CBS News Reports: The Addictions Academy Now Offers a New and Comprehensive Anger Management in the Workplace Training

The Addictions Academy Now Offers a New and Comprehensive Anger Management in the Workplace Training


anger managementDr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy confirmed they have a unique Anger Management program.

The course is designed to offer training helping individuals understand their emotions and give them tools and strategies to cope and control.

The Anger Management Training for Workplace meets all court requirements for 5 hours of anger management class.

Dr. Estes said, “Anger is often the most misunderstood of all the emotions and is simply repressed hurt or lack of control.”

“Depending on the person, their childhood, and how they perceive stress they can be passive-aggressive or aggressive. Neither coping skill gets your needs met and is harmful in the long run.”

It is how you deal with stress and what coping mechanisms you used to handle it that determine if you need anger management training. An Addictions Academy Certified Trainer teaches the Anger Management Class in the Workplace course which helps individuals understand that how they function as a unit will dictate their sales and productivity and how to remove toxic behaviors in the environment.

As recently reported by Psychology Today, anger can become a problem when someone loses themselves in it. “When we are angry, we may do things that don’t exactly reflect well on who we are. We may believe we make sense while in an angry mindset, but we’re entirely irrational in reality. Like a drunk person who doesn’t know when it’s time to stop, anger hinders your judgment and makes you unaware of what’s going on.”

The article continued, “Anger triggers you to say and possibly do things you regret. Things that don’t reflect the full truth of who you are. Contrary to what some people think, anger doesn’t make you speak the truth. It pushes you to talk from the most primitive part of yourself.”

You probably heard of the term, ‘hair-trigger’. This means that you never know when someone might blow up or get ‘set off’ by an event that they can not control around them. We generally avoid these people at all costs. That is unless you are required to do that for your job. If you have to deal with difficult people at your employment location, you will need to know how to do it correctly and with finesse.

“That is what we can help with. Not only understanding where anger comes from, but how to handle it at the root cause level and utilize new strategies for any situation you might find yourself in,” explained Dr. Estes.

She continued, “Burnout and frustration due to lack of control are addressed in the training along with time management. Anger triggers, coping skills, reframing the situation, and understanding how we react to anger and expectations of others is key to understanding our underlying anger.”

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What IS Recovery Coach Training?



What IS Recovery Coach Training?


Recovery Coach Training

Recovery Coaching has been around for some time now. Recovery Coaching is important as it helps those struggling with addiction succeed through alternative means of recovering from drug or alcohol addiction and mental health issues that coincide with their addiction, as opposed to traditional treatments such as inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol treatment, rehab, cognitive behavioral therapy, halfway houses aka sober living environments or homes, meetings including alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous and more, medical detox, and so on. A Certified Recovery Coach can give a recovering addict or alcoholic a feeling of independence while at the same time, knowing they are not alone through their recovery journey. 

What is Recovery Coaching anyway? A Recovery Coach focuses on strengths-based attributes to support those who are in active addiction or otherwise in recovery from addiction or alcoholism, even from addictive behaviors, being codependent on friends and family and other addictions including sex addiction, food addiction, gambling addiction and more. Recovery Coaches help in decision making when it comes to how to change one’s life, when they’ve never been given the tools or education to live a life like most “normal” people, or normies. ‘No Education’ does not necessarily mean schooling in this case; It means that quite often, those suffering substance abuse disorder or mental health problems haven’t been brought up in a good environment, and they simply haven’t had a chance to live the same kind of life that a lot of people get to live. They grow up in bad neighborhoods, or around parents or friends and family otherwise that abuse drugs or alcohol around them, are abusive mentally and physically. On the other hand, addiction and mental health disorders affect everyone, even those who live rich and lavish lifestyles, whether they were born into money or worked their way to it. 

However, regardless of the person’s past; Recovery Coaches do not focus on the past. They are not like the typical therapist who tries to help heal traumatic emotional damage. Recovery Coaches do not diagnose addiction or mental illness, as they are considered non-clinical. A Recovery Coach supports successful, positive change in the person’s life who is seeking or in recovery. They help to set goals the client wishes to achieve, make action plans, hold accountability and more. Similar roles to Recovery Coaching are Sober Escort, Sober Companion, Recovery Support Specialist, Family Recovery Coach, and many others. 

As a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach, you will learn many skills. Some of those skills include coping and life skills, accessing community supports, relapse prevention, nutrition, planning, goal setting, the difference between Recovery Coaching and therapy, sponsorship, etc., different terminologies including mental health and DSM-5. As mentioned above, you will deal with both criminal and non-criminal clients, wealthy and non-wealthy. Not only will you be helping others, even loved ones, you will be able to make a living as a Recovery Coach. ICF (International Coaching Federation) states that in 2016 alone, there were over 17,000 coaches in North America who collectively, made over $955 million (averaging to approx. $56k each). Also, nearly 60 percent of coaches claimed increases in clients in the past year. This is with recovery and addiction coaching being relatively new. 

Let’s talk more about some of the things you will be working with your client on as a Certified Recovery Coach. One thing mentioned above is relapse prevention. Some say relapse is a part of recovery, others may become judgmental or biased once they have years of recovery and say the opposite. Either way, this doesn’t matter to some because no two recoveries are identical; Everyone has their own path to take. Some do not believe in ‘triggers’, but the simple fact is that triggers do exist for those in recovery, especially early recovery. Things like a recovering alcoholic driving by a liquor store and being tempted or bothered by it, and can either drive past or sometimes will stop, buy liquor, relapse; It can happen that fast. When relapse occurs, a Recovery Coach can help with a faster recovery from said relapse than what the client might be able to do on their own or with other means. 

Recovery Coaches may encourage clients to participate in meetings or groups if they so choose. Another method you may work with is called ‘Harm Reduction’. A recovery coach can help their client(s) make decisions that will keep them from escalating to full blown addiction, with control and healthy choices that may bring a more positive outcome if-so they choose a path of harm reduction rather than complete abstinence. In other words, a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach supports their client where they are, in order to build and maintain a solid foundation within their recovery, then building on top of recovery to meet bigger life goals to live a better life altogether, making recovery worthwhile.

Accountability plays a vital role in recovery, whether it is with harm reduction or other ‘methods’ to recovery. As a Recovery Coach, you would hold your client accountable by keeping in check with them, encouraging honesty through their recovery, and trust between recovery coach and client; Meaning the client knows you will not judge them, encouraging them to be honest with you at all times when approaching situations that are either positive or negative for them. 

The Addictions Academy offers Nationally Certified Recovery Coach Training, and you can learn more about both levels of training by visiting the direct link HERE. 


How to Help Others Overcome the Top 6 Addictions

How to Help Others Overcome the Top 6 Addictions


We know that a lot of people have addictions. Addiction is up 30% since COVID-19 has hit. The need to be certified and trained as professionals is needed more now than ever. The clients are there and available, are you trained, educated, and ready to help?

We are here to help you get trained and get on the front lines to help others. Check out this article on the 6 most common addictions and how we can combat them. We offer addiction education and training and even marketing classes on how to get clients.

Maybe you went through an addiction yourself and you want to help others, or you had a family member that was plagued by addiction. We understand and we are here to help you get trained to help others deal combat their addictions.

The Addictions Academy The premier school for online addiction education in the globe. We are in 25 countries, have 30 plus classes and our courses are translated into 5 languages.
The Addictions Academy faculty have been featured on NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, MSN, People Magazine, and more) is the premier addiction and career school to help people overcome mental health and addiction disorders. We offer live on-site class options all over the country or at your addiction treatment facility. We also specialize in virtual online learning platforms that we have been running since 2013. At The Addictions Academy, we have over 30 in-depth classes, fully accredited, and recognized internationally. We are accepted in 25 countries and translated into 5 different languages. Our most sought after classes include Certified Recovery Coach I, II, Certified Intervention Professional, and Certified Addictions Counselor Training. With over 15,000 people trained to date, we are the largest addiction education school in the globe. At The Addictions Academy, we also assist treatment centers in training their staff in call center training, AMA block training, ethics, Utilization Review Management, Billing and Collections, and how to run their facility more efficiently.

Contact us today at 1.800.706.0318 ext. 2 or check out

Read on for the list of the TOP 6 ADDICTIONS:

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


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