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Reviews of The Addictions Academy

Reviews of The Addictions Academy

“I thought the Family Recovery Coach class would be a breeze as I had experience working with so many populations dealing with substance abuse issues. I had interacted with people in active addiction, people in recovery, parents of children in active addiction and, sadly, children of parents who were addicted. I thought I had all of their perspectives and just needed the “stamp” of certification when I began the class with Katie. What I found out was that I could be a part of the problem and could make matters worse for families. I was an enabler because I had spent a lifetime being a fixer!
I grew up in a family with substance abuse and domestic violence issues and was the oldest of seven kids. Most of my waking moments were spent on hyper alert guard about anything that would trigger parental rage or substance use. My immediate response was always to fix the situation which often consisted of me helping siblings hide behaviors or getting them out of trouble. I then spent a lifetime trying to “fix” situations which gained me a great reputation in all of my career endeavors. I thought I knew it all and coaching others would be a breeze.

Imagine then, my shock and temporary humiliation at the silence from Katie and other classmates at the end of my role-playing with parents who were trying to cope with their child’s addiction issues. Time after time, I realized I was not taking the role of helping parents move forward with their own lives but trying to make it better by helping them try to fix their own kids. Katie had to continually (but gently) remind me that the parent was the client that I was trying to “fix” the addict. It was an enormous paradigm shift for me to learn that the purpose might be to simply help the parents cope with the situation as it was and to not try to offer them ways to fix their child or offer them false hope. I realized the harm I could do by teaching the parents how to fix their child or the situation instead of being supportive and aware of their needs.
So I realized that the role of a Family Recovery Coach is to not teach them to be an enabler as I had been for so much of my life. I am sure I will need constant self-reminders as I transition from being a fixer to being a supportive coach. I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Dee Ryan, Family Coach

Reviews of The Addictions Academy

The intervention training was informative and practical. Interventions can be a very intimidating service, even the most experienced clinician may find themselves at a loss for words, Dr. Estes gave my team the confidence and skills they will need in real-life intervention scenarios. Dr. Estes was easy to work with and the training itself was actually a lot of fun. Thank you so much!

Rob Archuleta MS, CACIII Director of ICM and Offender Services.
Crossroads Turning Points, INC

“I have to tell your training and supervision supersedes our other experience from another modality by leaps and bounds.”

Kelly Chambliss, Whole Families Intervention

Reviews of The Addictions Academy

“Dr. Cali is amazing.  The webinar I took with The Addictions Academy was fantastic.  It was very informative and made learning the course materials fun.  I would suggest anyone working in the field of substance abuse to take a class with Dr. Cali. ”

Louis Hrabar Jr. Director of Marketing
Harmony Hills

 

Why Choose The Addictions Academy?

Why Choose The Addictions Academy?

 

The Addictions Academy

What makes The Addictions Academy training different from other training schools and accreditation bodies? Dr. Cali Estes has spearheaded this program since 2013 and has made sure to offer the top classes with the top instructors worldwide. Dr. Cali is an exclusive provider of the OUD education for the state of Nebraska, addiction counseling education provider for the state of Florida, and an addiction counseling and education provider core course for the entire country of Canada. The Addictions Academy holds full accreditation from all providers and bodies, including CACCF (Canadian Board), Florida Certification Board, State of Nebraska, ICF (International Coach Federation), IC&RC (International Addiction Education), ACTPO (Accreditation for coaching schools Internationally), ACT (Christian education accreditation) and more. See Accreditation HERE

In the United States alone there is no governing body, federal or state for intervention training or professional recovery coaching certification. Dr. Cali and several colleagues have been pushing for years to get some standardization of training that is governmentally required. At this time there, is no governmental body that requires a credential for intervention or professional recovery coach training. While the Pennsylvania Certification Board may offer a credential in Intervention, they are a private nonprofit with no state or federal affiliation. They are nothing more than a group to join. Our NCIP, Nationally Certified Intervention Professional accreditation, actually came out a year prior to them releasing the CIP and we have been offering the NCIP since then. We have trained over 15,000 interventionalists, professional, and addictions counselor’s to date. We pride ourselves on the ethics and work environment we create for our students and our staff.

Simply put, The Addictions Academy offers the best International Intervention Professional Certification at 35 hours or 54 hours for the money. We include 10 weeks of supervision in most of our classes, FREE directory listing, access to a job board, two networking groups, and two affiliate ways to make extra income. We also have the only addiction neurotransmitter product on the market, Pro RecoveryRx and you can find that HERE

Some of the other companies have tried to imitate us, a few even took our classes, and then turned around to teach that class. We have also trained 350 top addiction treatment centers and mental health institutions in the United States, Canada, the UK, Costa Rica, India, Venezuela, and more. We are pleased to be exclusive providers to certain countries and certain treatment centers with ongoing addiction training for their staff. If you are looking for the Top addiction training education school and you want the best resources please contact The Addictions Academy.

Here are some extra things we all know that our competitors have never provided. We offer 10 weeks of coaching or Intervention Mentorship with a seasoned and master coach or interventionist, a free 30 day listing in our directory to pick up private clients. We also offer a job board for job placement, two affiliate links for you to make extra money. One of those includes the Pro RecoveryRx signature product line program that helps restore the neurotransmitter imbalances in the brain from using drugs and alcohol that our clients have been experiencing. We pleased to provide work and hiring opportunities for the top 1% of our students upon graduation. You can see our reviews here. You can find our classes here. If you want to see more on our founder who has been on CNN, CBS, ABC, Fox, HBO, NBC, KTLA, People magazine, Dr. Drew show, and more. You can find more about Dr. Cali Estes here. We look forward to having you as a student and potentially hiring you to offer addiction recovery coach services, sober companion services, and intervention services to our clientele population. Call 1.800.706.0318 ext 2 to get started today.

Why are clients constantly not engaged in clinical addiction treatment settings and what can you do to stop them from leaving?

Why are clients constantly not engaged in clinical addiction treatment settings and what can you do to stop them from leaving?

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As an addiction treatment center owner or marketing professional you get tired of all the work you do to get the clients into an addiction treatment And then they leave a few days into treatment or before treatment is finished. The problem with this is compounded. First, as a treatment center that accepts insurance this affects your insurance rate, the higher the AMA/APA rate the worse your insurance premiums and reimbursements will be. Second, this affects the clients currently in treatment and when one client leaves treatment against medical advice multiple clients will leave with them. This makes your AMA/APA rate worse and causes a lot of undue stress for your addictions counselors and addiction staff.

Third, when a client decides to leave against medical advice everyone is needed to triage that client. This causes mass chaos within the addiction treatment facility and it causes your staff to be pulled in multiple directions while other clients are not given the proper services. In addition your staff can get compassion fatigue and burn out with constantly dealing with negativity of one or multiple clients leaving. A lot of the AMA APAs occur on a Friday night or Saturday or Sunday when you do not have a primary staff on duty and you have the weekend staff or the BT team. Clients generally will try to do more things they should not be doing like smoking, shopping, gambling, having sex etc. on the weekends because you’re generally have less staff and you have staff that is spread thin. In addition, usually do not have multiple addictions counselors available to triage an AMA/APA or create an AMA block.

The addictions Academy developed the only AMA/APA block training class for all of your staff that is effective. Most of our Addictions treatment centers that have taken the AMA/APA block class have reported a 30% decrease in AMA and APA is within the first 30 days. Our class is available for your entire staff which we recommend you train or individually online at a self study online video series. Below you will find a professional value of our training and you can call for group discount at 1-800-706-0318 extension 2.  You can also check out our website at www.theaddictionscademy.com

 

Professional Value of our  APA/AMA Block Training

  • Learning the Proper Language to use to end the AMA/APA.
  • How to build rapport with the client before during and after the intervention process.
  • How to refer out and build referrals with partner Centers.
  • Key Questions to ask the person to stop the AMA/APA.
  • Increase Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Handling the angry and obstinate client.
  • Proper use of Assessment Tools.
  • Service Coordination for Client Retainment.
  • Objections 101.
  • Reducing the AMA and APA Rate from the beginning, not just in crisis.
  • Overcoming Objections to Treatment.
  • Dealing with the desire to ‘just get high”.
  • Handling guilt, remorse, and self-sabotaging behaviors.
  • Body Language Techniques/NLP
  • Stages of change
  • Active vs. Passive Listening Skills

How is your client retention rate? Learn how to reduce your AMA/APA rate

 

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Did you know that The Addictions Academy is the largest online provider of addiction education in the world? We specialize in online classes such as addiction counseling, recovery coaching, intervention professional training, and more. We are pleased to offer our training to addiction treatment centers and Mental Health Institutions looking to increase their service platform and assist clients in receiving the best services possible. One of our most popular classes is AMA/APA blocking and this class assists counselors, techs, and other professionals in stopping clientele from leaving early. AMA/APA blocking (leaving Against Medical Advice, leaving Against Professional Advice) is a critical class that all addiction treatment providers need to have for all staff to reduce clients leaving early from treatment.

If you were looking to increase your retention rate of clients, increase your statistics to help your insurance premium rates and create an overall beneficial experience for your clients this class is a must for your staff. This five hour training can be completed either live online with an instructor or you can have your staff watch the video series which is a five-hour in-depth training. We offer it per student if you watch the video series or one flat rate to train the entire staff live online. We also can come directly to your facility and offer the class live or we can broadcast it if you have multiple locations. Every treatment center that has participated in this training has seen a reduction in AMA/APA with about 30% in the first two weeks. Our training is unparalleled and unduplicated. Click HERE to see the training.

After 20+ years in the industry, Dr Cali Estes created this training specifically to address the need within treatment centers that has not been handled. Click HERE to read her bio and click HERE to see our student and addiction treatment center reviews. Losing clients consistently when you own an addiction treatment center or a mental health facility can be detrimental to your bottom line. Check out the training below and give us a call so we can get you started right away retaining clients, and helping clients become more successful by completing your program. Every successful client to complete your program is worth 3 to 10 referrals. Every client that you lose due to an AMA or APA is worth 40 negative reviews. Can your company withstand 40 negative reviews or lose any more revenue than it already has?

Training can be purchased here or call 1.800.706.0318 ext 2
https://theaddictionsacademy.com/reduce-ama-apa-rate/

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

Getting The Most Out Of Your Extra Time At Home

 

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It seems as though we all have an extended amount of extra time at home on our hands these days. This coronavirus pandemic has us all “reaching into our big bag of tricks” to keep us all highly focused and “locked-in” to make sure we get the most out of the time we have at home or in quarantine. So while some of us are binging on Netflix or daytime TV during our extended time at home, there are others that will take advantage of this time to advance our careers and build our future. There is no better way to spend your time at home than to focus on online training and education to advance your career in the addictions industry and recovery community.

The addictions industry’s leading academy for all addiction and recovery related training and certifications is The Addictions Academy. The Addiction Academy is the industry’s BEST school when it comes to state of the art virtual and interactive online classes and certifications. The Addictions Academy offers you the luxury of enrolling in the addiction industry’s leading classes from the comfort and convenience of your own home or business. When you take traveling out of the equation it opens up a much wider scope of possible class dates for you to choose from. The Addiction Academy has the industry’s most skilled and educated teachers to make sure that, once certified, you come out with the highest of skills and education to corner the market and gain any and all competitive edge for you and your recovery-related business. The Addictions Academy has a vast array of addiction and recovery related classes and certifications and you can find the full class listing at http://www.theaddictionsacademy.com.

Our next virtual online class and certification is October 8-9 for Nationally Certified Recovery Coach Professional (NCRC). This includes Levels I, II, ethics, and a full 10 weeks of coach mentorship. Want to learn intervention? Our Advanced Clinical Intervention Professional (NCACIP) class is Oct 15-18 is a very interactive online class that also includes Case Management, Ethics, and 10 weeks of Supervision. This class also includes an introduction to basic mental health disorders, gambling, gaming, food addiction, sex addiction, and more. We also include all books, and you can pick up a copy of our bestselling workbook, forms and contracts book, and also and a copy of Dr. Cali Estes’ best-selling book “I Married A Junkie”.
All of this comes at the extraordinarily low price of $1329 for Recovery Coach certification and &1829 for an Advanced Intervention certification! Financing is available for some upon request. So please contact us today to reserve your online seat.  Put your time towards building your brand and future by calling The Addictions Academy today at 1-800-706-0318 or by clicking the link above!

Dr. Cali Estes shares Making a Comeback on Be Financially Free podcast with host, Lorna Poole

Would you start a business with $30 bucks in your account? Dr. Cali Estes did, twice. Here is her story of growing up poor, being homeless and making it big. Want to learn how she did it? Listen to the podcast and join her Mastermind group, starting Oct 5th. Call today for info on the class. 1.800.706.0318 ext 2  Only 4 seats left.

A true and honest conversation from Cali about how she made her money. How she lost her money and how she regained her 7-figure business. What it takes to make money. I asked Cali what she did differently than me to earn 7 figures, we talk about the fear of losing it all again and how Cali overcomes this too.

This is an amazing interview with solid advice about what it really takes to make a thriving successful business and helping others.

Click below to go directly to the interview.

The Addictions Academy training!

 

The Addictions Academy training!

Ready to get trained in an addiction specialty by the largest addiction company in the world? We have 30 plus classes from addictions counselor to recovery coach, to interventionist and even sex, porn, shopping internet addiction classes! We are fully accredited (CACCF, IC&RC, FLA board, ACTPO, ICF and more)

Online and virtual since 2014! We are the FIRST online addiction coaching, recovery coaching and intervention training program in the world.

What is DIFFERENT about The Addictions Academy is that we help you build your business, brand and gain clients. We want you to be successful and we also refer clients from within. We have the only directory for addiction professionals (Recovery Coach Locator), an app that you can use for clients and even a supplement line (proRecoveryRx) to help your client heal their brains.

Call today at 1.800.706.0318 ext 2 to chat with our admissions counselors.

To introduce you to us, we have extended our specials listed below:
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HALF PRICE ON THE FULL 350 hour TRAINING for Addictions Counselor (includes all 9 domains and all 350 self study learn in your PJS).

EXPIRES JUNE 30th— We are offering the entire Addictions Counselor training at HALF OFF! Regularly $2700!

$1350 USD for the FULL program! Mention special offer: HALF OFF

Click HERE for ink for all the program details!

NOT INTO COUNSELING? No worries, check out our 30 other classes here.

We also have a special on all our training courses. Mention special offer : BOGO
and when you purchase one class, you get a second class FREE!

Take a look at over 30 classes that we offer! CLICK HERE

Please let me know if you have any questions! I am here to assist you!

You can reach me at 1.800.706.0318 ext 2 just or just reply to this email. These offers expire on JUNE 30th, so don’t delay!

Create an amazing day!

Jen Fontana
Admissions Director
1.800.706.0318 ext 2

Your Roadmap to Success starts here at The Addictions Academy when you decide you want to help others overcome their addictions.

Ask The Expert: Dr. Cali Estes weighs in on The Addictions Academy’s most asked questions about Intervention training and Intervention certification

 

Can an intervention be done remotely? YES! A certified and trained professional interventionist can walk a family through the steps it takes to help get their loved one into treatment. A top interventionist can work via Telehealth and coach a family through the process.

What is the RAAD Model of professional intervention? The RAAD model is trademarked to The Addictions Academy and is a specific style of intervention that specializes in a quick turnaround. Most of the pre-intervention is done from your home or office prior to arrival at the family location. Then, once you arrive, the entire intervention should be under 5 hours. This style intertwines NLP, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology and sales techniques, that help over come objections and create a smooth intervention process with a high closing rate.

Intervention

RAAD stands for:

Read the Client

Assess the situation

Anticipate the needs of the client

Direct the flow

How does an intervention work? An intervention has many moving parts and includes a pre set up call (or in the RAAD model several calls), allocating a location for addiction treatment, pre-certification of insurance benefits, creating love letters, and prepping for all objections. Then the interventionist arrives and disrupts the negative behavior of the client by offering options to handle the underlying issues and causes of the addiction.  The family may or may not be present and love letters read to the client. The client will be presented with two options in the case of the RAAD model, trash bag or suitcase (Dr. Cali Estes signature move) and objections overcome. A top interventionist will successfully get the client into treatment.

What is different about your intervention certification program? Our model is designed to be fast with the least amount of time onsite and the most amount of time doing the proper planning. We cover objections, create alternative solutions and want the professional intervention to be seamless and fast. Most styles of intervention used closed ended questions like “do you want to go to treatment’ or ‘will you accept this gift of treatment’.  At The Addictions Academy, we use open ended questions. “You can take the trash bag and be homeless or take the suitcase and go to addiction rehab, what would you like to do”?  We specialize in using sales closing techniques, NLP and Motivational Interviewing.

Can I learn how to do an intervention online? Yes! Our next professional intervention certification is April 16 and 17th and we have been teaching professional intervention via virtual classroom webinar since 2012.  It is our specialty. Check out https://theaddictionsacademy.com/therapy-professionals/recovery-courses-and-certificate-programs/intervention-training/ and learn how to get trained as a nationally certified intervention professional (NCIP) or a master interventionist in our advanced clinical intervention certification program (NCACIP).   Call our team at 1.800.706.0318 ext 2

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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