Expand Your Client Base with TAA Fitness in Recovery training course

Expand Your Client Base with TAA Fitness in Recovery training course 




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.

The Addictions Academy’s Fitness in Recovery Training Course holds a key element in the road to recovery. There is an untapped potential (so far in the industry) in collaboration with rehabs, with treatment centers, with therapists, and with the Fitness Coach / Personal Trainer (who has an understanding of the connections between recovery, training, and a fitness routine with a spiritual foundation, which this class provides). As clients share information, the trainer will not only understand what the client is talking about but they will be using recovery language to ensure the success of the client. By using this collaborating technique, the Personal Trainer has the ability to carefully engage and strengthen the client’s recovery. Professional Value of Course: This information is essential to all professionals. Make yourself more marketable to other agencies. The information is paramount for therapists, directors, owners, BHT staff, coaches and more.

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Why Logic is an Important Tool for Me in Recovery. Written by Rose Lockinger


Why Logic is an Important Tool for Me in Recovery

Written by Rose Lockinger


For a good portion of my life I probably could not have been accused of being logical.  I had no idea how to stop, I simply felt. You see my emotions ruled most of my life, always reacting and rarely responding to my life  I felt everything so intensely that at times it was very difficult to use logic.  I had concluded that there wasn’t a God because if there was he wouldn’t have allowed me to suffer in the ways I did through my childhood and adulthood.  On top of the emotions, I struggled with negative self talk that I engaged in, which eventually eroded my self-esteem till it was almost non-existent.

Needless to say when I got sober I realized how illogical most of my beliefs were and I also began to learn that my alcoholism skewed my thinking in such a way where irrational thought always trumped rationality. It was as if my alcoholism created a sort of alcoholic logic in my mind that wasn’t necessarily based in reality but seemed to be so unalterably true. No matter what information I was given to the contrary, when I believed something with my alcoholic logic, there was no changing my mind.

However, through the process of working the Steps, attending therapy, and intensive introspection my thinking began to clear up and I was no longer ruled by my emotions or the illogical thoughts that paraded through my mind on most days. I was, in a sense, able to finally be logical. I was able to see that A + B=C and not ‘R’ like I always believed and it was like receiving a new pair of glasses for my reasoning.

Don’t get me wrong, there are still sometimes when my emotions get the best of me and I am unable to logically think through a situation, but for the most part I am aware of this today and even when I am unable to be logical, I am at least conscious of the fact that my thinking may be off.

I think that in this case, an example would best describe the transformation that took place and also show why logic is such an important tool in my recovery today.

For so many years all I could think about was myself and the horrible experiences that had happened to me. Let’s say someone who I know was having a bad day and they were sort of short with me. In the past I would conclude that they were mad at me for something, unable to consider that maybe they were dealing with an issue themselves.  I couldn’t logically see that maybe they were just having a bad day and that it probably had nothing to do with me, because my alcoholic logic informed me that everything was about me, so therefore their snub was about me as well.

Another example of where logic plays a major role in my recovery today is with my ability to think out what would happen if I picked up a drink again. There have been times in my recovery where I have thought about drinking again and during my active alcoholism this thought was always followed by the action of a drink. There was no stopping it and once again my alcoholic logic would tell me that things would be different this time.

Now armed with actual logic, I am able to think through the drink and see the devastation it would cause in my life. I am able to see that to drink again is to die and that there really isn’t another conclusion based on my past. Being able to logically “play out the tape” has been extremely important in my recovery and without logic I don’t think I would have been able to do so.

Having a clear mind, free from drugs and alcohol, I have gained the perspective that has allowed me to not have to make rash choices that are not in my best interest. Today I can logically think through the scenarios in my life and if need be, take a step back until I have a reasonable way to proceed.

Not only has logic allowed me to stay sober, but it has also allowed me to live a more peaceful and simple life. I am able to see most things for what they are and I am able to differentiate between things that are my business and things that are not. Being able to see the truth for the truth and the false for the false has changed my entire life.


Rose Lockinger is a passionate member of the recovery community. A rebel who found her cause, she uses blogging and social media to raise the awareness about the disease of addiction. She has visited all over North and South America. Single mom to two beautiful children she has learned parenting is without a doubt the most rewarding job in the world. Currently the Outreach Director at Stodzy Internet Marketing.

You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, & Instagram

TAA: Provide More Choices to Your Clients. Take our Harm Reduction Training Course.

TAA: Provide More Choices to Your Clients.  Take our Harm Reduction Training Course.

Visit The Addictions Academy or call 1.800.706.0318 to register.

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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.

Ready for an Exciting and Rewarding Career? Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I training Oct 13-14


Ready for an Exciting and Rewarding Career? Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I training Oct 13-14





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.

What You will learn:

Coping Skills
Life Skills
Accessing Community Supports
Relapse Prevention
Goal Setting
Defense Mechanisms
Post-Acute Withdrawal techniques
Legal and Ethical Issues Taught
Passive verses Active Listening Skills

In our Recovery Coaching Training, roles within the family unit will be explored. You will leave with an understanding of how to coach and what to do with clients. If you elect to order the Recovery Coach Workbook  or Forms Book CLICK HERE  you will have all the activities covered in class to hand out to your clients and all the marketing forms (Duty to warn, Contract, Questionnaires, Confidentiality Forms, etc)  that you can use in private practice. How to adequately market and gain clientele in your new or expanded business with a Certification in Recovery Coaching will be taught in our elected marking class (call for combo discounted rate) We explore every area of the Recovery Coaching industry so you get the best hands on training available!  With over 18 years in the Recovery Coaching industry, our Masters levels instructors at The Addictions Academy will prepare you to work as a Professional Recovery Coach in business for yourself or with a company.

Professional Value of Courses:
> Increase your client base
> Increase your earning potential
> Add Credentials to your Name
> Make yourself more marketable to treatment centers and others
> Increase your income WITHOUT TAKING INSURANCE
> How to market yourself as an Recovery Coach
> How to expand your clientele base and start your own Coaching Business
> Contracts and forms for clients, Service Contract, HIPPA Compliance, Duty to Warn, Confidentiality Forms (see Forms Book)

In our Recovery Coaching Training Program, you will tackle scenarios that are real life examples of clients and how to handle them and their loved ones. In our Recovery Coaching course, you will learn how to prequalify a client and when to refer out, assess for detox and all legal issues associated with being a Recovery Coach. Our seasoned professional staff will tackle the most difficult of questions and leave you feeling ready to take on new clients as you venture into the world of Recovery Coaching. To become a Sober Coach or a Professional Recovery Coach, we require the 2 day training and passing of our real life scenario examples to prepare you. We offer a Recovery Coaching manual to explore all training and guidelines that the states are requiring to be a Professional Recovery Coach.

As a Professional Recovery Coach or Sober Coach, you love helping people and enjoy teaching others how to stay sober and enjoy life. You deserve to be paid for your time and efforts. We offer a reputable program that is cost-effective and recognized in the industry. We offer continuing education that is great for therapists, drug and alcohol treatment staff, admissions counselors, after care staff, business developers and marketers, social workers and addiction professionals. At The Addictions Academy, we offer Mentorship programs, Certifications and  Training programs for Therapists, Counselors and for those in Recovery themselves. A Recovery Coach job can be rewarding and lucrative and our Recovery Coaching Course or Sober Coaching course will teach you all the essentials you need to succeed in accepting new clients or adding clients to your existing practice.  Our Recovery Coach Certificate Program will prepare you for the real world and clients that are ready to hire you with your new level of expertise as you become a Recovery Coach.

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**Please note: this is NOT Peer Recovery Coaching Model. It is Professional Recovery Coaching (please check with  your individual state for specific requirements if you want to be a PEER Recovery Coach).

How to get the credential? (We are an accredited online learning institution through the AACT) 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 mock role play, 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.


Core Skills Addressed in ALL classes (with sober coach manual)

1. Evaluation of the proper clinical approach

2. Analysis of correct Case Management Skills

3. Clinical problem solving in unexpected situations

4. How to increase your income

5. How to market yourself

6. How to expand your clientele base

7. Much, much more!

8. It is like becoming a Life Coach or Life Recovery Coach, let us teach you how!

Schedule your training now so you can tackle the recovery coach academy and work towards your recovery coaches international certification!

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Natural Ways to Deal with Anxiety in Sobriety. Guest Post from Rose Lockinger


Natural Ways to Deal with Anxiety in Sobriety


A common problem faced by many addicts and alcoholics is a higher level of anxiety than the average person. For some this heightened anxiety may have been a driving force behind their addictions, causing them to seek alcohol or drugs in order to soothe their tensions. Once a person gets sober, they are unable to continue to self-medicate in the same manner and many prescription anti-anxiety medicines are not viable options as they contain powerful and addictive narcotics. This can lead some addicts and alcoholics to feel hopeless over their inability to cope with anxieties, but luckily for them there are natural ways to deal with anxiety that do not include prescription medications or illicit substances.  Personally, a holistic approach to life resonates with me.  So I try to approach my sobriety in a very holistic manner.

Natural Ways to Deal With Anxiety

Just because a person can no longer take narcotics to cope with stress and anxiety does not mean that they are resigned to a life full of unbearable tension and discomfort. In fact there are millions of people the world around that deal with their anxiety through natural means. Below is a list of some of the more popular methods people use to alleviate their anxieties.

  • Yoga

It seems that with each passing year we find out more and more benefits that practicing yoga can contribute to a person’s life. For the sake of what we are talking about here, yoga is a great way to help you deal with anxiety. The benefits that yoga can have on anxiety are almost instantaneous as the breathing and stretching techniques allow your mind to slow down and your body to relax.

  • Breathing Techniques or Meditation

This natural method for reducing anxiety is probably the most popular among addicts and alcoholics. It is a part of our Steps and the benefits that learning proper breathing techniques and sitting quietly, watching your breath, can have on a person’s life is dramatic. I know for myself a lot of my anxieties arise out of my thoughts and so anything that helps to slow my thoughts down, even just a little, is helpful in improving my life.

  • Acupuncture

Research has shown that acupuncture is very effective in treating anxiety. This is because of the needles that are placed half a millimeter into the skin, which can cause the body’s nervous system to produce pain killing chemicals, or stimulate parts of the brain that control anxiety. This means that after an acupuncture session a person usually feels a general sense of well-being that they did not have going in.

  • Exercise

Enough cannot be said about the benefits that exercise can have on a person’s emotional well-being. Even just going for a walk on a daily basis can help to alleviate stress and anxiety and prompt overall health increases. Part of the reason for this is because of the serotonin that is released during exercise, which act almost like an antidepressant. Not to mention that exercise gets you breathing and takes your focus off of your anxieties, so if you find yourself feeling anxious go outside and get some exercise.

  • Green Tea

This is a personal favorite of mine and I have found over the past couple of years that drinking a cup of green tea always helps me to relax. The reason that green tea helps with anxiety is because it has a high content of L-Theanine, which helps to boost GABA levels in the brain, and GABA is known to help reduce anxiety. L-Theanine is also known to reduce some of the stimulating neurotransmitters that result in anxiety. So overall, green tea is a great way to help bring down anxiety levels.

  • Magnolia Bark

Magnolia Bark has been used for hundreds of years in Chinese medicine in order to help reduce anxiety. Recent research shows that the reason why it works is because of a naturally occurring compound in the bark called honokoi. The great thing about using magnolia bark is that there are no side effects and you do not feel groggy or drugged after.

  • Rhodiola

Rhodiola is a perennial flower that has recently been shown to help reduce anxiety in some people. Rhodiola is commonly used an antidepressant, but since many antidepressants work to reduce anxiety, it has been found to be helpful for those who are suffering from stress or heightened levels of tension as well.

  • Psychotherapy

For some people anxiety is a deep-seated issue that is the result of either past trauma or some life event and in order for them to contend with the problem and not just bandage it, they have to seek professional help. Getting to the root of the anxiety is often very helpful and having a therapist guide you through your fears and anxieties can be a great and necessary way of dealing with them.

While having to learn to cope with anxiety without the help of drugs or alcohol can be bothersome at times, it is not impossible. With everything that we know about the world and the mind today there are a number of different options for people who do not wish to use benzodiazepines in order to handle their anxieties, or who do not have the luxury of zoning out with alcohol or drugs.

Implementing just one or two of the above mentioned suggestions could do wonders for your life and help you to deal with your anxieties on a daily basis. For as anxious as I am, if I can get by and actually thrive by just taking better care of my body and mind, then so can you. Good luck in your endeavors.


Rose Lockinger is a passionate member of the recovery community. A rebel who found her cause, she uses blogging and social media to raise the awareness about the disease of addiction. She has visited all over North and South America. Single mom to two beautiful children she has learned parenting is without a doubt the most rewarding job in the world. Currently the Outreach Director at Stodzy Internet Marketing.

You can find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, & Instagram