Train with the Best, January 12-13. The Addictions Academy offers Professional Recovery Coach training!

 

Train with the Best, January 12-13. The Addictions Academy offers Professional Recovery Coach training! 

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RECOVERY COACH TRAINING

Nationally Certified Recovery Coach –1 (NCRC-I)
Are you interested in becoming a Professional Recovery Coach? Our Recovery Coaching Training Program will assist you with all of the skills necessary to learn how to become a top notch Professional Recovery Coach. At The Addictions Academy, we are a National Education Provider and we offer a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry. If you are a therapist you need to add this to your practice. If you are a sober companion or sober coach, you need to get the credentials to increase your client base, your income and your worth.  All of our Recovery Coach training classes meet the ICF standards with the core competencies. We are accredited though the AACT  as an educational institution, IAAP and all manuals are approved by NAADAC.

Our training includes two day Professional Recovery Coach Training (virtual classroom or LIVE), with optional add on of 10 hours of supervision (call for rates) that meets weekly to increase your understanding of coaching!

Our comprehensive Professional Recovery Coaching will teach you to prepare for difficult Recovery Coach clients and various situations. Through the process of Recovery Coaching, clients are held accountable, improve their performance, become educated on drug and alcohol addictions, and enhance their quality of life. A Recovery Coach sets the parameters of the conversation, listens and contributes observations and questions, provides a road map for success and assists the client as a team to achieving their desired goals. An action based Recovery Coach accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility. Recovery Coaching concentrates on meeting the client where they are now, where they want to be, and holding them accountable as a team to get there.

Our elite team is standing by! Register online or call 1.800.706.0318 ext. 2

Become a MASTER in Your Field! Train to be an International Master Addictions Coach

 

Become a MASTER in Your Field! Train to be an International Master Addictions Coach 

INTERNATIONAL MASTER ADDICTIONS COACH CERTIFICATION PROGRAM  (IMAC)

master addictions coach You desire to be the TOP of your profession. You want to add Addiction Coaching to your existing practice or you want a new career as an Addictions Coach. You want to  help people better their lives. You desire to be the best in your field and you want more cash pay clients. You want the BEST for your clients and yourself. The Addictions Academy offers you a full 6 month program with optional 6 month additional supervision ad on.  International Master Addictions Coach Certification. We offer 125 Education Hours and you have 6 full months to complete the program or you may go faster if you wish. Get the International Master Addictions Coaching Certification exclusively through The Addictions Academy. All of our classes will give you the tools you need to be in practice as a Master Addictions Coach or an Expert Addiction Coach. We also offer weekly supervision sessions over the course of 6 months so that you can discuss your cases and clients with a clinical supervisor and get real world advice and answers to your questions.  Supervision by a clinical supervisor and the best top trained coaches in the world. We are the only company offering a program for coaching in the addiction arena. We offer the following classes including weekly clinical supervision to discuss your clients and cases. BOTH FORMS BOOK (TO OPEN A PRIVATE PRACTICE AND COACHING WORKBOOK ARE INCLUDED IN CLASS PRICE).

continue to https://theaddictionsacademy.com/therapy-professionals/recovery-courses-and-certificate-programs/master-addictions-coach/  to learn more about this one-of-a-kind program.

Why be average, be the best in the industry. Get trained today. 

Call today to register for this training program. 1.800.706.0318

Jay Keefe: Uber Confessions- Sobriety and The Three Stooges

 

Jay Keefe:  Uber Confessions- Sobriety and The Three Stooges 

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So here we are my friends!

Welcome to my little contribution to the world.

I’m honored and humbled to be a part of such an amazing team of people.

Cali and I became friends through a mutual friend and I continue to learn from her regularly.  She’s a hard-hitting, driven, brilliant, strong woman with the work ethic of an entire corporation.  She’s tireless and always on the quest to help others as she continues to better herself and those around her.

And I’m lucky enough to be one of those around her.

I was given the title, “Writer and Director of Happiness” and while I adore the moniker, they may be tough shoes to fill.

But I’ll try my best.

My bio is under my name in the “About Us” section so I won’t bore you with that.  But the gist of my story is that I was an active alcoholic for over twenty years and when the booze finally stopped working, I was lucky enough to have been given the gift of desperation.

I was done, so to speak.

But to be honest, I wasn’t happy as soon as I put the drink down.  It took me over a year and half for the haze to disappear, and that was no one’s fault but my own.  I did the work (and did it begrudgingly, at first) but when I did, I became lighter.  I became happy.  I never imagined I could be happy and sober at the same time, but it’s true.

I don’t take myself seriously in the least and try to find the humor (or silver lining) in almost everything.  I guess that came across to Cali and she was brave enough to let me write about it.

So here goes…

I drive for Uber part-time.  While I’m a personal trainer during the day, I drive around Boston a few nights a week, almost always working Friday and Saturday nights, for obvious reasons-it’s busy and drunk people need a ride home.

I’m that ride.

I recently picked up three twenty-three year olds (Mo, Larry, and Curly) from one bar and drove them two-tenths of a mile down the street to another.

“You do realize that Lincoln is around the corner, right?” I asked, as all the three of them piled in the backseat.

They laughed.

“Yeah, but it’s cold out,” Larry said.  She was sitting in the middle.  “We didn’t want to walk.”

She leaned forward and grabbed my bicep.

“You’re adorable,” she said.  “Come to Lincoln with us.”

“I can’t.  I have to drive all night.” I answered.

We were already pulling up to the bar (that’s how close it was) and the line to get in was around the corner.

“Fuck this!” Mo said.  “Let’s go to Playwright.  The line’s wicked long.”

I turned around and headed to the other side of South Boston.

“So…” Larry said.  “Are you married?”

“Nope.”

“Have a girlfriend?”

“I’m seeing someone.”

“Are you happy with her?” Curly asked.

“Very.”

“How old is she?” Mo asked.

“40.”

“And you’re okay with that?” Larry asked.

God, their questioning was lightning quick.  And a little exhausting.

“Why wouldn’t I be?” I asked.  “She’s incredible on every level.”

“You’re really cute,” Larry repeated.

“Do you realize I’m twenty years older than you?”

“Wait… What?” she said.  “How old are you?”

“I’m 43.”

“You are!?  Ohmygod!” Mo chirped.  “You’re exactly right.  We’re all 23.  But you look much younger.”

“Thanks.  I have good genes.”

“What kind of jeans do you have?” Curly asked.

“I’m wearing Lucky’s.”

“And what do you do when you’re not Ubering?” Mo asked.
“I’m a writer.  And a personal trainer.”

“WHAT!” she screeched.  “Ohmygod!  I’m a writer too!”

“I need a personal trainer,” Curly said, more to herself than anyone else.  Her head was resting against the glass and she was staring out the window.

Mo ignored her.

“Do you have a book?” she asked.

“As a matter of fact I do.” I answered.

“What’s the name of it?” Larry cooed.  She was leaning forward again, making sure to catch my eye in the rearview mirror.  Her left forearm was resting against my right one, on the armrest.

I turned the radio down as I told them, and decided it’d be better to steer the car with my right hand.

Curly spoke again, this time almost a whisper.

“I wish I could write a book.”

I gazed in the rearview but she was still staring out the window.

“I think everyone has a book in them,” I said.

She turned towards me.

“You do?”

“OHMYGOD!  HERE’S YOUR BOOK!” screamed Mo.

She thrust her phone in Larry’s face, forcing her to sit back.

“‘And Drink I Did’.  How cool is that!  It’s on Amazon!  I’m buying it!  I’m buying three!  One for each of us!”

We were pulling up to The Playwright.

“Thank you,” I said.  “That means a lot to me.  Really.”

Curly opened the door.

“Remember what I said,” I said to her.

She gave me a half-smile.

Larry leaned forward again.

“You sure you don’t want to come have a drink with us?” she said.

“I’m sure.  But thank you.”

Mo was the last one out.

“Thanks Uber Jay.  You inspired me.  When I finish my book we can exchange autographs.”

“Deal,” I said.

Getting a few young girls to their destination?  Part of the job.  Entertaining (and maybe inspiring) them?  Awesome. And the ego boost?  Priceless.

 

JayJay Keefe

National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer

Published Author of “And Drink I Did”

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1MBF5fo

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2 Seats Left! December 17-18 Nationally Certified Harm Reduction Coach training

 

2 Seats Left! December 17-18  Nationally Certified Harm Reduction Coach training

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Register now https://theaddictionsacademy.com/therapy-professionals/course-registration/

HARM REDUCTION CERTIFICATE TRAINING

The Addictions Academy is Proud to Present (NCHRP) Our National Certificate in Harm Reduction Professional Training

Being a Professional today means being an expert in your respective niche.  You must be well-rounded and know all aspects of your industry. Professionals in the addiction recovery industry today need to have an in-depth understanding of all of the treatment modalities available to clients. It doesn’t mean that the professional has to agree or disagree, approve, or disapprove of any particular modality as the client will choose the modality that they wish to utilize in their own recovery.  Even if the recovery professional happens to be in recovery and experienced in a certain modality, it would be considered unethical for the professional to try to push one modality over another.  Harm reduction (or harm minimization) is a scope of general public health policies intended to lessen the unsafe results connected with different human practices, both lawful and illicit. Harm reduction strategies are utilized to oversee practices, for example, recreational drug use and sexual activities in various settings that range from services through to geographical districts. Faultfinders of harm reduction normally trust that enduring hazardous or unlawful conduct makes an impression on the community that such practices are adequate and that a portion of the activities proposed by defenders of harm reduction don’t decrease hurt over the long haul. Harm Reduction is here like it or not, it is a current modality in the industry that all addiction recovery professionals should be versed in.

The Addictions Academy Warmly Welcomes Author Jay Keefe to the Team!

The Addictions Academy Welcomes Author Jay Keefe as Director of Happiness

JAY KEEFE

Jay Keefe - Writer and Director of Happiness - The Addictions AcademyOn October 4, 2009 Jay woke up in his brother’s boiler room with tears streaming down his face and the weight of the world resting on his chest. He wanted to die and if he had a gun, he would’ve put it in his mouth and pulled the trigger. That’s how hopeless he had become.

And Drink I Did is the story of Jay’s fall into alcoholism.

This book, however, does not speak only to those addicted to alcohol. It could be drugs, could be violence, could be overeating or any number of things. What this book is truly about, is finding the reason to change your perspective – and the courage to do so, especially when you’ve seemingly hit the bottom.

It is honest, straightforward and does not pull punches. It is written plainly and openly, by a man who has seen and done some unbelievably bad things, but turned his life completely around.

But is also a story of redemption. It’s an inspiring tale about overcoming addiction, accepting help, and perhaps, most importantly, understanding personal value.

Jay has been published in several magazines and newspapers, including New Hampshire Living and studied English at the University of Massachusetts.

After becoming sober, Jay received his Certified Personal Trainer certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2014 as well as his Certified Health Coach certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

Jay realizes how important proper nutrition and exercise are to overall recovery and he loves showing people what a positive impact fitness can have on their sobriety.

As well as being a personal trainer and a health coach, Jay is a consultant for a family therapist.

In February of 2015, Jay had his first author event at Trident Booksellers, the only independent book store in Boston, Massachusetts. It was one of the few times Trident allowed a first-time author to be a guest speaker. In December of 2016, he was a guest on My Recovery Radio, the largest recovery based radio program in the United States.

Jay will soon earn his Nationally Certified Recovery Coach certificate from the world-renowned Addictions Academy so he can further his expertise and background in recovery from addiction. In the near future, he will be adding his Nationally Certified Level II Recovery Coach Certificate and his Nationally Certified Fitness Recovery Coach certificate from The Addictions Academy to his resume as well.

Jay lives in Boston with his two golden retrieves, Elle and Grace. His sobriety date is October 4, 2009.

The Addictions Academy: Changing the Way First Responders Respond to Addiction

 

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Changing the Way First Responders Respond to Addiction

At this point, it’s safe to say that as a nation we have a serious addiction problem on our hands.

So what do we do? Cali Estes, a celebrity addiction specialist and life coach, believes that change begins with educating those who are on the frontlines of addiction: first responders. That’s why she has created a free intervention course specifically for the police, firefighter and paramedic community.

Read on for the complete article from Joanne Chu on Sober Recovery

For more information on the course and having Cali Estes come to your city, visit the The Addictions Academy or call 1.800.706.0318.

December 10th! One Day Only!: Be More Marketable, Train in Billing and Collections

 

The Addictions Academy: Be More Marketable, Train in Billing and Collections 

 

December 10th! For One Day Only! Register Today! Limited Seating Available!

Visit The Addictions Academy to learn more about this course or to register! 1.800.306.0318

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CERTIFIED BILLING AND COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST

Billing and Collection Specialist

Looking to explore a rewarding opportunity in the Healthcare field? Here at the Addiction Academy we can provide you with the skills needed to become an effective Reimbursement Specialist. We are a National Education Provider and we offer a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry.  As a reimbursement specialist, our program can provide you the necessary skills to help you gain job security in this growing field. Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the nation, and there’s more than just clinical patient care options. Enjoy the stability of healthcare from an administrative position.   

What you will learn:

  • The Qualifications of the Billing Specialist
  • Preparing and submitting clean claims to various insurance companies either electronically or by paper.
  • Insurance Verifications
  • Assignments of Benefits
  • Common CMS-1500 Completion Guidelines
  • Common UB-04 (CMS-1450) Completion Guidelines
  • Follow-ups
  • Appeals
  • Determining Payments
  • Explanation of Benefits
  • Secondary Claims

In our Billing/Collections Training the student will learn various clerical and administrative functions that relate to insurance claims, compliance, and reimbursement. We cover billing and collections from a physician or facility setting.   With over 15 years in the collections industry, our instructor will prepare you to work as a reimbursement specialist in a physicians’ office, hospital, or substance abuse setting. 

Visit The Addictions Academy to learn more about this course or to register! 1.800.306.0318

Jumpstart Your Career for the New Year with Recovery Coach I Training

 

The Addictions Academy: Jumpstart Your Career for the New Year with Recovery Coach I Training 

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RECOVERY COACH TRAINING

Nationally Certified Recovery Coach –1 (NCRC-I)
Are you interested in becoming a Professional Recovery Coach? Our Recovery Coaching Training Program will assist you with all of the skills necessary to learn how to become a top notch Professional Recovery Coach. At The Addictions Academy, we are a National Education Provider and we offer a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry. If you are a therapist you need to add this to your practice. If you are a sober companion or sober coach, you need to get the credentials to increase your client base, your income and your worth.  All of our Recovery Coach training classes meet the ICF standards with the core competencies. We are accredited though the AACT  as an educational institution, IAAP and all manuals are approved by NAADAC.

Our training includes two day Professional Recovery Coach Training (virtual classroom or LIVE), with optional add on of 10 hours of supervision (call for rates) that meets weekly to increase your understanding of coaching!

Our comprehensive Professional Recovery Coaching will teach you to prepare for difficult Recovery Coach clients and various situations. Through the process of Recovery Coaching, clients are held accountable, improve their performance, become educated on drug and alcohol addictions, and enhance their quality of life. A Recovery Coach sets the parameters of the conversation, listens and contributes observations and questions, provides a road map for success and assists the client as a team to achieving their desired goals. An action based Recovery Coach accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility. Recovery Coaching concentrates on meeting the client where they are now, where they want to be, and holding them accountable as a team to get there.

THE LIVE EVENT OF THE SEASON! Navigating The World of Addiction

 

THE LIVE Event Of The Season! Navigating The World of Addiction 

Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach has teamed up with Rob Lohman of Lifted from The Rut for this incredible FREE Event!

Details below.  Register Today!

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Navigating the World Of Addiction Event

Dr. Cali Estes: 10 Ways to Enrich Your Life

10 Ways to Enrich Your Life

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You need to break through the barriers that hold you back mentally and get to the next level. We can assist you with our Breakthrough Success Techniques.  

Dr. Cali Estes specializes in helping you get ‘unstuck’ and move forward with the goals and dreams you have in Life. Do you know what keys you need to achieve success? Do you know how to unlock the bliss and success you crave? Dr. Cali Estes will assist you in opening up new doors and pathways to success. She will assist you in creating the positive mindset to focus on unleashing your potential, unlocking your passion and discovering your purpose in Life. Unlocking your stuck points in both personal and business matters will create the ability to let happiness and life success flow.

Visit her at http://www.caliestes.com/life-coaching/ and see how she can help you “Unpause Your Life”

1.800.706.0318

Read on for 10 No Nonsense Rules for Doing More with Your Life