Chronic stress can lead to drug use in gay teens

   Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach has seen a rise in drug use among gay and lesbian teens. She is interviewed here on what parents can do to assist a teen from turning to drugs and alcohol. Article by Sherri Kuhn for She Knows Chronic stress can lead to drug use in gay teens While society […]

Zohydro…Another Epidemic Waiting To Happen

A potent little painkiller is causing a big stir. A coalition of more than 40 health care, consumer and addiction treatment groups is urging the Food and Drug Administration to revoke approval of the prescription drug Zohydro. The hydrocodone-based drug is the latest in a long line of painkillers called opioid analgesics.  The FDA approved […]

Through The Eyes Of An Addict…Detoxing Off Opiates

Detoxing Off Opiates  As written by an anonymous user. This topic goes hand in hand with a recent “ASK THE EXPERT” that dealt with an NFL Owner who checked into a medical facility to detox off of opiates.  Not everyone has the luxury or the financial resources to detox under the medical care of a fully trained […]

Michael Bay: From behind the camera to the front. What causes social anxiety?

  http://msnvideo.msn.com/?channelindex=6&from=en-us_msnhp&gt1=42010#/video/7bd602eb-42cc-4e59-9b54-401d4c27164b The Expert answers: Cali Says:  “When you go from behind the camera to the front, it changes your perspective and your comfort level.  It is why coaches are great at coaching and not playing.  Directors are good at giving orders and creating the product, not being onstage in the product.  If you look at the video of […]

Miley Cyrus: Attention Seeker or Drug Addict?

Miley Cyrus Smokes A Joint On Stage At The EMAs Miley Cyrus kept her MTV Europe Music Awards performances pretty tame,  but we’re guessing she knew she’d get people talking with her EMAs acceptance speech. All eyes were on the 20-year-old singer as she went to collect the award for Best Video for “Wrecking Ball,” […]

Cali Estes featured in augusta magazine

Past the sipping point….. All we need is gossip and alcohol” says one greeting card. Another reads “Birthdays I like. It’s the morning after that I hate.” Scribed across a third is “A drop of wine never hurt anyone. Must be why a whole bottle makes you feel a whole lot better.” The accompanying illustrations […]

Cali Estes The Addictions Coach

The decision to abandon a life of addiction is the first big step in a long process. You have to learn to transfer your dependency on substances to a dependency on faith, relationships, and your own strength. But this isn’t an easy road to walk and often requires the help of treatment centers and sobriety […]

Travis Barker Anxiety disorder

Feb. 17 Huffington Post reported that Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182, won’t be accompanying the rest of the boys on their Australian tour.  Barker, 37, admits that he is still too afraid to board an airplane after his tragic plane accident in 2008 that took the life of four people, including his friend Chris Baker […]