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How do you find the best training to become a sober companion?

How do you find the best training to become a sober companion?

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You need to be certified, insured, and bonded. A sober companion and safe transport person should have lived experience, at least 3 to 5 years sobriety, and 36 hours of classroom education plus mentorship from a Master Coach. The Addictions Academy can help you achieve that, and get clients.

As a Certified Sober Companion, your main focus is to stay with a client for a period of time. This could include living with them in their home, traveling with them on business, and traveling with them on their vacations. The main duties of a sober companion include teaching the client how to have a productive and sober lifestyle or a semi-sober lifestyle. There’s specific training that will teach you how to work with a client and get the best results. The Certified Sober Companion and Safe Transport class at The Addictions Academy is very in-depth and covers everything you need to know about how to properly work with a client legally, ethically, and safely. We cover how much to charge, what legal things you need such as insurance and bonding. We even cover in class how to handle yourself in difficult situations.

In our sober companion and safe transport class, we also cover how to market to specific clients, how to close a deal, and how to overdeliver. The misnomer is that everyone in recovery can be a sober companion. Well, while most people in the 12 step program can assist with other 12 step clients and 12 step calls, that does not mean they make a good safe support safe transport, or sober companion. You need to be trained, educated, certified, insured, and bonded. In today’s world, you need to protect yourself and clients will ask you for your credentials and for a copy of your insurance and bonding paperwork.

Do you want to set yourself apart from the rest of the other sober companions? Yes, you do! You want to offer a higher quality service. When you pair our sober companion and safe transport certification with the ability to provide our supplement line at ProRecoveryRx.com to help the client heal from the damage of drugs and alcohol he will set yourself apart as a higher caliber sober companion. In addition to the class, we also offer two different ways to consume information from the class. You can watch the video self-study, or hop into an online, interactive virtual classroom. Both of these come with FREE 30 day listing at our recovery coach locator. Access to a job board, two different Facebook networking groups that are the largest online, are included. Our signature inclusion into your training is the 10 weeks of Coach and Sober Companion Mentorship from a seasoned master coach and sober companion.

We also have a marketing class available that will teach you how to market to your clients, what materials you need to do that, how to network, and more. In terms of value for price, we have the highest value in the addictions industry space. See more value options below and click on the website at The Addictions Academy call 1-800-706-0318 extension 2 to get registered.– Click HERE for the class. Click HERE for reviews. Click HERE for Pro RecoveryRx supplement line.

More value:

What you will learn in this Training:

Ethics versus moral issues
Legal Side of Companions and Transport
Registering your vehicle for safety
Sober Coaching verses Sober Companions
How to market and position yourself for lucrative clients
Daily schedules and routines with clients
Purpose of the 12 step model in companion work
How to secure and build a treatment team
How to set value for services
Active vs passive listening skills
Designing an Action Plan
Harm Reduction including MAT Services
Mental Health Issues
Safety Concerns
Other addictions besides drugs and alcohol: gaming, gambling, sex, etc
Addressing job/educational issues
Understanding family dynamics and how it affects your client
Creating a positive support team

The stakes are high with A LOT of sober companions and transport agencies available. It is time to get trained and certified by the largest online and in-person training company in the world. Call Today 800 706 0318 ext 2

If you own or run an addiction treatment center, you need to read this

If you own or run an addiction treatment center, you need to read this.

Hi Cali, this is Amy I was just in your admissions conference training. You are awesome and I know that future practice,with your guidance is going to be amazingly valuable!!.

With all of the patient brokering issues going on, getting clients safely into an addictions treatment center can be exhausting. You have to market online, deal with competitors, shady characters, and then get the client to agree to come into the actual treatment center. How well does your treatment center actually perform? Do you close over 60% of the leads?

I bet you don’t. In fact, most addictions centers close under 30%. If you get a proper lead (clinically appropriate, can handle payment, etc) your team should close it, but they don’t. Mostly because they have ZERO sales training. They may be a past client that is excited about the program and just rambles on to the lead. Or, they may be reading from your script and sound impersonal and disconnected.

You and your team need our Admissions Call Center Training. Click HERE to see the training. Click HERE to see more on Dr. Cali Estes

The number one goal of 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 Google AdWords game (after purchasing a LegitScript certification), and you 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), clients not assessed for the proper level of care and even staff not understanding and assessing proper insurance coverage all translates in wasted money and time.

The Addictions Academy will train your staff in sales and admissions closing unique to the addiction treatment industry.

Our training program is like nothing on the market for addiction treatment centers. We utilize Motivational Interviewing, Coaching Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Neuro-linguistic Programming techniques in our Admissions Call Center Training coupled with sales training and empathetic ear listening skills. We have trained countless treatment centers in the past 6 years and have assisted them in turning referrals and leads into clients. See whom we have trained HERE

NOTE: There are NO prerequisites to this course. Also included is an ethics class.

Here is what is included in our Professional Admissions Call Center Training
Screening for the appropriate Candidate.
Learning the Proper Language to use to close the deal and get the client in the door for Assessment.
How to close the deal: the art of the sale*How to refer out and build referrals with partner Centers.
Key Questions to ask the person on the other end of the phone.
Pre Qualification of the client in the proper steps to ensure placement.
Secrets your Call Center Staff should be doing in their ‘downtime’ to increase call volume.
Increase Return on Investment (ROI)
Handling the crisis call.
Techniques to diffuse the angry and obstinate client.
Closing Phrases that make it happen.
Know your product
Advice Coordination for Client Retainment
Reducing the AMA and APA Rate from the beginning
Understanding Stark Law
Clarifying Expectations of Treatment and of the Client
Active vs. Passive Listening Skills
Scriptwriting
Overcoming Objections to Treatment
Please call us today at 1.800.706.0318 ext 2 so we can assist your treatment center in setting up the admissions call center training.

Passionate About Helping Others? Become an Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional TODAY!

 

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Mental health and addiction issues are up 30% due to COVID-19. There is a shortage of trained, certified, and licensed counselors, addictions coaches, interventionists, and therapists that can assist and help so many more clients pouring into the system. The Addictions Academy has been around since 2013 and is the premier provider for addictions education online and in person. We are offered and accepted in 25 countries with full accreditation. Some countries have purchased our manuals exclusively for training and several states in the United States use us exclusively for opiate use disorder training for therapists.

We are pleased to offer you a discount for the upcoming course: Nationally Certified Intervention Professional on October 15-17 from 10 to 3 East Coast time. This course includes topics such as drug and alcohol interventions, mental health intervention, Sex addiction intervention, porn addiction intervention, shopping addiction intervention, food addiction intervention, and even video game addiction intervention and social media addiction intervention. The class also comes with a six-hour ethics study and a 5-hour case management study that are both self-study and you can do those two at your own pace through our video system. You also get 10 weeks of Intervention Mentorship from trained certified Interventionists that have been doing this for at least five years.

The class is taught by Dr. Cali Estes and she has been performing interventions for 20 years and helping people get the most addiction help that is needed internationally. You can find more on Dr. Cali Estes HERE and you can find more on The Addictions Academy Nationally Certified Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional (NCACIP) and now Internationally Certified Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional Here.

We are pleased to offer the course that is normally $1829 we are offering it at $500 off, for the rate of $1329 which we normally charge for the two-day Nationally Certified Intervention Professional class (NCIP) which is normally 36 hours. In addition to everything you get with the class and the credential, you also get a free 30-day recovery coach locator listing, access to networking groups, and to affiliate programs to help you make an additional side income. We would love to have you as part of The Addictions Academy family and warmly welcome you to this class or one of our many others. Call 1.800.706.0318 ext 2 or check out the website www.theaddictionsacademy.com to claim your discount and get started today

Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy is a featured EDUMED Expert.

 

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The Addictions Academy and Dr. Cali Estes are pleased to be featured on this online school platform. With classes in 25 countries, 5 languages and over 15,000 students trained, we are pleased to be one of the top providers of quality online virtual classroom-style learning.

WHY CHOOSE THE ADDICTIONS ACADEMY?
We specialize in Virtual Learning and have since 2012. You can learn in your PJ’s online either in a virtual classroom (see and hear us) that is super fun and interactive, or you can learn by video series at your leisure, still in your PJ’s.

The virtual classroom certifications and training are on the calendar of courses and run 10-3 East Coast Time. We take breaks for snacks and lunch (just like real, live classroom education) and we have fun in these classes. The goal is to educate you and deliver the material in a manner that you will enjoy it and remember it.

In the video self-study series, you can watch when ever you have time, in between work, home, at night or 2 am when you can’t sleep, and are tired of binge watching Netflix. All exams are included in there and you even get your certificate or certification (depending on your class choice) at the end.

Prefer live classes? We throwback to 1985 and offer live classes in NYC, Miami, and LA. Please check the calendar for times and locations. You can still come in your PJ’s if you want to!  ;)