Ready to Be a Top Certified Intervention Professional?




There are quite a few ways to look at training when it comes to becoming a top nationally certified professional coach in the addictions industry today. You can seek the most skilled and knowledgeable instructors to teach you how to become a professional coach or for those of you already in the addictions industry and recovery community, you can also seek the most skilled and knowledgeable professionals to take your thirst for perfection and continuing education to the highest level, so that you are a top nationally certified professional coach.

Whichever the case may be for you, the professional intervention is one of the most serious and sensitive parts to recovery for the sober coach and the recovering addict. The addictions industry and recovery community are FULL of self-proclaimed professional interventionists who are doing way more damage than they are good. There are so many components to a professional intervention and it IS a matter of life and death for those involved in the intervention.

Let’s face it, the professional drug intervention is the fork in the road, so to speak, for the active drug user. The decision he or she makes to except the professional intervention and seek help for his or her addiction will often dictate whether the addict lives or dies, so it is extremely important that the top nationally certified professional interventionist is as skilled and knowledgeable as possible.

We here at The Addictions Academy, have the nations most skilled instructors and we have the addiction industries most modern state of the art intervention certification course. We will teach you how to mix pure honest emotion, modern addiction technology, skill, and human compassion at the highest level, to make you the best and most complete top nationally certified professional interventionist.

After you are certified through The Addictions Academy,  you will enter the addictions industry and the field, ready to take on any professional intervention that comes your way.

Are you ready to change your professional career and personal livelihood  by taking our class? We are offering our next Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Certification on January 23 and 24th from 10 am to 3 pm EST. This class and certification is taught through our interactive webinar taken from the comfort of your home or office. The cost is $1329 and this includes all books, certifications, ethics training, a complimentary class and six weeks of supervision with Dr. Cali Estes.  Yes, you get all this for one price! Contact us today to reserve your seat as only a select number of students will be able to register for each class. Register through our website at or call 1.800.706.0318 ext 2

Are You Passionate About Helping Others Break-Free from Addiction?


Are you stuck in a dead end job with no future in sight? Or maybe you are stuck working for someone, and you are tired of watching them financially benefit from all of your hard work and effort. And maybe you are tired of having wonderful and innovative ideas that no one will listen to or give a chance to work in a structured setting. If you are having the following issues then listen to me for the next few minutes and I will give you the opportunity to change the trajectory of your professional and personal life for the positive!

If you are currently in the addictions industry, recovery community, or just have a knack for helping others and making a positive difference in someone’s life, then the following course and career choice is for you!

The Addictions Academy is offering their Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Certification on January 23-24. This is a two-day, live webinar that runs from 10 am to 3 pm EST. This is an INTERACTIVE WEBINAR which means that you take this class from the comfort of your own home or office and you can see the class and the class can see you. This is also “real time”, so you can interact live with the instructor and classmates. The cost of this class is $1329 and this includes the class, the exam, the certification, all course materials, a complimentary class, Ethics Training, 10 weeks of supervision with Dr. Cali Estes, help with job placement in some cases, and a network of other professionals for you and your future company.

You are possibly at the fork in the road in your professional life. You can continue to earn a mediocre paycheck while others benefit drastically from your hard work, or you can take our course and begin building your own client base which will open up the doors professionally, personally, and financially for the rest of your working career.

 This course will teach you the most modern skills and fundamentals to the intervention. In the addictions industry today there are so many people who are far from qualified or skilled that are trying to intervene and steer people away from the deadly grips of their  addictions and sometimes only trigger the addict into using again. Our instructors are highly-skilled and highly-trained, and will teach you the right way to do a professional drug intervention They will also teach you how to perform interventions in a safe and ethical manner, while also teaching you how to build your brand and make yourself and your company highly successful.

Click here to register for the Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Certification class online, or call 1.800.706.0318 ext 2, where a member of our team is waiting to assist you.

Tim Estes Discusses ETHICS In The Addictions Industry


Tim Estes Discusses ETHICS In The Addictions Industry

We recently posted on the topic of ETHICS, PATIENT BROKERING and staying on the LEGAL side of things when it comes to your part in the recovery community and addictions industry. We talked recently about the stiff prison sentences being handed out to those caught and convicted of PATIENT BROKERING. We talked recently about the ways an addictions professional could get caught up in PATIENT BROKERING without realizing it. But there is one recent case, out of Kansas, that “takes the cake” when it comes to ETHICAL BEHAVIOR when given the responsibility of giving recovery based help to a struggling addict. The case I am referring to is the case of addictions professional and licensed addictions counselor, DAVID BROWN. David Brown is a licensed addictions counselor out of Kansas who has recently been charged with RAPE. Not only has David Brown been charged with rape, but he has been charged with raping his client after she came to him for help fighting her addiction.  The police report states that after moving this client into his personal home he then forced himself on her and raped her.
WOW! Where do you even begin with this laundry list of unethical behavior? Let’s take a few moments and break down where this professional therapist turned accused rapist/sexual predator went wrong…….way wrong!
1. A Licensed Therapist Shouldn’t Pretend To Be A Skilled Sober Coach- Ladies and gents, Licensed Therapists and Skilled Nationally Certified Professional Coaches are at opposite ends of the recovery spectrum. The theories for recovery are completely different. The methods to get one sober are greatly different. Acting as a reliable sober coach in this scenario can only be looked at as a ploy to gain this young ladies trust to then force himself on her and raping her.
2. An Addictions Professional Should NEVER Invite A Client Into Their Home- Under NO circumstances should a licensed therapist or any addictions professional invite a client into their home for personal matters. The ONLY reason a client should ever be in your home is if they run recovery based sessions out of their personal home. When David Brown asked this client to move in to his home he crossed one of the biggest lines in the addictions industry. What was he thinking?    He is a a licensed therapist and moving her into his home is a violation of his license.  He, as a licensed counselor, is not even permitted to have a client in his home to render any services.
3. Refer out if a client becomes inappropriate.  In this case, David Brown claims this woman started flirting with him first by sending sexual related texts. Well, it doesn’t matter at all if a client begins being inappropriate first. David Brown should have referred this client out the minute the first sexual related text came to his phone. David Brown was the licensed professional here and it was his responsibility to be the voice of reason in this ugly situation. He was in a position of power and he abused his power with a very vulnerable person in a time of need.
4. David Brown Had “Duty To Warn”.  Also in this case the police report states that this client showed up to David Browns home highly intoxicated. David Brown and any other addictions professional has DUTY TO WARN. Duty to warn is when an addictions professional agrees to step in and stop any situation with a client who could possibly hurt themselves or others. When this lady showed up highly intoxicated to his house DRIVING a vehicle, he should have taken her to a detox facility or called the police to keep her from hurting herself of others. Instead of doing this, David Brown is now accused of taking the unconscious woman into his residence and raping her. A prime example of “Duty to Warn” would be when I personally contacted the Kansas Licensing Board letting them know of the RAPE charge and contacting Psychology Today, letting them know that they were promoting a man who may bring sexual harm to innocent clients. It was my duty as an addictions professional.
5. A Licensed Addictions Professional Should Never Take Photos Of Celebrity Clients And Post Them- unrelated to David Brown’s RAPE charge, the Kansas Licensing Board revoked David Browns license for taking a photo on a client’s private plane and posting it on a public forum. This is a HUGE HIPAA violation. This ex client was extremely bothered and upset over this and reported David Brown to the licensing board. As if this would have mattered after the RAPE charge hit the licensing board.
So as you can see David Brown made a “slew” of unethical choices that had an adverse affect on a recovering and struggling addict and he has already lost his license and will probably lose his freedom. We here at The Addictions Academy specialize in ETHICS TRAINING. Contact us at or by calling us at 1-800-706-0318 to get started on our ETHICS TRAINING CERTIFICATION so that you can know the laws and be sure that your recovery based company is always operating in a legal and ethical manner.
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The Addictions Academy Student Spotlight: Kelly Grace Swift


Kelly Grace Swift

Kelly Grace Swift is a transformational coach, specializing in recovery. Kelly is Nationally Certified as an Interventionist, Family Coach, Recovery Coach, Sober Companion, School Advocate and has a unique service, Healing Environments. A colorful past of writing and directing inspirational televised shows, still used today for inspiring our armed forces over seas, newspaper worthy window displays and creating community service programs recognized and awarded by The White House, Kelly now brings her enthusiasm of moving people’s hearts and emotions into life coaching and recovery. She may be small, but she is mighty, and is passionate about making changes for a higher purpose. Kelly touts her success to a simple formula that has worked with toddlers, communities, designing spaces and special events, to recovery, which is Connection. She taps into peoples senses with words, visuals and music which is aimed at opening their hearts and relating to their souls.
Kelly is unique in the recovery world offering and presenting recovery as fun and exciting through her coaching and blog. Kelly focuses on connection first and foremost and getting her clients to ‘buy-in’ on a new way of living. She works with clients, literally helping them change from the inside-out by working side-by-side from intervention to re-designing their homes and closets post rehab. “You cannot heal in the same environment you were sick in,” is a phrase Kelly often speaks of when working with a client. “So many people have no idea what they are missing, until you give it to them. I love helping them see that they too can create beauty. Creating a place of joy and love and healing-a sanctuary for someone is so satisfying.” Kelly approaches recovery with a new edgy flare that is appealing and refreshing and uses her own funny experiences to put people at ease. To learn more about Kelly, please go to and check out her new blog launched December 7, 2019. The Monarch Podcast soon to come!

Dr. Cali Estes Exclusive Event: You Do Not Want To Miss This!

Ready for a live streaming event that you will not see again? Join the infamous Alex Mandossian as he interviews Dr. Cali Estes on her best selling book, I Married A Junkie.  You will get to hear never before discussed information and tips and tricks to look for if your loved one has an addiction. Score a copy of the book at a deep discount and even get the BONUS at the end! This is something Dr. Cali Estes has never offered before, so make sure you grab your seat and tune in.

Have you or someone you know battled addiction… either personally, or as a supporter of a friend or family member…? What I am about to share with you will hit home.

Join us LIVE On Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM (Pacific) as Cali Estes dives deep into her book, I Married a Junkie

★ You can get a copy of “I Married a Junkie” for $0.99 for a limited time when you click this link:


MLB to STOP testing for Marijuana



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Well, it seems like all the major sporting franchises have been talking about the issue of not testing for marijuana for a few years now. But with all of this talk about not testing for marijuana, nothing has actually been put into place to stop the testing, until now. Early last week, Major League Baseball announced that they would be stopping all testing for marijuana for all 32 professional major league franchises. However, all of Major League Baseball’s farm teams will continue to test for marijuana and hand out penalties, fines and suspensions for those who fail the test.

Now, the understanding for the farm teams or the minor league franchises is that these fines and/or punishment will seem extremely lenient from what they were in the past or from what other major sporting franchises are handing out. Now, let’s get back to the topic of Major League Baseball NOT TESTING for marijuana anymore. This new development is a major step forward in the pursuit of battling and/or eliminating  opioid use and abuse in Major League Baseball, as well as all other major sporting teams and franchises.

For decades, opioid pain medication has been dished out to all professional athletes like candy in an effort to have the professional athlete fight through any type of pain to get them back on the field and get them producing at top level, no matter what injury they are trying to battle through. And once this professional athlete’s career comes to an end, they are left to fend for themselves and battle through any opioid addiction on their own.

In my opinion, this is such a huge slap in the face to the athlete that put their body on the line for these organizations and franchises only to leave with a good pension and a hell of an opioid addiction! But now it seems like Major League Baseball is jumping out in the forefront to become the first major sporting league to begin to understand that marijuana use amongst its professional athletes is far more than just a recreational drug. These professional athletes are doing the research and keeping an open mind on using alternative ways to battle pain and ailments and this would be by using medical marijuana.

And just as important, the same professional athletes, who may have developed an opioid addiction due to pain medication, have also done the research on using medical marijuana to detox themselves and get clean and sober from their opioid addiction. Major League Baseball had no choice but to stop testing for marijuana and the other three major sporting leagues will soon have to follow suit. Professional athletes are doing the research themselves and are starting to realize that medical marijuana is a much safer avenue to battle pain and pain management than opiates. And we must applaud them for doing so!

So by Major League Baseball coming out and declaring that they will no longer test for marijuana, they are telling us that they agree with the new found statistics and theories stating that medical marijuana is becoming a much safer way to battle and manage pain than the opioids that have been given to these athletes for decades. We here at The Addictions Coach believe in and support the use of medical marijuana for the purpose of pain management and the purpose of detoxification from opioids. The Addictions Coach also works with all the major sporting leagues in helping addicted players and ex players get clean and sober. So if you are an athlete or an ex athlete struggling with opioid addiction or know someone who is, please contact us at our website at or by calling us at 1-800-706-0318! We have many Recovery based programs to help with any addiction that might be crippling your life and livelihood. Learn more out our signature Sober on Demand program, where we bring treatment to you, on your terms.  Do not hesitate to call us today to begin your new life of sobriety!

LIFE COACHES: Are you READY to EXPAND Your Clientele and Generate MORE Income?


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Everyone is a life coach. Aren’t you tired of competing for the SAME business? It is time to get a specialty into your Life Coaching practice and expand your service offerings to help MORE people and generate MORE freedom, free time and income.

1 in 5 people has an addiction to something. Drugs, alcohol, sex, internet/shopping, food, etc. Why not add an addiction specialty to your practice?

We are INTERNATIONALLY ACCREDITED (ICF, ACTO, CACCF and more) With over 10,000 people trained in 25 countries, 30 faculty members and 20+ classes, we can help you achieve your dreams and passions. We love what we do and you will too!

Become a Certified Recovery Coach (drugs, alcohol), Certified Food Addictions Coach, Certified Internet/social media Addictions Coach, Sex Addictions Coach and more. We even offer classes in Nutrition and Fitness to expand your portfolio. Click the link for more info.

We offer live supervision, FULL marketing/branding, networking opportunities and more

What’s included:

✔ Recovery Coach I Certification (virtual classroom)

✔ Recovery Coach II Certification

✔ Ethics and Legal Bundle

Copy of our #1 Bestselling Recovery Coach Workbook

✔ Two Private networking Groups

✔ 10 weeks of clinical supervision

✔ Copy of our Forms and Contracts Book

✔ 7-week Marketing Mastery Class

✔ Directory Listing

and so much more! Click below to see what else we offer! 1.800.706.0318 ext 2

Recovery Coaches: Stay Current and Up-To-Date with New Technology for your Clients!




In order to keep up with your competitors and the “ever-changing” technological landscape of the addictions industry and recovery community you have got to make your recovery-based methods compatible with today’s generation. Long gone are the days of the standard appointment setting phone call, the paper billing, and the weekly or monthly phone calls to touch base with your clients. Technology and the new generation has brought us a new time of high-tech applications that will handle your scheduling, your billing, your appointments and all other aspects of your company by just clicking on the app created by Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy.

So let’s go over all the wonderful things that you receive monthly when you register for this new app.

You receive a portal large enough for 10 clients, plus yourself,. The app comes with complete mood emojis, when the heat of the session or conversation begins to be too much. Activity reminders and HIPAA compliant video sessions and texting sessions, and a complete resource library are at your fingertips!  Obviously, Dr. Estes’ creation prides itself on being 100% HIPAA compliant and does this through texting and video calls, push button notifications and emoji tracking and action planning.

This wonderful app also includes state of the art modern GPS tracking and follow up. You will be able to track all your clients at one time with real time tracking and accountability. You can customize each clients online file and their education and career levels.

And last, but not least, you will be able to add and monitor all homework assignments and client progress so that the client gets the most out of their recovery-based program. So as you can see, with the technology drastically changing in the addictions industry and recovery community, it is important that we adjust our recovery-based programs and education entities to keep up with the times. You can get information on this new state of the art online application by visiting


What is The Addictions Academy ®? – Find Out. Call 1-800-706-0318 ext 2

Start Your Career in Professional Recovery Coaching! We have the training for YOU!


There is a point in all of our careers when we seem to have hit the inevitable brick wall when it comes to our pay, our professional freedom, and our internal emotional fulfillment. This is where the fork in the road will either take us to the promised land of our profession or if we do nothing, it can take us to our ultimate professional graveyard. This professional promised land would be a career where we set our own schedules, set the bar on our own pay scale and dictate the type of clients that we want to take on.

So how do we get to this professional Promise land? It may just be easier than you could possibly imagine! The Addictions Academy is offering a career in professional recovery coaching by offering a certification class that can be taken either in person at one of our live classes throughout the United States or you can become certified professionally from the comfort of your own home, through one of our online, interactive webinars. With Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching I and Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching II, you will receive the most comprehensive recovery life coach and sober coach training that is available in the addictions industry to date! There is also a huge mess of information out there that says you need to be a licensed or certified drug and alcohol counselor to become a top certified recovery coach or sober coach and this could not be further from the truth.

So let’s take a few minutes and talk about what you will learn and receive when taking Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching Levels I and II. You will learn and receive Recovery Coach training and certification Level 1, Recovery Coach training and certification Level 2, Ethics training, 10 weeks of follow up supervision to hone your skills and make sure you are on the right path with your business, Addiction Recovery Coaching Essentials, A free professional training and coaching directory for potential clients, marketing tips for your private practice, a copy of The Addictions Academy’s best-selling workbook, exclusive access to online social media groups and help with future work opportunities.

So as you can see, when you sign yourself up for Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching through The Addictions Academy you are getting much more than just a certification! You are actually being led hand in hand, with the industry’s top nationally certified professional coach, Dr. Cali Estes, and her staff, to make sure that you are putting your new found certification to the most productive use that you possibly can. To reserve your seat in our next available nationally certified recovery coaching class please visit What is The Addictions Academy ®? – Find Out. Call 1-800-706-0318 ext 2 or call us at 1-800-706-0318.

Have you reserved your seat for the next TAA Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching I training?


Have you reserved your seat for The Addictions Academy’s RECOVERY COACHING I certification online webinar yet?

Don’t wait any longer!

Recovery CoachingMaybe you have not had the time or maybe you are waiting on more information and I am here to give you that information so that you can get out in the addictions industry and recovery community and become one of the nations top nationally certified recovery coaches.

First of all, our Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching I Webinar is coming up on December 5th and 6th. Once again, this is an online webinar, which means you can become a top level nationally certified recovery coach from the comfort of your own home! The price for this class is $1329 and also keep in mind that Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy are always running last minute specials so call today to get info on how to save money with one of these specials.

The price of our Nationally Certified Recovery Coaching I includes all forms and contracts, a copy of Dr. Estes best-selling book “I Married A Junkie”, a copy of the best-selling workbook for Recovery Coaches and all certifications. Keep in mind that there is a huge demand for top nationally certified recovery coaches in the addictions industry today and you will need to pick the school with the most knowledgeable, state of the art, skilled and modern teachers and institution. And that is definitely The Addictions Academy! Also keep this in mind, The Addictions Academy is the sister company to The Addictions Coach, who has the HIGHEST success rates in the addictions industry for helping addicts overcome their addictions. Both institutions are created and operated by the same individual. So if The Addictions Coach has the highest success rate in the addictions industry that should tell you something about the school. The Addictions Academy graduates have been the nation’s top nationally certified recovery coaches for years AND NOW IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO BE THE NEXT!!!

So please head over to What is The Addictions Academy ®? – Find Out. Call 1-800-706-0318 ext 2 or call 1 -800-706-0318 to reserve your seat today. You can also click on the following link for class information.