and Muddy Shews.
The brainchild of South Florida radio veteran John Hollis, the cause is supported by an online radio station (RIRconcerts.com/radio-station) that broadcasts music, interviews, reviews and news on addiction recovery and other topics to 20,000 to 25,000 listeners a month via a 24-hour, live-streamed Internet signal.
The concept began five years ago when, as part of his Holistic Lifestyles Radio Network, Hollis interviewed Byrd and landed on a topic important to both of them: recovery. With the help of Byrd and Byrd’s longtime buddy, Supa, Hollis decided to create Rockers in Recovery.
“It seemed like a really great idea because I know when I speak in recovery centers and kids know who I am, I can get their attention,” said Supa, who lives in Plantation. “And half the battle is getting them to listen.”
After investing about $350,000 of his own money into getting Rockers in Recovery off the ground, Hollis is happy to have the financial backing of groups like the Treatment Solutions Network, Sound Pillow sleep system, Cannatelli Builders, All Florida Bail Bonds, 1st Step Sober House, G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment Program and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Centre in Antigua.
“The whole lie about being a rock star and having to do drugs, we’re dispelling some of the myths,” said Supa, sober since 1988. “Now people are asking us to play. Now the phone’s ringing.”
Still a sought-after writer and musician, Supa’s other passion is a little gig he calls “Recovery Unplugged,” where he visits South Florida jails with his guitar and talks about the importance of sobriety. It’s now become part of Rockers in Recovery’s repertoire.
Last week, Supa and others from Rockers in Recovery visited the Fort Lauderdale Police Department to speak the sobriety gospel to 100 youthful offenders and their parents.
It helps that the Recovery Rockers speak from some high-profile experience. Supa has had the lead role in “Hair” on Broadway, played with Aerosmith from 1978-81, and written music for the likes of Gladys Knight, Air Supply, Tom Jones and Glen Campbell.
He nearly lost it all after what he called a young penchant for “innocent using” escalated to hard-core cocaine use. In the early 1980s, he was caught with cocaine, arrested and sent to a New York prison for three years. With the support of close friends like Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Supa got clean and was able to reclaim his musical career.
Said Supa: “I tell kids now, ‘I used to be part of the problem, now I’m part of the solution.'”
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Rockers in Recovery
Website: RIRconcerts.com
24-hour hotline: 877-799-8773
Next concert: Memorial Day Concert and Picnic, noon-5 p.m. May 26 at 1st Step Sober House, 450 SW Second St., Pompano Beach. Featuring Ricky Byrd, Richie Supa, Muddy Shews, Liberty DeVitto, Mark Stein, Christine Ohlman. For more information, call 954-826-4920.