The Power of Positivity on Your Success


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WOW!  I just read one of the most informative articles that I have ever read and I’m going to give you the option to read it for yourself at the end of this blog. The article below deals with positivity and how it affects our success level and everything we do. Quickly I will describe how our bodies are made up of positive ions and negative ions but it is ONLY the movement of the positive ions that make a difference in our lives.

There are certain types of cells in our body that create positive movement that science calls potential action. It is when your cells, the positive ones, begin talking to each other which creates movement in the body towards success. I know this may be hard to follow and I urge you to read the article below once I am done here, so that you can understand this fully.

So basically, staying positive and thinking positive will actually begin to cause the body to move into a positive realm of action. Whether this is conscious or subconscious, you are still moving in a positive direction in whatever you are doing.  This is where slogans like “Perception is Reality” and “The Power of Positive Intention” ring true!  Science is beginning to prove that we actually can produce success with positivity!

Now of course we have to do the legwork once we set our positive minds in motion, but we can begin the positive process by just focusing on positive things and positive actions.  You will also read in this blog that the negative cells or ions in our body do nothing for us in a positive manner. So slogans like “A Negative Mind is a Waste of Time” and “Negativity Will Hold You back” also ring true.  So it really does have so much to do with the strength of your mind and the ability to keep yourself in a positive mind frame no matter what the circumstances may be around you.

I want to use a professional companion and her situation as an example for this very same situation.  There is a woman in the addictions industry who has done so much for the industry itself, with her cutting edge new approach to addiction related methods, and she has also done so much for her clients personally. She is basically on top of her game in the industry and it’s a direct result of her having an overwhelming strength and desire to stay positive no matter what. When this woman came into the addictions industry she was basically the only woman in a male-dominated industry. She had constant “haters” who attacked her and her husband both privately and professionally, but she stayed in a positive mindset continuing to focus her positive energy on helping those in need. She even teamed up with her husband and took all the negative and nasty things that her competitors were saying about her and her husband and wrote an inspiring book called ” I Married A Junkie” to help others stay positive and keep moving in a healthy and positive direction NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES MAY BE.

I bring this woman up to show you that she had every reason to be negative and shut herself and her company down. People were making up lies and posting them all over social media, people were contacting her clients and students begging them to stop using this woman’s services and people were trying to ruin her on a daily basis. BUT through all of the hate, through all of the jealousy and through all of the madness this woman was able to stay completely focused on POSITIVITY!  She focused on what she could do to help her students and her clients in a positive way. And guess what has happened. This woman is, hands down, one of the most successful people in the addictions industry to date. And this woman is Dr. Cali Estes, founder and creator of The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach. She is a prime example of how someone can overcome so much and gain success at the HIGHEST level by remaining positive and using positivity to gain success. You can find out about Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy by going to or by calling 1-800-706-0318. Contact us today for any of your addiction related needs.

Please click on the link below to read more on positivity  and how it contributes to our success.     At A Cellular Level, Every Single Human Depends On Positivity To Survive


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FREE LIVE Masterclass: 3 Keys to go from Survive to Thrive



What if we told you that a RIGHT NOW is actually the best time to grow your business & create streams of income?

Right now is not the time to be SCARED and HIDE from your business. It’s time to SHOW UP and THRIVE

Back in 2008 everyone was AFRAID and hiding from businesses in FEAR. The recession hit business HARD!

Long before we met each other, we both continued to run successful thriving businesses when other businesses were failing.

How could that be?

Well, while other companies were going out of business and closing…

We were rolling up our sleeves and fighting! We figured out how to generate new leads, continue building relationships and creating new referral sources. This was without the internet!

Now, in 2020, small businesses across the country are in panic mode…again. But, not us!

We are hearing things like, “I wish I had more than one stream of income” or “I wish I would have focused more on my business” and even “I wish I would have saved more money”

Well, it’s not 2008, it’s 2020 and we have joined forces to help as many people as possible, especially those in small businesses including private practices (therapists, massage therapists, yoga instructors, personal trainers and more!) to not only make it through this crisis but to come out financially stronger than ever!

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>>Thursday, March 26 at 6pm Central 7pm Eastern<<

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> How to solve a problem you clients didn’t know they had
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Sober on Demand and COVID-19


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I have been seeing a pattern over the past week that is a little expected, a little amusing and a little baffling. Marketing 101 simply states that when marketing and advertising your service or company you need to attach your service or company to modern events, trends or activities that are drawing major attention in the world at the present time.

So with this being said, it is a little expected that we are now seeing traditional drug and addiction rehabilitation centers and programs attach themselves to the coronavirus and alter their traditional way of battling addiction by offering addiction-related services via the internet, telephone, or any other way that doesn’t involve one-on-one personal contact, that could help spread this awful virus.

Now the baffling part of this is that Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Coach has been doing this in a HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL manner for almost a DECADE! Dr. Estes and her creation, The Addictions Coach, has been bringing quality addiction-related services to the client since 2011. Her mindset at the beginning was that addiction is definitely not a “one size fits all” issue that is easily fixed by a “blanket concept”. Each and every drug addict is different, and Dr. Estes has been personally molding an addiction related self-help program specific to each and every client and bringing that service to the client at their home, office, vacation, or anywhere else that addiction related help is needed.

The bread and butter of The Addictions Coach is the SOBER ON DEMAND program. SOBER ON DEMAND is offered and given specially by Dr. Estes herself, where she sits down with the client and assesses the addiction first and then molds and creates a program specific to that clients strengths, weaknesses, goals and level of addiction. She then sets forth a 7 to 14 day intensive program that focuses on why the addict is using in the first place, along with many other intensive methods and activities to get the client clean and sober. After the initial 7 to 14 day intensive part of SOBER ON DEMAND, Dr. Estes will either stay on for an indefinite time period with the client or pair them up with one of The Addictions Coach’s top nationally certified professional recovery coaches to continue down the path of sobriety.

And once again, all of these addiction and recovery related services are brought to the recovering addict in their home, work or wherever needed by Dr. Estes and The Addictions Coach. So if you are struggling with any addiction and are seeing all of the traditional rehabs coming out of the woodwork to offer to bring their service to you out of fear of the coronavirus, keep in mind that Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Coach has been doing this for a DECADE! So if you are considering hiring an addiction and recovery related company that offers to bring their services to you now that the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, don’t hire a company with zero experience at this. Don’t hire a company that is going to learn the ropes and work out the bugs with your life at stake and your sobriety at stake. Hire the person and the company that has been doing this at a highly successful rate for a decade and that is The Addictions Coach, Dr. Cali Estes and her SOBER ON DEMAND PROGRAM! You can get information on the SOBER ON DEMAND program and all of the many addiction and recovery based programs that The Addictions Coach has to offer by clicking on or by calling 1-800-706-0318.


Finally, A Feel Good Story About Addiction. NHL’s Bobby Ryan Back On The Ice!


Sadly it seems that more and more these blogs and stories about addiction, especially in sports, do not have a happy ending. We read about addicts and pro athletes struggling with addiction, losing everything in life. They lose their income, possessions and relationships. Often the story ends in the death of the addict. It’s no secret that the numbers show that we hear many more horrible stories about addiction and the outcome of it’s victims then we do about those who defeat addiction and bounce back stronger than ever.
Bobby Ryan
So today we are going to tell you one of those feel good addiction stories. This story involves a professional NHL Hockey player named Bobby Ryan. Bobby Ryan played for the Ottawa Senators and nearly lost it all over his addiction to alcohol. Bobby Ryan had a very troubled upbringing. His father was charged with attempted murder for almost beating his mother to death in a drunken rage when he was a small boy. To make matters worse, Bobby’s father jumped bail and moved to California where he and his mother soon joined him and they lived a life on the lam using fake identities. In fact Bobby’s last name “Ryan” was made up by his parents from the movie “Saving Private Ryan”.
His father was ultimately jailed for five years but Ryan claims his rough childhood played no part in his alcoholism. As modest as this seems for him to say it probably is not accurate. As a teen Ryan began drinking and his addiction was in full swing by the time he became a young adult and entered the NHL. After a few incidents involving alcohol, Bobby Ryan asked for help from the NHL’s assistance program. After some time away from the game to get help and get his life back in order Bobby Ryan returned to the ice to a heart warming reception where 13,000 fans chanted “Bobby, Bobby, Bobby”. Not only was he awarded player of the game, he came back to the ice with a vengeance, scoring three goals in what is called a hat trick in hockey.
As of the date of this story he has been completely sober. It is definitely nice to hear this kind of story as opposed to the ones we usually hear. It’s refreshing! That’s why we here at The Addictions Coach offer the most highly-skilled and experienced top nationally certified professional recovery coaches to help professional athletes struggling with addiction or anyone else struggling with addiction. We offer many programs to help those struggling with any addiction from drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, internet or any other addiction. You can contact us through our company website at or by calling us 24/7 at 1-800-706-0318. And please click on the following link to read the entire success story of NHL player, Bobby Ryan.


Narcissism in Addiction


Well today’s blog is going to be educational in many different aspects. We are going to dive headfirst into the narcissist and narcissism and try to wrap our heads around the true meaning of a narcissist and why narcissism is running rampant in the addictions industry amongst its professionals and its recovering drug addicts. We will also make it painfully obvious as to why narcissism hinders one’s ability to fully recover from addiction. We are even going to touch base on a true story about a real life narcissist who prays on business owners and company owners willing to give him their hard earned money for marketing ideas, only to steal their money and then use narcissistic ways to try to keep the stolen money.


But let’s start this educational blog with narcissism and it’s true definition from the Webster’s dictionary. So narcissism true meaning in the noun sense is “excessive admiration in oneself or in ones own actions”. In the psychology sense the meaning of narcissism is “selfishness, involving a sense of entitlement, lack of empathy and a need for admiration”. And the psychoanalysis of narcissism is “ A SELF-CENTEREDNESS ARISING FROM FAILURE”.

So now that we have discussed the true meaning of narcissism and what fuels a true narcissist, let’s go over a few narcissistic tactics that a true narcissist will use.

1. GASLIGHTING- a narcissist will lie to prove you are wrong.
2. PROJECTION- a narcissist will project their true feelings onto you.
3. BAITING- a narcissist will bait you into an argument to try to show that you are out of control, not them.
4. LEVELING- a narcissist will always bring up everything bad that you have ever done when in a disagreement to try to “level” the playing field.
5. FEAR MANIPULATION- a narcissist will try to manipulate the outcome of a situation with the fear of consequences.
6. DEVALUING YOU- a narcissist will devalue in every way once you try to expose them.
7. PLAYING THE VICTIM- a narcissist will always play the victim to gain undeserving sympathy and empathy.
8. BLACKMAILING- a narcissist can and will revert to blackmail if he or she feels threatened in any way.
9. PITTING- a narcissist will put others against you to keep the attention away from their own mess.
So now that we have discovered the true meaning of narcissism and we have gone over the many different ways in which a narcissist will influence the situation in their favor, we are now going to discuss a true story and I want you to see how many of the nine narcissistic characteristics you can pick out of this true story that recently happened to an innocent hard-working business owner.
This true story begins a few months ago when a hard working and honest business owner felt that she needed to increase her online marketability and she began to research experts in online marketing. She was introduced to what appeared to be a very successful online marketer. She scheduled an initial phone conversation to see if this is someone that she wanted to hire and this person seemed to be the perfect fit for who and what she wanted to hire to improve her online marketability. She scheduled a flight to central California to meet the supposed online marketing guru. She was told that this first initial meeting would be to discuss the fact that the marketing guru had dissected her company and had a list of all the things she was doing wrong and that needed to be corrected. He was also going to give her a play-by-play listing of ways to correct her online marketing. The fee for this process, which was to on go for a few months, was $15,000 in which our company owner gladly paid. The meeting was set to take place at an undisclosed public place set forth by the marketing guru that we will call, “Bob”.
The meeting was instantly set into an uncomfortable position when the marketing guru made disturbing comments about the company owner’s attractive physical appearance and he let it be known that he enjoyed working with attractive clients. The meeting then became all about the marketing guru personally and nothing to do with what he could offer the client professionally to improve her online marketing.
After the uncomfortable meeting was over, our company owner returned to her hotel room only to feel cheated and let down over the $15,000 she had spent and the hopes that her marketing issues were going to be corrected. When she brought this to the marketing guru’s attention, he exploded emotionally and started telling our company owner everything she did wrong at the meeting (LEVELING). He then began telling her all of the things that he was not going to do now because she questioned his methods and his lack of knowledge and attention of her company and her marketing issues (FEAR MANIPULATION).  He used the fear of not giving her what she paid for because she questioned his methods and intentions. He then continued to lie about all of the time and resources he spent dissecting her company but couldn’t tell her anything about her company and the marketing methods that she was doing wrong (GASLIGHTING). He sent her many emails following their meeting telling the company owner how little she and her company were and how he wasn’t going to waste anymore of his time dealing with her issues (DEVALUING). He threatened to tell anybody who would listen in the company owner’s line of work that she was crazy and that it was her fault that the business expedition had gone so horribly wrong (PITTING). He then told the company owner, who had invested her hard earned money into basically nothing, that it was his time that was wasted and that he had tried so very hard to make it work only to be disrupted by the company owner and her behavior (PLAYING THE VICTIM).
So, just from the story alone, you can see why narcissism can ripple any situation, especially those recovering from addiction, because it is full of manipulation and lies for one’s self-gain and self-gratification.
It takes someone that is full of self-worth and self-confidence to be able to overcome a narcissist and their narcissism.
That’s why we here at The Addictions Coach take narcissism very serious when breaking an addict down to rebuild them in recovery. We have the addiction industries top nationally certified professional recovery coaches to identify narcissism and to correct it in our industry leading recovery-based programs. You can contact us through our company website at Top Recovery Coaches and Life Coaching for Drug and Alcohol Addiction or by calling 1-800-706-0318

How Healthy Is Your Brain After Addiction?



In today’s blog we are going to discuss antidepressants, brain health, and the steps we should take to take care of ourselves emotionally, psychologically, physically, and in any way where our brain’s health is at stake.

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For decades now it has been the norm to be prescribed anti-depressants to combat depression, anxiety, and other psychological ailments. Now what really confuses me is that study after study clearly show the typical big Pharma anti-depressant just simply doesn’t work. And what is even worse, and is clearly being proven in recent studies, is that the typical big Pharma anti-depressant is doing permanent damage to the brain.

One extremely important study is showing that not only are these antidepressants not working properly, but they are damaging the brain to the point where the patient taking the antidepressant can only feel right mentally, when under the influence of the drug. If the patient decides to stop taking the antidepressant, they will slip into a state where they completely flat line emotionally and psychologically. Now, I’m sure we have all forgotten, but clearly need to be reminded, about all of the patients under the influence of antidepressants that have committed mass murder, terrorist acts, and other horrible crimes. It’s not a popular opinion when these horrible acts are traced back to big Pharma antidepressants, but it is definitely true and has been proven. So why do so many people here in the United States and all over the world continue to ingest extremely high levels of big Pharma antidepressants to try to solve their emotional and psychological shortcomings?

I can tell you why.

It is because of a number of issues, but the top two are because of a lack of proper information, education, and knowledge about what you are putting into your body and the damage that you are doing to your body. And secondly, because people feel that they are taking what is being offered and they have no other options.

Now, brain health, psychological health, and emotional well being are extremely important to the recovering drug addict. Without taking care of yourself emotionally and psychologically during recovery from drugs and alcohol you are dead in the water. Brain health and recovery from drugs and alcohol go hand in hand. Our top nationally certified professional recovery coaches preach brain health as one of the most important factors in successful recovery from addiction and it definitely has NOTHING to do with pumping yourself full of more addictive anti depressants that do way more damage to your body and mind.

Dr. Cali Estes, founder and creator of The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach, and Dr. Teralyn Sell, have developed a product that is built strictly for the recovering addict to improve and repair brain health and brain functions. This product is called Pro Recovery Rx. This product is made from ALL NATURAL vitamins , minerals and supplements to not only improve brain health but to also repair the damage done to our brain by the use of excess drugs and alcohol.

This product comes in three different packets or doses that include morning; to set us up for the day to focus, think clearly and give us that ALL NATURAL boost that we search for with coffee and other addictive stimulants. The next packet is for noon or mid-day which levels us off and keeps us sharp throughout the day and helps us avoid that dreaded mid-day crash. Then finally, our PM packet helps regulate and promote normal sleep patterns and helps repair our brains while we sleep. This product also helps regulate a healthy appetite that has gone haywire during addiction.

So as you can see we have tackled the two main issues that we discussed earlier which is trying to educate you on the damage that the typical antidepressant can do to your brains and secondly, we are offering you a better choice and a healthier choice for your brain health, emotional stability and psychological well-being. I urge you to give this product a try if you are in recovery for addiction and you are trying to improve your brain health. You can get this product by contacting Dr. Cali Estes or Dr. Teralyn Sell at Home – Pro Recovery Rx or by calling 1-800-706-0318.

Confessions From The Methadone Clinic: Using Marijuana in a Methadone Program



So if you haven’t caught on yet this blog titled “Confessions From The Methadone Clinic” is a true blog written in REAL TIME, as I dose daily at the local methadone clinic. When I made the decision to try to kick heroin and bring my tattered soul to the clinic on a daily basis, I had NO IDEA the things I was going to see and the personalities that I was going to rub elbows with!

Basically what I do is just write an honest blog about some of the crazy things I see and hear on a daily basis. Of course, I will follow ALL HIPAA rules and regulations to protect all identities of those here at the clinic. So here goes a brief look into today’s craziness. So we all know how controversial the topic of marijuana can be, especially when discussing it in terms of recovery from drug addiction . Obviously, some will say if you are smoking weed during your recovery from drug addiction, you are not actually clean and sober. On the other hand,  others will tell you of all the benefits that medical marijuana brings to those of us who are in recovery.

So having said all that, let’s get to the meat and potatoes of today’s blog. As I have been coming to this methadone clinic I have noticed that they are cracking down on people who are using illegal drugs and alcohol while in enrolled in the methadone maintenance program. They are drug testing us on a more regular basis and believe it or not, the drug that people are testing positive for more regularly is marijuana.

Now, this has caused a reaction among the clients here at the clinic that has been somewhat entertaining to say the least. Instead of  stopping the marijuana use and not risking their status in the methadone program, the clients at this clinic are scrambling like rats to try to find the cheapest doctor to get a medical marijuana card. This would allow them to continue to smoke their marijuana while on the methadone program and the clinic can do nothing about it.

Every morning at the clinic is like an open forum for those clients shopping for the cheapest doctor to get a medical marijuana card. The entertaining part of this is that they are doing it with such urgency because they need to get the medical marijuana card before they receive another urinalysis and score another dirty urine. Getting a dirty urine at the methadone clinic can be very costly because you end up getting your take-home privileges taken away from you and you’ll have to come to the clinic every morning to dose instead of once a week to pick up your weekly dose. With that, you factor in the extra time and gas that it takes to come to the clinic on a daily basis after your take-home privileges are taken away from you and it can really hit you in the pocket.

So what side of the fence are you on? Do you consider these clients still actively using drugs because they are smoking marijuana? Or do you feel like marijuana is not an illicit drug and should not be categorized as one? Should these clients be allowed to smoke marijuana freely and not have their take-home privileges for their methadone dosage taken away from them?  Or do you feel like they should just stop smoking marijuana while they are in the methadone program so that they don’t jeopardize their dosage? Whatever side of the fence you are on we would love to hear your views on this in the comment boxes below this blog. And if you are struggling with addiction or know someone who is please contact us here at The Addictions Coach by phone at 1-800-706-0318 or by email through the company website at CONTACT US TODAY!

Why Did You Start Your Business? Dr. Cali Estes and other entrepreneurs answer this question on HEARPRENEUR


Why Did You Start Your Business? Week of January 13th


entrepreneursEach business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may remain the same. No matter the tale, the background behind each and every business is what fuels each entrepreneurship and brand.


“I started my business to combat the 98% failure rate that traditional drug and alcohol treatment centers have. By offering a mobile therapy service and unique coaching company I can travel wherever my client maybe and offer personalized and confidential services direct to the client. I do more than ‘talk therapy’ and utilize the concepts of life coaching, yoga, fitness and nutrition to tackle some of the issues that arise within the client trying to make changes in their lifestyle. I love being able to fill a void in the healthcare industry that uses one model to treat everyone. Not all shoes fit all feet and I am able to prove that and help people that normally could not get the proper care they need.”
Thanks to Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach

The Honest Uproar Podcast Welcomes Guest Firecracker: Cali Estes, PhD.


Dr. Cali Estes shares her experience as a childless woman that has excelled at her career and offers advice for other entrepreneur women that want to excel at their career and less at being the 50’s housewife.



Dr. Estes is a seasoned addictions coach and addictions professional. She has over 23 years’ experience working with drug, alcohol and food addictions. Her deep understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, including the behaviors and ramifications that are associated with it, place her top in her field of addiction therapy and addiction coaching. Her unique no nonsense approach of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, addiction coaching, and life coaching combine to provide the perfect support for an addicted person. Cali’s background in food addictions and the emotional and physical tolls it takes on one’s psyche and physical well being is unique. Simply Put: She gets RESULTS.





Dr. Cali Estes Discusses Improving Coping Mechanisms, Treating Addiction on Future Tech / Finding Genius Podcast


Dr. Cali Estes is featured on FutureTech / Finding Genius Podcast to discuss improving coping mechanisms, treating addiction and more. If you are in the tech industry this is a must-listen!

Future Tech

For 23 years, Cali Estes, PhD has been working with all types of people struggling from all kinds of addictions—from heroin or cocaine or alcohol, to food or shopping or pornography.

She discusses the following:

  • What type of signs to look for in yourself or others in order to determine whether there is likely a problem with addiction
  • What is meant when someone is said to have an “addictive personality”
  • Why traditional methods of treatment and recovery often fail or don’t work for people

Dr. Estes works with a wide range of individuals, from the ordinary person to the NFL athlete to some of the most popular celebrities, all of whom struggle in one way or another with some type of addiction. It is her belief that addiction cannot be resolved simply by getting a person to remove the addictive substance or behavior from their life, but by digging deeply until the root cause of addictive behaviors is uncovered; only then can an addiction truly be addressed.