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The Addictions Academy: Ten Secrets to Becoming an Expert Interventionist!

The Addictions Academy:  Ten Secrets to Becoming an Expert Interventionist!

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An interventionist is a highly skilled, well-trained professional. To be of maximum benefit to the chemical dependency and mental health fields an interventionist must become an expert in the art of successful interventions for those still sick and suffering and their families. The Addictions Academy of Miami, Florida offers an array of courses to prepare potential interventionists to become experts in their field. The following are the Academy’s ten top secrets to becoming an expert interventionist.

  1. To be the best, you need to be trained by the best!

Let’s be honest, if you don’t care who trains you as an interventionist, it’s a crap shoot as to your success in training and skills. You should do your research and find highly skilled professionals with years of experience in the field of interventions. The best instructors are not people who read books; they are professionals who have the experience in the field that can show you the different techniques to be successful. The Addictions Academy’s instructors have many years experience in the field and have had hundreds of successful interventions using different methods and techniques.

  1. An interventionist has to be prepared before they execute.

Successful interventionists plan out their interventions. An intervention should never be rushed or spontaneous; it should be carefully planned out usually at least a week from the original call. The interventionist’s transportation, and lodging, needs to be set up, as well as the date, time, and location of the intervention.   A contract needs to be sent to the client, a deposit sent from the client, and a pre-intervention plan set up. The interventionist also needs to have a good idea of appropriate treatment facilities for the client and an escort plan to transport the client to the facility chosen. Successful interventions are well planned and thought out in advance.

  1. Don’t trust what you hear; trust what you see!

Often family members will be the initial contact with the interventionist. The family may think that they’re providing concrete facts, but more often than not, their facts are not one-hundred percent accurate. They may be enablers who have been manipulated by their addicted loved one. Perhaps the family has been lied to about the facts. The referral resource just simply may not know the facts. Even when the interventionist communicates directly with the addicted family member, they still may not get to the truth. Interventionists must trust their instincts and use all of their professional skills to make decisions on the client. Remember that body language is 55%, tones and inflections 38%, and the spoken word only 7% of trusted human communication.

  1. Interventionists don’t react on emotions.

An intervention is loaded with emotions, tears, yelling by family members, and anger. The interventionist stays professional and never reacts based on emotion. Interventionists rely on their training, experience, common sense, and wisdom. Interventions can become very heated between loved ones, prepare the family that you may ask certain people to step outside if their actions interrupt the positive flow of the interventionist’s progress. Interventionists remain professional at all times; they never get pulled into the family’s drama.

  1. Professional interventionists have to be able to understand family dynamics.

T he interventionist must be able to identify and understand the dynamics of each family unit. This information is invaluable as a tool for the interventionist’s success in handling the client and the outcome of the intervention. Most important is finding out who the enabler or enablers are in the family unit. The enabler can sabotage the whole intervention if not identified and handled. The hero in the family is another key player in the family unit. The hero will assist in the intervention with blocking the enabler. To have a successful intervention, the other players worth identifying are, the family mascot, the scapegoat, the lost child, and of course the addict or addicts. The intervention will use all this information to their advantage and even set the room up for success with a door blocker, spacers, leader, and enforcer within the family units. The Addictions Academy breaks down family dynamics in-depth during their training courses for professional intervention students.

  1. Professional interventionists must know how to identify and handle different types of clients.

All clients are not the same! Some of the basic characteristics that interventionists screen for are genetic factors, emotional stress, psychiatric problems, and unresolved issues from the client’s past. Types of clients can include the following

ANGRY DEFIANT CLIENT

RUNNER/PHYSICAL

COMBATIVE/ CLIENT

DEPRESSED CLIENT

MENTAL HEALTH CLIENT

ASPBERGERS/AUSTISTIC CLIENT

CHRONIC PAIN

PHONE/TEXTING TYPE CLIENT

CODEPENDENT CLIENT

NARCISSITIC CLIENT

EXECUTIVE CLIENT

WEALTHY CLIENT

CRIMINAL CLIENT

PHYSICAL ISSUES CLIENT

Expert interventionists must be able to master dealing with and identifying all the different types of clients and adjust their intervention process accordingly. The Addictions Academy will instruct their students on the proper procedures for handling these types of clients and role play and rehearse handling these types of clients.

  1. Plan on a smooth intervention and be ready for a rocky one.

Interventionists must be ready for the curve ball, the fastball, and the slider!  Anything can and will happen during an intervention. The interventionist must be on their toes at all times. No physical violence should be tolerated! The police may have to be called if things get out of control. They must make sure that everyone is safe. The interventionist may have to deal with denial, anger, verbal abuse, accusations, and must be prepared to follow through with consequences. The interventionist never really knows how things will go in advance. The main point is that they are ready to handle the worst possible situation and hope for smooth sailing.

  1. The interventionist must remain positive at all times.

No matter what happens, the interventionist should always remain positive and hopeful toward solution for the clients. The family has been through very hard and emotional times, they may quickly become negative. The interventionist can help set the tone and mood for the intervention by remaining positive. This should lead to a good outcome.

   9.    There are several different models of interventions.

There is a simple intervention: One person confronts addicted person Plan on a smooth intervention and be ready for a rocky one.

A Classical Intervention: educating the family, pre-intervention.

A Family System Intervention: Multiple family members addicted.

A Crisis Intervention: Stabilize the situation quickly, rehabilitation follows.

Johnson Model (Surprise Model): Often used by Interventionists.

The Arise Model: Involves the addicted person from the beginning.

The Invitational Intervention Model: Involves the whole family.

Systemic Intervention Model: Focus is on the family, highly successful with process addictions

The RAAD Intervention Model: Reading the client, assessing the situation, anticipating client needs, and directing the flow.

Depending on the situation and the client, some models are more appropriate than others for specific situations. The Addictions Academy uses the RAAD model of intervention in most cases. You will learn about all the above listed intervention models during their training.

  1. Interventions aren’t only for substance abuse and alcoholism.

Alcoholic: (Chronic, Drinks every Day.)

Alcoholic: (Binge Drinker, Does not consume every day.)

Drug addict: non shooter (pills)

Drug addict: shooter (IV Injections)

Drug addict smoker (crack, meth, pills etc)

Functioning Drug addict or alcoholic

Non addict but excessive user

Process Addictions: Sex Addict, Pathological Gambler, Eating Disorders (Behavior Addictions)

Cutting/Self Harm

Mental Health

There are many different forms of addiction that interventionists may have to confront. The Addictions Academy covers all these forms of addiction during their intervention training.

The main goal of any intervention is to get the client to seek professional help for their addiction problems, traumatic event, crisis, or other serious problem. The above listed information should be a part of any interventionist training. The Addictions Academy trains new interventionists to be the best that they can be; to become seasoned experts is the ultimate goal. For more information visit the Academy’s website at www.theaddictionsacademy.com or call 800-706-0318. Our children are dying every minute of every hour of every day from addiction. More professionals are needed to handle this terrible disease. Are you the next expert interventionist? We hope you are! “Stick with the Winners!”

 

Los Angeles Sober Coach: Infidelity, Sex Addiction, and Ashley Madison

Los Angeles Sober Coach:  Infidelity, Sex Addiction, and Ashley Madison
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This Summer, a story broke that has caused more stir than a lot of headlines in recent memory—the Ashley Madison hack. If you missed the story, Ashley Madison is the world’s most popular online dating site, a Toronto-based website that facilitates affairs for married people.
Last week, hackers released the usernames and/or emails for 32-million of the site’s users. As you can imagine, since the data leak, the legal, social and psychological implications have been widespread. The issue at the core of this story, is not who was on the website, but why. Until this story broke, many people were probably in the dark about what an epidemic infidelity really is, but the numbers speak for themselves: 57% of men admit to having cheated in a relationship, 54% of women admit to having cheated in a relationship. There are approximately 40 million registered users on AshleyMadison.com. We also have to inflate these numbers a bit to get the real picture, since the top numbers only apply to those who have admitted infidelity, and there’s obviously another portion of the population committing adultery without the aid of a website.
Infidelity and sexual addiction are addictions that have more shame attached to them than any other addictions in the world. What many people don’t realize, is that infidelity rarely happens due to a problem in the relationship, it is driven by a few factors: feeling “not good enough”, feelings of abandonment, and ultimately—trauma. These feelings of abandonment, rejection and low self-worth are things we have all felt at some point in our lives, and as Kim Barthel and Theo Fleury discuss in ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’, many of us feel these for the first time as infants. “Negative triggers can come from implicit memories of early developmental trauma, such as chaos, neglect, abuse. Infants have to learn to read their caregivers in order to know how to communicate their needs. These back and forth interactions between babies and their parents are the earliest implicit memories we have.” — Kim Barthel, from ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’
These early developments of human connection influence how we interact with other people as we grow older. Different forms of trauma may be involved in the development of sex addiction. The trauma may be developmental, or there may be excessive encouragement of sexuality early on. Trauma, such as sexual abuse, can also create unhealthy sexual development, interfering with physical, emotional, and psychological processes conducive to healthy sexual behavior. We already know that one in three people has experienced some form of trauma in their lives, so what makes sexual addiction or infidelity different from any other addiction? Nothing.
True sex addicts, suffer from a cycle of self-destructive behaviour. A pain agent or emotional discomfort (fear, shame, anger, for example) triggers the cycle. The person removes themselves from their emotions yielding a kind of numbing state, eliminating awareness of consequences, and leaving only awareness of pleasure.”
 — Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D., sexual disorder researcher. When the addiction is triggered, the addict yearns for that numbing state, which is why they will look to places where they can feed their addiction easily, such as sex lines or websites. Enter infidelity. “If you don’t deal with the trauma you’ve suffered, the patterns will repeat themselves and manifest in many different ways.” — Theo Fleury, from ‘Conversations with a Rattlesnake’.
Now “dealing with the trauma” is a very interesting phrase because we are going to see a fall out on both sides of the coin when it comes to the hacking of Ashley Madison. For those married men and women who have now been made public and who now have some explaining to do with their significant other, we will now see a spike in drug and alcohol abuse as a coping mechanism. As we stated above, this isn’t the way to go or deal with the predicament that they have put themselves and their spouse in. And on the flip side of this uncomfortable situation, we will see a spike in drug and alcohol abuse in the spouse who was cheated on. The betrayal may be too much for a person who has struggled with drugs and alcohol in the past. Because this addictive behavior involves two people joined in marriage most of the time, we strongly encourage those affected to look for help and guidance at Top Rated Addiction Recovery and Sober Coaching Services or call us at 1-800-706-0318

The Addictions Academy: LIVE in MIAMI Sept. 10-12th. Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional training.

The Addictions Academy: LIVE in MIAMI Sept. 10-12th. Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional training.

SEATING Is LIMITED!! Don’t Miss this Class.  Register Today!  Save Lives! www.theaddictionsacademy.com 1.800.706.0318

ADVANCED CLINICAL INTERVENTION PROFESSIONAL  TRAINING

(includes 6 hours ethics via on demand) PLUS 24 HOURS HANDS ON INSTRUCTION.

In this Advanced Clinical Intervention Training Course we will teach you how to provide Intervention services for every type of client, not just one specific model or style. You will learn BOTH THE SURPRISE AND INVITATIONAL MODELS. In this course you will gain an overview of all systems, the pre qualifying of the client (unique to The Addictions Academy), pre intervention, intervention, post intervention. We specifically define body language, when and how to end the intervention, how to read your client (spoken and silent cues), how to use family to your advantage, when to do an Individual verses a Family intervention and more. Our classes are always didactic so you will get hands on role play experience. We cover the aggressive client, the crying client, the mental health client, the criminal client and of course Ethics and Legal issues.

When choosing an advanced intervention training course, you want the best most comprehensive National Intervention Training possible.  Our courses include an introduction to the basics of mental health disorders such as Codependency, mood disorders, and other DSM-V disorders, some problems that you will see when working with families and family members when performing a professional intervention. Our goal is to help you to begin to understand the basic clinical aspects of mental health and commonly seen disorders when working with family members, addicts, alcoholics and people who suffer from all types of compulsive behaviors. We use the exclusive RAAD Model.

We cover Individual, Family and Business Interventions on an in depth level and we teach you tips and tricks to complete the interventions in 4 to 12 hours max from the time you step out of the car or off the plane. The Exclusive RAAD model focuses on body language, client placement, meeting the client at their level and proper placement for continuum care.

What is included in each of our intervention training programs:

*Overview of all models, and strengths and weakness of each
*RAAD Model   (unique to The Addictions Academy– no one shoe fits all concept)
*Body Language Concepts
*Interactive hands on class in person  or by webinar, select dates.
* 5 MOCK INTERVENTIONS in real time
*Learn Specific techniques to Intervene with  Mental Health Clients
*Learn Specific techniques to Intervene with  Criminal Clients
*Learn Specific techniques to Intervene with  Wealthy Clients and high profile persons
*Learn Specific techniques to Intervene with  Special Populations (Aspberger’s, autism, learning disabilities)
*Family and Individual Intervention Platforms
*Business Interventions (unique to The Addictions Academy! )
*Interventions for Anger Management Clients
*Interventions for Food Addiction and Eating Disorders
*Interventions for Sex Addicts
*Interventions for Gambling Addicts
*Masters Level Teachers with over 1000 actual logged Intervention hours.
*Evaluation of the proper clinical intervention approach
*Analysis of correct Case Management Skills prior to the Intervention and post Intervention
*Bottom line, Impact and Love letters are all addressed
*Clinical problem solving in unexpected situations during the Intervention
 The Professional Value of Courses:
  • Increase your client base!
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Add Credentials to your Name
  • Learn from a National Education Provider
  • Make yourself more marketable to treatment centers and others
  • Increase your income WITHOUT TAKING INSURANCE
  • How to market yourself as an Advanced Clinical Interventionist
  • How to expand your clientele base and start your own Intervention Business
  • Contracts and forms for clients, Service Contract, HIPAA Compliance, Duty to Warn, and Confidentially Forms
  • Decrease AMA and APA rate
  • Travel at your leisure with your clients, all expenses paid.

 

Call today at 1.800.706.0318 to register  

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NFL Sober Coach: 7 NFL Teams with the Most PED Abuse

NFL Sober Coach:  7 NFL Teams with the Most PED Abuse.
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The media is consistently reporting on professional sports players and the use of banned performance enhancing drugs (PEDs),  specifically in the National Football League.   Ironically, they aren’t enhancing many of the players performances and consequently leading many players to multiple game suspensions and more disconcerting, to serious drug addictions.
While the New England Patriots are being — and will continue to be — lambasted as cheaters for their controversial playoff run to a win in Super Bowl XLIX, it is important to remember that their opponents, the Seattle Seahawks, weren’t boasting the most squeaky-clean track record themselves.
The Seahawks happen to be one of the league leaders in player suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and substance abuse since 2010. Ironically, two of the suspensions for the Seahawks came from the same player, and that person now plays for the Patriots.
Here’s a look at the top seven teams in terms of number of players suspended for PEDs and substance abuse in the past five years.
In fourth place, Baltimore, St. Louis, NY Giants, and Tampa all tied with 5 suspensions on each team.
Third place goes to the Indianapolis Colts, who have 6 suspensions themselves.
In second place sits the Seattle Seahawks, with an alarming 9 suspensions.
Now, here is an interesting fact, the team with the most suspensions is the Washington Redskins with 10. What makes this so interesting is that Washington has been one of the worst teams in the NFL over the past decade.  So this shows that using these banned substances isn’t really giving the players a competitive edge. In fact, out of the above listed teams with the most suspensions, only 3 have made the playoffs recently.
This feeds the theory that PEDs are just as addictive as other drugs. Or maybe it’s safer to say that the process of becoming bigger and stronger at all costs is just as addictive as other illegal drugs. With these suspended players losing hundreds of thousands of dollars if caught, it’s safe to say that this group of players need sober coaches and can find one at www . theaddictionscoach.com.
From Sober Companion Services to Recovery Coaching Services to Addiction Therapy, we can handle it all for the Professional Sports Player or Athlete.
We offer Gambling Addiction Coaching, Drug and Alcohol Addiction Coaching, sex addiction coaching, Anger Management Coaching, and we offer it on the playing field, off the field, at home and also while the professional athlete is traveling.
We CAN Help You Stay in the Game!   100% Confidential!  www.theaddictionscoach.com  1.800.706.0318

 

Seattle Sober Coach: When your sex/love addiction gets in the way of your life and you get caught!

Seattle Sober Coach:  When your sex/love addiction gets in the way of your life and you get caught!
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When your sex/love addiction gets in the way of your life and you get caught! Not only is guilt and shame a huge part of dealing with a data breach like this, but divorce, anger and resentment are not far behind. Get your addiction under control and avoid the drama. The Addictions Coach. www.theaddictionscoach.com 1.800.706.0318

NFL Sober Coach: Things are Looking up for Johnny Football

NFL Sober Coach: Things are Looking up for Johnny Football

Johnny Manziel 2015

A majority of our blogs deal with people and athletes, their hardships and downfalls. It seems as though there is an endless stream of DUI’s, arrests and even, overdoses and deaths. Today I would like to take a few moments and talk about what appears to be an early success story. Maybe it would be safer to say that this recovery story is off to a great start if this path continues and this NFL star will have saved his career and most likely his life. Last year, Johnny Manziel was drafted by the Cleveland Browns with extremely high expectations. However, there were some warning signs that came with this extremely talented player. Johnny Manziel claimed that his boozing, drugging and erratic behavior was behind him and he was ready to concentrate solely on a promising NFL career. Unfortunately, soon it was obvious that this was not the case. Not long after being drafted his erratic behavior resurfaced. It began with the infamous booze chugging pool party where he was completely annihilated and floating around on an inflatable Swan, to an after party where he appeared to be talking and slurring into an imaginary telephone made out of money. After the 2014 NFL season started, the erratic behavior continued and soon Johnny Manziel was missing meetings, not studying his playbook and his play on the field was horrendous. The Cleveland Browns benched Manziel a few times and then his season was ended on a mediocre hit by a defender. .As soon as the season ended Johnny Manziel took responsibility for his actions and his behavior and decided on his own to get help and checked himself into rehab. This is where the story begins to take a turn for the better

During the offseason Johnny checked himself into an anonymous rehab and successfully completed the inpatient program. He returned to the Cleveland Browns for the 2015 organized team activities and the 2015 training camp. Johnny came out of rehab a different person, putting his team and his teammates first right behind his recovery. He successfully completed all preseason workouts, practices, and meetings to this point and played extremely well during the scrimmage at Browns Stadium. Manziel is clinging to the fact that he is going to continue to put his recovery first and lean on his support system. This is a must and a great way for Johnny to continue his positive progress because he is being thrown into the exact atmosphere that got him here in the first place. His triggers will be waiting for him now as the season starts and continues to progress. Former players that are in recovery themselves have chimed in on Johnny Manziel’s situation. Vance Johnson, now 19 months clean from alcohol abuse, warns Johnny that season triggers will be jarring. Johnson knows this first hand as he drank himself into a coma several years ago during an NFL season. Another player, ex -Tampa Bay Buccaneer Randy Grimes, who dealt with an extensive prescription pill addiction and is now an interventionist at Behavioral Health of Palm Beaches, warns Johnny of the same thing, telling him that the same NFL atmosphere can be his downfall if he doesn’t lean on his support system first. Anonymous Cleveland Brown players have stated that Johnny Manziel is a different person since the rehab and Browns coaches and front office executives feel extremely positive about his progress. As I look at this story and feel good about the direction that Johnny Manziel is heading I would have to suggest that Mr. Menziel thinks seriously about putting a sober coach by his side during his off time and his day-to-day battles that he is going to deal with constantly.

 

Professional Sports Player Addiction Coaching and Anger Management.   www.sportsobercoach.com  1.800.706.0318

As a professional athlete your needs are unique. You need to be ready on the court or the field and you need your head in the game. The Addictions Coach can help you get there.   At The Addictions Coach, our specialty is assisting Professional Sports Players.

 

The Addictions Academy: Beat a Gambling Addiction, alone? DON’T BET ON IT!!

The Addictions Academy: Beat a Gambling Addiction, Alone?  DON’T BET ON IT!

Register Now with The Addictions Academy, for our Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach WEBINAR, August 22-23.  Help others overcome this addiction! www.theaddictionsacademy.com  1.800.706.0318

Gambling Addiction Coach

Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach (NCGAC)
CALLING ALL COACHES! Are you ready to offer Gambling Addiction Coaching?  Time to add Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach to your resume!THE ADDICTIONS ACADEMY PRESENTS GAMBLING ADDICTION COACH TRAINING CERTIFICATION! YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS OUT ON THIS ONE OF A KIND EXPERT TRAINING!LEARN THE FACTS THAT WILL HELP MAKE YOU AN EXPERT IN THE ADDICTION FIELD! 

gambling addiction picProblem gambling, or ludomania, is an urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. Problem gambling often is defined by whether harm is experienced by the gambler or others, rather than by the gambler’s behavior. Severe problem gambling may be diagnosed as clinical pathological gambling if the gambler meets certain criteria. Pathological gambling is a common disorder that is associated with both social and family costs. “Pathological gambling” is the most severe form of problem gambling and has been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a disease since 1980. Gaming or gambling is supposed to be for fun, for entertainment.

Teenagers are 3 to 4 times more likely to become problem gamblers than adults. 90% of High School students have gambled at least once in the last year. In the USA ages 14-21, 2.1% struggle with Problem Gambling, another 6.5% are at risk. Every year, 2% -3%, 2M U.S. adults are estimated to meet the criteria for disordered gambling, while another 4-6M individuals are problem gamblers at risk for serious addiction consequences. Men make up 2/3 majority of Problem Gamblers.

In the United States, a report by the National Council on Problem Gambling showed approximately one in five pathological gamblers attempts suicide. The Council also said suicide rates among pathological gamblers are higher than any other addictive disorder. The Suicide rate is higher for people who gamble, and for their families. Those with mental health issues are at an even greater risk. Those addicted to illicit drugs and alcohol are also at greater risk.

Even the tough economy that we’re all living with doesn’t stop gambling. The hope of the big win keeps the rich and the poor gambling. The recent closings of The Revel Casino and The Showboat casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey show that the casino industry isn’t doing that well. People have less money for entertainment. The pathological gamblers won’t slow down because of the economy. In fact, it may even make the situation more extreme.

The Addictions Academy is proud to offer this National Certification in Gambling Addiction Coaching, NCGAC. This addiction will become paramount in our world as it impacts the old, the young, the rich and the poor. The number one suicide rate in addictions!

We will cover definitions to help you get a better understanding of this complex topic, two forms of screening for gambling problems, Responsible gambling, Gamblers Anonymous Twelve Steps. Thinking of a problem gambler, Risks and rewards of gambling, Suicide and pathological gambling, The Impact of Problem Gambling on the Family, The Stages of Problem Gambling, a Look at Pathological Gambling, DSM IV Diagnoses, PG Behaviors, Warning Signs of PG, Consequences of PG, Mathematical Expectation & Probability Theory, Treatment Approach and Theory, Gambling Reason Substituting behaviors, The Four Elements, Federal Law, State Law, Ethics & Responsibilities, Starting Recovery, Contracts, The Coaching Session, Enabling, The Twelve-Step Model, Diagrams: Blocked Spirit, Disease Model, Basic Instincts, Family Expectations, Twelve-Step simplified, Body Language, Tones & Inflections, Models of Treatment, Models of Addiction, The Doctors Found, Older Gamblers Risk, coaching Activities, Pre-Qualify, Marketing 101, Scenerios, Resources. This course is jam packed with information that will help you to be an excellent Recovery Coach. After you complete the course and pass your exam, you will receive your certificate within about three weeks. Call (786)-709-0479 for more information and to reserve your place. www.theaddictionsacademy.com.

 

The Pro

How to get the credential? To get the certification through The Addictions Academy you must complete the following steps:

1. Complete the training courses

2. Complete the online examination by modules with a 80% passing grade on all modules.

3. Complete all case scenarios by video and mock role play, submit the video for review. Most show the skills and tools of coaching, including the core competencies of coaching as according the ICF. A check list will be provided per class.

4. Three letters of reference required.

5. Supervision by qualified supervisor for 25 hours.

fessional Value of Courses:

  • Increase your client base!
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Add Credentials to your Name
  • Learn from a National Education Provider
  • Make yourself more marketable to treatment centers and others
  • Increase your income WITHOUT TAKING INSURANCE
  • How to market yourself as an Gambling Coach
  • How to expand your clientele base and start your own Coaching Business
  • Contracts and forms for clients, Service Contract, HIPAA Compliance, Duty to Warn, and Confidentially Forms
  • Decrease AMA and APA rate
  • Travel at your leisure with your clients, all expenses paid.

 Call us at 1.800.706.0318 or register for the class online

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 This is a great course that you cannot afford to miss, if you are a recovery coach you will be more rounded and knowledgeable as an expert. A Must for Those training to be Master Addiction Coaches. You Can Bet On It!     –RevKev

As a Gambling Addiction Coach you will address both problem gambling and compulsive gambling with your clients. Similar to a drug or alcohol addiction, the gambling or gaming becomes a need and a compulsion to not only entertain but remove specific feelings of stress, anger, discord, etc. As a Gambling Addiction Coach we address these feelings, needs and compulsions with our clients and provide new coping skills and ways of structuring their lives that are productive and meaningful.

“Problem gambling” is any gambling behavior that disrupts your client’s life. If you find your client obsessing over the next bet, the next scratch off or the next win, they need some assistance.  Maybe they have gotten the drugs and alcohol addiction under control and now they are playing dice or poker incessantly. Maybe the primary addiction is gambling. As a Gambling Addiction Coach you will be taught about the natural release of endorphins that gambling produces, similar to sex, exercise and happy surprises. Gambling is a process addiction and hard to control. At The Addictions Academy we will teach you tips and tricks on getting a client’s gambling addiction under control. National Certification in Gambling Addiction.

If your client is preoccupied with gambling, spending more and more time and money on the ‘win’, chasing losses, or gambling despite serious consequences, they have a gambling problem. Gambling addiction, also known as compulsive gambling, is a type of impulse-control disorder. Compulsive gamblers are not able to control the impulse to gamble, and it becomes a source of stress reduction and release, similar to drug addiction or alcohol addiction.

In our Gambling Addiction Course and Gambling Addiction Certification  we will discuss different types of gambling or gaming: from casinos, to online, lotto, dice and street gambling, horseraces and dog track, sports betting and more will be covered. It is important to understand what styles and types of gambling and gaming there are and we cover the terminology of all styles and types of gambling and how to curtail the behaviors and how to handle the compulsions despite the consequences of the problem behaviors.

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The Addictions Academy: Ten Secrets to Becoming an Expert Interventionist!

The Addictions Academy: Ten Secrets to Becoming an Expert Interventionist!  www.theaddictionsacademy.com  1.800.706.0318

Ten Secrets to Becoming an Expert Interventionist!

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An interventionist is a highly skilled, well trained professional. To be of maximum benefit to the chemical dependency and mental health fields an interventionist must become an expert in the art of successful interventions for those still sick and suffering and their families. The Addictions Academy of Miami, Florida offers an array of courses to prepare potential interventionists to become experts in their field. The following are the Academy’s ten top secrets to becoming an expert interventionist.

  1. To be the best, you need to be trained by the best!

Let’s be honest, if you don’t care who trains you as an interventionist, it’s a crap shoot as to your success in training and skills. You should do your research and find highly skilled professionals with years of experience in the field of interventions. The best instructors are not people who read books; they are professionals who have the experience in the field that can show you the different techniques to be successful. The Addictions Academy’s instructors have many years experience in the field and have had hundreds of successful interventions using different methods and techniques.

  1. An interventionist has to be prepared before they execute.

Successful interventionists plan out their interventions. An intervention should never be rushed or spontaneous; it should be carefully planned out usually at least a week from the original call. The interventionist’s transportation, and lodging, needs to be set up, as well as the date, time, and location of the intervention.   A contract needs to be sent to the client, a deposit sent from the client, and a pre-intervention plan set up. The interventionist also needs to have a good idea of appropriate treatment facilities for the client and an escort plan to transport the client to the facility chosen. Successful interventions are well planned and thought out in advance.

  1. Don’t trust what you hear; trust what you see!

Often family members will be the initial contact with the interventionist. The family may think that they’re providing concrete facts, but more often than not, their facts are not one-hundred percent accurate. They may be enablers who have been manipulated by their addicted loved one. Perhaps the family has been lied to about the facts. The referral resource just simply may not know the facts. Even when the interventionist communicates directly with the addicted family member, they still may not get to the truth. Interventionists must trust their instincts and use all of their professional skills to make decisions on the client. Remember that body language is 55%, tones and inflections 38%, and the spoken word only 7% of trusted human communication.

  1. Interventionists don’t react on emotions.

An intervention is loaded with emotions, tears, yelling by family members, and anger. The interventionist stays professional and never reacts based on emotion. Interventionists rely on their training, experience, common sense, and wisdom. Interventions can become very heated between loved ones, prepare the family that you may ask certain people to step outside if their actions interrupt the positive flow of the interventionist’s progress. Interventionists remain professional at all times; they never get pulled into the family’s drama.

  1. Professional interventionists have to be able to understand family dynamics.

T he interventionist must be able to identify and understand the dynamics of each family unit. This information is invaluable as a tool for the interventionist’s success in handling the client and the outcome of the intervention. Most important is finding out who the enabler or enablers are in the family unit. The enabler can sabotage the whole intervention if not identified and handled. The hero in the family is another key player in the family unit. The hero will assist in the intervention with blocking the enabler. To have a successful intervention, the other players worth identifying are, the family mascot, the scapegoat, the lost child, and of course the addict or addicts. The intervention will use all this information to their advantage and even set the room up for success with a door blocker, spacers, leader, and enforcer within the family units. The Addictions Academy breaks down family dynamics in depth during their training courses for professional intervention students.

  1. Professional interventionists must know how to identify and handle different types of clients.

All clients are not the same! Some of the basic characteristics that interventionists screen for are genetic factors, emotional stress, psychiatric problems, and unresolved issues from the client’s past. Types of clients can include the following:

  1. ANGRY DEFIANT CLIENT
  2. CRYING CLIENT
  3. RUNNER
  4. COMBATIVE/PHSYICAL CLIENT
  5. DEPRESSED CLIENT
  6. MENTAL HEALTH CLIENT
  7. ASPBERGERS/AUSTISTIC CLIENT
  8. CHRONIC PAIN
  9. PHONE/TEXTING TYPE CLIENT
  10. CODEPENDENT CLIENT
  11. NARCISSITIC CLIENT
  12. EXECUTIVE CLIENT
  13. WEALTHY CLIENT
  14. CRIMINAL CLIENT
  15. PHYSICAL ISSUES CLIENT

Expert interventionists must be able to master dealing with and identifying all the different types of clients and adjust their intervention process accordingly. The Addictions Academy will instruct their students on the proper procedures for handling these types of clients and role play and rehearse handling these types of clients.

    7.  Plan on a smooth intervention and be ready for a rocky one.

Interventionists must be ready for the curve ball, the fastball, and the slider! Anything can and will happen during an intervention. The interventionist must be on their toes at all times. No physical violence should be tolerated! The police may have to be called if things get out of control. They must make sure that everyone is safe.

The interventionist may have to deal with denial, anger, verbal abuse, accusations, and must be prepared to follow through with consequences. The interventionist never really knows how things will go in advance. The main point is that they are ready to handle the worst possible situation and hope for smooth sailing.

  1. The interventionist must remain positive at all times.

No matter what happens, the interventionist should always remain positive and hopeful toward a solution for the clients. The family has been through very hard and emotional times, they may quickly become negative. The interventionist can help set the tone and mood for the intervention by remaining positive. This should lead to a good outcome.

  1. There are several different models of interventions

There is a simple intervention: One person confronts addicted person.

A Classical Intervention: educating the family, pre-intervention.

A Family System Intervention: Multiple family members addicted.

A Crisis Intervention: Stabilize the situation quickly, rehabilitation follows.

Johnson Model (Surprise Model): Often used by Interventionists.

The Arise Model: Involves the addicted person from the beginning.

The Invitational Intervention Model: Involves the whole family.

Systemic Intervention Model: Focus is on the family, highly successful with process addictions.

The RAAD Intervention Model: Reading the client, assessing the situation, anticipating client needs, and directing the flow.

Depending on the situation and the client, some models are more appropriate than others for specific situations. The Addictions Academy uses the RAAD model of intervention in most cases. You will learn about all the above listed intervention models during the training.

  1. Interventions aren’t only for substance abuse and alcoholism.

Alcoholic: (Chronic, Drinks every Day.)

Alcoholic: (Binge Drinker, Does not consume every day.)

Drug addict: non shooter (pills)

Drug addict: shooter (IV Injections)

Drug addict smoker (crack, meth, pills etc)

Functioning Drug addict or alcoholic

Non addict but excessive user

Process Addictions: Sex Addict, Pathological Gambler, Eating Disorders (Behavior Addictions)

Cutting/Self Harm

Mental Health

There are many different forms of addiction that interventionists may have to confront. The Addictions Academy covers all these forms of addiction during their intervention training.

The main goal of any intervention is to get the client to seek professional help for their addiction problems, traumatic event, crisis, or other serious problem. The above listed information should be a part of any interventionist training. The Addictions Academy trains new interventionists to be the best that they can be; to become seasoned experts is the ultimate goal. For more information visit the Academy’s website at www.theaddictionsacademy.com or call 800-706-0318. Our children are dying every minute of every hour of every day from addiction. More professionals are needed to handle this terrible disease. Are you the next expert interventionist? We hope you are! “Stick with the Winners!”

© 2015 Cali Estes

 

The Addictions Academy: Professional Coaching: 12 Key Steps in Business Marketing and Branding.

The Addictions Academy: Professional Coaching: 12 Key Steps in Business Marketing and Branding.

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Those who are called to the field of Professional Coaching are usually tremendous at what they do, that’s helping the client to reach solution.  What coaches seem to always struggle with is branding and marketing.  You can’t get clients if they don’t know that you or your company exists!  Do you have a Logo, business cards, brochures, an email with company name in it, website, a company name that will be remembered, and a domain name that is fantastic?  Are you establishing yourself as an expert in the industry?  Do you know how to close a deal? Have you indentified your niche and your client base?  If you haven’t done these things, don’t panic, we can help!  This article is for you.

Step One:  Get the best Professional Coaching Training that you can get that feeds your Niche.  Make sure that the core competencies, basic skills, and tools are all covered.  Who are your trainers?  What is their experience?  Who trained them?  How long have they been in the industry?  Read their testimonials, and talk to some of their former students.  Who is their coach or mentor?  What Associations do they belong to?  This is the training that you are going to build your career on, do your homework.

Step Two:  Learn everything that you can about your Niche.  Read articles, blogs, check out websites of others in the industry, take all the classes and training that you can.  You want and need to become an expert in your niche!

Step Three:  “Stick with the Winners!” Surround yourself with the best and learn from them!  Strong people get strong by going to the gyms where the masters train!  You need to learn from the best in the industry!  If you train with weak people you too will be weak!

Step Four:  Once you are trained in the basics of coaching, it’s time to narrow down to your specialty and who you are going to market to.  Identify your Niche and your customer.  What do you love to do?  Who do you love to teach?  Do you work best with women; do you work best with teens?  Is the Christian Market for you, maybe business men will be your specialty, maybe Doctors or nurses?  Do you want to work with business people, recovering addicts, people having relationship problems, fitness, anger management, or many other choices?  Your ideal clients are out there waiting!  Choose a niche that you love and are interested in.

Step Five:  Once you’ve established your niche and who your clients are, then it’s time for you to find them.  A great place to look for new clients is Linkedin.  There are all kinds of groups and individuals listed on Linkedin.  You might even think about starting a new group.  Facebook also has groups but Linkedin is a more powerful resource.  You want to use all of social media to establish yourself as an expert in the industry in your niche.  Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You tube, Tumblr, Blogger.com and all of the most popular social media sites.  You can create a Linkedin profile that will start to create your public image.  You can write articles on your specialty, make videos, do blog talk radio interviews and really establish yourself as the go to expert in your niche.  You will also want to join associations related to your field.  Your articles should educate and teach others, become a leader.

Step Six: Think about a domain name that will carry the most impact with your clients.  Write down your top one hundred domain names and then narrow it down to your top ten.  When you narrow it down to ten then narrow it down to your best three.  Now pick the best domain name and see if you can get it.  If you’re not real strong with computer technology, you will need someone to build your website.  This is very important!  Your website will speak for you, build your client list, and make or break your business.  Your site needs to be spectacular!  You will need to incorporate to start your coaching business.  Your can do this online, or use your accountant, or attorney.  Your domain name and business name should be related and stand out.  For example, a fitness coach may use the company name Champion Coaching, LLC, and their domain and website might be www.championcoachingllc.com

Step Seven:  You want to grow your data base this way, generating new leads on a regular basis.  Now that you have formed a corporation, you will be issued an EIN number, employer identification number.  You have a domain and a website.  You will need to buy liability insurance for your business one million- three million coverage; this should be under two-hundred dollars per year.  You have your Linkedin profile built and posted.  You will want to invite people to visit your website by giving them something of value: information, an e-book, tips to accomplish something, etc.  They visit your site and to get the giveaway you ask them to give you their email.  You want to grow the relationship!  Once they are on your email list you can send them something helpful and free.  Write articles to your blog and share them with your list.  Share wisdom and knowledge with them.

Step Eight:  Time to make your first offer for a call to get clients on the phone with you.  You could schedule a webinar, a group or individual call.  Make a great offer to get things going.  You might even want to do a free webinar so that clients can hear what you’re all about and then sell sessions or a live event at the end.  You can also get more information from anyone who attends and wait to contact them after the webinar.  Maybe offer a network group or live call.

Step Nine:  You should always be looking to sign new clients.  Once you sign your first client things should become easier.  Ask anyone you sign if they know anyone who may be interested in your services.  You have to get your name out to the clients that you serve.

Step Ten:   You need to let the clients know what is special about you as a coach within your niche.  Why should the client choose you?  Why are you the best?  Today, video is hot!  You want to make videos of you teaching, talking, selling, etc.  Be aware of what is showing in the camera!  Same thing with webinars.  When you post a headshot on your profile, make sure that you’re dressed up and have a nice smile on your face.  The smile and proper attire are very important.  Always be honest and ethical in the things that you say and do.

Step Eleven:  Always ask for feedback from clients, students, and other professionals.  Ask for testimonials.  If you can get them in video form, that’s best.  Post them on your website.  Do you have any former clients or students that were so pleased that they would allow a potential new client to call for a reference?  Will they give you a written reference?  Always get feedback and use it to your advantage.

Step Twelve:  Every coach should have a coach!  You should continue to train to stay current on the latest laws and techniques, ethics, competencies, etc.  To be an expert you have to stay current.  If you follow these twelve suggestions it should help you to be successful within your niche as a professional coach.  It sure won’t hurt!

Every move a Professional Coach makes is important to the bottom line of the company.  From the first impression the coach makes with the client or engagement, through the signed contract, the coach uses a variety of skills, tools, and techniques that are tried, tested, and proven to work in the industry.  An excellent coach must be prepared before they can execute.  Practice makes perfect!  Utilize role play to go over all of your scripts to close deals.  If you don’t have a person to practice with, use a mirror.  Be confident, remember to smile, give a firm handshake and look the client in the eye.  Be aware of your body language, tones, and inflections.  Utilize statistics to show the client that you’re an expert in the field.  Make sure that you’re organized, professional, and respectful.  You control the conversation.

You must gain an understanding of the internet’s social media and what an important role it will play in marketing your coaching business.  The importance of blogging, writing articles and establishing yourself as an expert in your niche will be key.  Driving traffic to your website and building a referral list data base is essential to your success.  We have only touched on the basics of Professional Coaching Marketing.  The good news for you and your business is that The Addictions Academy of Miami, Florida now offers Professional Coaches key training in Business Marketing and Branding.  You will get in depth information on everything that we talked about in this article and much, much more.  Go to www.theaddictionsacademy.com for more information or call 1-(786)-709-0479 for questions and to register for upcoming classes.  If you are a Professional Coach, this is crucial information for your business from seasoned experts in the industry.  Ask yourself, can you really afford to miss out on this training?

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Cali Estes

The Addictions Academy: Do You Want to be a Master in your Field? The Master Coach.

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Professional recovery coaching takes dedication, commitment, training, practice, knowledge, experience, strength, hope, and wisdom. You have to be well-rounded and wear many hats in the arena of addiction recovery if you want to be successful. Just being an addiction recovery coach is not enough! To give you some perspective, you would be like a mixed martial arts fighter that only knew one move, a headlock! You would get knocked out every fight! You need a good defense, a ground game, boxing, wrestling, offense, martial arts, etc. A one trick pony won’t go very far in the business of Professional Recovery Coaching!

Professional Recovery Coaching is a niche within the coaching field and there are specializations within the niche. Some of the specializations are family recovery coaching, case management, gambling addiction coaching, sexual addiction coaching, AMA or APA, call center agent, ethics, relapse prevention coach, twelve-step coach, spirituality coach, prevention coach, food addictions coach, life coach, Christian coach, anger management practitioner, and interventionist.

Who do you think is going to get hired, the one trick pony, or the coach that is trained in many specializations? You already know the answer! People want the maximum for their hard earned dollar today. They expect more than they used to years ago. People are more knowledgeable, educated, and informed.

If you want to make more money as a Professional Recovery Coach, you need to diversify! Many coaches are opening a la carte coaching businesses that offer many individual services to clients. They offer everything from transportation to treatment to specialized coaching services. These companies command maximum payments because they offer so much to the client. The client is willing to pay for such in-depth and efficient services. They simply offer more than other coaching companies

Research has shown that long-term aftercare leads to less chance of relapse for those leaving treatment facilities after completing thirty to ninety day programs. These services are exactly the services that are needed to lead to long-term success in addiction recovery after initial treatment. Professional Recovery Coaching has found the perfect storm! Individuals can make a good living and help save lives at the same time!

Those seeking training and certification in the above listed areas can save a great deal money by taking a combined training program. The Addictions Academy of Miami, Florida has created just such a program! The IMAC program or International Master Addictions Coach Program is a three module, nine course program that includes six months of clinical supervision, online exams, role play, core competencies, tools and skills, case scenarios, extended supervision, video review, and everything a Master Professional Recovery Coach and Recovery Professional will need to be excellent at their craft!

Anyone who is serious about becoming a professional recovery coach can’t afford to not take this program! To be the best you have to train with the best! The Addictions Academy has assembled the finest Team of Addiction Recovery Experts in Coaching Today! They have combined, over one hundred years of addiction recovery experience on their professional staff.

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” (A. Einstein) By being of value to your clients you will be a success! There is no greater way of being of value to clients than by being able to meet all of their needs. If you want to be a great coach, you need to establish yourself as an expert in your niche. It starts with great training. Many of our young people are dying from addiction every minute! The need has never been greater for excellent recovery professionals. Are you the next great Master Addictions Coach? Do you have a calling in this field? If you do, I wish you a long and successful career, Coach! Good Luck and remember to “Stick with the winners!”

© 2015 Cali Estes

 

 

 

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California Recovery and Sober Coaching

California Recovery and Sober Coaching offered by The Addictions Coach.


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California Recovery and Sober Coaching offered by The Addictions Coach.For those of whom are familiar with the world of addiction, treatment and recovery throughout California, it is no surprise that this is easily one of the most vibrant regions worldwide.  From treatment centers to sober coaching, aftercare services, case management, professional recovery services and even 12-Step meeting options, California, and specifically Southern California, is a Mecca for all things treatment related!

There are a number of reasons as to why this part of the country offers so much more in this regard.  Some say it is because areas like Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego are more prone to substance abuse related issues.  Others believe that it has to do with Southern California’s higher than average rate of affluence, thus thirsting for more widespread higher-end, private treatment services.  Whatever the reason however, there remains no question as to availability of highly acclaimed facilities and services throughout California.  And when you consider some of the many options currently available in areas like Malibu, West Los Angeles, Orange County and even Palm Springs, most anyone of whom is serious about recovery would surely benefit from much of what there is to offer out here.

The Addictions Coach has been serving the Southern California region for a number of years.  While we offer nationwide services on a multitude of levels, it is quite often that our staff is called upon to primary areas, such as Los Angeles, Malibu, San Diego, Orange County and others.  For those in need of recovery coaching, case management, aftercare, sober travel accompaniment and related services, we have a diverse and highly trained staff in place throughout the state and are able to offer near-immediate presence based on the client’s specific needs.  Additionally, we also offer a broad platform of complimentary recovery and treatment services relating to such focus areas as; holistic coaching, personal training, spiritual guidance, concierge service, therapeutic massage, yoga, Reiki, pilates, etc.

For clients in need of higher care, specifically clinical assistance relating to addiction treatment, therapy, psychiatric or even sober living housing, The Addictions Coach has in place an amazing network of highly acclaimed facilities & services throughout Southern California.  Among these are some of Los Angeles’ leading treatment centers and their network service providers.  Our ability to integrate fully customized coaching services within these programs is extremely versatile, and has shown to garner tremendous results over both, the short and long term.

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Contact The Addictions Coach 7 days a week for more information using our confidential contact form or by calling: (800) 706-0318

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Miami & South Florida Los Angeles & Southern California Manhattan & New York City Dallas, TX Chicago, IL Austin, TX Seattle, WA Philadelphia, PA

 

addiction coaching services in florida, california, texas, illinois, seattle and pennsylvaniaThe Addictions Coach receives calls and inquiries from all over the nation, and likewise, we offer a network of highly trained coaching professionals from coast to coast!  Our expertise is extremely broad and extends throughout all matters relating to drug addiction, alcoholism, sobriety, recovery treatment, aftercare, life issues (i.e., work, school, etc.), relationships and more…

While The Addictions Coach does provide services throughout the U.S. and even internationally at times, we do have what are called primary service regions.  These are essentially major cities throughout the country in which we have much broader resources readily available at usually a moment’s notice. Those major cities and states are as follows:

As mentioned above, be aware that The Addictions Coach is available nationwide, however the above mentioned regions are simply focal points in which additional coaching, recovery and treatment resources are more readily available.  Whether you or your loved one are in need of any variation of sober/recovery/life coaching, or anything more clinical related such as treatment, therapy and mental health services, our network of providers is extremely broad and highly acclaimed!


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Addiction Therapy ♦ Drug & Alcohol Treatment ♦ Sober Coaching ♦ Recovery Coaching ♦ Travel Accompaniment ♦ Addiction Intervention ♦ Life Coaching ♦ Therapy Services ♦ Anger Management ♦ Trauma & Grief Resolution ♦ Couples Counseling ♦ Relationship Counseling ♦ Family Guidance ♦ Executive Coaching Services ♦ Depression & Anxiety Management ♦ Wellness Coaching ♦ Career Coaching ♦ Substance Abuse Education ♦ Aftercare & Case Management.


Contact The Addictions Coach 7 days a week for more information using our confidential contact form or by calling: (800) 706-0318

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From sober companions that travel with you to all levels of private recovery & life coaching, guidance and oversight assistance services…


 

Sober Companions and Recovery Coaching for Addiction help.They go by different names: Sober Companions, Travel Companions or Accompaniment, Sober Escorts, Recovery Assistants, Recovery Coaches or Sober Coaches, Addiction Coaches and so on. These are individuals (and professionals) that have gone through numerous forms of addiction recovery training, and truly understand and can relate to addictive tendencies, cravings, behaviors, common manipulation tactics and more. Sober Companions (and recovery coaches) at The Addictions Coach have undergone rigorous training, have achieved National Certification in Recovery Coaching (in many cases additional certifications as well) and are professionally insuredwe are not your typical “just-out-of-rehab-last-year sober companion” who can’t keep a job and decides to become a recovery coach!

Our scope of sober companion, guidance, oversight and travel accompaniment services is far more than that which is often referred to as sober-sitting. The Addictions Coach is unique in that, we are always taking a broad look ahead, and with a vast expertise assessing the many variables and contingencies that may await given the specifics of this situation. With that in mind, the client (and family) are assured that the recovery & treatment professionals here at The Addictions Coach are, without question, benchmarks for excellence industry wide.


ALL credentialed sober coaching, sober travel companion, oversight & guidance, and recovery coaching services, are available nationwide (and world-wide with 48 hour notice). Most services are initially headquartered and arranged out of our main hubs in Miami, FL, Manhattan, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Denver, CO, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX, Austin, TX and Philadelphia, PA.  ALL services can be provided on a 24/7 basis and for extended periods of time if needed.  While most clinical and expanded support & concierge services are usually readily available, some unique concierge-type services may require slight advanced notice.

ALL sober companion clients also have the option to receive daily, weekly or otherwise scheduled one-to-one therapy sessions with Dr. Cali Estes, based entirely around the individual needs of the client.

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So What Can a Sober Companion Do for You?

  • Provide situational guidance
  • Assist with decision-making and coping skills to deal with those decisions
  • Assist with identifying and resolving triggers & euphoric recalls
  • Require strict oversight and reporting for critical-type events, i.e., on-set/on-location, sporting events (or in between events), corporate-related travel, etc.
  • Provide closely monitored companion services, whether traveling or stationary (with or without reporting)
  • Provide effective and “realistic” solutions for stress, anxiety, anger, triggers, fear and more
  • Provide recovery related guidance, such as: 12-Step or non 12-Step related information, SMART Recovery information, etc.
  • Assist with an addiction related intervention and provide total travel accompaniment to medical detox and/or residential addiction treatment
  • Assistance with life skills, budgeting, finances, goal-setting, goal-attainment, mapping & planning (realistically), etc.
  • Provide transportation (with or without oversight) to recovery and non-recovery related tasks/appointments
  • Assist with job interview prep, resume assistance, basic skills training, etc.
  • Assist with any type of travel assistance, guidance and oversight such as: moving, travel for job or other purpose, vacation, etc.
  • Health guidance such as: holistic services, nutrition & diet, personal training & fitness, healthy culinary and more
  • Specific mental health related oversight or guidance: substance abuse, eating disordered, gambling or sex/porn addiction, dual-diagnosis, etc.
  • Assistance with expanded medical care, i.e., paralysis, diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, wheelchair/walker/crutches, breathing or heart issues, etc. (only provided by currently licensed healthcare practitioners specializing within the client’s specific need/s)
  • Specializing within a specific field of therapy, such as: Trauma and PTSD, MFT (Marriage & Family Therapist), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and others
  • AND MUCH MORE…

 

MEET DR. CALI ESTES IN THIS BRIEF INFORMATION VIDEO ON SOBER COMPANIONS & RECOVERY COACHES…
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Do I Need a Sober Companion, Recovery Coach, Therapist or…???

We know, it is one of the most commonly asked questions we get. And best of all, since The Addictions Coach is comprised of industry-leading sober companions, recovery coaches and therapists all on staff, you can always know that you spoke with a nationally acclaimed organization having no vested interest in leading you one way or another, based on who they do or do not have currently on staff! The truth is, when you are the best in what you do people tend to see it and sense it right off the bat, but it’s still nice to know that an organization so close to that which you hold dear in life, is able to consistently have all of its bases covered!

 

ARE YOU READY? Are you ready to experience victory over addiction and life issues in ways you may have never imagined? Contact The Addictions Coach 24/7 at (800) 706-0318

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Food Addiction Coach

Food Addiction Coach Help for Eating Disorders

Oversight, guidance and recovery from bulimia, anorexia, overeating and more…


 

Top Food Addiction Coach for Bulimia, Anorexia and Over EatingOf the many differences between The Addictions Coach and other sober & recovery coaching firms, one of the biggest is the fact that we have the credentials and expertise to help not only drug addicts and alcoholics, but also those suffering from food addictions & eating disorders. From bulimia to anorexia to over-eating and beyond, to diving even deeper and helping those struggling with underlying mental health issues (dual-diagnosis disorders) that perpetuate the damaging behaviors, a “Food Addiction Coach” from The Addictions Coach is truly unlike anything else…

Process addictions like eating disorders can be very different than substance abuse related matters, and effectively treating them can pose tricky scenarios that require a vast expertise in human behaviors and mental health conditions. While there certainly are similarities between eating disorders and drug or alcohol addictions in some respects, a key difference that must always be managed is the fact that you still must learn to eat every day within healthy parameters, whereas a sober alcoholic doesn’t still need to drink 3 times a day in order to sustain life. In the rooms of Overeaters Anonymous (OA) they call this, “Letting the tiger out of the cage 3 times a day.”


There are many different types of behaviors and obsessive thoughts within the minds of those struggling with eating disorders. Whatever the reason/s may be that drive you or your loved one through the potentially fatal insanity of anorexia, bulimia, over-eating or other variation, please know that there are proven solutions and treatments out there, treatments that have shown great success among many others! And The Addictions Coach is much more than just your ally or recovery guide right now, in fact we are your full-scope coach and companion throughout this recovery process, and we offer you a level of expertise and integrative support that is rarely matched.

 

Dr. Cali Estes and her team understand Food Addictions and their many variations. In fact Cali battled a food addiction and eating disorder in general for a number of years before learning to combat her own demons…she has now been helping many others through her coaching & companion services for over 18 years! Her seasoned and hand picked team of experts and Certified Food Addictions Coaches are on-hand to assist you with yours or your loved one’s eating disorder.

The Addictions Coach provides food addictions coaching, companion & recovery services nationwide. We do however have several primary hubs nationwide in which we offer near 24/7 staffing, these include: Miami, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, Los Angeles, CA, Dallas, TX, Manhattan, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, Orange County, CA and several others.

 

In addition to nationally licensed & credentialed coaching for food addictions and eating disorders, we also offer the following services:

*** ALL SERVICES PROVIDED ARE NATIONALLY CREDENTIALED, LICENSED AND/OR RECOGNIZED.

 

Learn more about Cali Estes, MCAP, ICADC, MAC, CYT, CPT or The Addictions Coach by calling 24/7 at (800) 706-0318..

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Internationally Certified Master Addictions Coaches, Nationally Certified Recovery Coaches, Nationally Certified Interventionists and Sober Companions  at The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy:

The staff at The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy are educated, certified and experienced. They are Certified Recovery Coaches, Internationally Certified Master Addictions Coaches, Certified Interventionists, Addiction Professionals, and have years of experience in drug and alcohol treatment facilities.  Our staff offers both 12 step and non 12 step models. We are holistic and discuss nutrition, fitness and  total body wellness with our clients. We travel with our clients and provide Recovery Coaching and Sober Companion services worldwide. Our staff are bi-lingual and speak Spanish and some even speak French.  Allow our Certified team of Recovery Coaches and Sober Companions assist you at your next event, daily, weekly or hourly.

 

Vance Johnson of The Addictions CoachVance Edward Johnson, born March 13th, 1963. Former NFL selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 1985 NFL draft. 5’11” 185 wide receiver from the University of Arizona. Johnson played his entire NFL career for the Denver Broncos from 1985 to 1995. Johnson was a world-class long jumper. In 1982, Johnson won the NCAA championship, as well as winning the gold medal at the junior Pan American games. In 1984 Johnson just missed making the Olympic track team, finishing fourth and becoming the alternate in the long jump at the 1984 United States Olympic trials in Los Angeles.

Johnson assisted the Denver Broncos to three Super Bowls appearances in the eighties and had an impressive performance in Super Bowl XXI, recording five catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. His best season was in 1989, when he recorded 76 receptions for 1095 yards, and seven touchdowns. In his 11 Seasons, Johnson recorded 415 receptions for 5695 yards and 37 touchdowns. While also rushing 17 times for 44 yards. He also gained 689 yards on punt returns, and 1027 yards returning kickoffs. Vance is currently one of the best recovery coaches in the country, intervention, trainer, Christian spiritual guide, and an advocate for addiction recovering athletes in his post career.

As a sober coach, My primary duty is to provide the scaffolding in the early days of sobriety. I start by to building trust, and help my clients normalize the basics of living an intoxicant-free life. Similar to personal trainer, I will give you the support to lift the weights yourself. I accompany my clients to parties, work functions, business trips, or just through a typical day, encouraging them in their sobriety and helping them stay clean in a world filled with temptation. Some duties vary from case to case, from simply ensuring the client remains abstinent, establishing and ushering a specific plan. Additional support includes spiritual guidance, companionship, mentoring, and motivation in your recovery journey. Recovery is more than just abstinence. I teach clients how to implement tools to handle real-life situations, feelings and triggers as they come up so that they can achieve long-term sobriety. By learning how to embrace and accept all feelings – the good the bad and the ugly – you’ll be able to move gracefully through both the immense joy and the emotional minefields that life presents without having to seek relief in drugs and alcohol.

 

Kent Paul - Coach at The Addictions Coach.comKent Paul was born in Wheatridge, Co. in 1971. He grew up in a conservative spiritual family. His parents, Terry and Linda have been married for 51 years. He has an older brother, Kevin, and an older sister Kim.

He received a scholarship in both football and baseball his senior year in high school. He decided to play baseball and go to University of Northern Colorado, which was ranked 3rd in the nation for Kinesiology. Weight training for baseball became an extreme passion for Kent, so much so that he decided to get involved in competitive bodybuilding in 1991 at the Mr. Northern Colorado Championships. He took second place in the Heavy weight class, which was very good for his very first competition.

Two years later he spent a summer in Venice, Ca. AKA “Muscle Beach”. That summer changed his life forever. The owner of Venice Beach Gold’s Gym (Ed Connors) approached him and offered a full sponsorship to pursue a bodybuilding carrier. Ed introduced Kent to the best trainers and nutrition gurus in the world. The secrets to transforming the body and the knowledge to maximize human potential would become the key to his success not only in Bodybuilding but also in business.
Kent graduated from college in 1995 with a B.A. in Kinesiology and Nutrition and started his own fitness training business.
In 1998 he became Mr. Colorado. This would open up many doors in his life that would later take him to the national level of bodybuilding. 2000 Kent became world ranked and held that ranking until 2002 when he retired from the sport of bodybuilding.

October 21, 2005 (his birthday) Kent’s world changed forever when he was involved in a car accident that left him with a broken neck. This event led him to his darkest hour. For an entire year Kent did not leave his home in Parker, Co. He was in incredible pain that led to a substance abuse and full on addiction to pills and alcohol.. His world became very small and dark to the point that he wanted his life to end. July 1st, 2006 Kent wrote a suicide note and took action to end his life. God had other plans for him as a miraculous intervention took place in the middle of Kansas with the local police, highway state patrol and his parents.
On July 9th, 2006 Kent made a change in his life that would bring a new discovery of God in his life and change his perspective of himself and the world around him. He made a vow to change his ways and to focus on helping others to break out of personal bondage of addiction and life tragedy.

Kent changed his entire life and fitness transformation business creating systems that does not just focus on the outward appearance but also the growth of the mind and spirit. He has helped transform thousands of people’s lives all around the world thanks to the love and healing of God.
Since this change in Kent’s life God has blessed him in big ways including becoming the official Fitness Consultant and National Judge for Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageants. Official Fitness consultant for Miss. America pageants, Fitness columnist for Douglas County News Press, Official fitness instructor for HARDKORE inc. seen at Invesco Field home of the Denver Broncos, host of Turbo Fit Radio show, seen on FOX news, seen on CBS news, seen on NBC news, seen on WEB MD, Key Note Speaker at American Diabetes Association Expo, official fitness coach on 106.7 FM KBPI fit contest, and official health and fitness columnist for Colorado Healthy Living magazine. Kent has most recently been featured on national television TLC network, “Crown Chasers” as the official fitness trainer and expert. Kent has published over 35 articles on life transformation and the author of “Power from Pain” (The Rise and Fall of Mr. Colorado)
Kent now resides in Boca Raton, FL at which he is the host of “My Recovery Radio” on AM 850 WFTL live Sundays at 9pm. Live stream on myrecoveryradio.com. He is also a National Certified Recovery Coach NCRC. His greatest passion is to help the people in the world that have been broken and seek healing through the grace of God and the tools of recovery.
Kent’s life has been greatly blessed and continues to be blessed every day.
HOPE…..LOVE…..HEAL

 

certified recovery coachesKevin is a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional (NCIP) and a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC).  He also holds a Wisconsin state certification for Substance Abuse Counselor-IT (SAC-IT). He is a former EMT, CPR certified, and has been part of the recovery community for over 25 years.  Kevin sits on an AODA Advisory Committee Board which provides recommendation and consultation to the Southeast Wisconsin area AODA community. He also works with Milwaukee area drug courts helping men in the drug program stay focused on recovery and other life skills.   He specializes in male drug and alcohol addiction in 18-60 year-olds.  He runs male AODA groups for high-risk opiate users with chronic relapse issues for a local substance abuse clinic.  He helps men identify the triggers that cause them to chronically relapse, and instill hope that they can build a solid foundation in recovery.   Kevin’s travels throughout Asia, including time spent in a Korean Zen monastery, have honed his inner strength and compassion for all life.  He uses mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and yoga to compliment therapy and 12-step groups used in the recovery process. Kevin has also been involved with the music industry, in various capacities, since the 90’s. He is a golf and fitness enthusiast.  Kevin is located in the Midwest and available to travel.
www.carerecoverycoach.com/

 

certified recovery coaches -DanielleDanielle is a Master Addictions Coach (IMAC),  and a Nationally Certified Advanced Clinical Interventionist Professional (NCACIP). She is a natural leader with numerous awards and accolades in public speaking and service. Tired of hiding her addiction, the once high functioning Information Technology Sales Director risked it all to re-write her story. After seeing how difficult and broken the recovery process was, she ultimately decided to dedicate her talents to advocacy and assisting others struggling with addictions and what she calls attachments of any kind. She is a Media Studies and Philosophy cum laude graduate from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and has 12 plus years executive experience in the business world. She has prior experience working in the entertainment and music industry and is well versed at dealing with high profile and celebrity clients. Danielle has opened for Chris Herren and has spoken at the Massachusetts Statehouse numerous times. She is highly sought after in the areas of Recovery Coaching, Intervention, Anger Management, Food Addiction and Family Coaching. She is also the Massachusetts Chapter Leader of Young People in Recovery and facilitates meetings for the some of the top recovery centers in New England. Danielle focus on social, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as learning how to love and be our authentic selves. She is a level one Reiki practitioner and takes a holistic approach to recovery. Her coaching style is very customized depending upon the specific needs of each and every client. Danielle enjoys meditating and reading daily, as well as taking care of her body by eating a balanced diet, running, weight training, yoga and CrossFit.

 

Boris SchaakBoris Schaak, ISSA Certifed, Founder of Sober Fitness, and celebrity trainer and sober coach, offers you the very best coaching and training available. Boris truly enjoys being a catalyst for helping people understand their untapped potential and how to access it. He has been working professionally in the world of fitness and holistic wellness for 30 years (although he is such great shape that you would not know his age!). Boris is highly skilled and trained in various disciplines and brings 110% to each client.  Boris began his training in yoga, meditation and spirituality as a small child, in West Berlin, Germany. The Martial Arts were the next area that grabbed his attention and drove his passions. When he was 13, he began working with weights in the gym. Boris first moved to the U.S., as a foreign exchange student, a year later and continued his studies of the Martial Arts and his further developed his devotion to the gym. When he was 20, he moved to the U.S. Permanently, to pursue bodybuilding. He learned from some of the industries best names.
Boris won First Place, in his first try, in the Mr. Los Angeles competition! Then, he began training others professionally at Gold’s Gym in Venice, where he got to work with and learn from so many industry leaders in the fields of Meditation, Bodybuilding, Nutrition, Entertainment, and the Medical Profession. Through his own experience of working through training injuries and with those of his clients, he began working more in depth with injury prevention.
This is also when Boris really began to appreciate the importance of proper nutrition and supplementation. After that, he began working at one of the biggest holistic pharmacy and nutrition retailers in West Hollywood. His job there allowed him to meet a Physician that specializes in treating HIV/AIDS, who was really interested in his knowledge and began referring patients to Boris.

He began working as a private bodyguard and working in upscale clubs. The party scene became another place where Boris’ ability to excel evolved into a rapid downward spiral. He battled with addiction to alcohol and drugs for many years, before finding his way back to a life in fitness, through working a Twelve Step program. Boris incorporates his experience in recovery into his approach to the fitness program with his clients.
Boris has been a Personal Trainer, Sober Coach and Sober Companion to many people that have had successful recovery, have regained their physical abilities and expanded upon their career potentials, as a result. We invite you to let his experience work for you.
“As a Professional Trainer and Sober Coach, my fitness approach integrates the elements of physical fitness and nutrition within the scope of recovery and sobriety. This is TOTAL integration- the convergence of mental, spiritual and physical fitness! Seeing the transformation and growth in my clients; physically, emotionally and spiritually, is my passion and mission in life!!! I’m glad to share it with You.”

 

evan-picEvan “Bullet” James is a leading expert in the field of ‘extreme’ alcohol and drug intervention services. He is the Founder, President, and Director of Universal Crisis Intervention in addition to being a nationally recognized motivational speaker in the area of drug and alcohol intervention.

With nineteen years of experience in the industry, Mr. James is one of the most highly regarded and sought-after alcohol and drug interventionists in the world. He is also the creator of the “Extreme Crisis Intervention” model.

Founded in 1996, Extreme Intervention specializes in crisis intervention and transport services, missing person investigation and recovery and legal advocacy services. Mr. James’ company has also managed some of the most complex, high-profile drug, alcohol, sexual addiction, gang, missing persons, and cult intervention cases in the world, helping over 1200 families both here in the United States and overseas. The team’s numerous success stories include helping clients from the celebrity, corporate and professional athletics arenas.

As one of America’s preeminent substance abuse counselors, Mr. James is a motivational speaker for several national organizations including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous. Additionally, he serves on several volunteer boards benefiting troubled adolescents and their families where he coaches basketball clinics and facilitates creative workshops for families in crisis.

Mr. James received his certification in drug and alcohol counseling from U.C.L.A.’s Chemical Dependency Program and is a certified Speared Raiter Systemic Family Interventionist, trained under the auspices of the prestigious Sierra Tuscon Treatment Facility. Prior to founding Universal Crisis Intervention, Mr. James was co-facilitator of the Betty Ford Center’s Family Outreach Program. 

 

John ManningJohn is a International Master of Addictions Coach (IMAC). IMAC includes all of these certifications: Nationally Certified Life Coach (NCLC), Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC-1), Nationally Certified Recovery Coach II (NCRC-II), Nationally Certified Family Coach (NCFRC), Nationally Certified Anger Management Professional (NCAMP), and Nationally Certified Gambling Addictions Coach (NCGAC). John’s calming, gentle personality enables him to interact with any type of temperament, and people from all walks of life. His far reaching life experience has given him the ability to understand a persons current, or past life situations with clarity, and a non judgmental mindset. Wherever someone is emotionally, mentally, and spiritually, he will take them by the heart and guide them from there. Growing up, John lived in as many as fifteen different places, and attended a different school for each grade. One Parent moved to another state, and the other went down a road of partying and alcoholism. As a child immersed in an unbalanced environment, he was forced to begin his study of Human nature very early. After an intense spiritual awakening in 2009, he began a search that led him into the study of the many consciousness expanding spiritual traditions in all the different cultures of the world.He balanced the intense Meditational techniques with a study of Biology, Psychology,Nutrition, and alternative therapies. John says that the pressure and stressful situations experienced in active addiction lead people to the entrance of an evolutionary doorway where a person can become a transformed, enlightened/awakened, and optimally functioning Human Being. John provides the tools for a person to make this realization, and attain unrestricted, unlimited freedom. Helping someone attain bliss and freedom within, combined with the creation of a social environment that can stimulate the refinement of the ability to interact with others, is a key factor in John’s approach. He has the ability to selflessly, and passionately focus on his clients gaining the maximum benefit from the direction he provides them. He is an absolute pleasure to work with.

 

Dylan Lundgren of The Addictions Coach

Dylan Lundgren is a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRC) and Food Addictions Coach (NCFAC). He holds certifications in Personal Training and Yoga (with current liability insurance and First Aid/CPR). Dylan has been personally involved in the recovery community for over 10 years. During this time, he has also been professionally involved in the treatment industry offering various holistic treatment modalities and solution oriented strategies. Dylan helped build the Mind-Body-Spirit Program as well as create the Fitness Program for the nationally acclaimed treatment center, Mountainside, in Northwest CT. Dylan loves to combine his knowledge and passion to create events and experiences for people in recovery; such as Poetry Slams and Yoga Raves. Dylan is well known as a motivational speaker and gifted facilitator; as well as a spoken word artist (going by the alias Emcee Dylan). Dylan participated in a community development internship at the largest retreat center in North America, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health; this helped him to develop a spirituality and community development program for sober houses, treatment centers, and local communities. Dylan specializes in assisting individuals in recovery to live a healthy authentic lifestyle so they can pursue their dreams and goals! He currently resides on the shoreline of Connecticut and is available to travel.

 

Brittany Sherfield joins The Addictions CoachAs Brittany was getting ready to graduate high school, instead of going off to college with all of her friends, she fell into a deep, destructive path of addiction for the next 7 years. After being homeless in 4 different states, multiple suicide attempts and 5 overdoses, Brittany now alongside her mother fights the stigma of addiction, raises awareness and educates others on the disease. Brittany is the former director of alumni and medical coordinator at a treatment facility in Florida. She is also a licensed and experienced interventionist mentored by the most accredited addiction professionals in the country. She has been featured on Overcoming Addiction, Fox News and is heavily involved in the non profit FAN – Families Against Narcotics. Brittany is also a blogger and has been published in USA Today, along with many national advocacy groups and has been interviewed for the Fix, Macomb Daily and other media sources. Brittany and her mother Katie also co-founded a blog, where they dig deep about their journey at www.amothersaddictionjourney.com, which reached over a million views within 30 days of its inception and has been syndicated in over 30 publications, including USA Today and The Sober World magazine. Brittany lives in West Palm Beach, FL and plans to study nursing at FAU. brittany@amothersaddictionjourney.com

 

Debbie PerkinsDebbie Perkins is a certified International Masters Addiction Coach with an AA in Science, an AAS in Supervision and Management and is one credit shy of a Bachelor’s in Supervision and Management. She is heavily involved in Addiction Recovery running the organization No More Heroin (http://www.nomoreheroin.org), while at the same time owning and running Sober Houses for Women.  Debbie herself is a recovering addict with almost 8 years. But Debbie’s road to recovery has not been easy.

Debbie was molested at the tender age of 6 years old and her abuser gave her alcohol in addition to the sexual abuse he forced on her.  By 10 years old Debbie was a full-blown addict. While she was struggling with her addiction, she lost each of her parents to suicide.  She was raped at 34 years old, while in full-blown addiction and was forced to give birth to her daughter while handcuffed to a bed.

At that time, addiction was not recognized as an illness and so Debbie found herself, like many addicts at the time, in jail and prison. Because she was still keeping her early abuse secret and was unwilling to be honest about her past, she found herself in and out of rehabs and jail, never staying sober for more than 6 months at a time.

Her recovery came when she was sentenced with 2 years of house arrest, daily 12 step support meetings and then 3 years of probation.  During those 5 years she learned to forgive those who had hurt her and learned how to practice asking forgiveness of those who she had hurt during her active addiction.

Debbie learned how to do all this through a 12 step program and is now able to be at peace with her past, remain sober and share her wisdom, strength and hope with others who are still in the grip of their active addiction.  She also is able to recognize that her final judicial accountability was what saved her from a continuous life of addiction, pain, legal troubles and quite likely death from overdose.

Debbie took steps to learn about the field of addiction and recovery and gained national certification in several areas of addiction as well as having her Masters Addiction Coaching Certification.  She uses her knowledge and experience in her Transitional Houses to help her clients learn how to become whole, productive members of society while remaining healthy.

While her journey to sobriety and self-discovery has not been easy, she has learned how to have a life full of dignity, honor and support for fellow addicts who are struggling in the grip of this terrible disease. Debbie uses her experience, strength, hope and knowledge to help others fight and beat their own disease and become healthy productive members of society.

Certifications

  • IMAC: International Master Addictions Coach
  • NCIP: Nationally Certified Intervention Professional
  • NCAMP: Nationally Certified Anger Management Professional
  • NCFRC: Nationally Certified Family Recovery Coach
  • NCCM: Nationally Certified Case Manager
  • NCLC: Nationally Certified Life Coach
  • NCRCI: Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (Level 1)
  • NCRCII: Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (Level 2)

3-7 Day Mobile Substance Use Disorder Treatrment

A Unique 3-7 Day Substance Use Rehab Concierge Private  Substance Use Treatment

100% Customized & Confidential Mobile Highly Credentialed Worldwide


 

Concierge, private and express executive substance use disorder rehab and addiction treatment services worldwide.Imagine taking one of the nation’s few truly acclaimed addiction treatment centers, and literally condensing their 28-day residential and drug rehab program into an express, private and on-demand 3 to 7-day wrap-around treatment experience. Whether a globally traveled executive, someone in the limelight requiring added discretion and oversight, or maybe even the college kid on the brink of all-out addiction but without any time or freedom to spare, this is a truly encapsulating and highly effective addiction treatment approach!

The people who would most benefit by this level of customized care are beyond the scope of working with a recovery coach or sober companion. These individuals require constant oversight by a diverse array of highly qualified clinical and support staff. From detox physicians to private therapists, nurses, techs and ancillary providers, the sum total of this 3 to 7 day express, concierge rehab is far more than what most would expect…


We offer this 3 – 7 day express, mobile & concierge treatment service to those struggling with drug & alcohol addictions, process addictions and dual-diagnosis disorders. We also offer an extended version of this program for those in need of medical detoxification due to drug or alcohol withdrawal. These programs are available worldwide, however, there are some variations in services depending on the region you are in.

Our 3 to 7-day express, mobile and private-concierge substance use rehab services are most often sought out for scenarios resembling some of the following:

  • Professional AthletesOften times on the verge of losing their contract and career, but so deeply ingrained within the addiction process that it merits much more than just a professional recovery coach or sober companion.
  • Entertainers & ActingWhether it’s a situation on-set with the lead supporting actor who’s out of control with drug use, or a group on tour who’s lead guitarist’s heroin habit is no longer manageable, this service will be 100% tailored to the needs of the client as well as the supporting crews.
  • Executives, Politicians, etcSometimes this can mean providing full-scope private rehab (and medical detox) at 36,000 feet over the Pacific, or in a Manhattan hotel or even in our nation’s capitol .
  • Matters requiring speed, efficacy and discretionWe have provided our 3 to 7 day concierge and mobile rehab (and medical detox) services to anyone from the alcoholic housewife with nothing to do, to the preppy college kid with the secret cocaine habit, to even US and foreign dignitaries desperately weaving between the career, the media and the bar or drug dealer.

 

There is no question that this is a program perfectly designed and setup for those in the public eye, such as actors, actresses, musicians and professional athletes, however, this program can work phenomenally in nearly any scenario we have ever faced! Private, concierge addiction treatment for substance use disorders and more. We get to the root cause of the issues and solve the problems.

While we tailor the entire treatment concept to the specific client, we specialize in both medical as well as holistic modalities, such as: yoga & fitness, nutraceuticals, nutrition & diet, meditation, wellness and stress reduction. This is all in addition to both our standard as well as our expanded concierge, mobile and express drug rehab programs.

 

Learn more about Cali Estes, MCAP, ICADC, MAC, CYT, CPT or The Addictions Coach 3 to 7 Day Mobile, Concierge Drug & Alcohol Rehab in this video…or call us 24/7 at (800) 706-0318.

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Sober and Recovery Coaching for Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

A Unique 3-7 Day Substance Use Disorder Rehab - 100% ConfidentialWe are 100% CONFIDENTIAL. We specialize in the career minded individual that does not have 28 days to sit in a treatment facility, nor want to divulge private information in group settings to strangers. Do you really want others to know your personal business? We think not. That is why we are discrete and confidential.

 

Testimonials

Testimonials — Cali Estes 

Changing people’s lives is what it is all about! Read below to see how Cali Estes has helped her clients and professionals learning to expand their practice:

“Cali Estes Has Changed My Life And I Would Like To Share A Little Bit About My Experience With Her And The Addictions Academy. The Knowledge That They Provide Is Invaluable As Well As Their Marketing And Networking Skills And The Resources They Provide You With. Cali Has A Unique Perspective That Really Grabs You And Makes You Listen. She Can Break Through The Toughest Of People Due To Her Experience And Confidence. Hopefully That Confidence Will Rub Off On You And Help Build And Strengthen Your Motivation Like It Has For Me. If You Want To Be The Best You Must Learn From The Best And That Is What Cali Estes And The Addictions Academy Are, The Best. I Hope That One Day You Will Be Able To Meet Her And Truly Understand How I Feel.” Maggie Goldberg

“This woman has helped me through my active addiction days and has helped guide my family and myself into a positive and healthy direction. I met Cali 5 years ago when I first asked for help. I was broken down and beat up. Alcohol and drugs continued to knock me down again and again. Cali was always there to pick me up. But this isn’t about me. This is about a woman who has dedicated her life to help people like myself. You are an inspiration to me and I am forever grateful for you!” John Casteneda

I am happy to say that God has continually brought this lady into my personal life scope via one click at a time. I have checked her website over and over again about certification as a Recovery Coach.
Well my friends, when I heard a podcast with her this morning where she talked about us all working together in recovery, like dolphins, not tuna or sharks, it resonated…loudly. I’m in.
IMAC and Sober Companion coming, ATL style. Thanks Cali Estes! I’m very excited to begin to serve others along with you. With this certification and my JMT certification I will be in a unique perspective to help others see their authentic purpose in life and learn to thrive with personal growth and leadership.

Stacy Guy Preece

“I have been doing this work for 20 years just to help. After speaking with cali she put me in touch with Stephen who is going to work out a scholarship with me. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. I have worked from the Park bench to the Penthouse and can’t wait to do it again!! Nice Job Cali Estes.”
Michael

Hey Cali. It’s Brad P. You helped me through a rough time in my life while I lived on Brickell. Was thinking about you and your husband when I bought my iron maiden ticket. Lol. I hope all is well with you guys. Thanks again for your guidance. I’m doing very well. Happy. Stable. Sober. Thanks to you.

“Cali, I cannot express to you enough how you have had a TREMENDOUS IMPACT on all of these changes.  I truly don’t know what we would do without you.  And knowing that
I\we can contact   you still at anytime when he\I may need guidance and coaching…  I talk about you all the time in my meetings…the next time I see you in person, plan to give you the longest HUG in history. ”

Karen Cav.

“Cali I know i only saw you a couple of times but I wanted to tell you what has happened with my wife and her vodka habit. I know you said that you never had anyone tell you that they refused to speak to you, but after you spoke to my wife, she dumped the vodka out and quit. It is a small miracle and it lasted  a few months and i waited to call you to make sure it was for real. Thank you very much,” Ron Collette.

“I hired Cali Estes after 3 failed rehab attempts. My manager told me that he was going to cut me from the team if I didn’t get help for my drinking and driving issues. My wife told me I was an embarrassment, but I couldn’t quit.  I was losing everything and I was spiraling down fast. Cali came and helped me get my life on track, she met my coach and put a plan into place for me that worked. I am sober and doing well a year later. “   ~ NBA Player (annoymous)

“As a Doctor I can’t go rehab, I would lose my license. I got Cali’s name and number from a friend that works on Wall Street and he used her for the 7 day program. He stopped using cocaine and  was doing well and I figured it was time for me to quit too. Cali came and showed me her 7 day program that he used. It was great. I felt amazing by the third day and by day 5 I was ready to tackle the world.  I can’t thank her enough. “  ~ Cardiac Surgeon (annoymous)

“I work in a high profile, high stress environment on Wall Street. I don’t have time to deal with rehab and I am not into the whole meeting thing. I called Cali and she came for 7 days and got my life on track. Her Sober Coach stayed for an additional 3 weeks and I felt great. I kept him on for 6 months to ensure that I was good to go with my cocaine habit and stripper habit. ” ~John F., Wall Street Executive

“We hired Cali to go on tour with us and help us stay off heroin, which is tough since we have been using for over 20 years. It is really bad when the whole band is addicted. I didn’t think she could make it happen, but she did. She got us clean. I never performed on stage – in my 20 year career sober. She was there with me the first time I did and she coached me through it. I was F**King terrified.  She got us all through it and stayed with us for 30 days. It was incredible. I feel amazing and I am sober almost 1 year now thanks to her.   ~ Guitar Player for a successful touring Rock Band”

Danielle Boland, student at The Addictions Academy is enrolled in The Master Addictions Coach program and she explains how taking the classes at The Addictions Academy has assisted her in creating her own company and growing her practice to assist her clients in a better manner. Call today at 1.800.706.0318 to enroll at The Addictions Academy.
Danielle Boland

Ron Cope offers his testimonial. “I wanted to become a Recovery Coach and I researched Recovery Coach and one thing came up, The Addictions Academy. I called Cali Estes and gave her my vision and she said she could help me become a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach. I took the Intervention class and she was very informative. She had patience with me and told me things to where I can understand them. We did role play. I did Recovery Coaching I and II and Intervention. Today I own my own business. It is called Follow Through Recovery Coaching. Cali and the Addictions Academy has given me the tools that I need so I can live out my dreams in helping out the addict or alcoholic that still suffers. If you are interested give Cali a call.”
Ron Cope

Rob Marchesani is a psychotherapist in Manhattan. He offers a testimonial about the Intervention and Recovery Coaching classes he took with Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy. He was amazed at the ease of taking a Virtual Live Class on-line. Rob mentions that he was impressed with the knowledge provided and means of delivery. He recommends all LMHC therapists take Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy classes in addiction to expand their knowledge and offer more services to their clients.
Rob Marchesani, Owner

Kevin Schaefer of Wisconsin offers Cali Estes a word of praise after taking her classes and expanding his client base. Kevin was featured in Waukesha Freeman.
Kevin Schaefer

Testimonial from Ron Siegel

Ron Dock

As the New York Yankees Intervention Coach, attending “The Addictions Academy provided me the opportunity to become a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach. I took the Intervention classes which were very informative. The classes were taught in a manner where I can understand them and were very worthwhile. We did role play. I did Recovery Coaching I and II and Intervention. Taking these classes with Cali and the Addictions Academy has given me the tools that I need to better assist the needs of the New York Yankees’ players, coaches and staff.
Ron Dock, New York Yankees Intervention

Testimonial by Rev Kevin Coughlin
Rev Kevin Coughlin

This manual is an excellent resource for the Christian Recovery Coach, and presents a biblical view in a precise manner that gives the reader a firm basis to begin recovery coaching with confidence. It hits all the main points without burdening the reader with irrelevant material. I highly recommend this manual as a resource for anyone entering this field recovery coaching.
Rev. Paul Costa  Ph. D. & Former College & Professional Football Star with the Buffalo Bills

Testimonial from Jonathan Schmidt
Jonathan Schmidt

On behalf of myself, and all the attendees from Lakeview Health, we would like to express our gratitude for the training you conducted with us last week. The training was comprehensive, and easy to follow for some employees not as versed in the field of interventions. Following the training, everyone felt confident and comfortable with conducting an intervention. Cali did an excellent job of walking us through the steps, one by one. We now know the importance of the RAAD model and each of it’s components. The phone call and pre-work are just as important as the intervention itself. I would highly recommend Cali and The Addictions Academy to anyone looking to join or excel in the field of Addictions.

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Derek Gwaltney, VP of Client Services

“I have now completed three courses with The Addictions Academy: Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach, Life Coach, and Prevention Professional.  My instructor for all three courses was the Program Director, Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin.  He made lecturing and teaching the courses seem so effortless.  His humor, timing and teaching made it so easy for all of his students to understand and retain the material in each course.  I could see and hear that he is a great coach and professional through the experiences that he shared and the techniques of his lectures.  Most importantly he makes the classes fun and exciting with interaction and role play.  I can’t wait to utilize all the skills and tools that I have already learned, and look forward to learning more.  I thank The Addictions Academy, keep up the sensational work!  I can’t wait until the next course!”

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Jared Wade Collins NCGAC, NCLC, NCAPP, CMT

I want to thank you again for leading the Intervention training on July 18th. I found that the wealth of personal experience and specific tips that you provided throughout the training were especially helpful. The class was lead in an honest way that showed your commitment to preparing excellent Interventionists. I am very excited about completing the Recovery Coaching trainings in the near future. As I mentioned in the training, I would be very interested in any opportunity to shadow or observe an intervention by you or a member of your team. Further, please consider me for any role in which you feel I might be able to add value to your team in Southern California. I am extremely impressed with your work, your approach, and you as a person, and I would be extremely fortunate for any opportunity to continue to grow and learn from you. Drug Rehab Kat Kus

Your course was very informative. I definitely learned new things, and was refreshed on some things I already knew. Very glad I was able to make it today. Thank you for answering all of my questions!! I am trying to learn as much as I can so that I can be a success in the industry. Kassi Nye, RRW, CIIM
The Ohana Place, LLC  www.theohanaplace.com  888-897-4172 Kassi Nye

Thank you for the Class! You were a great instructor and gave great examples and made the material very easy to learn. I will be coming to you in the near future to further my knowledge and earning more Certifications as time passes. Christopher Steven Lengyel – Long Beach CA

Cali Estes Testimonial for The Addictions Academy “Thanks so much for the valuable information…it was so helpful to me and I look forward to doing this with you again in the future. Linda Buscarello Cornerstone Recovery Center www.cornerstonerecoverycenter.com Linda Buscarello

Thank you so very much for a great course and for your lively teaching style! I will recommend you and your course to others. Looking forward to taking the 40 hr course in the fall. Again, my thanks! Diane J. L. Reese, Therapist Florida Diane J. L. Reese

“As a professional in the addiction field, I am always looking for ways to enhance my skill set and knowledge. I came across The Addictions Academy on LinkedIn and was impressed with the variety of national certifications they offered that could not only enhance my skill set as a substance abuse counselor, but offer a new revenue stream for me as well. I decided to contact them and I am grateful I did!! I took a weekend certification course in Recovery Coaching and Interventions with Cali Estes and she was AMAZING. Not only did I come out learning new skills and gaining some insight, I increased my revenue!! Thanks Addictions Academy.”
Melisa Tablada CDS, CATC II, NCRC-I, NCIP

“Excellent class with Cali Estes. I learned a lot about Intervention and Recovery Coaching that I had not learned in other programs and other courses. This was one of the most exciting classes live and I recommend Cali Estes as an Instructor.”

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Matt Stephens

I just finished the NCRC-1 class with Cali Estes, I was looking for some clear direction and understanding of Recovery Coaching and found it! this Class and National Certification will be a huge help in my position At The Refuge-A Healing place, an Addiction and Trauma Treatment Center where I am the Alumni/Aftercare Coordinator, Cali’s direct approach and wealth of knowledge made the class MORE than worth my time and investment in my career. Next for me is NCRC-2! Thank You Cali! William Kinloch, NCRC-1 www.therefuge-ahealingplace.com/about/campus
William Kinloch, NCRC-1

“The whole thing of Fame and money for someone who is really young can be deadly. Having services to help these stars focus up and hold themselves accountable is awesome. What goes on behind the scenes are the things we don’t see, and for some of the major issues addressed can cost them their careers. I feel The Addictions Coach is well needed and happy it’s there to keep the NFL healthy.” Jimmy Espinoza
Jimmy Espinoza

The question is always the same, how can I, as their criminal DEFENSE attorney, favorably resolve their criminal case, while simultaneously helping them face their abuse issues. I need the assistance of someone who can help me address THEIR SUBSTANCE ABUSE issues. The solution is often A RECOVERY COACH, and no one has ever been of greater support, assistance or had more RECOVERY COACHING knowledge than Cali. She knows the system, she knows the issues and she knows the solutions. I say thank you, but more importantly my clients always say “thank you Cali”. Lawrence Wolf A CRIMINAL LAW CORPORATION 310 277 1707 www.YouAreInnocent.com
Lawrence Wolf

“Thank you again for today, we thought the training was awesome” Lori J. McCarthy National Director of Clinical Outreach Gosnold on Cape Cod 200 Ter Heun Drive Falmouth, MA 02570 617-893-0816 Ljmccarthy@gosnold.org
Lori J. McCarthy

Cali clearly has a passion for recovery and wishes to spread that message to her students. Her trainings are excellent, well thought out and comprehensive – covering many aspects of recovery coaching and interventions. I recommend her trainings to colleagues and professionals alike. It’s a bonus that I was personally referred and i’ve, then, personally referred people there too! Adam Galambos New Life Recovery Consulting, LLC of Massachusetts www.newliferecoveryconsulting.com (617) 721-9355
Adam Galambos

“Cali Got great feedback about today’s training. Much appreciated. Ever get up this way? Would love to have you here for a speaking gig!” www.gosnold.org/leaders-addiction-and-mental-healthcare-treatment-for-patients-and-families/
Ray Tamasi CEO Gosnold on Cap Cod

“Cali Estes’ training was worth every penny! I can’t say enough great things about her certification programs. She provides you everything you need to get started coaching immediately. After Cali shared some of her most challenging coaching experiences, we got to role playing real life situations so that we left feeling prepared for anything. Cali’s years of experience and education is unmatched, and I feel so grateful to have been certified by THE BEST! Thank you, Cali!” www.recoveryaddictionservices.com
Kairs Joy, Owner, Kansas

“I was quite surprised to see Cali Estes in the list (of most controversial business). She does her work in a way that is successful and gets addicts turned around and off drugs. If that means the client is to stand on there head and whistle dixie than so be it—so long as it works!” Mary Tevlin Volunteer at Bridgeway Behavioral Health Womens Crisis Center
Mary Tevlin

Cali Estes is was informative, skilled and direct. Which is just what we needed as students and what families need in crisis. Her knowledge and experience in the Behavioral Health and Addictions field personally and professional will help many individuals grow their own private practice, continue their education and will continue to strengthen the recovery community. Danuelle Shiflet – Solutions Recovery, Las Vegas
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Danuelle Shiflet, Las Vegas Nevada

“Thanks for a wonderful class. I have been doing sober companion work and case management for 5 years and it is comforting to know that i am following the best practices that are available. I have been doing sober transport for a lot of interventionists across the country. I also have many treatment center that refer me when they have clients that are not sure how to get their loved ones to treatment. —
David Forestier Managing Partner Cerberus Life Management –
Ph. 866-431-2256 – Cell. 941-809-1943 – Fax. 941-914-9333 daveforestier@gmail.com david@cerberus-life.com www.cerberus-life.com David Forestier, CEO, Naples, Florida

“The Recovery Coach training presented by Cali Estes which I recently participated in was stimulating, educational and very instructive. I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone that if they have an interest in the field of Recovery Coaching that they sign up for and take the training given by Cali. She is a superb instructor and was very concerned that everyone in the class came away with an in depth knowledge of the subject matter.” Dale P. Redlich Founder Challenges Treatment Center 5100 Coconut Creek Parkway Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33063 Ph. 888-755-3334
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Dale P. Redlich, CEO, Ft. Lauderdale Florida

The Anger Management Training was fantastic! The staff from New Beginning learned skills and tools that will be very useful. The NCAMP I certification will allow us to offer a new service to our clients and the community. Thank you. Reverend Kevin www.newbeginningmin.org Reverend Kevin, CEO, Pennsylvania

Clients with drug and alcohol addictions are often arrested for crimes associated with their substance abuse. As a Criminal Attorney for over 39 years, specializing in Drunk Driving and drug related offenses, I demand excellence in and out of the courtroom. Interventions and treatment are often components to that successful result. Cali has never failed to provide that excellence. An emergency call to Cali for an immediate intervention always provides me with the ammunition I need in the courtroom to successfully resolve a case in my clients favor. I thank you and my clients thank you. Criminal Law Offices of Lawrence Wolf – 11845 W. Olympic Boulevard, Set 520 – Los Angeles, CA 90064 – (310) 277.1707 – Fax (310) 277.1500 – www.youareinnocent.com Lawrence Wolf, J.D. California

The staff from New Beginning Ministry and I attended Addiction Academy’s training. Our trainer was Cali Estes. We were all so impressed! Cali is a wonderful teacher who is very approachable and down to earth. Her knowledge in life coaching, recovery coaching, and many others skills was tremendous. f you are considering getting certified in professional coaching, The Addiction Academy is the place to go! We are all excited about the doors these certifications will open. Thank you Cali, this was a life changing experience! Reverend Kevin T. Coughlin DIRECTOR NEW BEGINNING MINISTRY ktc1961@ptd.net Office (570)-729-8709 Cell (570)-493-1387 Reverend Kevin T. Coughlin, CEO, Pennsylvania.

“Learn from the Best”, Kevin Sansbury, CEO at All Points Recovery Network Kevin Sansbury

They say, “stick with the winners!” I have been blessed to be a multi time National and World Champion in power lifting. I have also been in the addiction recovery field for the past seventeen years. My staff and I have been trained by the best! Cali Este from The Addiction Academy is a master in her profession. Cali was professional, knowledgeable, approachable, and down to earth. I believe if you want to be the best, you have to be trained by the best. Anyone considering professional coaching or intervention as a career would be remiss to go anywhere else. Cali, my staff and I can’t thank you enough for your commitment to excellence.Reverend Kevin T. Coughlin DIRECTOR NEW BEGINNING MINISTRY ktc1961@ptd.net Office (570)-729-8709 Cell (570)-493-1387 Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin D.D. NCRC I

“I have completed several other training programs for addiction intervention before the Nationally Certified Interventionist Training (NCIP-1) and your program is the best by far. Not only was it cost effective, but the practical experience and interactive web approach should set the standard for the training. The two day intensive was so thorough, I plan to insist that any interventionist I work with complete this program before we work together. Thoughtful and effective! This was the best intervention training of all the programs that I have attended.” Stephen B. Timmer, JD, CAS, BRI-1, NCIP-1 Absolute Adventure Addiction Interventions Tel 312-771-3664 / Toll-Free 855-598-1913 www.absoluteadventureradicalrecovery.blogspot.com
www.interventionsuccess.org Stephen B. Timmer, JD, CAS, BRI-1, NCIP-1

“As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has added life coaching to my private practice , Cali’s Recovery Coaching course provided additional tools I can use with my clients in recovery.” Sherry Gaba, LCSW, author of The Law of Sobriety.” Sherry Gaba, LCSW, Los Angeles California

“The staff and I thought the training was very well done. The book you sent us has a lot of good information that can be used in the future. It was great to cover so many types of interventions, before the training I was only experienced in the Johnston model. Being able to watch the role play was also a great way to see these in action. Danny McQuinn, Owner of Clean Start Interventions. My phone numbers are 765-301-1555 and 765-301-1554. Our address is, Kokomo, 4408 Rosewood, IN 46901″
“I thought the certification was comprehensive and dynamic.” Danny Mcquinn, Owner, Indiana

“Cali is a great facilitator as well as a coach who knows what she’s dealing with. People who take her certification will be more equipped to handle the many complications that come with addictions and how we can better handle those who suffer them. From the practical issues involved in handling fees and time management to the clinical mental health issues, she covers all bases to help us work better to create a winning recovery team.” Rob Marchesani, MSSc, LP New York City

“I just wanted to say thank you for the training that you offered on interventions. The written material is informative, and well organized. The live webcam offered an interactive experience that was easy to follow. As a teacher, I found you to be extremely well informed, patient and able to answer all questions professionally and effectively as they arose. Thank you for a great training experience!” Debbie Maidman, BA, CASAC, NCIP Lifescape Solutions Outreach Coordinator C-561.301.2826; 845.304.1586 Fax: 561.265.5673 www.lifescapesolutions.com Debbie Maidman

“Cali’s clinical knowledge and successful experiences with interventions makes this course a must! Even if you had prior experiences with interventions, Cali’s intervention course builds confidence and a better foundation for successful interventions.” Kevin Schaefer, Owner, Milwaukee WI

“Although I have been a Life Coach for many years, the Recovery Coach Training that I took with you has opened up new avenues of approach in helping the addicted client. You covered every aspect of Recovery Coaching from intake, treatment, and daily contact to life skills and behavioral modification. I am grateful for the knowledge you bestowed upon us and the opportunity to learn”. Laura Kelley A One Coaching Delray Beach, Florida 561-577-3083 www.aonecoaching.com Laura Kelley, Owner, Delray Beach, FL.

“After working for several years in Stockholm, Sweden with clients suffering from addiction, dual diagnosis and mental illness, I consider myself very fortunate to have discovered your course(s) while searching for work/clients after relocating to Los Angeles last year. Your training is top notch with practical step by step instruction and course materials on how to set up a coaching practice and insightful sample case study group exercises. I was amazed at the amount of valuable information, helpful strategies and tips that were presented in the relatively short course duration. I warmly recommend your training to anyone working in this field. Thank you!” 818.877.9892 www.jmmaddictionrecovery.com James M. Michie, Owner, Los Angeles, CA

Cali’s Recovery Coach and Intervention trainings were extremely valuable. In two weekends I learned an enormous amount of information both from Cali and from the participants. Cali is charismatic, dynamic, extremely knowledgeable and experienced and she is smart as a whip!! I left the course wanting more which is the best sign of a great training”. www.faulknertherapy.netEllen Faulkner, Owner, Philadelphia PA

“My name is Debbie Perkins and I took Cali’s Interventionist certification class. I was in addiction all my life and I have been sober for several years. I wanted to start helping people who were in addictive addiction decide to go into treatment. There are several models that a person that is going to do an Intervention can use that I had no clue about. She taught me what I needed to know to be successful in doing an Intervention. I recommend taking her class to anyone who has decided to become an Interventionist! Debbie Perkins www.realintervention.com ” Deb Perkins, Owner, Delray Beach, FL

“ I really enjoyed the training and thought it was very informative. I read through the manual prior to the class and I am happy we didn’t read it work for word. My co workers here were very impressed with my certification and wanted to learn more but I am not sure if they are in the market for something like that at this time. My place of work is called The Granite House in Derry NH” David Megenis, Derry, NH

I took both the Recovery Coach and the Intervention training with Cali and I am extremely pleased that I did. I was skeptical at first of attending a Webinar but it was a great class and I felt like I was in a classroom enviroment. Cali is an outstanding instructor and very personable, no question went unanswered. Cali uses her personal experiences to prepare students for real life situations. I would strongly suggest these courses for anyone who is in the field or wanting to get in the field or recovery coaching and interventions. Joseph R. Novak CEO, New Life Recovery Services http://www.newliferecoveryservices.com,
http://www.facebook.com/newliferecoveryservices Phone:  850-585-9992 Joseph R. Novak, Owner, Florida

“I really enjoyed your class. It was very informative and you are a great teacher” Marilyn Kelly,
New Directions Behavioral Health, LLC https://www.ndbh.com/ Marilyn Kelly

“I enjoyed the Training my goal is just to gain more knowledge. And have resources in the states that I can feed leads to from my place here in Mexico! Just to make sure I’m referring people to the right sources so we can maximize the success of what we’re doing here! Value Added that’s our goal! Thanks So Much, very impressed with your knowledge You Got This” Roy Moffit owner http://www.moffittwellnessretreat.com/index.php/en/ Roy Moffit, Owner Mexico

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