Dr. Cali Estes has been elected 2017 President of Recovery Coaches International!


The team at The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach is excited to announce that Dr.Cali Estes has been elected 2017 President of Recovery Coaches International!

RCI is seeking new board members. If you would be interested in serving on the board and contributing to the work of Recovery Coaches International call Cali at 1.800.706.0318

Recovery Coaches International is a nonprofit organization, and as such we are always on the lookout for people in all walks of life who support recovery and the benefits of Recovery Coaching. We invite you to become a part of the mission of RCI and Recovery Coaches. If you or someone you know is interested in serving on our Board of Directors, a committee, or simply helping RCI continue to grow into a vital, meaningful organization that helps recovering addicts and their families, please contact our RCI Board President or another Board Member for more information or to volunteer. Thank you!


Striving for Success? Have The Mindset of a Millionaire!



Realizing that you do not need to sacrifice your own success to be of service to others-priceless!  Recognize your potential, pursue your dream, reach your goal! Feeling stuck?  Visit www.caliestes.com or call 1.800.706.0318

How great to wake up to this! Thank You, Dylan! 

Hey Cali!  I’ve been reading The Millionaire Mind and one of the exercises was to reach out to someone you know who is very successful and whom you admire. You came to mind.

Here’s what I admire and inspires me about you and your example:
– you are driven and committed to your dreams and helping others
– you don’t let others opinion of you distract you from your vision
– you live a life that is authentic to you and your dreams while still being of service and living within society in your own way
– you make a lot of money and are still of service in a big way – thanks for the example that both are possible!
– you are available to anyone – not just those on the ‘same level’
– you are expanding in new directions consistently and you aren’t afraid to try something new
– you are compassionate but also have a good sense for b.s. and won’t allow it to slide
It’s inspiring to know all this is possible!
Peace, Dylan

Don’t Lose Clients! Admissions Call Center Training is March 15th. Register Today!


Don’t Lose Clients!  Admissions Call Center Training is March 15th. Register Today!


call center training

The number one goal of a detox, residential treatment center, PHP, or IOP  is to fill the beds with quality candidates that need your services. This is where most places struggle to maintain a census of appropriate candidates.  You hire marketers, developers, lead generation services, dabble in the AdWords game and spend thousands of dollars to get the phone to ring. After all that money out and hard work, a lot of clients are lost in the Admissions Call Center. Untrained staff, missed calls, admission of inappropriate candidates for your specific services, promises to clients that are unrealistic (resulting in them leaving upon arrival), not assessing for proper level of care, not understanding and assessing proper insurance coverage. This all translates into time lost and revenue lost.

At The Addictions Academy and Rehab Rescue, Training is our passion. We have analyzed what marketing strategies work and which ones are simply a waste of time.  During our research we have learned that the Admission Call Center staff is rarely trained and consists of newly sober individuals, some having gone through the program itself. They are given a tour, shadow an individual and handed the phone. They might be hourly, salary or given a bonus to secure clients. What we have noticed is that a majority of the calls are not closed,  closed on clients that do not show up to the center, or worse yet, closed on the clients that are not a good fit for the program resulting in the client being transferred upon arrival. This creates more work for the already overtaxed staff and less generation of revenue.

We have developed a training program that crosses clinical verbiage and sales techniques to improve the closing ratio of your Admissions Call Center Team. We will analyze the systems you have in place, meet your staff, and train them on both clinical terminology and sales closing tactics.  The client’s first contact with your treatment center is your Admissions Call Center Team and if they process goes smoothly the client will arrive at your center. The relationship that is built with the client pre treatment, during admission and post admission is crucial to the success of that client and your center. A happy, sober client is worth 4-10 referrals. An unhappy client is worth 40 negative reviews. Can you stand to lose 40 potential clients in this competitive market?

Here is what The Addictions Academy and Rehab Rescue can offer you, to increase your client base, fill your beds and increase client retention. Call us today at 1.800.706.0318 to schedule your free assessment of your Call Center Admissions Team and possible onsite or webinar training.

The Addictions Academy Preferred Partner Spotlight: Metrics Media Group


The Addictions Academy Preferred Partner Spotlight:  Metrics Media Group 




We are experts in drug addiction rehab lead generation, offering integrated marketing solutions for addiction rehab centers of all sizes. We can help you increase your census immediately while simultaneously building a foundation for reliable drug addiction rehab lead generation and intakes over time.


Fill beds in the short-term with pay-per-call leads generated through direct-response TV and radio advertising.
Immediate Drug Addiction Rehab Leads: Kick-start your growth and fill beds immediately while your long-term marketing plan builds momentum.

State-Specific Targeting: Pull from your state, or a state that has favorable reimbursements – you control the markets your leads come from.

Guaranteed Cost-Per-Call: We guarantee a cost-per-call so you know exactly how many leads you will get for your investment.


Generate a constant stream of highly qualified drug rehab leads with a customized digital marketing plan.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Ensure that your drug addiction rehab company is easy to find on Google and other search engines.

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO): Maximize lead traffic to your website and enhance the rate at which leads become intakes.

Strategic Content Marketing: Share the right stories with your visitors to build trust in your brand, increase engagement with your website and help drive new intakes.

Marketing Automation: Learn more about who your best leads really are, and give your intake team the information it needs to improve the sales process.

Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising: Obtain prime search engine positioning for the most widely searched terms that are likely to generate website conversions.

The Addictions Academy Welcomes Dr. Melody Smith to our elite faculty team!


The Addictions Academy welcomes Melody Smith, PhD, LMHC, CHI to our elite faculty team!

Dr. Melody will be teaching a Hypnotherapy course at The Addictions Academy.

Melody Smith, PhD is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology joins the staff at the Addictions Academy.

Melody Smith, PhD is a Doctor of Clinical Sexology, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist, Nationally Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Instructor of Hypnosis, Author, Motivational Speaker, former Radio Talk Show Host, and Founder of Integrative Counseling & Hypnosis Associates, a private holistic Centre for Personal Empowerment in Boca Raton, FL.

As a humanistic psychotherapist, Melody combines traditional psychological theories with innovative therapies to bring about relief from depression, phobias, anxiety or unwanted behaviors. She is focused on helping her clients improve their communication skills and increase their self-esteem. The central theme of Dr. Smith’s practice is helping people identify their gifts and reach their highest and best potential. Additionally, she has extensive experience helping individuals and couples develop intimacy and create healthy, satisfying, and joyful sexual lives.

As the host of the popular radio program on WBZT: 1230 AM entitled “Creating Harmony with Melody” Dr. Smith demystified alternative therapies and introduced her listeners to talented and caring professionals who specialize in enhancing physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Sexology, a Diplomate and Board Certified Professional Counselor with the American Psychotherapy Association, a member in good standing of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, the Association for Humanistic Psychology, ASSECT, and the National Guild of Hypnotists. She received her PhD from The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists and her Master of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University’s Center for Psychological Studies. Melody has worked extensively with survivors of domestic abuse. Dr. Smith enjoys helping individuals, couples, families and children overcome relational issues to improve their lives.

The Addictions Academy Preferred Partner Spotlight: Mark G. Astor, Attorney


The Addictions Academy Preferred Partner Spotlight: Mark G. Astor, Attorney


Mark Astor is our preferred partner for criminal clients and Marchman Act cases.

Born and raised in the United Kingdom until the age of twenty-one, Mark Astor has been an attorney since 1994. Before entering private practice, Mr. Astor began his career as a Prosecutor with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office. Mr. Astor served the citizens of Palm Beach County as an Assistant State Attorney for approximately five years. During his career as a prosecutor, he served as Chief of two different County Court Divisions and, thereafter, was promoted to a felony trial division. He has handled thousands of cases ranging from first-degree misdemeanors to Capital Murder.

Mr. Astor was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994 and, in 1995, he was admitted to practice before the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In 2005, he was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Astor earned his Master of Laws Degree (L.L.M.) from American University, Washington College of Law in 2005. He received his Juris Doctorate from Nova University College of Law in 1994 and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, with Class Honors

Mr. Astor founded DrugAndAlcoholAttorneys.com in 2016 as a way to provide unprecedented legal representation to those suffering from mental health and drug and alcohol disorders. During his twenty-two year legal career, working almost exclusively in the criminal justice system, he realized that people rarely, if ever, commit crimes or wrongs for no reason at all. Many times the cause of the problem stems from mental health, and drug and alcohol disorders and as a result, a holistic approach was needed to provide effective counsel to these individuals.

Mr. Astor’s practice focuses on representing individuals who have been arrested for drug or alcohol offenses and to assisting families to navigate through the Marchman Act process, Florida’s involuntary commitment law for drug and alcohol disorders.

Mr. Astor is proud to work with Dr. Cali Estes, the preeminent specialist in her field. Working alongside Dr. Estes, Mr. Astor is able to assist individuals and families clean up the wreckage of their past so they can have a better future.

When Mr. Astor is not kicking ass in the courtroom he’s kicking ass in the dojo, he’s a second degree black belt in Krav Maga (the Israeli system of hand to hand combat) so you know he’s not walking away from a fight when it comes to protecting your rights and making sure you get justice. His other passion is Crossfit, which helps to ensure that he has enough stamina to go the extra mile on your case.

Mark G. Astor - Drug and Alcohol Attorneys. Preferred partner of The Addictions Academy

Passion for Helping Others Succeed? Don’t Miss our Life Coach training course!


Passion for Helping Others Succeed? Don’t Miss our Life Coach training course! 


life coaching


Nationally Certified Life Coach (NCLC)
National Certification to become a Life Coach (NCLC).


life coach trainingOur Life Coach Training and Life Coach Certification (NCLC) is available to the addictions field as well as people not in the addiction studies industry.  At The Addictions Academy we specialize in teaching coaching skills to all of our students. Life Coaching is at the forefront of the coaching industry and people are hiring life coaches over therapists for several issues and areas of their lives. It is no longer considered ‘in’ to have a therapist, coaching has taken over. Everyone has a coach. Our Nationally Certified Life Coach Training meets all ICF standards and requirements.

At The Addictions Academy, our Life Coach Certification will assist you in helping clients make progress in all areas of their lives: relationships, health, career, life balance, spirituality, finances, business, school, etc. You will be valued by your clients and they will love to come and talk with you because you get results. You need a certification in life coaching.

As a life coach, you’ll get to spend your days helping people on a deep, personal and unique level. You’ll be an instrumental part of helping them find the success and happiness that they’re looking for. You can work from home, from your office, or go to your client’s home or office. You can work via telephone, Skype or in person.

Continue to full description of course and to register here.


The Keys To The Kingdom -Ashley Hamilton



Ashley Hamilton is an actor, songwriter and aspiring author. He is also a drug counselor, and a Nationally Certified Food Addictions Coach (NCFAC) through The Addictions Academy.

Ashley shares his story below and sheds light on a topic that is often kept in the dark, but more common than you think. Ashley is bringing awareness to eating disorders affecting men.


Excerpts from Keys to The Kingdom originally published in The Huffington Post

Imagine a childhood of schoolyard taunts and classroom tirades, where you feel miserable because others mock you for looking miserable; where you are an outcast, physically and academically; where your classmates torment you for being fat, and your teachers traumatize you for being dumb, when in fact you are none of those things.

Imagine the terror of dyslexia (before this condition had a name or a diagnosis), as you try – and sometimes cry – to make your way through a seemingly foreign language, while a member of your own household belittles your appearance and your peers laugh at you because of your weight.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 10 million men will have at least one clinically significant eating disorder, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or an eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). [EDNOS has its own entry in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).]

Men with eating disorders further face the comorbidity of depression, excessive exercise, substance disorders and anxiety.

These reports highlight the severity of this problem, but they do not capture the psychological toll of this challenge.

Full article below:


The Addictions Academy: LIVE Advanced Clinical Intervention training


Join The Addictions Academy LIVE February 23-24 for an Advanced Clinical Intervention training.


Sponsored by Grass Roots Consulting and located at Riviera Beach Marina, this advanced-level training course should not be missed!

In this Advanced Clinical Intervention Training Course we will teach you how to provide Intervention services for every type of client, not just one specific model or style. You will learn BOTH THE SURPRISE AND INVITATIONAL MODELS. In this course you will gain an overview of all systems, the pre-qualifying of the client (unique to The Addictions Academy), pre-intervention, intervention, post intervention.

When choosing an advanced intervention training course, you want the best most comprehensive National Intervention Training possible.  Our courses include an introduction to the basics of mental health disorders such as Codependency, mood disorders, and other DSM-5 disorders, some problems that you will see when working with families and family members when performing a professional intervention. Our goal is to help you to begin to understand the basic clinical aspects of mental health and commonly seen disorders when working with family members, addicts, alcoholics and people who suffer from all types of compulsive behaviors.

Learn more or register here or call 1.800.706.0318

NEW COURSE! The Addictions Academy offers Relationship Coach training


NEW COURSE! February 18-19 The Addictions Academy offers Relationship Coach training



relationship coachRelationship, Divorce and Marriage Coaching Training

Therapists, counselors, and coaches often report that working with couples is one of the most difficult challenges. The course is designed to provide a foundation for helping with relationships issues, whether working with an individual or with a couple.

Research has shown that the quality of a person’s relationship affects their physical health, their mental health, their career success, and their substance use. Improving relationships can improve every area of life. When you help your clients build strong and healthy relationships, you are giving them the gift of better health and greater happiness in their lives.

  • Our program in relationship coaching will show professional coaches and counselors how to work with clients to break out of destructive relationship patterns, and develop strong and positive relationships in their lives. Many clients feel stuck, like they are doomed to repeat the same relationship patterns over and over again. In this course, you’ll get the tools and skills to help your clients change these patterns and heal the underlying emotional wounds. This approach helps clients break the cycle they’ve created for themselves.

This course is ideal for therapists, coaches, counselors, and addiction coaches.