ABC NEWS REPORTS: The Addictions Academy Hires New Instructors for Their Acclaimed Nationally Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Program

ABC NEWS REPORTS: The Addictions Academy Hires New Instructors for Their Acclaimed Nationally Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Program


The Addictions Academy Hires Tricia Parido, Kevin Parker, and Maria Trantino as New Instructors for Their Acclaimed Nationally Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Program

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The Addictions Academy founder Dr. Cali Estes is proud to announce they have recently hired Tricia Parido, Kevin Parker, and Maria Trantino to assist instructing their Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I courses.

Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy recently announced they have new staff members heading up several of their live Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I programs. The Addictions Academy’s Professional Recovery Coach Certification and Training Program teaches participants how to handle clients that are looking for help from drug addiction and alcohol addiction. A Recovery Coach’s function is to assist a client with Substance Use Disorder in finding the appropriate path to sobriety.

“A Recovery Coach sets the parameters of the conversation, listens and contributes observations and questions, provides a roadmap for success, and assists the client to achieve their desired goals,” explained Dr. Estes.

She continued, “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 Addictions Academy is the global leader in addiction recovery coach training and certification and the only Recovery Coach Academy to offer two levels of recovery coach training. Recovery Coaches focus on the now going forward. They listen, observe, and ask the question that ultimately leads to success through effective action planning.

Estes said, “All three of these instructors have an unbelievable amount of experience and passion for client success. I’m still pinching myself, we’re thrilled to have them on board.”

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Are you a Coach that Wants to add Social Media and Internet Addiction Certification to your Practice?


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Lost Online: When the Internet takes over your life it can be a serious problem, and even an addiction. Limited information is available to treat this type of addiction and more and more people spend more time online than in real life. Have you tried to pry a cell phone from a 15-year-old’s hands? How will they ever post that selfie on Facebook or check in at Starbucks?  Even 8-year-olds are addicted to gaming online and spend more time inside in front of a computer, phone, IPad or TV, than outside playing. Addiction to social media is the newest type of addiction that has arisen over the years and it can be debilitating for some. You see the constant selfies, tying self-esteem to likes on a page and even becoming depressed because it appears that other people have more fun or a life on social media.

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12 Foods To Cleanse Your Liver Naturally. Guest Post written by Emylee

12 Foods To Cleanse Your Liver Naturally


The liver is an important organ of the human body which plays a vital role in metabolism. It is used to filter, control, and cleanse about a liter and a half of blood per minute. It simultaneously processes 500 indispensably vital biochemical, metabolic reactions. The liver can regrow from a tiny piece of a donor liver and functions with only 10% of all the healthy tissue available in the human body. About 200 grams of a healthy or a transplanted liver can save a human life. The entire liver weighs about 2 kilos or approximately 4.4 lbs, and when it is full of blood, it weighs up to 3 kilos or 6.6 lbs.


What is the importance of the liver in the body

As the liver purifies the blood, it can be considered as the blood purification plant of the body. It filters the impurities from the blood and excretion of harmful endogenous and exogenous compounds. Over a while, these toxins start affecting the liver also, and it is manifested with many toxins, leaving it very fragile. In such a situation, it also degenerates rapidly.

Degeneration of the liver can result from many factors including but not limited to unhealthy eating habits and unregulated consumption of alcohol. Unhealthy eating habits can lead to the formation of fatty liver diseases. Continuous consumption of alcohol also harms the liver. Such a situation causes the liver to overwork. This prevents the liver from accurately processing toxins and fat.

Therefore, taking good care of the liver becomes all the more important by using highly effective detoxification remedies for the liver. There are no specific medicines that can take care of this need of the liver, and in many cases, medicines also play a role in stressing the liver. There are various natural remedies that can be used to cleanse the liver from various toxins in the body. One of the best options in such a situation is the consumption of foods that can help with detoxification of the liver.

Foods to help with liver detoxification

Some foods that can help in detoxification of the liver have been listed below. These foods work by stimulating the liver’s natural ability to get rid of toxic wastes without any additional supplements.



Apples contain pectin in abundance, which helps in cleansing and releasing toxins from the digestive tract. This process aids the liver to handle toxic load during cleansing and helps in natural detoxification. Indeed, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!


Truly a magical spice, turmeric naturally detoxifies the liver. Raw turmeric is the best source of nutrients that promote health benefits. It boosts enzyme functions and helps in the flushing process of dietary toxins from the body.

Cruciferous vegetables

Cauliflower and broccoli are cruciferous vegetables and are rich sources of glucosinolate. It promotes enzyme production in the liver. The natural enzymes in the liver act as flushing agents and send out carcinogens and other toxins out of the body.


Garlic is yet another wonder root that helps in cleansing the liver. It stimulates liver enzymes which aid the body to flush out toxins. High amounts of allicin and selenium have also been found in garlic, which helps in activating the cleansing action of the liver.


Walnuts are one of the most recommended super food. They are beneficial for the health and proper functioning of the heart. Walnuts can help in cleansing the liver naturally. They are rich sources of the amino acid arginine – which is beneficial for the liver and detoxifies the stored ammonia. Omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts cleanse the liver naturally.

Olive oil

The liver is majorly affected by the cooking oil present in your diet. Olive oil is one such oil that helps the liver in many ways. Organic oils like flaxseed, hemp and olive oil are great cleansing agents for the liver. These organic cooking oils have a lipid base that successfully absorbs harmful toxins from the body. The same lipid base helps in the natural detoxification of the liver.

Green tea

Green tea is one of the healing ingredients for the liver. It contains antioxidants like catechins. These plant-based antioxidants increase the efficiency of the liver and help in the smooth detoxification of the same.


Lemon contains citric acid and like other citrus fruits helps in cleansing the liver naturally. It helps the body to detoxify, and the toxins are flushed after being absorbed by the water present in the body. The consumption of freshly squeezed lemon juice in the morning helps in stimulating the liver for better functioning and increases its efficiency.

Chamomile tea

Chamomile tea is an excellent drink for the human liver. It can be easily digested by the body and is a rich source of a lot of anti-oxidants which help in the smooth detoxification of the human liver. Chamomile tea has sedative properties which release stress and improves the quality of sleep. Chamomile tea, hence, is a highly recommended beverage for people suffering from insomnia and depression. The tea must be consumed preferably in the evenings.

Mint tea

Mint leaves contain essential oils which improve the body’s ability to remove waste and detoxify from within. The menthol present in the mint leaves promotes the specific detoxification of the liver as well.

Ginger and lemon tea

Ginger and lemon have been found to promote weight loss. Both ingredients contain Vitamin C and antioxidants which help in eliminating toxins and improving the metabolism of the body. Both drinks have been found helpful in removing toxins from the liver.

Potassium-rich foods

The recommended intake of potassium is 4,700 milligrams per day. Considering the present lifestyle, there are chances that you are not consuming an adequate amount of potassium. Potassium has been found to lower cholesterol, lower systolic blood pressure, and stimulate a healthy cardiovascular system which also helps in cleansing the liver. Some of the rich sources of potassium are bananas, sweet potatoes, beetroots, and spinach.

With regular consumption of these foods, you can get rid of the toxins that can have an adverse impact on your liver. This should be accompanied by intake of a nutritious diet and an active routine to ensure that your liver stays healthy and keeps on performing its usual functions.

Emylee is a wellness lifestyle writer. She loves sharing her thoughts and personal experiences related to natural remedies, yoga and fitness through her writing. She currently writes for How To Cure. She can connect with others experiencing health concerns and help them through their recovery journeys through natural remedies.

The Addictions Academy offers a unique course in Nutrition in Recovery. If you would like to add a fundamental service to offer your coaching clients, please consider our Nationally Certified Nutritional Recovery Coach course. Help your clients rebuild a healthy relationship with food!  

What Exactly is a Life Coach? Guest post written by Bijan Kholghi


What exactly is a Life Coach?

life coach

Let’s examine these scenarios;

You will call the plumber when you need to fix a water leak in the kitchen. 

Toothache, regular checks, and dental procedures are taken care of during dental visits. 

When you have an issue with the AC, the HVAC guy will be your next point of call. 

So, all of these people are experts in their chosen fields. But who do you call when you’re having personal issues with life? Who do you look to for help when it seems like you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere and certain areas of your life look bleak, bleary and uninspiring? 

Well, my friend, you need a life coach, a professional in this field as well.


Did I hear you say ‘what about family and friends’? 

Of course, this makes much sense.

You see, we all need someone to lean on and people in our inner circles may offer help when we need it. But because they are not experts in this area, there’s a limit to how much they really can help. 

A life coach, on the other hand, is trained, experienced, and fully dedicated to this cause. 

They are specially trained to help you identify your life’s personal goals. Furthermore, they’ll also help you devise practical strategies to help you realize these goals as well. Before we discuss more on what a life coach can do for you, let’s briefly discuss what a life coach won’t do.


A life coach won’t tell you what to do!

I won’t go about telling you what you should or should not do. Because that’s not what we are about as coaches. You have the creativity, the resourcefulness, and the wholeness to achieve everything you set out to achieve.

Rather than boss around, I’m going to help you believe in your intuition, question your perspectives on different issues, and then challenge you to go for your goals so you can live the best life you really should. 

But make no mistake, great value comes with great coaches.

While I won’t necessarily be telling you what to do, I’ll provide valuable insights, tools, and resources you can add to your own tool belt so you can be more strengthened and better positioned to take on the challenges of your personal life.


What then will a life coach do for you?

Why hire a life coach when they won’t be telling you what to do?

Well, what a life coach really does is to counsel and encourage you on a diverse range of personal and professional issues. We give you the much-needed boost and reawakening you need to tap into and maximize your inner potentials.

Among other things, a life coach will;

  • Help you identify and clarify your goals and vision
  • Leverage his/her expertise to help you modify your goals
  • Help you evoke strategies to help you achieve the goals
  • Help you achieve personal growth and self-discovery
  • Promote accountability on the side of the client for a productivity boost

All of these and other things are combined in life coaching in a way that helps clients tap into their potential to surmount challenges and surpass perceived limits and limitations.


Life coaching is different from therapy

It’s common to see people think of life coaches the same way they think of therapists, counselors, etc.

Although coaching appears to be somehow closely related, there is undoubtedly a thin line between life coaching and other practices such as administering therapy, counseling, giving advice, mentoring, etc.

Good life coaches would assess your current situation to identify current challenges and obstacles. They’ll then help you devise strategic and customized plans so as to help you realize the best outcomes you want.


Coaching is a big and diverse umbrella

Again, coaching is a big umbrella. 

Coaching itself is diverse and there are coaches who are specialized in different areas. That’s why you can always hire different types of coaches to help with a diverse range of things from personal goals, to career goals, specific professional projects, transitions, relationships, etc.

Another area of coaching that has also become quite popular and equally important is career coaching. 

Let’s discuss what exactly career coaching is too!


What is career coaching?

While life coaching basically deals with issues that relate to personal goals, a career coach operates in a different area –your professional career.

Career coaching is all about helping professionals find career fulfillment, establish career goals, and then devise actionable plans that will help you overcome obstacles that may show up on your way.


Who needs a career coach?

You need a career coach if;

  • You feel stuck at a dead-end job that does not reflect your life’s purpose and meaning
  • You’re struggling to find a balance between your work and personal life
  • You can’t determine where exactly to begin your career now that you’re out of school
  • You loathe your current job and want something more enjoyable
  • You’re at your current job by accident and want to find something you’re passionate about
  • You’ve had enough of corporate life but can’t figure out what next you should do
  • You’re applying for college but can’t figure out what you want to do in life
  • You’re immersed in any career crisis


How valuable is career coaching?

A career coach is professionally trained and well experienced in helping you through a diverse range of career issues. 

They can help with 

  • career exploration, 
  • career personality, 
  • personal marketing and branding, 
  • confidence building, 
  • interviewing skills building, 
  • salary negotiations, 
  • creative and strategic job searching, 
  • and the evaluation of prospective employers, among other things.


A career coach will offer you great career support, help you become more focused on things that matter. All of these will go into helping build a successful career or helping you improve on current achievements.


All coaching, whether life coaching or career coaching is about change and learning.

If you’re lucky enough to find a really good life/career coach, you’ll be able to unlock your potential so you can maximize growth in every area of your personal or professional life.


Bijan Kholghi is a life coach with a special psychological education in hypno-systemic coaching. His teacher Dr. Gunther Schmidt is the founder of Milton Erickson Institute in Heidelberg (Germany), a direct student of Milton H. Erickson, and a leading figure in psychotherapy education in Europe. His highly effective coaching and therapy method helps people getting aware of their unconscious pattern and gaining control over them. This leads to a more fulfilled and happier life.


Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller Ingredient Found in Breakfast Cereal and Snacks


Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller Ingredient Found in Breakfast Cereal and Snacks



Unfortunately, what is marketed as healthy, often is not.  We as consumers put our trust in food companies to list the ingredients in a food item, but what about products used in growing and harvesting the crops? We need to be aware of the process that many ingredients in our food go through before it becomes our favorite food or snack, because food manufactures do not have our best health in mind!

TAA offers a unique course for addiction professionals, or anyone that needs to reestablish a healthy relationship with food. We discuss the fundamentals of nutrition, essential nutrients, and what should not be in your food! Artificial ingredients and food additives are important to identify as well as what you can do to keep your body healthy, because unfortunately there are toxic and carcinogenic ingredients in your food.  Learn more about our next Nationally Certified Nutritional Recovery Coach training and register today!

Cancer-Causing Ingredient in Weedkiller Found in Cheerios

Glyphosate is found in the weedkiller Roundup, which is sprayed on oats before harvest.

By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer

ALMOST TWO DOZEN CEREAL and snack products were found to contain glyphosate, the cancer causing ingredient in the weed killer Roundup.

An analysis released today by the Environmental Working Group’s Children’s Health Initiative found that 21 of General Mills’ oat-based cereals and snacks were contaminated with glyphosate and all but four products contained levels higher than what EWG scientists consider safe for children. The nonprofit environmental research organization’s benchmark for levels of the ingredient deemed safe for kids is no more than 160 parts per billion.

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TAA Testimonial: Our Students Love Our Courses!

The Addictions Academy Student Testimonial:

Spending the last few month[s] with Cali Estes, founder of The Addictions, I highly recommend her services to those seeking to become an interventionist or a recovery coach. 

Cali is thorough and has experience and aftercare to set you up for success.  It’s not just a certification, it’s an introduction to a vast community of her students that all have a common goal and work together to help you.  


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2 Seats Still Available! Learn a Specific Set of Skills to Help the FAMILY of an Addict!

2 Seats Still Available! Learn a Specific Set of Skills to Help the FAMILY of an Addict!


June 27th – 28th  2019

Nationally Certified Family Recovery Coach (NCFRC) 

(includes ethics class, supervision and more). When the loved one goes to treatment there are no services for the family. We are changing that by offering a full course on the specific needs of the family and how to work directly with them. Expand your market and your services. HIPPA, contracts and legal issues all covered.

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Dr. Cali Estes on The Quite Frankly Show Discussing Failure to Launch and The Opioid Crisis


Listen to Dr Cali Estes on The Quite Frankly show discuss Failure to Launch, addiction and our younger generation with host Frank
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Why We Should Always Enhance Our Addiction Recovery Education



When it comes to our addiction and recovery based education and educational standards ,we need to stay on top of our game to help people get clean and sober. We can never get complacent when it comes to our skill and knowledge because lives are in our hands and we are depended upon to lead people to sobriety in the safest and most efficient way.
Professionals who take the approach that they don’t need to learn any more than they already have, are setting themselves and their clients up for failure.
No one likes a “know it all”! You know the type. The ones who will be quick to act like they know everything and definitely tell you about it. Well, when it comes to our addiction education we absolutely CAN NOT take the approach that we know it all. Drugs change on the streets, methods of recovery change constantly and the way we prevent relapse has changed drastically recently with CBD oil moving to the forefront of relapse prevention. Now think about this scenario. If you don’t know about the recent changes, methods and recovery prevention your business or addiction prevention practice may be left behind in the dust when it comes to helping people get clean and sober and stay clean and sober. And if you are a company owner who’s livelihood depends on your success rate when helping addicts get clean and sober and stay clean and sober, you definitely need to be at the top of your game educationally when it comes to addiction.
We here at The Addictions Academy believe wholeheartedly in putting out the best knowledge, skills and recovery methods by staying on top of the most recent, modern and most successful recovery methods in the addictions industry and recovery community today. Dr. Cali Estes and her staff offer the most up to date and sophisticated classes that are able to be taken either at a live classroom location or by taking the class in the comfort of your own home in one of our virtual online classes that have become in high demand. So are you considered a “know it all” who is asking to be left behind in the modern addictions industry or do you want to be on the absolute top of your game by increasing your skills and knowledge through an elite education. If your desire is to stay on top of your game when it comes to the addictions industry then I highly suggest that you visit us at The Addictions Academy or speak with our elite team at 1-800-706-0318.
  Check out our calendar of courses to find a complete schedule of all of our classes that are offered both through a live classroom setting and through the comfort of your home setting with our virtual online classes. We offer classes all over the United States and frequently through our online classes. So what are you waiting for? Don’t let the addictions industry and clients leave you in the dust. Call us today to sign up for classes that best help you stay at the top of your game in the addictions industry. Also, please head over to our testimonial page to hear from the hundreds of those who have used The Addictions Academy to enhance their education and remain on top of their game in the addictions industry and recovery community.


Who Will Help The Family of the Addict When They Go to Treatment? You Will!

Who Will Help The Family of the Addict When They Go to Treatment? You Will!


helpJune 27th – 28th  2019

Nationally Certified Family Recovery Coach (NCFRC) 

(includes ethics class, supervision and more).

When the loved one goes to treatment there are no services for the family. We are changing that by offering a full course on the specific needs of the family and how to work directly with them. Expand your market and your services. HIPPA, contracts and legal issues all covered.

Live virtual classroom room 10-3 EST

Follow link here to register for this course or call our elite team at 1.800.706.0318!  Register TODAY!