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The Addictions Coach: Why Do We Buy More Than We Need? A look at Compulsive Shopping.

Many addictions are easy to spot because they are addictions to obvious destructive substances or behavior. A shopping addiction can be harder to recognize.

“Even though shopping is legal and, in fact, encouraged in many ways, there’s a lot of shame with admitting that you have a problem with it,” said Terrence Shulman, author of “Bought Out and Spent.” “People are embarrassed that they are shopping themselves into debt or are out of control, or they fear they’ll be judged for being materialistic.”

Shulman, who runs the Shulman Center for Compulsive Theft, Spending and Hoarding in Michigan feels that it’s a growing problem. The center offers help on a national level.

“I think, increasingly, both individually and collectively, something is going on,” he said. “People are becoming more in debt and hoarding more.”

Oscar Sida, instructor and Human Services Program coordinator at UNLV, said that, typically, shopping addictions fall into the category of “process addictions,” any kind of behavior that is pathological but doesn’t have a specific mental illness associated with it. Very often, it is used as a coping mechanism.

“It’s pretty simple,” Sida said. “When we buy things, it makes us feel better.”

Heather Marianna, who was featured in the Oxygen channel reality series “My Shopping Addiction,” used shopping to fill a void when she moved to Las Vegas.

“When I moved here, I didn’t have any friends, and I was just bored,” Marianna said. “I went and shopped at Crystals every day because I didn’t have anything else to do.”

The purchases weren’t destroying her financially, as she had recently received a large inheritance, but she said it was still problematic.

“When we’re looking to determine if the shopping is an addiction, we look for the things that are common with any addiction,” Shulman said. “Is it an ongoing problem? Is it secretive? Is it causing negative consequences? Have there been unsuccessful attempts to stop? If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it might be a duck.”

Psychologists recognize several categories of shopping addicts. There are compulsive shoppers who shop to distract themselves from their feelings and codependent shoppers who shop to gain love and approval. There are also bulimic shoppers who repeat a cycle of buying and returning items. There are trophy shoppers who are seeking the perfect accessory for outfits or some other luxury item. Similarly, there are image shoppers who buy expensive cars, watches or other highly visible items or who will pick up a tab to reinforce their status. On the other end of the scale are bargain shoppers who buy things they don’t need just because they find a good deal.

One doesn’t need to be rich to have a shopping addiction. Sida notes that among the many things that might make a person more vulnerable to addiction are genetics, past trauma and even poverty.

“If you’re poor, you have less access to services,” Sida said. “There’s more psychological stress than normal and for a longer time.”

It’s also possible to have a physical injury trigger a shopping addiction.

“Maybe you were an active person who suddenly has limited mobility,” Sida said. “You might end up shopping too much online because you’re using it to fill the space that used to be used for physical activities.”

Sida said that there is no one-stop treatment for the issue, which may have multiple causes and is very likely to be paired with other issues.

“You should develop an individualized treatment,” Sida said. “That might mean having more than one health professional helping you out.”

For Marianna, the issue has been mostly resolved, although she still does quite a bit of shopping.

“I’ve started a beauty company, Beauty Kitchen,” the Boulder City resident said. “I’m still obsessed with buying, but now it’s for more materials to make more products.”

 

http://www.reviewjournal.com/view/shame-often-shadows-compulsive-shopping-habit

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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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151001153047.htm

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

New York Sober Coach: Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment?

New York Sober Coach:  Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment? 

What you think about, you bring about.  Consistently thinking negatively about everyday situations in life, can make you an unhappy person.

Learn the tools to combat negative thinking, see things in a more positive light, and become a more happy individual!

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Excerpt from article written by Preston Ni M.S.B.A.

Psychology Today

8 Negative Attitudes of Chronically Unhappy People

8 Negative Thoughts of Chronically Unhappy People
All of us experience negative thoughts from time to time. How we manage our negative attitudes can make the difference between confidence versus fear, hope versus despair, mastery versus victimhood, and victory versus defeat.

Multiple studies have revealed how chronic negative attitudes can adversely affect one’s health, happiness and well-being. Below are eight common negative thoughts of unhappy people.

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Student Success at The Addictions Academy!

Student Success at The Addictions Academy!  Intervention student, Kenny Moran shares his experience in class.
Learn more about our National Intervention course and all the courses offered at www.theaddictionsacademy.com  Register for courses online or call 1.800.706.0318

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“So I decided to get the National Intervention certification. I had been doing 12-step calls and intervening on drug addicts for a while. I wanted the certification, but didn’t think I would learn anything in the class. I was wrong! I learned so many things about doing interventions that I never knew. I feel way more confident now when doing an intervention. Thank you,Student  Cali Estes! Can’t wait to get back in class soon to get that sober coach certification.”
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The Addictions Academy was founded to increase education in the areas of addiction that have been previously unavailable to the general public. We offer on site training, live virtual classroom experiences (webinar) or on demand classes (learn at your leisure)in an array of subjects that fit your practice or services.
With our extensive availability of certifications, college accreditation and continuing education units we are able to assist you in obtaining new cash pay clients, increasing your client base, or starting a new practice. We even offer job placement and referrals.  We operate with a Standard of Excellence for Addiction Coaching and Intervention Training with an Accreditation Component for International Certification and State Licensure Preparation.
The Addictions Academy is fully dedicated to helping addiction therapists,  mental health practitioners, drug and alcohol treatment centers, students and other professionals learn about the facets of addiction. We specialize in: Recovery Coaching, Intervention, Food Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Ethics, Business and Marketing. Our in-depth courses are designed to provide the learning tools necessary to handle real life situations with evidenced based practices.
We provide both national and international certifications and if you want to sit for specific state exams to receive additional credentials, we can assist you. Our courses are offered LIVE (in person), Live Virtual Classroom Webinars or on demand pre recorded to learn at your leisure!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Interventionists don’t react on emotions.

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

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

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

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

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

ANGRY DEFIANT CLIENT

RUNNER/PHYSICAL

COMBATIVE/ CLIENT

DEPRESSED CLIENT

MENTAL HEALTH CLIENT

ASPBERGERS/AUSTISTIC CLIENT

CHRONIC PAIN

PHONE/TEXTING TYPE CLIENT

CODEPENDENT CLIENT

NARCISSITIC CLIENT

EXECUTIVE CLIENT

WEALTHY CLIENT

CRIMINAL CLIENT

PHYSICAL ISSUES CLIENT

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

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

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

  1. The interventionist must remain positive at all times.

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

   9.    There are several different models of interventions.

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

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

A Family System Intervention: Multiple family members addicted.

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

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

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

The Invitational Intervention Model: Involves the whole family.

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

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

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

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

Alcoholic: (Chronic, Drinks every Day.)

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

Drug addict: non shooter (pills)

Drug addict: shooter (IV Injections)

Drug addict smoker (crack, meth, pills etc)

Functioning Drug addict or alcoholic

Non addict but excessive user

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

Cutting/Self Harm

Mental Health

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

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

 

The Addictions Academy: Relationship Coaching Training WEBINAR: September 24-25th

The Addictions Academy:  Relationship Coaching Training WEBINAR: September 24th-25th

Register Today!  Help Individuals and Couples Create and Maintain Healthy Relationships.  Limited Seating!

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Relationship, Divorce and Marriage Coaching Training

Therapists, counselors, and coaches often report that working with couples is one of the most difficult challenges. The course is designed to provide a foundation for helping with relationships issues, whether working with an individual or with a couple.

Research has shown that the quality of a person’s relationship affects their physical health, their mental health, their career success, and their substance use. Improving relationships can improve every area of life. When you help your clients build strong and healthy relationships, you are giving them the gift of better health and greater happiness in their lives.

Our program in relationship coaching will show professional coaches and counselors how to work with clients to break out of destructive relationship patterns, and develop strong and positive relationships in their lives. Many clients feel stuck, like they are doomed to repeat the same relationship patterns over and over again. In this course, you’ll get the tools and skills to help your clients change these patterns and heal the underlying emotional wounds. This approach helps clients break the cycle they’ve created for themselves.

This 12-hour Relationship Coaching course will provide you with the tools to: Determine whether a couple is suitable for coaching, or if this would be more damaging to the client. Relationship coaching can be done effectively with individuals or with couples. Coaches will learn to assess which is most beneficial for each client. Identify destructive patterns of behavior that derail relationships. Clients are often unaware of these and feel victimized when relationship patterns continue to repeat themselves. You’ll learn the skills to recognize these patterns and recognize underlying emotional needs that create destructive relationship patterns.

Many people carry unmet attachment needs into their relationships, and become frustrated that they cannot get these needs met by their partners. You’ll learn how to recognize these attachment needs and guide your client to getting them met. Empower your clients to change their relationship patterns and provide them with the tools to communicate more effectively with their partners. Package your services in a way that attracts the clients you most want to work with. Learn what it is that really attracts clients to a relationship coach, and how to target your ideal clients. This course is ideal for therapists, coaches, counselors, and addiction coaches.

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

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

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

ADVANCED CLINICAL INTERVENTION PROFESSIONAL  TRAINING

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

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

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

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

What is included in each of our intervention training programs:

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

 

Call today at 1.800.706.0318 to register  

NAADAC Education Approved Number 130309

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The Addictions Academy: Nationally Certified Life Coach Training WEBINAR -Sept. 3-4

The Addictions Academy:  Nationally Certified Life Coach Training WEBINAR -Sept. 3-4   www.theaddictionsacademy.com  1.800.706.0318

Register Today!

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Life Coach Training

Nationally Certified Life Coach (NCLC)
National Certification to become a Life Coach (NCLC).

 

life coach trainingOur Life Coach Training and Life Coach Certification (NCLC) is available to the addictions field as well as people not in the addiction studies industry.  At The Addictions Academy we specialize in teaching coaching skills to all of our students. Life Coaching is at the forefront of the coaching industry and people are hiring life coaches over therapists for several issues and areas of their lives. It is no longer considered ‘in’ to have a therapist, coaching has taken over. Everyone has a coach. Our Nationally Certified Life Coach Training meets all ICF standards and requirements.

At The Addictions Academy, our Life Coach Certification will assist you in helping clients make progress in all areas of their lives: relationships, health, career, life balance, spirituality, finances, business, school, etc. You will be valued by your clients and they will love to come and talk with you because you get results. You need a certification in life coaching.

As a life coach, you’ll get to spend your days helping people on a deep, personal and unique level. You’ll be an instrumental part of helping them find the success and happiness that they’re looking for. You can work from home, from your office, or go to your client’s home or office. You can work via telephone, Skype or in person.

Professional Value of our Certificate program in Life Coaching:

  • How to open your Professional Life Coaching Company.
  • How to keep your Professional Life Coaching Company running successfully.
  • How to effectively market your Professional Life Coaching Company.
  • How to achieve great results for your clients as their Life Coach.
  • How to coach someone, using our Core Competencies System.
  • Active verses Passive Listening Skills.
  • Contracts, forms and documents provided for your use.
  • Achieve your own goals, then help others achieve theirs.
  • Give help to your clients that they will find truly valuable
  • Make a great living and have the freedom of a good income and flexible hours.
  • Gain helpful resources, life-long coaching support and continuing education opportunities.
  • Implement our Life Coaching secrets which will put you at the top of your field

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The National  Life Coach Certification Program with us is via virtual classroom, not conference calls. We provide all the tools you need to open or expand your life coaching practice. If you want to set your own hours, make a good living and be the best at helping others, we are the Life Coach Training Program for you. If you are a therapist and want to expand your practice and not deal with the pesky insurance companies, this class is a must. Life Coaching Training is a key credential to have and an asset to have for clients that would rather see a coach for accountability and motivation, then a therapist to ‘fix them’.

Professional Life Coaching can be a lucrative and rewarding career for yourself and if you want to help others achieve their goals and dreams, our National Life Coach Certificate Program will assist you on that path. Life Coach Training with The Addictions Academy will offer you the opportunity to challenge yourself, be creative, challenge your clients, and offer them a valuable service. You can work hourly, daily, intensive or sporadic as you see fit. You can see clients Internationally and on your time. Companies are hiring Life Coaches at a fast rate to assist employees in increasing productivity, decreasing sick days, handling interpersonal and inter personnel issues, even as a precursor to hiring within the Human Resources team.  Now is the time to get the credentials and start seeing clients.

Call us today at 1.800.706.0318 to register for our 2 day intensive class or register online.

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

1. Complete the training courses

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

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

4. Three letters of reference required.

5. Supervision by qualified supervisor for 25 hours.

 

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Seattle Sober Coach: Coca Cola researchers say you DON’T need to Kick The Can habit, just exercise HARDER!

Seattle Sober Coach:  Coca Cola researchers say you DON’T need to Kick The Can habit, just exercise HARDER!

7 Amazing things that happen to your body when you give up soda.

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Coca Cola researchers say you DON’T need to Kick The Can habit, just exercise HARDER!

Yes, their exercise “scientists” claim that there is no scientific fact that the empty calories, ton of sugar, or worse, the artificial sweeteners, and the chemical ingredients  in their drinks are contributing to the obesity of Americans.  We are just overweight because we don’t exercise enough!

Now we all know that exercise IS an important factor in becoming healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, however, you can not undo all that hard work when you step into the kitchen, and still expect to get healthy.  Our diet, including the food and drink choices we make is the number one way to get on board with a healthy lifestyle!  Even if the ONLY thing you change, is to KICK THE CAN Habit, your body will benefit significantly.  Read on for 7 Amazing things that happen to your body when you give up soda.

Visit www.theaddictionscoach.com  if you need help with a food addiction, or www.theaddictionsacademy.com  if you are compelled to help others with this serious addiction.  1.800.706.0318

https://www.yahoo.com/health/7-amazing-things-that-happen-to-your-body-when-you-126344262978.html

 

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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.

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

 

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

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

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


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When dealing with drug and alcohol treatment centers, Interventionists, Recovery Coaches, holistic practitioners,  addiction treatment and others, it is imperative that you get good solid recommendations.  The following list is a group of drug and alcohol professionals that we endorse. From Intervention to Recovery Coaching, drug and alcohol treatment centers, dual diagnosis, mental health to aftercare services and chiropractic, we partner and endorse those with ample experience. We don not want you to place your loved one ‘just anyplace’ we want you to feel secure and safe that you made the correct decision for them and your family.

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Medically Supervised Detox

Medically Supervised Detox @ Home is a detoxification treatment in the comfort of one’s own personal surrounding.  Physicians, nurses and therapeutic clinicians visit the patient in the home where, its is our belief, the healing process begins without the trauma of leaving your home and loved ones.  Our Community-based protocol is a collaboration of input from US-based clinicians as well as processes which have been followed for years in the United Kingdom.

We can accommodate you in your home if you live in Broward or Palm Beach County, Florida. If not, we can help you identify a private location where services can be provided. 

We realize this process is not suited for everyone. Our ideal patients are:

  • Self-motivated to break their addiction to Alcohol or Opiates
  • Clinically appropriate to be treated at home
  • Backed by a strong support network
  • Desire to remain at home throughout the detoxification process where they can be comfortable and maintain privacy.

For more information visit:  http://msdetox.com/

12steps-logoFamily Involvement Drives Successful Outcomes

Debra Alessandra, author of 12 Steps 12 Stories, helps us begin a long overdue conversation about recovery with children.

Designed to break the uncomfortable silence which often surrounds, not only addiction, but recovery, Alessandra offers 12 short stories; one for each of the steps in a program of recovery. Finally you can explore the key concepts of recovery at a level children can understand.

Follow-up questions continue the conversation. Additional worksheets are also available on her website www.12steps12stories.com

This insightful resource provides families, counselors, and other professionals with a unique set of stories to help children feel comforted, valued, and included in the recovery process.

Debra takes a firm stand for the well-being of children and encourages us to not forget the needs of children when recovery blesses a home.

Alessandra has done her part to restore healing and health to families in recovery and stop the family legacy and generational issues of addiction.

To access this unique approach to the 12 spiritual messages of recovery go to http://www.amazon.com/12-Steps-Stories-Spiritual-messages/dp/1492166715

Debra Alessandra earned a degree in Education and Sociology from Lycoming College. A life-long educator, former counselor, and the author of 12 Steps 12 Stories, Alessandra is on a mission to help families navigate the path of recovery together. For further information, visit her website at www.12steps12stories.com or email her at debra@12steps12stories.com

moffitt_logoMoffitt Wellness Retreat is a Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center that is private and unique in peaceful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We believe that your addiction is not who your are, so our methodology is to guide you in a program that is based in creating new life style changes. We are based in the 12-Steps, and begin with medical detox, and then move directly into recovery with fitness training, psychiatric therapy, nutritional guidance, massage, yoga, and activities that include boating along the coast, hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, horseback riding, parasailing, and even sky diving!

Eden-HillEden Hill Recovery Retreat, located in picturesque northwest Connecticut right outside The Berkshires, is a private, 12 bed transitional living facility for women healing from substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. Total mind/body health is emphasized while supporting the women with a structured counseling program designed individually to address the specific needs of the client. Eden Hill’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for women to adjust to reentry into their home community by providing individual, group, family and holistic therapy, along with encouraging interpersonal skills, case management, and the necessary tools to maintain lasting sobriety. Please visit our website at edenhillrecoveryretreat.com or call (860) 307-7512 for more information.

Solutions Recovery, Inc.Solutions Recovery Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers a Drug and Alcohol  Treatment Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, Chronic Pain Program, Medication Assisted Program and Co-Occurring Residential Treatment Program. Solutions Recovery INC is located in Las Vegas Nevada. http://www.solutions-recovery.com/index.php At Solutions Recovery our multidisciplinary staff provides customized, intensive and holistic services with special interest and emphasis directed towards the well being of the family. We are committed to providing comprehensive, confidential and individualized treatment services to people with addiction problems. Solutions Recovery staff members are dedicated and compassionate people who always put the client’s best interest in the forefront.

NBM_logoAlcohol and substance abuse recovery at an affordable cost. Our program is a twelve-step model based on the principles of Alcoholic’s Anonymous. New Beginning’s comprehensive program offers a safe and structured environment that promotes change in the individual. Those suffering from addiction will learn about the problem of addiction, the solution to addiction, and the program of action that leads to change. Our simple program will help each individual to implement the solution into daily living. Our program is an affordable alternative to traditional programs. New Beginning is the answer when insurance funding is inadequate or exhausted.http://newbeginningmin.org/

challengesChallenges Addiction Treatment Center has a staff of therapists, physicians, and counselors who are experts in drug and alcohol treatment of addiction and have been helping people for the last 13 years. We offer a unique experience with personalized treatment plans, Evidence-Based Psychotherapy and Natural Wellness Programs for drug addiction, alcoholism, Compulsive Behavior and Dual Diagnosis including Bipolar, Depression, ADD/ADHD, PTSD and other Psychiatric and Mental Disorders. www.florida-rehabcenter.com/about-challenges

A.T.R.IA.T.R.I. – Addiction Treatment Reviews & Information is a worldwide platform of unbiased reviews and accurate information on drug rehabs, drug and alcohol treatment centers, inpatient & outpatient facilities, therapists, interventionists and many other recovery services.  Visit us today at http://www.addiction-rehab-reviews.org.

oasis_logoOasis Chiropractic is located in Miami Florida. http://www.oasisdoc.com/  Many people seek relief of conditions such as neck and back pain, headaches, arthritis, asthma, indigestion (IBS and colitis), sleep troubles, etc. The truth is, there is only one condition- stress. It comes in three varieties- structural, emotional, and nutritional. The care in my office is designed to discover your source of stress and remove it (sorry, significant others and bosses are excluded). This allows for normal function and proper healing. I would love to be the chiropractor of your health care team. I’m always available for phone consults to answer any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you. Dr. Myles Starkman

CS-Websolutions.com We are a full service web design and marketing company that specializes in creating custom designed websites that act as an important part of your organization’s marketing campaign. Most small business owners don’t have the time or the knowledge of how to create a website that will help grow their business. Our goal is to help your business succeed and generate revenue from your website. After all without a well equipped website, you are missing out on potential business in your local city. We take the time to consult with each business owner to identify their customers and then develop a website layout which will enhance the customer experience as well as attract new customers. Depending upon each client needs, we utilize Social Media Marketing, effective SEO, and efficient PPC campaigns to develop an effective and efficient website. So check us out at www.cs-websolutions.com.

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.

The Addictions Coach on Dr. Drew

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.

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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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

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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
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Dale P. Redlich, CEO, Ft. Lauderdale Florida

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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