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The Addictions Coach: Is Enzyme to Blame for Alcoholism?

The Addictions Coach: Is Enzyme to Blame for Alcoholism? 

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Enzyme malfunction may be why binge drinking can lead to alcoholism, study finds.

Science Daily

Stanford University Medical Center

A malfunctioning enzyme may be a reason that binge drinking increases the odds of alcoholism, according to a study by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The scientists identified a previously unsuspected job performed by the enzyme, ALDH1a1, in mice. The discovery could help guide the development of medications that extinguish the urge to consume alcohol, said Jun Ding, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery.

Ding is the senior author of the study, which will be published Oct. 2 in Science. The study’s lead author is postdoctoral scholar Jae-Ick Kim, PhD.

Alcoholism is an immense national and international health problem. More than 200 million people globally, including 18 million Americans, suffer from it. Binge drinking substantially increases the likelihood of developing alcoholism. As many as one in four American adults report having engaged in binge drinking in the past month.

Existing medications for treating alcoholism have had mixed results. Disulfiram (Antabuse) and similar substances, for example, work by inducing unpleasant side effects — including shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting and throbbing headaches — if the person taking it consumes alcohol. “But these drugs don’t reduce the craving — you still feel a strong urge to drink,” Ding said.

In the new study, Ding and his associates showed that blocking ALDH1a1 activity caused mice’s consumption of and preference for alcohol to rise to levels equivalent to those observed in mice that had experienced several rounds of the equivalent of binge drinking. Restoring ALDH1a1 levels reversed this effect.

 

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Seattle Sober Coach: All Eyes On Colorado and Washington after 1 Year Study From Legalizing Marijuana

 Seattle Sober Coach: All Eyes On Colorado and Washington after 1 Year Study From Legalizing Marijuana

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After a one year study, the state of Colorado has released some very surprising results pertaining to the effect the legalization of marijuana has had on the state and its economy. These results have blown the naysayer’s propaganda out of the water. First of all, overdoses and drug related offenses from other illegal drugs such as Heroin, Cocaine and Pain Medication has taken a dramatic dip.

One big concern from people opposed to legalizing marijuana was the fear of traffic fatalities due to impaired driving. This couldn’t be further from the truth, as statewide traffic fatalities have steadily declined overt he past 2 years.

Now concerning violent crime, the city of Denver saw a noticeable decline in 2014 and similar decline in 2013. The state has generated a tax revenue of 48 million with the fastest growing economy in the nation. Upwards of $8 million has been allocated to fund youth education and drug prevention efforts.  And the state is enjoying economic growth and the lowest unemployment rate in years which dispels the notion that people would become lazy.

Now on to the state of Washington, where we find similar positive results. First, Washington has collected nearly $83 million in marijuana tax revenues. These revenues are funding substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, youth and adult drug education, community health care services, and academic research and evaluation on the effects of marijuana legalization in the state. Filings for low-level marijuana offenses are down 98% for adults 21 and older. All categories of marijuana law violations are down 63% and marijuana-related convictions are down 81%. The state is now saving millions of dollars in law enforcement resources that were previously used to enforce marijuana laws.

Violent crime has decreased in Washington and other crime rates have remained stable since the passage of I-502. The number of traffic fatalities remained stable in the first year that adult possession was legalized and usage among the youth of Washington has not increased. In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first two U.S. states – and the first two jurisdictions in the world – to approve ending marijuana prohibition and legally regulating marijuana production, distribution and sales. In the 2014 election, Alaska and Oregon followed suit, while Washington D.C. passed a more limited measure that legalized possession and home cultivation of marijuana. You can bet that similar results will come from these new states individual studies. For more information on new treatment studies and practices that use marijuana to fight opiate addiction as well as other drugs, contact us here at www.theaddictionscoach.com

The Addictions Coach: Which Detox is Worse? Oxy, Heroin, or Methadone

The Addictions Coach: Which Detox is Worse?  Oxy, Heroin, or Methadone.

Client, ‘John Doe’, is interviewed by Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach.   He shares his experiences with detoxing off of these three drugs, and the one he picks as the worst to detox may surprise you.  We can help you recover from your addiction, or work with you to stay clean and sober if you are in recovery.  Visit us at www.theaddictionscoach.com  or call 1.800.706.0318

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This is a first hand, personal account of an opiate user’s detox from Oxy, then Heroin and then Methadone. The most trying detox of the three may surprise you.

In 2009 John moved to Miami having never touched an opiate in his life, but after living in the pain pill capitol of Florida for over a year his curiosity got the best of him. A coworker turned him on to 15mg Roxy which rapidly turned into a habit. For the first 90 days John didn’t seem to detox when he didn’t have the pills, just a little tired. That’s when the whole game changed. Getting bored with the 15mg Roxies, John raised the bar to 30mg Roxy and within weeks increased to two 30mgs at a time.

Around mid 2010, Miami and all of South Florida really cracked down on local pill mills which led to John’s detox from Roxy. The scientific side of this is Roxy has a shorter half-life than other opiates so it leaves the body quicker so you get sick faster and it is very intense, but it is also over much quicker. With the Roxy, just getting through the first 72 hours is the key. Being a touring musician John left Miami for 5 weeks and seemed to have dodged a major bullet. So you would think.

Within 2 weeks of returning from the road, John started looking for pills again with no luck. That’s when his old dealer turned him on to Heroin which was cheaper and much more available. In John’s mind he had struck gold, a $100 a day roxy habit was now a $40 a day heroin habit. But true to form, that $40 a day heroin habit quickly turned into a $80 a day habit and then right back to $100 a day.

This usage lasted 2 years until personal and financial issues put the brakes on his party. This is where our first detox comparison comes in. John had quit Roxy cold turkey and suffered for 48 hours so he went into this situation with the same mindset. Huge mistake! At about the 24 hour mark from his last heroin dose the detox grabbed him physically and began 7 days of living  Hell. The first 48 hours of this new heroin detox immobilized John. He couldn’t get out of bed while violently throwing up and couldn’t even keep liquid down which contributed to major dehydration. Days 3 and 4 weren’t any better. Still not being able to eat, John had no energy at all. It took every ounce of will just to walk to the kitchen and bathroom. Thinking he was going to die, John suffered through the insomnia and night sweats until Day 6. Keep in mind, this detox has been much longer than the Roxy detox. Day 6 detoxing from Heroin seemed to give John some hope. Still fatigued with zero energy, John’s other physical symptoms had gone. Now it was just dealing with being tired. By Day 9 he was fine. But how soon we forget the bad part of addiction.

After 90 days of no Heroin or opiates, John found himself craving a few bags of Heroin and temptation gave in and within days he was in full blown usage again. Over the past year he knew he had to stop. He tried a few times but all the memories of the prior detox reminded him that help was needed. He could not go through that 7 day period again. After researching his options John decided to give Methadone a try and at first it worked like magic. 24 hours after his last Heroin dose John took his first dose of Methadone. Expecting the worst, John entered Day 1 with tons of anxiety but no sickness occurred. He continued the Methadone daily and there was never any sickness. Just a little lethargy, but no sickness. After 2 weeks on Methadone John felt safe to taper down and stop.

This is where our final detox comparison comes in. Keep in mind that John only used Methadone for 2 weeks. Methadone has a much longer half-life and can last upwards of 36 hours before it even begins to leave the body. This can give a false sense of security when stopping. You will detox from Methadone and it could take 3 days before you began to feel sick. This is exactly what happened to John. Day 1 and 2 after stopping Methadone showed no signs of detox. But Day 3 was a different story. Complete fatigue set in and John began to fear the worst. Day 4 and 5 was another 48 hour window of complete fatigue. By Day 6 the stomach issues were back in full force along with the night sweats. Day 7 welcomed back the insomnia and for the next week John suffered through no energy, night sweats and insomnia for a total of a 2 week detox off Methadone. Twice the time of detox off Heroin and 3 times the detox off Roxy.

Methadone is a publicly supported maintenance program to detox from other opiates. This account is from an actual opiate user and the above story is his account of each detox. There are alternative methods surfacing to detox from opiates and you can find more information about these methods at www.theaddictionscoach.com

Another Overdose in Florida. Was the rehab at fault or the individual? What are your thoughts?

Another Overdose in Florida.  Was the rehab at fault or the individual? What are your Thoughts?
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Pee Scams, Kickbacks, And Overdoses Plague South Florida Rehabs

Cat Ferguson

Nicole Cronin was one of the hundreds of people who overdose in Palm Beach County every year. She came to South Florida for help, but instead found a rehab system with weak scientific backing that’s riddled with fraud.

When Nicole Cronin’s parents sent their daughter from suburban New Jersey off to a Florida rehab to treat her opiate addiction, they hoped it would help free her from the relapses they’d watched her cycle through at home.

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food addictionsIn Food Addiction Coaching  we will explain the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships with food, how to spot a hidden eating disorder, what the difference between dieting and lifestyle choices are and how to deal with all of them as they present in your client. We address food addictions as both part of the addictive cycle and also independent of other addictions.

For most addicts, an addiction is addiction and food is no different. They complete substance abuse treatment and then begin abusing food and foodstuffs. They may over eat, binge eat, indulge in sugar and caffeine and gain weight. At the Addictions Academy we teach you how to handle the food addiction side when the monster of drugs and alcohol is tamed. We also teach to how to handle a food addiction that is independent of other addictions.

The Addictions Coach: Recovery Services for the Elite in Society

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Recovery Services for the Elite in Society

The Addictions Academy and Addictions Coach of Miami, Florida know how important your reputation and your company’s brand are.  They also know how important it is for you to be at the helm, making sure things are running smoothly; business as usual.  When an Alpha like you has trouble with an addiction, there’s only one place that understands and can help!

Why is The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach the best solution?

1. We will protect your anonymity and confidentiality
2. We will come to you with the only mobile rehab in the country
3. We deal with celebrities, famous athletes, and Fortune 500 clients and know what is expected
4. Our Professional Recovery Coaches are the best in the world
5. Our coaches are willing to go with you wherever needed, on set, on tour, your call
6. You don’t need to leave the helm of your business for 30 days or more
7. You set the goals and objectives that you want to achieve
8. Our approach is totally client-driven
9. We understand that special clients have special needs
10. We have over 100 years of experience on board with our company

We know that you have deadlines to meet, quotas to fill, Boards who want answers, and clients who want results.  We understand A-list clients because we specialize in working with them.  Our coaches blend right in, when in the board room, on the golf course, in the clubhouse, on stage, or at the office.  They can escort you to major events, stay with you for periods of time, as needed, send our mobile rehab, or schedule sessions as requested.

Our clients have been professional athletes, A-listers, Rockers, and high-profile business CEOs and Owners who cannot afford to leave their teams, shows, bands, or companies for long periods of time.  Our Professional Recovery Coaches and Mobile Rehab were quick to respond and help our new clients to get back on their feet and back to their passions as soon as possible.

Addiction isn’t about using drugs. It’s about what the drug does to your life.”
― Enock Maregesi

Our highly skilled coaches will work with our clients to reach solutions.  The bottom line is, we get results!  We know that you are busy, you are under a great deal of pressure, and time is of the essence. Our coaches will create an action plan with you that works best for you and your schedule.  Like you, we’re not like all the rest; we are simply the best of the best!

If you have an addiction problem, let our recovery coaches help you get back on track.  Call us today at 1 (800) 706-0318 or visit our website at https://theaddictionscoach.com.  We look forward to working with you.

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The Addictions Coach: Transfer Addictions – From Drugs to Doughnuts

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For most addicts, an addiction is addiction and food is no different. They complete substance abuse treatment and then begin abusing food and foodstuffs. They may over eat, binge eat, indulge in sugar and caffeine and gain weight. We teach you how to handle the food addiction side when the monster of drugs and alcohol is tamed.   If you need help dealing with an addiction, The Addictions Coach can help!  We also teach those who want to help others with food addiction!  Visit us at www.theaddictionsacademy.com

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Excerpt from Off the Drugs, onto the Cupcakes

By ABBY ELLIN
The New York Times

“Once off the drugs, the brain craves the uber rewards of the hyperpalatables — Mint Milanos, Oreos, any sugar. An apple’s reward doesn’t cut it,” said Dr. Pamela Peeke, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Maryland and author of “The Hunger Fix.”

“So you end up with the transfer addiction,” she added. “Off the cocaine, onto the cupcakes.”

Research has found that food and drugs have similar influence on the brain’s reward center. A 2013 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that sugar, not fat, stimulates cravings.

And a widely cited study from that year found that Oreo cookies activated the nucleus accumbens, the brain’s pleasure or reward center, as much as cocaine and morphine, at least in laboratory rats.

This has an effect not only on the addict’s neural pathways, but also on the addict’s psyche and self-esteem.

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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 Coach: Police Officers Turning to Drugs and Alcohol to Cope with the Stress of the Job

The Addictions Coach:  Police Officers Turning to Drugs and Alcohol to Cope with the Stress of the Job

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With all the recent national headlines bringing our attention to society beginning to turn on law enforcement officers, we are starting to see a spike in our police now turning to drugs and alcohol to cope with the stress. This is already a high stress job that requires a lot of patience and people skills to function, so this new wave of society turning against police at an all time high seems to be contributing to these same officers consuming substances that are definitely impairing their judgement and landing them in hot water.

Here locally in Miami, a recent example of this happened in Aventura. For years, Opa-locka’s police force has been ridiculed as the place where almost any officer, even one with a criminal past, could get hired. When Maj. Peter Cruz was hired in 2013, he already had a fat internal affairs file, filled with complaints ranging from perjury to conduct unbecoming an officer for allegedly superimposing fellow officers’ faces on pornographic photographs he distributed to the department. Despite his history, Opa-locka Police Chief Jeffrey Key, with whom Cruz worked at the North Miami Police Department, not only hired him, but promoted him. Now, Cruz is behind bars. He was arrested before dawn Monday on charges that he crashed his city-issued pickup truck while driving under the influence in Aventura.

According to the police report, Cruz was so impaired that he kept falling down, stumbling from side to side and losing his balance after crashing his truck into a fence along a busy pedestrian thoroughfare at about 6 a.m. He refused to take a field sobriety test, and when Aventura officers told him he was still going to be criminally charged, he said “I’m f—–,’’ the report said. Cruz, 56, who was off duty, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and damage to property, according to the police report.

The report said Cruz drove through an intersection at Northeast 199th Street and West Country Club Drive, lost control and crashed into a solid wooden fence. His truck plowed across the popular exercise trail behind Aventura Mall near the Turnberry Isle resort and became perched on a bank of trees. Cruz stumbled out of his truck, and told responding officers, in slurred speech, that he was trying to turn left, but wasn’t able to complete the turn. He was alone in the silver Ford pickup and walked away from the accident unscathed. “I could detect a strong odor of alcohol emitting from his breath as he opened his month and spoke, along with bloodshot watery eyes and a flush face,” wrote the arresting officer, adding that Cruz “stumbled when he attempted to walk” and “nearly fell off the fence after losing his balance.” Cruz refused to take a field sobriety test, telling officers: “I ain’t doing those tests man.” During processing at the Aventura police station, Cruz stripped completely naked, and was placed in a holding cell. He urinated on himself in his sleep, the report said.

“As the facts change, then certainly there will be an evaluation of those facts,’’ said Opa-locka Assistant City Manager David Chiverton, who also functions as the city’s public information officer. He added that Cruz’s arrest is the first allegation against him since he was hired in Opa-locka two years ago.
In another local incident, Miami Officer Christopher Vital was arrested after blowing by an accident scene on the McArthur Causeway in his BMW. Once Miami PD caught up to Vital they saw Cocaine and Heroin in plain view. He had a female passenger and was arrested on scene. After being placed in the back of the patrol car Vital kept smashing his head against the glass partition and told officers he was going to shoot himself as soon as he bonded out. What is different about Vital is he was a model officer and was even chosen to do a local News TV special last year about being safe while you Christmas shop.
This behavior has also reared its ugly head in North Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office arrested one of their own Thursday after detectives said a female acquaintance told them that the 11-year veteran patrol officer made some unwanted sexual advances on her and tried to give her prescription pain pills. Officer Scott Bridges was booked into jail on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and one count of battery. Undersheriff Dwain Senterfitt said the woman texted Bridges last Wednesday asking him to bring her a Coke Zero and some pain pills. She said that when Bridges showed up and gave her three pills in a bag, he sat next to her on the couch and made sexual advances.
“He showed up and had a bag with some pills which he gave to her and she didn’t take. She said as they were sitting on the couch together he made sexual advances,” Senterfitt said. “She told him to stop and he kind of forced the issue. Try to pull her pants down, a few things like that, and she said stop, which eventually he did and he left her residence.” She told investigators that after being repeatedly asked to stop as he touched her and tried to take her pants down, he eventually did stop and left. She called police, and the Integrity Unit found probable cause for the arrest. “I don’t care who it is; if they do something wrong, we’re going to investigate it. If we prove they did it, they’re going to be held accountable. That’s why he went to jail today,” Senterfitt said.
Police were still investigating where the hydrocodone and other pills that were in the bag came from. Senterfitt said Bridges is on a voluntary leave of absence without pay, and once the criminal prosecution is completed, he would face an internal review before he could be considered to be reinstated.
These 3 examples here in Florida are not to expose local police as “bad guys” , but to bring awareness that the pressure of society turning on law enforcement is having a negative affect on the officers personally. We, sober coaches, life coaches, drug/alcohol counselors have already begun the process of helping Law Enforcement officers, Military men and women and Fire Fighters by offering segregated housing for detoxing and counseling. We are surrounding them by like-minded servicemen and women who understand the daily struggles that they go through during their job duties. So I urge any and all Police, Firefighters, and Military men and women who are struggling with any addiction to contact us here at www.theaddictionscoach.com. We understand the importance of placing you with those in your profession who are struggling as well.
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NFL Sober Coach: Fantasy Football, An Increasing Addiction

NFL Sober Coach: Fantasy Football, An Increasing Addiction

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The Fantasy Sports Trade Association reported that an estimated 30 million individuals ages 12 and older, have participated in playing fantasy football. Sports fans are increasingly becoming more and more addicted to playing fantasy football.

When considering the definition of addictions, thoughts that commonly run through someone’s mind might refer to drugs and alcohol, and not necessarily fantasy football addiction. But with the addiction to fantasy football on the rise, it has managed to make its mark as an unofficial and unexpected addiction to some. Whether it’s playing fantasy football just to win some money, for the feeling of authority, or just pure entertainment, there’s no question fantasy sports are slowly becoming an addicting sport.

It can be said that men everywhere have created their own self-addiction to fantasy sports. Whether it’s the fall season and football season is about to take off, or it is March and spring training for football is in session, the addiction never stops. It is a year-round leisure pursuit that has captivated the lives of sports fans. The phenomenon is a time consuming and tedious process that requires sports knowledge and sometimes a lucky charm. A typical fantasy football draft can take anywhere from one to five hours to complete. Individuals that are participating in the game, break down player stats, injury reports and opposing predictions when creating rosters. When dealing with addiction, denial is often the primary psychological indicator that someone is involved with a personal struggle—for example, asking someone who religiously takes part in fantasy leagues on a daily basis at the expense of other responsibilities when claiming it’s nothing important to them. A lot more women are starting to take notice when their husbands are starting to stay on the computer all the time. It might not be what you think; he could be part of the growing addiction of Fantasy Football.

A clinical psychologist warns that extreme football fanaticism may actually be an addiction that can damage life’s most significant relationships. Even in parts of the country where football madness is normal, the psychologist states that Fantasy Football fans need to become more alert to the danger of Fantasy Football turning into obsession. Over-indulging in sports viewing can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. The psychologist says it is not only about the number of hours you spend in front of the television or computer, but how that involvement might be taking you away from everyday, real-life commitments. Are you an addict? Answer the below questions to find out if you have a Fantasy Football addiction.
Do you have football on your mind even when you are involved in other activities?

Do you prioritize the game over significant events in your life such as birthdays, anniversaries and key social gatherings?
Do you feel depressed, angry or become violent if your favorite team loses?
If you have answered yes to more than one of these questions it is safe to say that you have an addiction to Fantasy Football. This is considered part of gambling and can be treated through us here at Top Rated Addiction Recovery and Sober Coaching Services or at 1-800-706-0318.

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Case Study

1. Problem: “Jack” was a seasoned Executive in a Tech firm that was set to receive a big promotion. The problem was that Jack was a bit of a drinker. When Jack drank he claimed to black out and not remember much the next day. At the Company Party, Jack drank and not only make inappropriate sexual remarks towards a female coworker, he groped her. The Tech firm called us to discreetly come in and ‘handle the problem’ so as to avoid firing Jack (he was after all a great employee and innovator, he just had ‘this one vice’” alcohol.

Average company solution: Call the EAP provider and HR. EAP is NOT equipped to handle addiction and more importantly high profile bad behaviors that put the company in the spotlight. Plus, who actually wants to confront a high level executive on their bad behavior? TACA will.

TACA Solution: We arrive like Gladiators in Suits, have a pow wow with Jack and whisk him away to treatment or at home services where he can be afforded the tools to handle his drinking and behavioral issues. This permits the company to handle any damage control, keep a great employee and handle the bad behavior. @TACA we understand the corporate culture and can integrate ourselves discreetly, swiftly and effectively.

2. Problem: “Bert” is a First Responder. He flies the emergency helicopter to rescue individuals. Bert loves his job and needs it to feed and clothe his family of four. Bert had an accident and damaged his back. He was given opiates for pain and became addicted. Bert does not see himself as an addict, because after all these were prescribed by a doctor. To return to work, Bert must pass a urine test. He has weaned himself down to very little pain meds per day and is refusing detox, treatment or any inpatient services, because in his mind he is not ‘one of those drug addict junkies”. He also would have to take 28 days off from work, time which is not paid and his family will suffer.

Average Solution: Go to treatment or lose your job.

TACA Solution: The Doctors and staff @TACA can assist Bert in not only getting off the meds, we can assist with him staying off the meds. Using holistic psychology, vitamins and all natural products we can help him stay off the pain meds. We will teach offer yoga, acupuncture, cold laser and other healing modalities along with therapy and coaching to get his life back on track. Out of the box thinking, produces great results. We come to him and keep him out of the limelight.

3. Problem: “Janet” has a 16 year old son that is using heroin and alcohol. She has called the police twice on him when he stole her car and pawned her jewelry. She has spoken to school officials, friends and family and seems to be at wits end with what to do. She doesn’t want to send him to jail, but he is refusing treatment.

Average Solution: Send him to jail, he may “learn to stop using drugs” or send him to a 28 day adolescent program.

TACA Solution: Janet needs coaching on how to handle the addiction and education on what is going on. We offer wrap around family services to Janet to educate her, coach her and even counsel her as necessary. We will intervention on her son, send him to a specialized program for long term sobriety and behavioral health management. He can complete school there and even begin college. We will negotiate with the location for payment for Janet. We will coordinate case management services and continue working with Janet so she understands what will occur when he returns home and how to handle his behaviors. We will also coach the rest of the family and then place her son with a sober companion or a coach upon release. Addition of the family services and family education is essential in assisting her son change his behavior. By teaching the family how to change their own behavior, the client will change his.

4. Problem: “Kurt” is a CEO of a large tech firm and enjoys the use of cocaine and escorts to ‘relieve stress’. He is interested in cutting back on his use and does not want to affect his job, but he is not interested in stopping altogether. He feels his use of both drugs and sex are well deserved after 80 hour work weeks.

Average Solution: Force Kurt into treatment by threat of loss of job. Everyone will know he is in ‘rehab’.

TACA Solution: Meet the client right where they are. Contain the worst behaviors first, and ask Kurt what his goals are and consequences of serious behavioral issues in both workplace and home life. Plan to meet Kurt after work hours with our mobile rehab component and sober coach services. Accompany Kurt on any work excursions to instill healthy behavior, assist with harm reduction and ways to reduce the problematic consequences of choices. Work with him on lessening the behaviors and increasing the time between use and working on a safer manner to engage in his behaviors. When client is ready we continue to reduce the amount of drug use and use of escorts. Contain any work issues and buffer to keep company and job out of limelight.

Sober Companions

Sober Companions Certified and Highly Experienced

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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Sober and Recovery Coaching for Addiction & Mental Health Treatment

Dr. Cali Estes

Dr. Cali Estes, ICADC, MCAP, MAC, CPT, CYT
#1 Best Selling Author

Dr. Cali Estes is a highly sought after Addiction Counselor (MCAP, MAC ICADAC), Life Coach, Recovery Coach and Wellness Guru that blends talk therapy with forward and positive change to assist her clients in unlocking their true potential. She has been featured in books, magazines, radio and television for her work in the addictions and therapy fields. She works with individuals, drug and alcohol treatment teams and addiction professionals looking to advance their knowledge base.  

Cali Estes

Dr. Estes is a seasoned addictions coach and addictions therapist. She has over 21 years’ experience working with drug, alcohol and food addictions. Her deep understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, including the behaviors and ramifications that are associated with it, place her top in her field of addiction therapy and addiction coaching. Her unique no nonsense approach of cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, addiction coaching, and life coaching combine to provide the perfect support for an addicted person. Cali’s background in food addictions and the emotional and physical tolls it takes on one’s psyche and physical wellbeing is unique. Simply Put: She gets RESULTS.

Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction and she approaches each client in a unique manner. With over 21 years’ experience as a Therapist, Life Coach, Recovery Coach, Addictions Coach, and Wellness Coach, Dr. Estes is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. She has been featured on TV and Radio, specifically: NBC Universal News, MSN Money, CNBC, CBS, Fox News, Entrepreneur Magazine, Dr. Drew, Washington Post, Yoga Journal, Max Sports and Fitness, LA Times, among others for her work with Addictions and published in several journals and books with her work on ADD and Relationships. Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on getting to the underlying cause of the problem and working in the present to combat the issues by creating a safe and secure environment for her clients to learn and grow and tackle life challenges. Her unique background blend of psychotherapy, life coaching, addiction coaching, recovery coaching and wellness coaching allows the client to get to the underlying cause of their issues quicker, safer and produce results faster.

Dr. Cali Estes is an interactive, solution-focused Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Addiction Professional. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized addiction coaching approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Dr. Cali Estes is a seasoned Addictions Coach, Recovery Coach and Therapist. Her experience and knowledge stems from years of experience working with drug, alcohol and food addictions. Her deep understanding of addictions and her unique background and blend of addiction therapy mesh to assist the client in meeting their needs. Once 40 lbs. overweight and addicted to diet pills, Cali has been there. She can relate to the struggling person trying to get off of drugs or to feel health and ‘whole again”.

Cali holds a PHD, International Certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, as well as 24 certifications and over 18 years’ experience as a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, Pilates Teacher, Food Addictions Specialist and Life Coach. Dr. Estes is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, West Chester University and DaySpring University. Her unique approach to each person and ability to relate on a humanistic level makes her desirable in the addiction coaching and addiction therapy industry.

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

In addition to being a prominent Addiction Therapist and well known Recovery Coach, Cali Estes has presented at National and International Conferences and she is Founder of The Addictions Academy, the largest online virtual classroom for addiction professionals to learn and get credentialed She has presented to individuals and drug and alcohol treatment facilities both national and international, and is a sought after Sober Coach, Addiction Coach, Recovery Coach, and Life Coach to Actors, Musicians, CEO’s, Doctors, Sports Figures and Attorneys that need 100% Confidentiality when dealing with sensitive life issues. She specializes in issues concerning both the family and the client and can assist them in making the changes necessary to be happy and healthy.

Dr. Estes is the exclusive Founder of Sober on Demand, a mobile rehab service for clients.

Call today at 800.706.0318 or email info@theaddictionsacademy.com

Staff

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

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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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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.

 

Press

Cali Estes,
The Addictions Coach in the press!

Dr. Cali Estes featured on the iconic James Lott show.Dr. Cali Estes featured on the iconic James Lott show, A LOTT of Help. Questions and answers on Law of Attraction, creating your ‘prefect’ life and what roadmap needed to get your hopes, dreams and desires created!. Listen here

Controversy abounds on the marijuana topic! Here what Cali Estes has to say on the topic of using marijuana to detox clients from opiates and suboxoneControversy abounds on the marijuana topic! Here what Cali Estes has to say on the topic of using marijuana to detox clients from opiates and suboxone. Read more

POST-CRESCENT – The addictions ACADEMY has trained many people over the course of the past four years. They are featured in this article for the students  they have trained and the good work the students are doing across the US. Read more

Dr. Cali Estes explains what meditation is and how it can clear the mind toThe Washington PostDr. Cali Estes explains what meditation is and how it can clear the mind in any profession or even in life to get the desired results. Read more.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach interviewed on LA Talk RadioDr. Cali Estes featured on LA Talk Radio with her unique methods to help those with addiction, listen here.

Tough Love on the Addiction and Wellness Road with Dr. Cali Estes
The Addictions Coach, Cali Estes interviewed by Kristin Sunanta Walker of EverythingEHR, Mental Health News Radio. Listen how she discusses Tough Love and Tough Clients. Listen here.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach speaks with Toke Signals
Best Way To Kick Opiates: Use Cannabis!, Says Addiction Expert Cali Estes. Read more.

Dr. Cali Estes discusses using Marijuana to treat opiate use and detox/withdrawal symptoms. Listen in as she discusses this controversial topic.

Dr. Cali Estes discusses using Marijuana to treat opiate use and detox/withdrawal symptoms. Listen in as she discusses this controversial topic. Listen here.

SoberRecovery.com speaks with Don Price of The Addictions Coach

Join Cali Estes as she trains the first responders around the country.  Read more.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach - talks with RecoveryView.com

Listen to Dr. Cali Estes give you tips and tricks to stay sober through the holidays. Read more.

SoberRecovery.com speaks with Don Price of The Addictions CoachThe Addictions Coach, Dr. Cali Estes featured with First Responder Chief, Don Prince to discuss addiction in first responder population and proper training. Read more.

Listen to Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach on Overcoming Addiction with Carrie TurcotteListen to The Addictions Coach, Cali Estes on Overcoming Addiction with host, Carrie Turcotte and co-host, Sheldon Hill.

Dr. Cali Estes uses a multidimensional approach that focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction or issue that you are experiencing and she approaches each client in a unique manner. Listen here.

Don Prince of The Addictions Coach featured on EMS1.comSubstance abuse programs: What EMTs and paramedics need to know. Read more.

RecoveryAS.com talks about Cali Estes and The Addictions AcademyDr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy an officer TJ mcwain have teamed up to offer a free First Responders training to all police officers, AMT, teachers, doctors, and any of those on the front lines to help battle the epidemic of addiction Read more.

Cali Estes featured on Recovery Innovators NetworkDr. Cali Estes featured in a podcast on Recovery Innovators Network with her work in addiction and mental health fields. Read more.

Cali Estes is interviewed by Drug Rehab.orgJust whom is Cali Estes? You see her everywhere but do you know her story? Click here to find out.

Cali Estes is interviewed by Recovery.orgHow Do Business Executives Get Sober? Ask Dr. Cali Estes.

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Dr. Cali Estes discusses addiction on the Casting Couch

Dr. Cali Estes discusses addiction on the Casting Couch. Listen here to hear what she has to say.

Cali Estes interviewed by Quite Frankly.Cali Estes interviewed by Quite Frankly. Dr. Estes discusses the ‘war on drugs’ and how she is teaching Police Officers about addiction with Officer Tj Mcwain, Greg Maurer and their quest to educate officers all over the country.

Kent Paul of My Recovery Radio interviews Dr. Cali Estes Kent Paul of My Recovery Radio interviews Dr. Cali Estes on her work within the addiction industry, her Academy and all things addiction. Read more.

The Street interviews Cali Estes of The Addictions CoachCali Estes featured in The Street regarding executives in addiction, how to spot your coworker that is using Opiates and where to get help. Would you know if your co worker was using? Read on…

Cali Estes The Addictions Coach is featured on CreditCards.comRead about Dr. Cali Estes as she discusses the addiction to paying off debt as a process addiction and how it can be crippling as other addictions. Continue Reading.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach is interviewed by The Stir.

The Scary Truth About Painkiller Addiction
Let’s say you’re in some pain. Maybe you’re recovering from surgery. Or perhaps it’s due to a medical condition that you simply can’t get a handle on. At some point, you’re going to be offered prescription painkillers. Damn straight, they’ll get rid of your pain. But there can also be a significant — and terrifying — cost.

What cost, you ask? Addiction and even accidental death.

Of course, you never bargain for either — you just want your pain to END already. But women are more likely than men to be prescribed these dangerous drugs, and become dependent on them faster.

Here’s everything you need to know about prescription painkillers, including how to stay safe if you absolutely must take them.

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Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach is interviewed by The Stir.10 Ways to Stay Friends When Life Gets in the Way
She’s Dealing With the Death of a Loved One
If your best friend’s lost someone she loves, don’t stay away in fear that you’ll say the “wrong”
thing. What’s more important is “listening and just being there until the person processes the
loss,” explains Cali Estes, PhD, a cognitive behavioral therapist and founder of The Addictions
Coach and The Addiction Academy. “Sometimes just having coffee with them in silence is what
the person needs.”

Your Friend’s Wrestling With an Addiction
Maintaining a friendship with someone who’s has an addiction “can be exhausting,” admits Estes.
You’re gonna need to make — and keep — some strong boundaries. “Don’t give them
money or lend your car or other items,” says Estes. But DO keep offering help. You can even
research local professionals and hand your friend a list of phone numbers. “They may be irritated
with you, but stay the course,” urges Estes. “If they get help, they’ll thank you in the end.”

You’ve Had a Blowout Argument
When you and your closest friend have an argument that’s not easily resolved, “it’s important to
decide if you want to ‘be right’ and ‘win’ or if you want to get a resolution that’s workable,” says
Estes. “You generally don’t get both.” With that in mind, be realistic. “Sometimes you have to
give up control to get the desired result,” Estes notes. And that result, of course, is a friendship
that continues.

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Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach, featured in Renew Magazine.Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, featured in Renew Magazine for how to get to clients into treatment, her own eating disorder and pill addiction and how she used Yoga to get sober and stay fit, when all else seemed hopeless. Read more.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach Quoted in Racer X Illustrated.Cali Estes Quoted in Racer X Illustrated magazine regarding addiction and Motocross Racing. Addiction is see in many athletic sports and with a sport that consistently has a high level of injuries is it not uncommon to have a lot of the athletes addicted to pain killers. See what she has to say in the article.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach speaks out on Eat This Loss WeightCali Estes featured o Eat This. Click on the article to see Dr. Estes quotes on How to Stop Thinking About Food. See number 4 and 5 for Cali Estes Advice. Read more.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach mentioned on Cheap FlightsDr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, featured on Cheapflights.com for her work traveling and making money while she travels. Read more on how to become a traveling coach.

Cali Estes - The Addictions Coach with Kim PaganoCali Estes Featured Guest on the Kim Pagano show. Please listen in as she discusses addiction and the family unit and how to get the unwilling into treatment. Listen here.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach on Radio LiveCali Estes Featured on RadioLive in new Zealand for her work with celebrities and addiction. Listen as she explains why high profile individuals have issues staying sober whe the team around them prefers a paycheck over getting them help. Listen here.

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Cali Estes on the Dr Drew and Mike Catherwood Show on KABC. Dr. Drew says Cali Estes “Understands Recovery”. Listen in to see what Cali Estes has to say regarding Prince’s death and Fentanyl drug prescriptions. Hear it now. Her interview is in the 1pm category and 20 minutes into the segment.

The Addictions Coach in The LA TimesDr. Cali Estes featured in the LA Times for her work with Celebrities and she weighs in on the Price overdose since the Toxicology Report has come back. Read more.

The Addictions Coach on Fox NewsCali Estes featured on Fox News Sirius Xm Radio discussing Prince Overdose on Fentanyl. Channel 115 Sirius Xm. Listen in to hear more..

The Addictions Academy is pleased to offer the FIRST Intervention Certification for a police office in NJ, Tj McWain.The Addictions Academy is pleased to offer the FIRST Intervention Certification for a police office in NJ, Tj McWain. TAA is pleased to train first responders in many modalities of addiction. How N.J. cop, former addict teamed up to tackle addiction. Read More.

Natural Awakings featured Cali EstesCali Estes featured in Narural Awakenings Magazine. Dr. Estes discusses food addiction in relation to drug and alcohol addiction and how it can be treated. Read more.

Addiction specialist Cali Estes joins Dr. Drew to talk about her work with high profile people in managing and overcoming their addictions.Addiction specialist Cali Estes joins Dr. Drew to talk about her work with high profile people in managing and overcoming their addictions. Dr. Estes tell’s Drew about the personal one on one style of treatment she employs as well as opening up about her own past with food addiction. They also talk about addiction in the professional sports world and how the various organizations have differing levels of assistance for their players. Listen here.

Turning Leaves

There is a link between substance dependence detoxification, the development of food addiction and the ability to maintain a balanced, sober life.

Produced by Tricia Parido March 3, 2016

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to validate the relationships between substance dependence, withdrawal, food addiction and recovery. The intention is to show how most afflicted with substance addiction have disordered eating habits that during detoxification turn into highly intense cravings for particular food ingredients. And also to illustrate how these particular attributes can be attributed to increased post-acute withdrawal, relapse, and the development of a potential food addiction.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, interviewed on Big Mornings to discuss Extreme Intervention and the difficulties of performing interventions when human trafficking and cult extractions are necessary. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, interviewed on Big Mornings to discuss Extreme Intervention and the difficulties of performing interventions when human trafficking and cult extractions are necessary. How is extreme intervention different? Listen below: 

The addictions Coach on Fox NewsCali Estes, founder of The Addictions Coach, said the drug is referred to as the “Super Soldier Pill” because it can last up to 48 hours and causes users to be full of energy, impervious to pain, and “in a sense removes any barriers they would have to fighting and getting killed.” “There is no second-guessing, they just go in and kill,” Estes continued. Read more.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach featured on the Mindaware show. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach featured on the Mindaware show. Are you ready to manifest your own destiny? Find out how she did it. From homeless to helping addicts. Listen to her interview.

Cali Estes interviewed by Variety Topics on Blog Talk Radio. Topic: How to get the Most Powerful People Into Rehab.Cali Estes interviewed by Variety Topics on Blog Talk Radio. Topic: How to get the Most Powerful People Into Rehab.

Cali Estes, Ph.D is a highly sought after Celebrity Addiction Therapist, Life Coach, Recovery Coach, Wellness Guru, and the founder of The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy. Dr. Estes blends talk therapy with forward and positive change to assist her clients in unlocking their true potential. She has been featured in books, magazines, radio and television for her work in the addictions and therapy fields. She works with individuals, drug and alcohol treatment teams and addiction professionals looking to advance their knowledge base. Dr. Estes will be discussing her work in recovery and how she has managed to get the most powerful individuals on the planet into treatment. Listen to her interview.

'Recovery coach' a lifeline for addicts. The Addictions Academy mentioned in training platform for SALS House.

‘Recovery coach’ a lifeline for addicts. The Addictions Academy mentioned in training platform for SALS House. Read more.

8 Ways Yoga will change your life. see what Dr. Cali Estes says.

8 Ways Yoga will change your life.

Everyone has tried yoga at least once and cute yoga gear is now the mainstay of the casual wardrobe. It’s a fun activity that will tone your butt, and you can look cute doing it, which is a win-win! Read More.

Cali Estes shares her secrets to kicking a food addiction by using the ancient principals and art of Yoga.Cali Estes shares her secrets to kicking a food addiction by using the ancient principals and art of Yoga.  Read more.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach is featured in Yoga Digest with 14 tips and tricks in how Yoga aids in the Addiction Recovery process. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach is featured in Yoga Digest with 14 tips and tricks in how Yoga aids in the Addiction Recovery process. Read More.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach featured in DuJour Magazine for her work with high profile executives and addiction.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach featured in DuJour Magazine for her work with high profile executives and addiction. The story in DuJour focuses on her work with addiction and the tech industry executives that are running rampant. See the entire article on page 170.

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When Cali Estes arrived in Miami in 2010, she had $1500 to her name. With a dream, faith, and an endless amount of determination, she put the money down on an apartment to have a roof over her head, and then hit the sidewalk to drum up business.

When Cali Estes arrived in Miami in 2010, she had $1500 to her name. With a dream, faith, and an endless amount of determination, she put the money down on an apartment to have a roof over her head, and then hit the sidewalk to drum up business. Read more.


Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, is interviewed as an Expert in Addiction on CNN, The Don Lemon show. She discusses Lamar Odom and the recent issues surrounding his recent overdose.


Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach, is quoted exclusively by The Fix, regarding the current issues of Lamar Odom and his drug addiction.Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach, is quoted exclusively by The Fix, regarding the current issues of Lamar Odom and his drug addiction. Dr. Estes likens the recent split with the Kardashians as a kick-off into the abyss. Read More.

Miami is full of strong, powerful women, and as part of Women’s History month, we’re spotlighting local ladies who are achieving amazing feats in Miami. See what Dr. Cali Estes has achieved.Miami is full of strong, powerful women, and as part of Women’s History month, we’re spotlighting local ladies who are achieving amazing feats in Miami. Read More.

Cali Estee interviewed by Jimmie Morris for Psych Sessions. Dr. Estes discusses the paradigm shift into holistic treatment and therapy for addiction. Read More.

Cali Estes interviewed by Shawna on The Radio. Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach discusses how difficult it is to get celebs and sports clients into treatment and ways around the typical 28 day stay.
Listen to Cali and Shawna.

Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy featured on the exclusive site addiction.com.
Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy featured on the exclusive site addiction.com where she discusses recovery coaching and how it is changing the face of treatment and opening up many more doors and pathways to sobriety. Read More.

RecoveryView.com talks with Cali Estes: The Paradigm Shift: from Treatment to the Coaching Model.

Cali Estes: The Paradigm Shift: from Treatment to the Coaching Model. What is new and what works and why the old professionals in the industry are pushing back. Read More.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach featured in Recovery.org for her work as a recovery coach and understanding the differences between a sponsor and a coach and a counselor. Do you know the difference?

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach featured in Recovery.org for her work as a recovery coach and understanding the differences between a sponsor and a coach and a counselor. Do you know the difference?

Cali Estes featured in the largest online addiction magazine.

Cali Estes featured in the largest online addiction magazine. The Addictions Coach Founder and CEO helped raise over a quarter million dollars in scholarships for The Addicts Mom. Read More.

“Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite quoted The Addictions Coach and Cali Estes regarding business executives and addiction.” Read More.

Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy featured on The Fix for her work in raising over $100,000 in scholarships to give to the nonprofit group The Addicts Mom.

Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy featured on The Fix for her work in raising over $100,000 in scholarships to give to the nonprofit group The Addicts Mom. Cali Estes put on a non profit Fundraising Gala to assist the addiction industry. Read More.

Cali Estes The Addictions Coach featured in the book Do No Harm.

Cali Estes The Addictions Coach featured in the book Do No Harm. Cali Estes was interviewed for her extensive work with both drugs and alcohol addictions and food addictions click below to order the book. Read More

Cali Estes evolved from therapist to helping other therapists build their brands. Cali’s The Addictions Academy is for those who want to transform, innovate and evolve in their practice.

Cali Estes evolved from therapist to helping other therapists build their brands. Cali’s The Addictions Academy is for those who want to transform, innovate and evolve in their practice. Her Academy offers the following programs:

•Masters Addiction Coach (6 month program in Recovery Coaching, Family Recovery, Food Addictions and Gambling Addictions)
•Case Management Training
•Mobile rehab
•Ethics training
•Business marketing and branding
•Rescue Rehab (helps treatment centers streamline their income and train staff)

Cali teaches ethics training because she strongly believes in an ethical practice and will only work with people who run an ethical practice. According to Cali, the industry has sharks, tuna and dolphins. Sharks are those that prey on others’ weaknesses and steal others’ clients. The tuna don’t like to work for much and expect everything to come to them, while the dolphins share their clients. For a thriving practice, swim with the dolphins and not the sharks. In the industry, there’s enough clientele for everyone without picking off other therapists’ clients.

Some therapists make the mistake of thinking that everyone is a prospective client; the truth is, not every client fits with every therapist, so therapists much assist each other in finding the right client fit, not be overprotective and conniving. It is when therapists work together that they become a community of dolphins and not sharks. Those therapists who have a niche practice tend to have more success in their practice than generalists. There is less competition in the clientele pool when you cater to a very specific demographic.

Success in practice doesn’t come from complete selflessness and sacrifice. Cali implores therapists to practice self-care, as they cannot serve others until they serve themselves first. You can serve others and be able to pay your bills at the same time. Having enough money to live on and helping others is mutually exclusive.

What people consider failures in practice are not always what they seem if you shift your paradigm of thought. If you learn from the experience, then it’s not a failure. If you’re a tuna and learn nothing, then you’ll always fail; there’s always a lesson to be learned.

Cali’s two main tenets for success are: make it happen and you can do anything. In order to do anything, you have to be the dolphin and not the tuna, and go out and get what you want. You can do anything if you persevere. The most important indicator of a successful practice is perseverance.

Join Cali and Charles Davis as they teach you about some of this advice and more at the VIP Symposium at the National Croquet Club in West Palm Beach on January 14, 2015 from 8am-4pm. Get more information at http://brandingyourorganizationbetter.com/

For more information on Cali and The Addictions Academy, visit http://www.theaddictionsacademy.com.

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Cali Estes, CEO of The Addictions Coach and founder of The Addictions Academy, shows how she was able to use her psychology degree to pursue her passion in helping those to battle addiction. For those considering psychology in terms of obtaining a future career, Cali offers some insight on how her education has helped to achieve success.

Cali Estes, CEO of The Addictions Coach and founder of The Addictions Academy, shows how she was able to use her psychology degree to pursue her passion in helping those to battle addiction. For those considering psychology in terms of obtaining a future career, Cali offers some insight on how her education has helped to achieve success. Read More.

Sacramento Addiction Therapist Uses Her Education To Help Others In Need..

Sacramento Addiction Therapist Uses Her Education To Help Others In Need. For people trying to quit an addiction, enrolling in programs with a “sponsor” is common. But often leaving addiction behind isn’t the only step to moving forward. Just as college students have counselors and life coaches as they make their transitions, so to do people battling addiction. Read More.

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Use of illicit drugs becomes part of Silicon Valley’s work culture. For Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes, heroin was the killer app. From the way the Santa Cruz cops talk about it, the security camera video that captured a reputed high-price call girl injecting the 51-year-old tech veteran with a fatal dose of the drug aboard his yacht in Santa Cruz was surely horrific. But it was particularly chilling for another reason: Read More.

Dr. Cali Estes is an addictions coach and therapist who has worked for over 18 years with clients battling drug, alcohol and food addictions.

Dr. Cali Estes is an addictions coach and therapist who has worked for over 18 years with clients battling drug, alcohol and food addictions. We asked Estes if she has noticed a recent increase in LGBT teens battling addiction. “Yes,” she shares. “A lot of teens that have not discussed their LGBT status — have not declared it in the open — will self-medicate in fear of being abandoned or shunned by their parents, teachers and fellow students.” Read More.

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Noted addictions coach Cali Estes, who runs offices in L.A., New York and Miami, suggests being as proactive as possible in seeking out a game fix, and that waiting till the last minute to find a televised Dodgers game will only add to fans’ frustrations. Read More.

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Continuing education can be the key to staying up to date in your field. The fields of psychology and social sciences are constantly changing. Doctors and scientists come up with new theories every day, not to mention the benefits of medications, cognitive therapy and alternative approaches. Read More.

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4 Strategies for Maintaining a Strong Marriage From the Road. Musician and electrician Tim Estes runs a spit-and-polish home. But that changes when his wife, Cali, founder of The Addictions Coach, a mobile counseling program, returns from one of her frequent road trips. “He says, ‘Hurricane Cali came through here; the house is a disaster,'” she reports with a laugh. Read More.

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Just how much should you have to worry about your kid doing drugs? When do you start talking about drugs? What if you suspect your kid is using? In this week’s podcast, I interview addiction specialist Cali Estes. You’ll be surprised at what she has to share with you. Please don’t miss this important interview. You can access it here: Read More.

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Cali Estes deals with drug addicts, but treats them in a nontraditional way. Rather than the usual 12-step process, she specializes in “harm reduction,” which allows the addict to taper off a substance rather than quit cold turkey or transition to a legal but still addictive substitute, such as methadone. Read More.

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You may recall the You Tube “cinnamon challenge” and, more recently, the “ice and salt challenge.” Now, tweens and teens are “snorting Smarties,” crushing up the sugary candies to a fine powder that can be smoked or snorted. The behavior is beyond ridiculous… it’s dangerous. Read More.

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You may recall the You Tube “cinnamon challenge” and, more recently, the “ice and salt challenge.” Now, tweens and teens are “snorting Smarties,” crushing up the sugary candies to a fine powder that can be smoked or snorted. The behavior is beyond ridiculous… it’s dangerous. Read More.

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Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention & Stress Management Channels. The Addictions Academy offers certifications to professionals who want to continue their education in addiction. They also offer mobile rehab, sober coaches and addiction therapy for clients. Read More.

MIAMI December 11, 2013 -- The Addictions Coach has been selected for the 2013 Miami Award in the Addiction Treatment Center category by the Miami Award Program.

MIAMI December 11, 2013 — The Addictions Coach has been selected for the 2013 Miami Award in the Addiction Treatment Center category by the Miami Award Program. Each year, the Miami Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. Read More.

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The arise of mommy and wine play groups has taken up as the new pastime for women with children. Cali Estes weighs in on this topic and how stay at home moms are breaking up the boredom by having wine play groups at home and in restaurants. Read More.

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Dr Russel Hyken Show – Online Addiction In this interview, Cali Estes discussed the different types of addiction, what behaviors signal a problem, and what parents can do help their struggling family member. Read More.

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4 Steps to Deal with an Employee’s Substance Abuse Problem Cali talks about how to identify substance abuse in the workplace about what companies can do to help their employees. Read More.

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How to handle debt when you’re ADHD Cali talks about how it can be difficult for people with ADHD and ADD to handle their finances and provides tips on they can self manage. Read More.

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4 Steps to Deal with an Employee’s Substance Abuse Problem Cali talks about how to identify substance abuse in the workplace about what companies can do to help their employees. Read More.

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Do This Before You Build Your Next App and Other Must-Read Business Tips Cali provides her tips in the list of tips for entrepreneurs releasing new products. Read More.

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What are the dangers to the infant when the mother is drug dependent during pregnancy? What happens to these babies after they are born? Cali is quoted in this article about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Read More.

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ER Visits Tied to Xanax, Similar Drugs Soar in NYC
Prescription drug abuse is rising sharply across the country, but one type of pill is leading the pack in emergency room visits in New York City: Xanax and similar drugs are flying off pharmacy shelves. Cali is interviewed in this investigative expose on the over prescription of anti-anxiety drugs. Read More.

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Dangers of Performance Enhancing Drugs
Cali looks at the use of PEDs from a mental health angle. Read More.

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The Long Road: Top Tips for Recovery
The decision to abandon a life of addiction is the first big step in a long process; Cali provides guidance in this article. Read More.

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Listen to Cali explain what she does, and how she helps others in the field of health and wellness. Read More.

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Interview With Cali Estes on Addiction
An interview with Cali regarding recovery, addiction, the importance of staying physically active, and the ongoing debate regarding marijuana. Read More.

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Why did you start your business?
Cali started “The Addiction’s Coach” to combat the 98% failure rate that traditional drug and alcohol treatment centers have. Read More.

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Does Mass Incarceration Define America?
Cali is quoted in this article about prison reform and drug laws in our country. Read More.

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Recovery Weekly – Episode 10 – Cali Estes: The Addictions Coach
Hear Cali discuss addiction and recovery issues that arise in early sobriety with the Northeast Addiction Consultants. Read More.

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What is a Sober Coach?
The call of drugs and alcohol to substance abusers trying to kick their habit never goes silent. For someone who has relapsed repeatedly, a new specialist—the “sober coach”—has emerged.  Read More.

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Lifestyle coaching has evolved to help us monitor our every vice.
Got a problem with food? Hire a diet coach. Got a problem with your life? Hire a life coach. For singles, there are dating coaches; for shopaholics there are shopping coaches. Now, for substance abusers, there are sober coaches. Read More.

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Sober
If your new, healthy lifestyle has you feeling slightly flush, let us recommend some ways to spend some cash on recovery. Read More.

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Charlie Sheen Hires Sober Coach Amid Troubles
Following reports that Sheen spent the last week binging on drugs and alcohol, the actor has allegedly hired a sober coach. Read More.

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.
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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
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“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
www.challenges-program.com
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