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Certified Recovery Coaches and the No Judgement Zone

Certified Recovery Coaches and the No Judgment Zone

Having worked with 1000’s of clients, it has become blatantly obvious that there is more than one method to get clean and sober.  At The Addictions Academy, we support ALL pathways to recovery. When we train our coaches, we require that they are able to offer multiple pathways to help their clients.  This means ‘by any means necessary’ and a good coach will want to learn that. A GREAT recovery coach will offer that to all their clients. Like Planet Fitness, we are the ‘No Judgment Zone’. This means that as a GREAT Recovery Coach we are able to offer different progressive services to help our clients. New (and some not so new) pathways include Ketamine, Ibogaine, Medial Marijuana, controlled drinking, Medically Assisted Therapies like suboxone, methadone, or clean needles.

For a certified recovery coach to only offer their clients one method or pathway — such as only complete abstinence, this can be a dangerous thing. If this method does not resonate with the client, he or she will turn away from the help and possibly die. As a progressive society with so many scientific models and methods to recovery, this is no longer acceptable. In fact, if a coach only employs this method, he or she is downright dangerous in the industry. While it works for some, it is not the only or the ‘best’ method. Each recovery pathway is individual in nature and needs to be respected as such.

Now, if you are a sponsor and doing service work, and this is your pathway to sobriety, by all means, keep doing great work.  If it is working for you, keep doing it! Just note that not all clients will follow this path and that is 100% TOTALLY OK. Why? because this is THEIR journey, not yours, and we need to honor that and assist them along their path. 

As an addictions specialist (named the Female Dr. Drew on the red Carpet in 2017), I am keenly aware of how my clients recover. Some can drink responsibly. Yes, that is right. I have clients that used cocaine or heroin and did not overindulge in alcohol that can have a glass of wine with dinner and not ‘go off the rails’. Now if alcohol was your drug of choice, that probably won’t work for you and you need to quit totally. But hey, some people simply can manage it because it was never really their main drug of choice.

I even have clients that quit alcohol or heroin using medical marijuana. AND this is 100% totally OK. You know why? Because it is NOT my place to judge them or demand they follow any one specific method or path to recovery. Why do you think abstinence-only Minnesota Model addiction treatment centers that only offer this pathway have a high failure rate?  Because this is not everyone’s path.

We know it and honor it at The Addictions Academy.

Please join us on our path to help everyone recovery, no matter their chosen pathway to recovery. We are here for them in their time of need.

Thank you for the work that you do,

Dr. Cali Estes,

Call TODAY if you would like to join us to help others. Or use coupon code AC-250-off  to take $250 off any class as a thank you for joining us. We are at 1.800.706.0318 ext. 2

 

 

 

 

The news says drinking is on the rise due to COVID-19. Are clients able to find you?

 

COVID-19 has increased drinking by 55%, according to Fox News. Why don’t you have a full book of clients?

If you are a Recovery Coach, Interventionist, Sober Companion, or anyone that works in the addiction treatment industry you need clients.  You need steady clients that pay you what you’re worth. Don’t read any further if you want to work for free, because this information is not for you.

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At The Addictions Academy, we want you to succeed as a recovery coach, certified interventionist, a sober companion or addiction treatment professional. We know that there are plenty of clients looking for trained, educated addiction professionals but if you are not on a directory, they can not find you! Posting on Facebook is cute, but it only reaches so far. You need a site that is catered to your specialty (there are really none out there), and search engine optimized, to offer you the ability to get clients.

If you trained under Judy Landau (Arise Interventions), CCAR (CART) as a peer coach or even Ken Seeley (BRI interventions), you need a place to be found. We even offer CAN-AM interventionists in Canada to place their information on The Recovery Coach locater site.

We offer video options, hours, direct calls, bio, reviews and more. You need to up your SEO game and you need to get featured as a top interventionist, certified peer recovery coach, certified life coach or certified professional recovery coach.

This is the directory for you. Check it out below and for less than one day at Starbucks you can have a full month of exposure. Limited time option 30 days FREE

https://recoverycoachlocator.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.

100% CONFIDENTIAL

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/

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/

 

Concierge Private Villa Retreat.

Cali Estes partners with Moffitt Wellness Retreat to offer:

Concierge Private Villa Retreat

Concierge Private Villa Retreat.  Concierge Private Villa Retreat.
  Concierge Private Villa Retreat.  At The Addictions Coach we offer Unique, One on One Addiction Therapy in a remote location with serene environment in a shorter time period than traditional drug and alcohol treatment centers.  
A Private Concierge Style Retreat.  We offer one on one addiction therapy, Recovery Coaching and Stress and Anxiety Management in 7-15 days instead of sitting in a rehab for 28.  You will fly into a private celebrity location where you will experience a serene and comfortable environment to get to the underlying causes of your drug addiction or alcohol addiction and stress and anxiety issues.  We work one on one with you, offering private addiction therapy services in an accelerated pace so you can return to your life faster and with more tools to deal with your underlying stressors.  After completion of time with us you can have your own sober recovery coach in the comfort of your home for 30 days to continue with all that you have learned with us.

LUXURY DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB IN BEAUTIFUL PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO.

Disconnect from chaos and connect to Serenity.  Get to the underlying root cause of your issues quickly and safely.  We work with individuals and couples at an accelerated pace to get to the root cause of your drug and alcohol addiction and we offer forward progressive solutions to combat those demons.  We are the alternative to drug and alcohol treatment facilities.
Come disconnect from the chaos and connect to serenity in our stunning, ocean view boutique facility that offers the most luxurious, tranquil, and private experience available in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Cali Estes of The Addictions Coach has partnered with Moffitt Wellness Retreat  to offer a Concierge Boutique drug and alcohol treatment experience.  This is an extraordinary villa in the hills of the beach of Mismaloya.  A 4-villa, multilevel facility with over 8,000 square feet, Casa Patricia includes a swimming pool, gym, and is fully staffed to cater to your individual needs.  Whether you are struggling with addiction to alcohol, opiate, methamphetamine, cocaine or other substance abuse, destructive life-style caused by addiction or just need to find yourself again, a wonderful journey awaits you.  Our guests leave feeling healthy, refreshed, happy and peaceful; in many cases, for the first time in their lives.
In addition to meeting with Cali Estes One on One  for 7-15 days, you can enjoy the amenities and  Mindful Activities the Wellness Center has to offer and refresh your body, mind and spirit. FULLY CONFIDENTIAL BOUTIQUE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT.  Leave refreshed, renewed and ready to tackle the world.
One on One Therapy with pure exclusivity and no prey eyes of traditional Drug and alcohol treatment facilities.
  • Enjoy Peace and Quiet in your private room with spa tub
  • Complete Staff – maid, concierge, chef
  • Explore the city
  • Relax on the Beach
  • Explore the Mountains
  • Shop in local markets
  • Delicious meals prepared by our talented on-site chef
  • Peaceful massages on-site
  • Yoga classes on the coast
  • Pure revitalization
  • Cooling swimming pool on the terrace
  • Sun bathing in the soothing environment of the Casa or nearby on the beach
  • Media Room where you can enjoy the extensive media library with wide-ranging topics such as the effects of addiction or new age spirituality
  • Church Services off-site
  • Horseback riding in the inspiring Sierra Madre mountains
  • Community service – visiting & volunteering at local orphanages and community feeding programs
  • Hiking
  • Acupuncture and new-age holistic renewal practices
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to guide you to cultivate strength with the ability to break self-destructive habits and patterns that are conscious and unconscious in nature.  In the ability to achieve this, we create positive life changing shifts within your normal daily habits from the very moment you arrive.  These ‘shifts’ comprise of a program based strongly in renewing your physical and emotional well-being through nutrition, physical fitness/therapies, private addiction therapy with Cali Estes, and meditation.  This approach allows our guests to achieve personal breakthroughs in multiple areas of their lives.  This enables our guests to achieve a total transformation from drug and alcohol addiction, and a renewed sense of hope and positive outlook.
OUR VALUES
Our efforts are directed toward one primary goal: to empower you to live a joy filled life, free from the burden of drug and alcohol addiction.  From our treatment philosophies to our daily activities and interactions, we are committed to offering you or your loved one a world-class experience.  We honor this commitment by continuously seeking new, innovative, evidence-based approaches.
OUR STANDARDS
Exceptional care; focusing on the development of healthy habits, with the connection of strength on your side to combat your drug and alcohol issues. Providing intense knowledge of addiction and  addiction therapy, to get to the root cause of your drug and alcohol addiction is what Cali Estes and the Team at Moffitt Wellness retreat do best.    After your 7-15 day stay you are provided with a Recovery Coach or Sober Companion to accompany you home for 30 days to continue your journey.
Call us at 786.709.0479 for a custom quote for your stay and let us help you.  Or email Cali@theaddictionscoach.com

Unhealthy Relationship With Food

 

Unhealthy Relationship with Food

Ask the Expert:  “I think I may have an issue with food.  I over eat, binge eat, when I am stressed or upset.  Then I feel sick for days and refuse to eat.  Sometimes I workout or use laxatives to drop the weight quickly.  Do you think I have an issue with food and can you help me?”

Answer:  Cali Estes says, ”You seem to have an unhealthy relationship with food.  You are binge eating and then punishing yourself because you over ate.  This is very unhealthy.  I recommend you speak to an Eating Disorder Specialist or a food addictions coach.  Get to the bottom of why you are ‘stuffing’ your feelings down with food.  You need to get to the core of why you are doing these behaviors and process these emotions.   You can then learn more positive coping skills and ways to handle the issues that are upsetting you.  We can assist you with that as well.”

Mobile Rehab to include Sober Companions and Sober Coaches

The Addictions Coach expands mobile rehab to include Sober Companions and Sober Coaches

The Addictions Coach announced that they are expanding their services to include not only therapy and mobile drug and alcohol rehabilitation services but also Sober Coaches and Sober Companions.  At The Addictions Coach they offer traditional one hour talk therapy sessions, 7 day intensive rehab ‘tune ups’ , where they bring the idea of drug treatment direct to the client at the client’s home or location and most recently they are offering Sober Coaches and Sober Companions to stay with the client 24/7 and assist the client in remaining sober and learning new life skills.

Traditional rehab centers offer a 28 day stay followed by therapy, if the client will attend the sessions.  What about the other 23 hours in the day? The Addictions Coach has found a solution for that and has sober companions and sober coaches on hand to assist the client in remaining drug and alcohol free in their daily work and life environment.

“Having Cali Estes come into our home for 7 days and help our son learn how to deal with his addiction has been amazing,” Nancy F said.  “She was on hand to answer all of our questions, included us in the process, and then also gave us a sober companion that stayed with our son for the next 30 days and assisted him in learning how to function sober in the world. They really changed our perception of how to deal with our son’s behaviors.”

Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on the underlying cause of the addiction and she approaches each client in an original manner. Unlike traditional rehabilitation centers that convince the addict that they have a disease that is incurable and they must attend meetings, recite prayers and follow steps, Cali tailors her program to fit the client. By realizing that each client is unique and their pattern of addiction is unique with a root cause, Cali is able to address the addiction at the core and assist the addict in making the necessary changes and positive steps in their life.

“I tried three different rehabs in a one year period,” Michael J said. “Each time I left I was smoking crack within 24 hours. I didn’t’ know what to do, so I called Cali and she came over and worked with me, at home.  She also sent over a sober companion to stay with me 24/7 and he was amazing. He showed me how to work out and go have fun without crack. It had been so long that I didn’t know how to have fun anymore.  I highly recommend them to everyone.”

At The Addictions Coach, they have sober coaches and sober companions from all over the nation that are skilled in assisting clients in learning how to have happy, productive lifestyles free from alcohol and drugs. Both male and female sober coaches and companions are available and most have suffered some form of addiction. All of the sober coaches and sober companions at The Addictions Coach utilize fitness and nutrition as a way to combat stressors and assist the client in remaining sober.

“I wanted to combine my skill in addictions with a full program that actually helps people stay sober,” Cali Estes said. “If a client does not come back to me because they are doing well, then I know that I am doing my job properly and that is our goal here.  We are not a one size fits all program or a one stop shop.  We do not do groups or require that you attend meetings or get a sponsor.  What we actually do is help you get sober, stay sober, and get through all the issues that are really challenging you in the first place.  We remove those and teach you how to handle life stressors without all the drugs and alcohol.”

The Addictions Coach is based out of Miami Florida but services clients in all of South Florida, New York City and Los Angeles.

Cali Estes

786 709 0479

3 Day Intensive Certification Course

Las Vegas, Nevada February 14, 2014 — The Addictions Coach announces its 3 Day Intensive Course in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Addictions Coach and its sister company, The Addictions Academy, are offering a 3 Day Intensive Certification Course in Recovery Coaching and Intervention at Solutions Recovery Inc. in February, to provide CEU’s for professionals and set standards in the industry.

The Addiction Academy’s Recovery Coaching and Intervention Certification 3 day Intensive meets all state and federal requirements and is backed by NAADAC and CAADAC for 21 CEUs. The course will teach professionals how to provide proper Recovery Coaching and Intervention services that incorporate HIPPA and legal requirements.  The 3 day class will be held this Thur-Sat February 20-22 2014.  Call Cali Estes at 786.709.0479 to register  

“We are pleased to announce that Solutions Recovery Inc. will be hosting us to offer our 3 day Intensive program,” Cali Estes, owner of The Addictions Academy said.  “Our 3 day Intensive program will give you all the skills needed to add Recovery or Sober Coaching and Intervention to your practice or start your own company.”

The Addictions Academy is the only evidence based best practices model that is National in nature and meets all state requirements by reciprocity.  The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) has approved The Addictions Academy as an Educational Provider for both courses.  California’s Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) has approved The Addictions Academy for both courses and the coveted ISE Endorsement which meets the 40 hour CEU requirement in all states.

“I love teaching the courses,” Cali Estes said.  We make it fun and engaging and deliver all of the necessary materials in an experiential way that includes the auditory, visual and hands on means of learning.  We also do not subscribe to one style of Intervention or Coaching and offer our students plenty of options to use when dealing with their clients in a professional setting.”

Call Cali Estes at 786.709.0479 or email her at cali@theaddictionscoach.com to register.

The Addictions Academy courses are taught by Master’s level therapists and offered via webinar, live virtual classroom and LIVE on site locations.  Cali Estes is available to travel to a business location as well for more private classes for the business or drug and alcohol treatment organization.
The Addictions Academy offers Recovery Coaching levels I and II,III, Intervention, Intervention with the ISE Endorsement, Anger Management, Case Management, Family Coaching and eating Disorder Coaching.  All courses live and via webinar.

Anger Management Needed In Sports?

 Anger Management Needed In sports?
Anger management needed in sports?

Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State shoved a Texas Tech fan during a game, thus fueling the debate on whether Anger Management is needed in sports.  Society has dubbed him a ‘thug’ along with Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks for his recent outburst during a sporting game.  When it comes to testosterone and sporting events, you have the players all amped up trying to win the game and fans and other players taunting and harassing the player.  The question is, do the players need Anger Management Training?  Is the case that Anger Management training needs to be given to the coaches, the personal trainers and the handlers of the athletes?  Or do we simply suspend them — like a 5 year old standing in the corner for mouthing off to Mommy? See  facts below.

http://college-basketball.si.com/2014/02/09/oklahoma-state-marcus-smart-suspended-three-games-texas-tech/

Learn more about our Anger Management Course and Certification February 28 and how to offer Anger Management advice and suggestions to those that need anger control.  We offer 5 CEU’s for the class. Call us today at 786.709.0479

The Addictions Coach Wins Best of Miami 2013

                               The Addictions Coach Wins Best of Miami 2013                         
The Addictions Coach Wins Best of Miami 2013.

The Miami area has been named the fastest growing city in America.  New people are arriving from all over the country.  With the influx of International clients, there are more people that need to be seen and assisted.  Cali Estes, of The Addictions Coach, has been named the Top Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center by the City of Miami.  She has been awarded the honor of being designated the Addictions Coach and Addictions therapist to assist the growing population of the City of Miami.

Cali Estes has a  varied background in drug and alcohol treatment, recovery coaching, intervention, and experience speaking in 2 countries.  Cali has created a course for other professionals to assist them in learning more about the addiction field.  This allows more clients beyond the city of Miami to be helped with drug and alcohol problems.