The Addictions Academy Has Proven Strategies to Reduce AMA/APA

The Addictions Academy Has Proven Strategies to Reduce AMA/APA

 

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A Treatment Center or Detox is BIG Business and sometimes your business is lagging. With over 21 years in the addiction industry we have developed a sure-fire way for you to keep your beds full (make more conversions) and keep people in treatment to increase your length of stay
Get your staff the proper training it needs to succeed and keep your beds full!
We will work with your staff directly to make sure you are not losing clients, and that clients remain in treatment!

We specialize in training treatment center staff in all areas!

Get your WHOLE staff certified and trained in:
We are the only company that will come to you and personally train your staff! We also offer virtual online classes tailored to your group and needs
Contact us for private training and group discount rates!
See what our past clients have to say about their experience with us:
“I initially reached out to Dr. Estes because my facility was experiencing high AMA rates. We were admitting roughly 30 patients each month, and, on average, 13 were leaving early, against staff advice. As a result, our average length of stay was only 16 days, and our census was stuck around 18 out of 32 beds. Within 2 months of hiring Dr. Estes, we have increased our length of stay to 26 days, and we have reduced the number of patients leaving early against staff advice from 13 to 4 per month. As a result of these changes and some additional marketing strategies she implemented for us, I am happy to say we have increased our census from 18 to 32, and we now have a waiting list. Dr. Estes is professional, detail oriented, and able to focus on what really matters to drive results”
From Matt Boyle, VP of Finance Landmark Recovery, Louisville KY

The Addictions Academy takes a Christ-Centered Approach with New Courses

 

The Addictions Academy takes a Christ-Centered Approach with New Courses

Press Release (ePRNews.com) – MIAMI – Jul 28, 2017 – The Addictions Academy continues to expand their growth of knowledge, classes, and extraordinary faculty. They are pleased to welcome Rob Lohman, interventionist, recovery coach, and the teacher of Nationally Certified Christian Recovery Coaching and Nationally Certified Christian Family Recovery Coaching classes.

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Rob has had extensive training within the addiction world including his own recovery. It was Rob’s own addiction that guided him to seek additional training and education to help others. His training includes coaching others with multiple addiction issues, and providing interventions with a Christ-centered approach. Rob has also earned his education in biology and his MBA from two universities. Throughout his education, training, and his own recovery, Rob has kept his faith and put it towards his own life and his clients.

“The Christian Recovery Coaching class is designed to encourage people to discover their true identity in Jesus Christ as a foundation towards finding their calling in life,” Rob said. “Students will utilize their spiritual gifts to help take themselves and their clients from addiction to freedom, realizing they are a daily spiritual battle for freedom.”

The Addictions Academy is a widespread online virtual classroom portal that offers 40 plus classes in 22 countries. Teachers hail from all over and a they have a waiting list to be hired on staff with The Addictions Academy. With these two specific courses, an individual coach will delve into a Christ-centered approach of coaching and the spiritual side of recovery as the main springboard to assist their clients in attaining their goals.

“I like the fact that The Addictions Academy offers a variety of classes to help create a well-rounded professional seeking to make a difference in the lives of those around,” Rob said. “The founder and teachers are in the educational business to help create an army of professionals who are helping to take people from the entrapment of addiction to endless possibilities of FREEDOM!”

If you are looking to find help with addiction, contact The Addictions Academy  1.800.706.0318

Learn more and register for our next upcoming Christian Recovery Coaching course September 7-8

 

https://eprnews.com/the-addictions-academy-takes-a-christ-centered-approach-193757/

The Addictions Academy adds new Nutrition Class and Announces a new Instructor

The Addictions Academy adds new Nutrition Class

Nationally Certified Nutritional Recovery Coach Class has been added to The Addictions Academy virtual classroom portal

The Addictions Academy is pleased to announce a new class on their ever-expanding virtual platform. The new class: ‘Nationally Certified Nutritional Recovery Coach’ has been added to their already expanding classes in the addiction industry. This class completes the trio of ‘Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach’ and ‘Nationally Certified Fitness Recovery Coach’. The Addictions Academy welcomes Jenny Fontana as a new instructor for the class.

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Jenny’s passion and excitement to teach and guide her clients to a healthier lifestyle has always tied into her life. She has personally guided herself into a healthier and more natural way of living. Due to health issues during her pregnancies that continued after the birth of her two daughters , she was determined to study more about natural health sciences after most doctors just prescribed medications that created new or worse symptoms. Her personal experiences, coupled with her extensive education, allows her to customize diet and nutrition plans for each client and teaches her students how to do the same.

“The Nutritional Recovery Coaching course teaches the fundamentals of good nutrition with an emphasis on the unique needs of a person in addiction recovery,” Jenny says. “We address the importance of rebuilding a relationship with real, wholesome foods and the necessity of good nutrition throughout addiction recovery.”

With the wide variety of coaches and classes at The Addictions Academy, it is common to see the faculty have a personal connection to the class they teach and that has guided them to become an instructor in their discipline. Jenny Fontana is no exception. Having her on staff increases the diversity and experience of the faculty.

“Jenny has extensive training in nutrition and has been working with clients on how to eat healthy,” Dr. Estes, CEO says. “She has taken that knowledge and wisdom and put it in a class for others to enjoy. We are happy to have her as a Faculty member.”

You can access more information about The Addictions Academy by calling 1 (800) 706.0318 or you may also read more on their website. Call today to register for Jenny’s Nationally Certified Nutrition Class and if you mention you saw this press release you can get $300 off the class. We look forward to having you as a new student.

https://www.prlog.org/12652445-the-addictions-academy-adds-new-nutrition-class.html

The Addictions Academy instructor, Boris Schaak is featured in Voyage LA magazine 

 

The Addictions Academy instructor, Boris Schaak is featured in Voyage LA magazine 
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Meet Boris Schaak of Sober Fitness in Hollywood
Voyage LA Magazine | LA City Guide

Today we’d like to introduce you to Boris Schaak.

Boris Schaak is the Founder of Sober Fitness. This LA based philosophy offers the very best fitness coaching and training available tailored to the specific and holistic needs of recovering addicts. Boris has become a healthy catalyst for recovering addicts to find a healthy form of fitness in sobriety. Through his training program he guides clients to understand and unlock their greatest potential in the safest and healthiest manner possible. He has integrated his 30 years of life experience in the industry and his 10 years of continuous sobriety to bring about this exciting new fitness modality into the industry marketplace.

Boris teaches the Nationally Certified Fitness in Recovery training with The Addictions Academy.
In The Addictions Academy’s Fitness in Recovery Training Program you will quickly find out that having another tool for people in recovery allows for greater and long term success. With interactive learning and examples, you will see that having clients implement a routine of healthy eating habits and fitness will help them recover faster and healthier, with a less chance of relapse. This knowledge will empower you in your day-to-day interaction with clients, and in your own personal lives. You will have a real sense of competency. Training and clarifying expectations is so important. Areas to be covered will include basic nutrition, training with weights versus cardio only workouts, getting away from the known ego based fitness philosophy, integration of a spiritual based fitness routine, and tools that you can provide clients with to help them be successful in their sobriety. There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to nutrition and fitness. This course will provide understanding to why a clear and concise nutrition and fitness regimen is important in the path of recovery.
Learn more and register for an upcoming course today!  1.800.706.0318

The Addictions Academy Featured Faculty Member: IPEC Certified Life Coach Ginger Berkelhamer

 

The Addictions Academy Featured Faculty Member: IPEC Certified Life Coach Ginger Berkelhamer

 

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The Addictions Academy welcomes new Faculty

IPEC Certified Life Coach Ginger Berkelhamer joins The Addictions Academy

The Addictions Academy is expanding globally to help students fight the addiction epidemic. Ginger Berkelhamer, a well experienced Certified Professional Coach, (CPC), has joined the team of professional faculty. The Addictions Academy is excited and proud to have her on staff heading up the life coach certification classes and supervision for current and new students.

Ginger has a wide background of education and experience within the addiction and life coaching field. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the table with her BA and her extensive coach training from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, (IPEC).  She has worked with a variety of clients all over the world as a Professional Life Coach. Ginger is thrilled to be working with The Addictions Academy and teaching her students and helping her clients. Ginger has 17 long years sober!

“In the Life Coach Training Classes, students will receive the foundation required to be a Life Coach. This includes the ICF Core Competencies and ‘basic skill set at the right moment’. We spend time on practicing the skills so you feel a level of confidence that you can choose the right skill at the right moment,” Ginger said. “You will leave with a proper understanding of how to help your clients create and achieve goals.”

The Addictions Academy offers over 40 classes and has trained students in over 15 countries. They are the largest online virtual training school that offers multiple disciplines and the exclusive IMAC, International Master Addiction Certification. Classes are aimed at educating the addiction professional or new student with no prerequisites to the field.

“All of our teachers are qualified, educated and super enthusiastic to be Faculty at The Addictions Academy, “Dr. Estes, CEO, said. “Ginger is no exception. She has passion, enthusiasm and unrivaled energy to tackle the addiction field. This, coupled with a long career in personal recovery makes her the ideal Life Coach Faculty at The Addictions Academy.”

The Addictions Academy can be found online or you can call 1-800-706-0318 to register for classes and explore the opportunities that await.

The Addictions Academy: Is Exercise Important in Addiction Recovery?

The Addictions Academy: Is Exercise Important in Addiction Recovery?

Join Us July 15-16th for our Fitness in Recovery Training course!

Live Virtual Classroom!

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FITNESS IN RECOVERY TRAINING PROGRAM

In The Addictions Academy’s Fitness in Recovery Training Program you will quickly find out that having another tool for people in recovery allows for greater and long term success. With interactive learning and examples, you will see that having clients implement a routine of healthy eating habits and fitness will help them recover faster and healthier, with a less chance of relapse. This knowledge will empower you in your day-to-day interaction with clients, and in your own personal lives. You will have a real sense of competency. Training and clarifying expectations is so important. Areas to be covered will include basic nutrition, training with weights versus cardio only workouts, getting away from the known ego based fitness philosophy, integration of a spiritual based fitness routine, and tools that you can provide clients with to help them be successful in their sobriety. There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to nutrition and fitness. This course will provide understanding to why a clear and concise nutrition and fitness regimen is important in the path of recovery.

Register Today at https://theaddictionsacademy.com/therapy-professionals/recovery-courses-and-certificate-programs/fitness-in-recovery-training-program/

Read on for an excerpt from a great article on Exercise and Addiction Recovery:

The Two Main Benefits Of Exercise

The tangible benefits of exercise are twofold:

  1. Physical activity that involves a sustained increase in heart rate releases endorphins in the body.
  2. Physical activity curbs the negative withdrawal effects from giving up alcohol and illegal substances.

Although the high from exercise will not be as intense as from alcohol or other drugs, the body’s process of releasing endorphins and endocannabinoids creates a feeling of euphoria and regulates the body in a natural way. You’ll feel the benefits as your body adjusts and returns to a balanced function.

The Effects Of Exercise On Drug Dependence

When someone is in recovery, their chemical dependency creates negative withdrawal effects such as troubled sleep and depression. Research shows that regular physical activity can mitigate these negative side effects. Exercise:

  • regulates brain function
  • builds the body’s defenses
  • aids in releasing pent up emotions

In essence, physical activity such as yoga, running, strength training, walking, swimming, surfing, kickboxing, Pilates, cycling, many other team sports or a visit to the gym is a natural way of releasing physical and emotional angst in the body.

http://addictionblog.org/recovery/exercise-and-addiction-recovery-how-and-why/

The Addictions Academy Welcomes Rob Lohman to the Faculty Team!

 

The Addictions Academy Welcomes Rob Lohman to the Faculty Team!

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Rob Lohman is the Founder and Chief Motivator of Lifted From The Rut.  As an Interventionist and Addiction Recovery Coach, Rob provides addiction services to families and businesses to help them move from addiction to FREEDOM.   With a sobriety date of June 8, 2001, Rob has learned a great deal about trials and believing that there is a great blessing on the other side of each trial….even though some of the trials of life can seem hopeless at times.   When he went from hating the image in the mirror, to loving the image and the potential within, a huge paradigm shift happened.

Rob has made errors in sobriety, but it is in those life lessons he discovered his Calling to help others regain the hope in themselves that they too were created for a greater purpose in life. Restoring hope in others, and to help lift them from their life ruts that seem to have stolen their confidence in who they are.  Rob believes that “God does not make junk!”

In addition to founding Lifted From The Rut, Rob has an MBA and over 27 years in Sales / Marketing experience in Real Estate, Higher Education, Insurance and Software Sales.  Rob self-published The Momentum Journey: Breakdown at Exit 63 book and documentary.  Inspired to reach his community about addiction awareness, Rob organizes the Navigating the World of Addiction events bringing professionals and families together to discuss issues around addiction and recovery.  He brings in dynamic special guest speakers like former NFL stars Vance Johnson and Randy Grimes, Katie Donovan of A Mother’s Addiction Journey, Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy, Dr. Doug Weiss of Heart To Heart Counseling, and a variety of other speakers and authors.

Rob has a unique approach in his recovery coaching and intervention styles. Rob has a very laid-back personality, but don’t confuse that for weakness! He is dedicated to encouraging and motivating his clients to dream BIG and believe in themselves.  Because addiction is a family disease, Rob believes in coaching the entire family unit in the healing process.

As an avid reader, Rob continues to add new tools to his tool belt to utilize in making positive changes in the lives of his clients and their families.  He believes in the philosophy of re-teaching what you learn with others within 48 hours, leaving a longer impact and a stronger chance for change.  Rob believes in personal development and self-care. He knows what it’s like to live a balanced AND an unbalanced life, so he does what he needs to do to make sure his life stays in balance.  Rob’s priorities are God, family, community and profession.
Rob has been featured on the Real Traci Rock radio show, the Addiction Breakthrough Summit, The Recovery Revolution Summit, and speaks at various organizations to provide HOPE for the future.  Rob is also involved with Prison Fellowship, making an impact in and building new foundations / belief systems in those previously incarcerated.

Living in the picturesque terrain of Colorado, Rob enjoys time with his beautiful wife and two adorable children. He is very involved in his Christian community and benefiting from the wonderful weather Colorado offers year-round.

 

The Addictions Academy: JULY 6-7 Nationally Certified Gambling Coach training

 

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GAMBLING ADDICTION COACH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Addictions Academy: Our Students LOVE Our Courses! Hear What They Have to Say!

The Addictions Academy: Our Students LOVE Our Courses! Hear What They Have to Say!

The Addictions Academy is comprised of some of the best educators, teachers, doctors and business professionals in the world. We pride ourselves on our highly trained, educated and featured Faculty so we know that you are getting the best of the best that our company has to offer. Our faculty have been featured on the news Nationally and Internationally on TV shows and even had films created about their lives. It is imperative that you learn from a successful team that has already built a successful practice in the area that you want to excel in.

If you are new to the Addiction Industry, want to gain individual clients, obtain more clients for your treatment center, open a treatment center or just gain Ceus, we are the premier learning institution for you. Call today at 1.800.706.0318 to discuss your educational and marketing opportunities with our staff.

 

Rose Long

Hi Cali,

I really enjoyed today‘s session, exceeded my expectations and I’m looking forward to more.

I feel hugely grateful to be part of the group. Thank you for your generosity of spirit that allows me to join the training. I really do feel blessed – it seems to fit in so naturally with my interests and experience it’s really is a gift for me to be learning this stuff.

Enjoy your day in the national park – love to hear you‘re hiking, one of my passions since getting clean and sober so I’m getting some vicarious enjoyment knowing you’re out there!

Rose Long

 

Nadine Steele


Nadine Steele of Steele Recovery discusses her training at The Addictions Academy and why our in depth and detailed programs are the best on the market for addiction training.

Landmark Recovery of Louisville is Looking to Fill the Position of Clinical Director!

 

Landmark Recovery of Louisville is Looking to Fill the Position of Clinical Director!

Landmark of Louisville

Landmark Recovery of Louisville is a new chemical dependency detoxification and residential treatment facility that opened in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Louisville near St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in September of 2016. The parent company has operated senior living and apartment facilities in three states for 30 years, and is excited to be expanding into a new industry and community. We exist to assist each patient in the development of a lifestyle that is permanently free from all mind and mood altering substances and that promotes the patient’s well-being across mind, body, and spirit. We are passionate, authentic, courageous, and uncompromising in our pursuit of excellence , and our vision is to restore hope, tranquility and function to 1 Million families in the next 100 years.

The Clinical Director oversees all clinical & therapeutic elements of the Treatment program. He or she is responsible for implementing, overseeing, and improving all aspects of Treatment Protocol in line with applicable regulations, including Joint Commission standards for Substance Abuse Residential Treatment facilities. The Clinical Director reports to the Administrator.

Shift: MondayFriday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Weekends: None

On-Call: Yes

Benefits:

  • Quality health insurance
  • Generous PTO
  • Company-sponsored life insurance
  • Dental, Vision, Long & Short Term Disability insurance offered
  • Up to $750 per year for CEUs, conferences, and other educational opportunities

Principle Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees all Alcohol & Drug Therapists and Chemical Dependency Technicians, a staff totaling between 25 and 30
  • Implements, reviews, and regularly improves Clinical Treatment Protocol to ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and best practices
  • Implements, reviews, and regularly improves Family Program to ensure active family participation in each patient’s recovery
  • Oversees and actively improves fitness, enrichment, and other ancillary programs designed to complement Clinical Treatment Protocol
  • Oversees discharge planning & manages facility relationships with aftercare providers to ensure each patient is set up for continued success in his or her recovery journey
  • Coordinates all outside speakers and guest lecturers included in Treatment Protocol
  • Reviews & approves all Biopsychosocial Evaluations and Individualized Treatment Plans
  • Participates in weekly Treatment Team meetings to evaluate progress of all patients and make recommendations for adjustments to Treatment Plan

Minimum Qualifications

  • Active Kentucky LCSW, LMFT, LCADC, Psychologist’s license or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience in a clinical role within Chemical Dependency field
  • Minimum of 2 years managerial experience
  • Familiarity with Joint Commission standards and accreditation process strongly preferred
  • Must be committed to drug-free lifestyle and responsible alcohol use
  • Personal passion or interest in substance abuse issues strongly preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Master’s

Required license or certification:

  • Kentucky LCSW, LMFT, LCADC or equivalent

 

Please forward all resumes and position inquiries to Michelle.Mcginnis@landmarkrecovery.com