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Dr. Cali Estes and Other Experts Discuss Making Money Online During the Lockdown

COVID-19 has the world in a panic.  People have anxiety, anger,  frustration, and fear that the world will end. So what can you do to make money in the Covid-19 pandemic?
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Join Dr. Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy as she discusses how being entertaining and using taglines or unique mantras can help you attract new clients. Dr. Cali Estes is the founder of the largest addiction education school and part of what she specializes in while training recovery coaches, top interventionists and addiction counselors.  Her classes are entertaining, educational and fun. Dr. Cali Etses, the celebrity addictions coach loves to make learning fun.
The Addictions Academy is the largest online addiction education center in the globe with over 30 classes, 30 educational faculty and translated into 5 languages. Read more on the article on the experts that tell you how to make money online in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who is the Most Successful Addiction Training Company in the World?

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At The Addictions Academy we are different. We want you to be successful and our competitors HATE US for it! We have risen to the top of recovery coach training, certified intervention training, family recovery coach training, addiction counselor training, addiction life coach training, medically assisted therapy (MAT) and we even have a few specialty classes that no other training organization has! Do you know what makes us different?

*All of our teachers are the top in their field. Each teacher has an extensive portfolio of accomplishments, media outlets, books written and tv appearances. We are not people that took a 40-hour class last week and are suddenly ‘coach trainers’ the next. All faculty have spent years honing their craft and studying to give you the best possible education.

*The Addictions Academy offers you a JOB Board, two networking groups and several ways to help you get clients, like hiring our students and paying them (who else does that?)

*We offer you a FREE 30 day membership in our www.recoverycoachlocator.com to help you get seen more easily by clients. You can add video, photos, location, hours and more!

*We have a full marketing program that you can take advantage of to learn how to go into private practice and gain clients. Whether you charge $25 or $250 per hour, we can help you gain clients. From a DIY class to helping you become an authority with your book (or a chapter in a book), podcast placements, press releases and more. Our full-service marketing arm will help you, the student, succeed. After all, we are only as strong as you, our students.

*We offer seals for your social media, websites, business cards and more to show that you are certified and educated by The Addictions Academy, the top addiction education school in the business.

*We have been offering the online virtual classroom style since 2012 and we specialize in the ‘learn in your pajamas concept’. While all of our in-person competitors scramble to create online courses and classes, rest assured we have been offering an online virtual classroom webinar for over 8 years. We even offer a full video series for self-study if you can not attend the class times.

*The Addictions Academy is the ONLY education provider for addiction studies and recovery coaching, intervention certification and more that offers a REPEAT class for free. That is right, you can repeat the class you paid for at any time. Just let us know, even if you took the class 5 years ago, you could sit in again, for FREE. That is right, no charge. As in 100% FREE. We want our students to have the most up-to-date information and this is how we do it!

*We have trained over 12,000 people in 8 years, in 25 countries, and we are translated now into 6 languages. Several countries have bought our entire manual collection. One of the top addiction treatments centers has purchased our entire call center, business developer and AMA/APA block training classes for all 17 of its addiction treatments centers.

*We are accredited by all accreditation bodies that are necessary to oversee what you are getting trained in. CACCF (Canada) IC&RC, Florida Certification Board, ICF, IAAP, ACTO and more. We are able to provide CEU and CCE credits as well.

You can see the full class offerings, apply for a class, or just browse at www.theaddictionsacademy.com

 

So who are the brains behind The Addictions Academy? Well, we are as strong as our top faculty! See below for our faculty:

Kevin Parker, BS, teaches our Addiction life coach certification (featured on NBC, Fox, NY Post, NY1 etc.) his class has been in high- demand and we have had a waiting list to offer it online, virtual classroom. Kevin brings his high energy and passion for addiction recovery and his life coach training is top notch. He comes from the true-life coach world of John Maxwell. His class is ICF CCE accredited. Kevin is a bestselling author and also teaches the live Recovery Coach Certification class in New York City.

Dr. Doug Weiss (featured on Oprah, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Montel and more) offers both the training for sex addiction coaching, sex addiction therapy and also the new training for the spouse of the addict called sexual anorexia coaching.  The prerequisite for Dr. Doug Weiss’ class is our Certified Life Coach training with Kevin! What a great combination of energy and training!  Dr. Doug Weiss has written many best-selling books and been featured on all news outlets. He is a true pioneer in his field.

Dr. Teralyn Sell heads up our NeuroHealth class and our full supplement line at ProRecoveryRx (featured on NBC, WedMd, A&E, Today, NBC, FOX, CNN, MSN, ABC, CBS and more). Dr. Terri offers a unique and scientific look into the brain and how supplements affect the neural pathways. She is a seasoned, licensed mental health counselor and specializes in addiction and trauma. Dr. Terri is the brainchild behind the new supplement line for addiction and mental health issues. At The addictions Academy, we want you to be an affiliate and sell the supplements to help your client heal from their substance use disorder. Check out the full line at www.prorecoveryrx.com

Jenny Fontana, NT, NCRC-I, NCFAC offers our Nutrition in Recovery course.  She is a Certified Nutritional Therapist with her own private practice, who brings years of coaching one on one and in groups into the addiction arena.  Jenny recognizes there is a disconnect with nutrition programs in most treatment centers.  Her experience with nutrition and gut health offers vital insight to anyone in addiction recovery, as she teaches us to reestablish a relationship with REAL food.

Tricia Parido, BS, IMAC, CATCIII  (featured on NBC and more) offers our live recovery coach certification courses in Los Angeles and Northern California. She is a best-selling author and has been a certified addictions therapist with over 10 professional coaching certifications and trainings under her belt. She is one of our featured supervisors on our training calls each week and brings a fresh perspective to recovery coach training!

Andre Viel, MBAR, NADA (featured on NBC, Fox, ABC and more) and a bestselling author brings his mediation and meditation background to the family addictions certification coaching class.  He is highly respected in the Canadian market and handles both the Certified Family Recovery Coach classes and the in-person Recovery Coach Certification in the Canadian market.

Dr. Cali Estes (featured on CNN, CNBC, MSN, Washington Post, NBC, ABC, People Magazine, Dr. Drew,  Readers Digest, Yoga Journal, and more) has created  our signature RAAD Model of top intervention training, that has caught on as one of the most successful models of a quick intervention and is used by all the top interventionists. Dr. Cali offers her signature Recovery Coach Certification, Harm Reduction (MAT) training, and of course her Certified Food Addiction Coaching training programs.  Dr. Cali Estes is a multiple best-selling author and corporate success trainer. Her signature Sober on Demand program is in high demand.

 

So what are you waiting for? Check out the student reviews below.

When you are choosing a school to learn life coaching, how to be a certified recovery coach or certified interventionist you want to hear and see from real students that have taken the classes. You want to be a top interventionist or certified in recovery coaching and you want the best hands-on training on the market.  You want to hear what people who actually went through the program have to say. You want to see them in video and listen to their stories. You want to know that the reviews are real.

With over 12,000 people trained in under 8 years and in 25 countries, we have student reviews. Real video reviews. Check them out below:

https://theaddictionsacademy.com/about-us-drug-and-alcohol-treatment/testimonials-cali-estes/

 

 

Ready to change your life? Of course, you are!

 

Ready to change your life? Of course, you are! You are stuck at home, watching TV, waiting for the right time to learn something new or help more people. Today is that day! It is time to change your life.
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Dr. Cali Estes was chosen as a featured guest on The Life Change Guide.  Dr. Estes is a pioneer in the addictions space and has expanded her classes to include many different domains for individuals that want to learn addiction treatment or addiction recovery coaching. She is a leader in certification for intervention and specializes in the RAAD model.  With over 30 classes to choose from, you can change your life too!
Click the link below to see how she did it, or check out www.theaddictionsacademy.com to see how we can assist you in changing your life and helping others to change theirs!
Some ways we can help: We offer core hours to sit for the counseling exams, certification as a professional Recovery Coach, Interventionist and even marketing classes to help you get clients and build your practice. Call us today and if you mention CODE50 we will give you 50% off any class. Learn something new and change your life!

Recovery Coaches-Why They Can Make a Difference

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Recovery Coaches-Why They Can Make A Difference

It is estimated that approximately 1 in 10 Americans over the age of twelve has a substance addiction. That’s almost 25 million people. Due to the isolating nature of this disease, you may feel all alone in your problem, and not know where to turn. But today, there are many options for recovery. Reaching out for help isn’t always easy, but you are worth it.

For many people, rehab is the best way to get sober and start fresh. It puts you in a safe environment and helps you develop new coping skills and healthier habits. Unfortunately, a large percentage of people leaving treatment will relapse within the first few weeks and months. This is why often an IOP program is recommended after rehab.  This however is not always an option for some and others do not want to attend.  So what are the alternatives.  The  bottom line is that relapse is a very real threat for anyone leaving treatment.  So what are some viable ways that  relapse can be prevented?

The Importance Of Ongoing Support

The reality is that most treatment centers fail to address the underlying causes of addiction. Not only that, but your average 28 day program is simply not long enough to undo the damage of years of habitual drug or alcohol use. Defense and coping mechanisms are powerful forces that can take months of intensive therapy to address, and cravings may persist for a long time. External and internal stressors can contribute to relapse. Once you are done with treatment, you are on your own.

For some people, 12 step programs offer the support needed to maintain sobriety, but they don’t work for everyone. What is often needed in early sobriety is an added level of support to help you work through the challenges as they come up, helping you to master the tools and strategies needed to live a life free from addiction.

How Recovery Coaching Can Help

Perhaps you have heard of recovery coaches, and perhaps not. Contrary to popular belief, they aren’t just for the rich and famous. A recovery coach is someone who helps you navigate the early recovery period so that you can stay sober. They can also be useful in times of stress when you are feeling shaky and uncertain about your ability to stay sober.

Dr. Cali Estes is a recovery coach with years of experience helping people maintain their sobriety and thrive in their recovery.

“Recovery Coaches are vital in supplementing the poor aftercare that most treatment centers offer to clients. They offer a client-centered accountability that is based on professional experience.”

Treatment centers often provide “aftercare” programs for those that complete their programs. Generally, they consist of a weekly topical group, but not much more. While these groups offer some level of support and can help keep you connected to peers, they simply aren’t comprehensive enough to be of much help.

The Benefits Of Individualized Recovery Coaching

While there are many similarities among those who are addicted, people are still individuals with individual needs. Treatment programs, support groups and other programs are not geared to the individual. They are often a one-size-fits-all approach that is lacking in many areas. Recovery coaching provides that individual attention, and allows the coach to really get to know their client, and design an approach that is unique to the person.

Dr. Cali Estes combines her professional experience in clinical psychology, addiction treatment, personal coaching and wellness coaching to provide a high level of support. She states “One of the keys to the success of Recovery Coaches is that they offer confidential accountability to anyone in early sobriety. They also offer a viable alternative to anyone who is not interested in 12 step recovery.”

While 12 step meetings are great for some people, they aren’t for everyone. Recovery Coaching provides a viable alternative to other recovery services that may not have worked for you in the past.

One of the major advantages of Recovery Coaches is that they can give you support when you need it. Things come up in real life that you need solutions for in the moment. These are teaching opportunities and coaching allows you to get through these rough spots while at the same time learning  coping skills and techniques that you can draw on in the future.

A Recovery Coach with a background in behavior and cognitive psychology as well as addiction treatment offers you even more. Many programs stop at treating the addiction, but this isn’t enough. Most people have other issues that are keeping them stuck in the same patterns. Underlying issues to addiction may include depression, anxiety, trauma, attachment and self-esteem issues. These are problems that don’t go away on their own. Help is needed to work through these problems so long-term healing can take place.

In addition, a Recovery Coach can help you learn how to build a lifestyle that promotes health and overall well-being. It’s not just about quitting the alcohol or drugs. While that is certainly a good start, it’s not enough. You want to live a life that you love, that feels good and that allows you to grow and thrive. You want to enjoy your life! That is where coaching comes in.

You can find how to become a Recovery Coach at The Addictions Academy or how to hire one at The Addictions Coach 

**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

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LA Times Article On Price Overdose

Prince overdosed on a powerful painkiller that federal health authorities say is a public health threat. One addiction specialist calls it “heroin on steroids.”

The pop star died of a self-administered accidental overdose of fentanyl, according to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Minnesota. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is between 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How Prince obtained the prescription painkiller is not known. His April 21 death at age 57 in his Minneapolis-area compound remains under investigation by the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, which had no comment Thursday.

Fentanyl was first introduced under the name Sublimaze in the 1960s, and was initially administered via an intravenous anesthetic. Nowadays, patients can get a fentanyl dosage via tablets, patches, and injections — or even lozenges referred to as “lollipops.”

The drug is often prescribed for patients dealing with chronic pain from late-stage cancer, and is also used as an anesthetic during heart surgery.

“Think of fentanyl as legal heroin on steroids,” said Dr. Cali Estes, a private addiction coach. “The way most people describe [the high is like] lying in a bed of roses, having sex and eating a cheeseburger at the same time.”

Doctors have to undergo special training required by the Food and Drug Administration in order to prescribe it, said Dr. Matt Torrington, addiction medicine research physician who has worked at the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. “One reason it’s so good is that it’s incredibly powerful in small doses,” he said.

In media interviews, close associates of Prince have said the performer was constantly in pain from years of athletic performances on stage. Just before he died, efforts had been initiated to get him into an addiction rehabilitation program.

Prince’s cause of death arguably makes him the opioid abuse epidemic’s most famous victim, along with actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died in February 2014 after overdosing on heroin and other drugs.

“We need to see the Prince in all of us. We need to see the vulnerability. We’re all vulnerable here,” explained Dr. David Kessler, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. “It’s a wake-up call for how we view these drugs.”

Because of its heroin-like effect, fentanyl has recently become one of the most popular illicit street drugs. In a March 2015 nationwide alert, the Drug Enforcement Administration identified fentanyl as a public health threat after more than 700 fentanyl-related overdose deaths were reported between late 2013 and throughout 2014.

In 2014 alone, the National Forensic Laboratory Information System found there were 1,245 fentanyl drug seizures in Ohio alone; Minnesota was not among the top 10 states with the most seizures.

“It’s become especially popular in the last six months,” Estes said. “On the black market, fentanyl is cheaper than heroin.”

Kessler said it’s a mistake to separate people using opioids legally from those who are getting them illegally. People start, he said, because they are told the drugs are going to help, but often aren’t advised about the long-term consequences of addiction.

“The most important thing is not to look at this through a lens of ‘This is bad behavior,’” Kessler said. “We all are susceptible to these medications.”

Questions remain as to how Prince got his drugs. According to an affidavit for a search warrant obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Prince saw a Minneapolis-area doctor, Michael Todd Schulenberg, the day before he died, and Schulenberg was at Prince’s Paisley Park compound to deliver medical test results on the morning the musician was found dead.

The doctor, who specializes in family medicine, had also seen Prince earlier in the month, on April 7, and told investigators he had prescribed medication. The singer was supposed to fill the prescription at Walgreens, although it is unclear from the warrant whether he did.

Prince’s health appeared to be a concern in the days leading up to this death. Attorney William Mauzy told reporters that his client Dr. Howard Kornfeld was contacted by Prince’s representatives, who were seeking help, the day before the singer died. Kornfeld specializes in addiction treatment and runs Recovery Without Walls in Mill Valley, Calif.

Mauzy said that Kornfeld couldn’t clear his schedule and instead had sent his son Andrew Kornfeld to Paisley Park in his place with a small amount of buprenorphine, a drug used in opioid addiction treatment. Andrew Kornfeld had flown to Minneapolis in hopes of encouraging Prince to check himself into the Mill Valley rehabilitation program and that the buprenorphine he was carrying was intended to be turned over to a Minneapolis physician to be administered to the pop star. According to Mauzy, the medication was not administered and was later taken into possession by sheriff’s investigators.

Dr. Kornfeld and his son declined to be interviewed.

According to authorities, Prince was last seen alive at 8

Los Angeles Sober Coach: 100% Confidentiality

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Chateau Marmont is where you go to party, Los Angeles Sober Coach is where you go to clean up the mess. Bad publicity can destroy your career or make it. We are here when you are destroying your career because you are out of control and now you are losing gigs, contracts, movie parts and find yourself on the slippery slope out of stardom. Ending up broke and unemployed is not an option, call us before it happens. 1.800.706.0318

Professional in LA?
We specialize in executives and professionals that HAVE to be on point in their career and lifestyles. When drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, food addictions get out of control your personal life and professional life fall apart. The stress of losing everything can make you more prone to engage in the seedy activities that relieve the stress. The cycle continues until we help you break it. Call LA Sobriety Coaches 1.800.706.0318 for Recovery Coaching, Anger Management, Sober Coaching, and more.

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We do in 7 days what you will learn ‘going away’ for 28. We can come to you on set, in your trailer, in your home or hotel, even at the day spa. We get you on the right track in 7 days. We also offer a sobriety coach, sober coach or recovery coach for additional time to assist you with all of your goals. Call us at 1.800.706.0318 to talk to one of our sober coaches today

At The Addictions Coach we offer hourly, half day and daily rates to assist you with your sober coaching and recovery coaching needs. We are nontraditional and offer methods that WORK. We are 100% CONFIDENTIAL. We can handle anger management issues, drug addiction, gambling addiction, alcohol addiction, food addiction and even sex addiction. At LA Sober Coach, we will assist you in staying sober during your event, business meeting, game, or performance. All Recovery Coaches are Nationally Certified. We bring the drug and alcohol treatment program to you.

Find us here:  www.theaddictionscoach.com

 

As a Professional Athlete your Needs are Unique.

Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach is NFL Sober Coach

Its that time of the year again where there is a 4 week ‘free’ window in the NFL and the players get to have some freedom. This is the time period when they get into trouble, crash cars, get DUI’s, get arrested, sneak guns into a nightclub and maybe even get arrested for sexual misconduct. This can be avoided by using an anger management or drug and alcohol sober coach.

At The Addictions Coach our specialty is assisting Professional Football Players when partying gets out of hand or anger management issues cause them to lose focus or get arrested. From Sober Companion Services to Recovery Coaching Services to Addiction Therapy, we can handle it all for the Professional Sports Player. We offer gambling addiction coaching, drug and alcohol addiction coaching, sex addiction coaching, Anger Management Coaching, and we offer it on the playing field, off the field, at home and also while the professional football player is traveling.

As a professional athlete your needs are unique.

You need your head in the game both on and off the field. You need to make sure your image is clean and untainted in the papers or you risk getting cut from the team. You read the paper and see the news of all the professional athletes that are arrested for drugs, alcohol, steroids, hiring prostitutes, gambling and of course excessive partying. You watch as other Professional Football Players get cut from the team, dropped from their sponsorships, divorced and smeared in the headlines. They are using both legal and illegal drugs, taking guns into nightclubs, having affairs, getting involved in domestic violence issues and of course gambling their paychecks away. Some professional football players may retire early to avoid the embarrassment, some end up in jail, some broke living with their parents and of course, some end up dead. Don’t let that be YOU. With all the hard work and dedication you have put into professional football, don’t throw it all away for drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling and guns. Hire us before you make the decision to do something you regret. We are your Addiction Coaches. We come to you, on the field and off.

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At The Addictions Coach, we specialize in pro levels athletes. We are the addiction coaches in football. We are International and can travel with you and your team as your sober coach, addictions coach, sober companion and addictions therapist. At The Addictions Coach, we cover all aspects of life coaching, addictions coaching, anger management, ADHD, drug and alcohol treatment, gambling addiction, sex addiction, as well as life issues and proper off the field/court behaviors. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, can assist you in remaining out of the negative public press and spotlights. Through our special blend of Addiction Therapy, Recovery Coaching and sports psychology we will get to the root of your issues and assist you in moving forward in a positive direction so your career and home life will flourish. We are with you, every step of the way. Playing Professional Football is a unique talent and the stressors and events that accompany the
career are unique as the sport itself. We are well versed in those stressors and can assist you in everything from gambling addiction, drug and alcohol addiction to anger management and stress and anxiety. We even offer a unique Mobile Rehab and we bring the treatment to you.

At The Addictions Coach we are 100% CONFIDENTIAL!

At The Addictions Coach, we know what you need and how fast you need it. We can help you stop that negative behavior before you ruin your career and your relationships. We specialize in Anger Management and drug and alcohol addictions. Cali Estes and her Team of Nationally Certified Recovery Coaches are 100% CONFIDENTIAL and will assist you in understanding your behaviors and how to get to the root cause of the problem quickly without tarnishing your career as a Professional Football Player. After a few sessions with Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, you will begin to notice a change within yourself and the way you view your environment. Your lifestyle will begin to change and your stress will drop along with your addictive tendencies. Your anger and aggression will fade and you will have positive coping skills and strategies both on and off and Football Field. You will be able to identify your patterns of addictive thinking and move forward towards positive change and produce personal growth.

At The Addictions Coach, we use a different approach. We do not focus on the past and break your spirit down only to build you back up like the traditional medical models and 12 step programs which focus on the things you did wrong and making amends. These types of drug and alcohol treatment programs keep you stuck in the past and spinning your wheels and ultimately end in relapse. At The Addictions Coach, we focus on the future and positive forward change in your Professional Football Career. Our Nationally Certified Recovery Coaches will teach you how to use the techniques of empowerment and positive reinforcement, to assist you in gaining control of your life and being successful without the added stress of drug addiction, alcohol addiction, gambling addiction, sex addiction or anger management issues.

If you are court ordered to treatment, or arrested for a DUI or possession of a controlled substance (narcotics) the publicity can be an ugly mess that you do not need in your Professional Football Career. Your coach and public relations team want the negative press to subside and Cali Estes and her team at The Addictions Coach can work with the court system on your behalf to lessen the blow and allow you to continue in your career.

Cali Estes was interviewed by the LA Times for an article on addiction and professional sports. Please see article here: http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/la-sp-erskine-20140327-column.html#axzz2xgtVxL8w

We can provide 24/7 support, weekly, daily, or hourly consultations. We can travel with you to away games and we are available for you during the off-season as well. Let us help you make the most of your Professional Football Career and be there for you when you need us.

For more information call us 1.800.706.0318
For more information on Cali Estes and her staff please visit http://www.theaddictionscoach.com/

Bad Boys and Women: Why We Want What We Shouldn’t

 

 

Bad Boys and Women: Why We Want What We Shouldn’t
By Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach

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Convicted Felon Jeremy Meeks, age 30 is seen by some 64,000 women that are infatuated with his mugshot on facebook and felt the need to ‘like’ is picture. No, for the record I was not one of them. What attracts women to this type of man? For centuries “nice men” have wondered what the allure to ‘a bad boy’ could be and why women are so fascinated with them. Here is why:

1. Women want to change and ‘fix’ the broken bad boy. Somehow they think that they can turn his behavior around and take him to church, reform him if you will and this gives them a sense of accomplishment and purpose in their lives.

2. Women like the allure of the underworld and having a bad boy boyfriend can make them feel alive. He does things she would never do, but can admire from afar. The thought of him committing crimes in the dark of night is exciting, until he cheats on her and she is devastated (like she never saw this coming)

3. Women want to be the Caretaker for the bad boy. They want to be able to assist him and that in turn makes them feel needed and wanted.

4. Women think because he is behind bars he is not cheating and is loyal to her. In fact, he is loyal to anyone that will send him cash for commissary, male or female.

5. Women want the guy that everyone else wants. Now others want what they have and they can show him off, like a trophy.

The interesting piece here is how this sudden rise to ‘felon fame’ will affect Jeremy Meeks and his gang-related activities. Now that he is ‘high profile’ will he become a target or will he simply carry on with his day?

Cali Estes
The Addictions Coach
www.theaddictionscoach.com

Cali Estes, Interviewed on “Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101- The Addictions Coach

 

 

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Cali Estes, Interviewed on “Addicted to Addicts: Survival 101- The Addictions Coach
This week’s show is all about choices and possibilities. How do you think rehab should go? Would being able to stay in your own environment be good or bad? How about going about your work, school, social responsibilities and being able to “bounce off” situations with a therapist/counselor when “stuff” happens, to get immediate tools to use? What about someone being by your side when you relapse or to help you help yourself not to relapse? Denise speaks with Cali Estes, founder of the Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach, about the different, creative modes of treatment she is discovering to work well with a different “twist”.

You can find Cali at her websites above or call her at 1-800 706-0318

 

http://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/addicted-to-addicts-survival-101/

 

Kids are not Smiling over “Smiles”, they are being charged with Murder.

Kids are not Smiling over “Smiles”, they are being charged with Murder.
Five Minnesota teenagers have been charged with murder in the death of a 17-year-old girl who authorities say was supplied with a dangerous synthetic form of LSD aka “Smiles”.

According to the Huffington Post, the five teens have been charged with third-degree murder in the death of Tara Fitzgerald. The defendants are identified as Cole Alexander Matenaer and Alexander Lee Claussen, both 19, and 17-year-olds Sydney Clair Johnson, Alistair Curtis Berg and Brian Phillip Norlander. Johnson, Berg and Norlander also face charges for the alleged sale of dangerous drugs to someone under 18, authorities said.

According to the prosecutor, the teen defendants were buying and selling a synthetic form of LSD. The drugs were allegedly supplied by Claussen to the other defendants and Norlander ultimately provided it to Fitzgerald, the prosecutor said.

Fitzgerald, a junior at Woodbury High School, was found unresponsive on January 11, after a slumber party at her home. The teen was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where she was pronounced dead. The office of the Ramsey County medical examiner determined the drug that killed Fitzgerald was a synthetic form of LSD known clinically as 25i-NBOMe.

The criminal complaint states Fitzgerald and a girlfriend, who was staying overnight at her house, had each taken 25i-NBOMe. Videos found on the girls’ cellphones allegedly show them under the influence of the drug, the complaint said.

According to Pamela Capaci, the executive director of Prevention Links, an organization specializing in preventing drug abuse, 25i-NBOMe, known on the streets as “N-Bomb,” “25-Eye,” or “Smiles,” is a very dangerous hallucinogenic drug. “It’s actually one of the most deadly designer drugs on the market today,” Capaci told The Huffington Post. “The chemical compound is similar to LSD and there is a mixture of other unstable synthetic chemical compounds. “Capaci said users of the drug can experience hallucinations, erratic thoughts and behavior.

“It can raise blood pressure and people can go into seizures,” she said. “It is similar to bath salts, in that it can produce an adrenalin effect.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration reports 25i-NBOMe and its close relatives, like 25C-NBOMe, are responsible for at least 14 deaths in 11 states between 2012 and 2013.

Capaci said part of the problem is the drug is growing in popularity, especially with teenagers.

At The Addictions Coach we can help you with Smiles. Call us at 1.800.706.0318 or www.theaddictionscoach.com
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/tara-fitzgerald_n_5412044.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000021