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. ”

What’s Holding You Back? Reach Your Goals In 2014

CALI ESTES is now offering GROUP THERAPY online and LIVE for those that need a boost in life. Cali Estes,, will combine her 18 plus years of training in therapy and life coaching to assist you in reach all of your goals for 2014. Click the link below for more information:
Group Therapy Classes Forming Now:
Social Anxiety and Stress Management Group Therapy starts 2/3/2014 and  runs every Monday at 12 noon EST for 4 weeks .
Relationship Building and Relationship Issues Group Therapy starts 3/3 and runs every Monday at 12 noon EST for 4 weeks.
Anger Management Group Therapy Starts 4/1 and runs every Monday at 12 noon EST for 4 weeks.
Please call 786.709.0479 for cost and group therapy webinar log in information. Limited to 6 participants per class. If you require a different time, please contact us to suggest a time.

ASK THE EXPERT: Today’s Topic- Recovery Coach To Celebrities

Question:  “What is it like being a Therapist and Recovery Coach to celebrities and going on tour with a band?”  Marc F., California 
Cali Estes says:  “It is  very different to deal with a celebrity then the general public. There are a whole set of new issues that arise when you are dealing with a performer with a big personality that needs to have attention and does not care if it is negative or positive. When you factor that in with mental health issues, the finances to afford anything, I mean anything, it is very difficult to even imagine that there are consequences. Part of what I do different is create those consequences and get to the root cause of what is causing crazy town.”

ASK THE EXPERT: Today’s Topic -Recovery Coach Certification

Question:  “I see that you offer Intervention and Recovery Coaching Certifications.  What makes your certification different from all the others on the market? “
Robert S., New York

Cali Estes says: “Well Robert, first we are the only evidence based practice model that is approved nationally by NAADAC that offers both Recovery Coaching and Intervention.  There are a lot of local certifications that meet local board requirements but nothing national.  Also, we have teamed up with Diversified Intervention Group to offer the first and only ISE Endorsement level Intervention Certification that goes above and beyond anything on the market today.   We specialize in offering amazing courses that meet all National Requirements and offer the students the best possible education — all classes taught by master level teachers. You can call us at 786.709.0479 for more information or go to to see the full array of courses.”

Hate Crime Or Attempted Murder? ….Another KNOCKOUT Attack

Another Knockout attack.  This one is using Bipolar as a defense strategy.  He shows the video of himself hitting a 79 year black man and using racial slurs to an undercover officer in a  bar.  This is in Texas, where crimes are taken seriously.  Clearly this guy has metal health issues, but should he be held accountable? I think so. He is currently being held on a hate crime, which garners up to 10 years.  What are your thoughts?