Addiction or Entitlement?

Does Browns wide receiver Davone Bess have a serious addiction that he’s dealing with, or just an extreme sense of entitlement?

Lack of impulse control? Pouring coffee on an officer. check

Anger and aggression management?  Pulling off your shirt and engaging officer in fighting.  check, check.

Drug or alcohol addiction?  Glazed, vacant eyes “staring through” the officer? check, check, check.

See more below and decide:

LIVE IN LAS VEGAS -The Addictions Coach Offers 3 Day Intensive At Solutions Recovery Inc.

Recovery Coaching and Intervention Certification offered at Solutions Recovery Inc in Las Vegas Nevada February 20-22 2014

Las Vegas January 14, 2014 — The Addictions Coach announces its 3 Day Intensive Course in Las Vegas Nevada.

The Addictions Coach and its sister company, The Addictions Academy, are offering a 3 Day Intensive Certification Course in Recovery Coaching and Intervention at Solutions Recovery Inc, in February to provide CEU’s for professionals and set standards in the industry.

The Addiction Academy’s Recovery Coaching and Intervention Certification 3 day Intensive meets all state and federal requirements and is backed by NAADAC and CAADAC for 21 CEUs. The course will teach professionals how to provide proper Recovery Coaching and Intervention services that incorporate HIPPA and legal requirements.

“We are pleased to announce that Solutions Recovery Inc will be hosting us to offer our 3 day Intensive program,” Cali Estes, owner of The Addictions Academy said. “Our 3 day Intensive program will give you all the skills needed to add Recovery or Sober Coaching and Intervention to your practice or start your own company.”

The Addictions Academy is the only evidence based best practices model that is National in nature and meets all state requirements by reciprocity.  The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) has approved The Addictions Academy as an Educational Provider for both courses.  California’s Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) has approved The Addictions Academy for both courses and the coveted ISE Endorsement which meets the 40 hour CEU requirement in all states.

“I love teaching the courses,” Cali Estes said. We make it fun and engaging and deliver all of the necessary materials in an experiential way that includes the auditory, visual and hand on means of learning.  We also do not subscribe to one style of Intervention or Coaching and offer our students plenty of options to use when dealing with their clients in a professional setting.”

The Addictions Academy courses are taught by Master’s level therapists and offered via webinar, live virtual classroom and LIVE on site locations. Cali Estes is available to travel to a business location as well for more private classes for the business or drug and alcohol treatment organization.

The Addictions Academy offers Recovery Coaching levels I and II,III, Intervention, Intervention with the ISE Endorsement, Anger Management, Case Management, Family Coaching and eating Disorder Coaching. All courses live and via webinar.

Ex-Police Captain Has Cell Phone Rage…

Anger and Rage…the new addiction?  Everyone is addicted to something.  Sex, drugs, caffeine, coffee.  How about the chemical that your brain secretes when you get angry?  That becomes quite a rush, when the chemicals are released. The need to increase the rush is heightened by more aggression, leading to rage and violence.  If someone was being annoyed by something, like a cell phone in a movie, moving their seat would end the issue or negative stimulus causing the problem, but shooting someone increases the addictive chemical and warms the body, leaving the shooter with a heightened  sense of  well-being.  With police there is an added element.  Can you guess what it is?
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Ask The Expert- Today’s Topic: Working With Athletes

QUESTION:  ”I know you work with athletes, dealing with their issues in drugs, alcohol, guns, gambling, women and anger.  What do you different with them that you don’t do with other people?”  Alex C., New York, New York  

ANSWER:  ”When I work directly with athletes, we focus on them as individuals.  We focus on their talents on the field or court and work with them when their head is in the game and out.  We handle all the issues and concerns that are specific to them and their career.  We also deal with anger management and things that are relevant to them, like taking guns into nightclubs and domestic violence.  So it is specific and individualized.  You can find more about us on

Ask The Expert: Today’s Topic- Mobile Rehab

Question:  What is this mobile rehab thing you do and how is this mobile rehab different from drug and alcohol treatment facilities?  George F., Brunswick, NJ

Cali Estes’ Answer: At The Addictions Coach we offer a unique service.  We take drug and alcohol treatment to the next level.  We actually bring the therapy to the client.   We offer the same services that a drug and alcohol treatment center can offer, however, treatment is at the clients home, office and work space.  We also condense the treatment and do it in 7 days, an intensive one on one experience.  We get to the root cause of the issues quickly and move forward with the client to resolve their issues.  No groups, no meetings.  Insane?  The idea is different but it works.  We have nothing but success stories.

Should Dennis Rodman blame his poor decisions on Addiction or just Stupidity?

Dennis Rodman has befriended the leader of North Korea, yes the one that has declared war on the USA and sent rockets up against UN rules. Rodman has visited him on several occasions, blind to the fact that Kim Jong Un possibly just fed his uncle to wild dogs and his aunt has gone missing. So what is really going on with Dennis Rodman? Well, according to him he was ‘drinking’ and making bad decisions. See the article below and give an opinion! 

Michael Bay: From Behind The Camera To The Front. What Causes Social Anxiety?

The Expert answers:
Cali Says:  “When you go from behind the camera to the front, it changes your perspective and your comfort level.  It is why coaches are great at coaching and not playing.  Directors are good at giving orders and creating the product, not being onstage in the product.  If you look at the video of Michael Bay above, in the beginning you can see he is nervous on that stage, in front of the camera.  His aids probably told him to just read the words and you will be fine.  Then the words, his safety net, were gone.  Fight or flight kicked in and he fled.  At The Addictions Coach and The Addictions Academy, we specialize in stress and anxiety. We can use behavioral modification techniques to assist in these events and others.”

ASK THE EXPERT- Today’s Topic: Recovery Coaching As A Career

Question:  “I was thinking of getting into Recovery Coaching, but I don’t know where to start.  What are your thoughts?”   Jeremy B.

Cali Estes says: “Recovery Coaching is a career on the rise.  As insurance fluctuates for what drug and alcohol treatment centers will accept, people still need quality care and they are willing to pay for it.  Also the buzz word ‘coach’ is very popular now and a lot of people do not like the stigma of going to a therapist or counselor, but everyone from top executives to the mom next door has a coach.”   At The Addictions Academy we offer the only National Certification Program in Recovery Coaching.  Check us out at or call us at 786.709.0479

The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach Receives 2013 BEST OF MIAMI Award

MIAMI, FL, January 03, 2014  — Each year, the Miami Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Miami area a great place to live, work and play.

“It is an honor to serve the people of the city of Miami and beyond,” Cali Estes, recipient said. “I know there is a lot of competition here and to be chosen as The Best Of Miami 2013 is really a great acknowledgement of the hard work that I do.”

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Miami Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Miami Award Program and data provided by third parties.

“At The Addictions Coach we work very hard to take care of our clients,” Estes said. “We are very different than any other therapists, drug and alcohol treatment centers or professionals because we do not just focus on the behavior, we get to the root cause of the addiction and work with the client to fix it.”

The Addictions Coach offers addiction therapy, sober companion services, Recovery Coaching Services, Intervention services, and mobile drug and alcohol treatment services. With their sister company, The Addictions Academy, they provide education and classes to professionals.

The Miami Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Miami area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Miami Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

The Addictions Coach is at and offers Recovery Coaching, Addiction Therapy, Drug and Alcohol Treatment, educational classes and other services to professionals and those in need of assistance.

ASK THE EXPERT- Today’s Topic: Recovery & Sober Coaching vs. Therapy

Question: “What exactly is Recovery Coaching or Sober Coaching and how is that different from therapy?” John S. Austin Texas

Answer:  “Recovery Coaching or Sober Coaching is different from therapy because in coaching we move forward and in therapy we move backwards with the clients.  In Recovery Coaching we focus on the now behaviors and discuss what results are wanted now and in the future.  We then discuss the blocks and obstacles that get in the way of those goals.  Together we formulate a plan that will assist the clients in moving forward and meeting those goals. With therapy, it can take years, Recovery Coaching takes weeks to months.  I actually look forward to when my clients fire me because they are doing so well. ”