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Christian Addictions Coach Certification with Vance Johnson

Christian Addictions Coach Certification

Our New Christian Addictions Coach Certification drops next week with Dr. Cali Estes and Vance Johnson (Retired Bronco Player #82). This is the first class in a series of 4 classes and certifications.

Nationally Certified Christian Addictions Coach (NCCAC)

Nationally Certified Christian Family Coach (NCCFC)

Nationally Certified Christian Sex Addiction Coach (NCCSAC)

Nationally Certified Christian Intervention Professional (NCCIP)

Check out the video HERE

Need a SCHOLARSHIP? We can help you….we have a limited number of scholarship, you just pay for books and materials. You will need to call us to reserve your seats. We offer video  self study classes and live online classes. We are the first place to offer this in-depth class utilizing Christ centered concepts (please note we are not preaching or over the top) with a full secular class that will give you the best of both worlds.

Christian Addictions Coach Certification with Vance Johnson is the first of its kind and we have had an overwhelming response to offering our new four classes that insert a Christian mindset into a secular world. We want to arm our students with all the tools possible to help those that are afflicted with addiction and their families that are ravished by it. Vance Johnson has turned his life around, using a Christ Centered approach and trained to become a Christian Therapist.  He is ready to share that gift with you and the world. Call us today at 800 706 0318 ext 2 to register

Your teachers are Vance Johnson and Dr. Cali Estes  

How to become an Interventionist like A&E’s Intervention show

How to become an Interventionist like A&E’s Intervention show (Vance Johnson did it through us!)


Why Intervention Training May Be Right for You


Have you ever watched the A&E Network’s ‘Intervention’? It used to be one of my favorite shows to watch in my free time. One of those reasons is because of the legitimacy of the show. An even bigger attraction to the show of mine is the fact that no only have I dealt with addictions of loved ones such as family members and friends, seeing death as a result in some cases; But also, the struggles I have had of my own with drug and alcohol addiction. I have put myself through the wringer; Including hospitals, jailtime, homelessness, mental illness, physical health problems and more, all as a result of my drinking and drugging. I’ve been through sober living homes (aka halfway houses), counseling, abstinence-based programs such as alcoholics anonymous and many other ventures through recovery. Personally, I have not had an intervention presented to me for my own benefit, but I have personally seen the benefits of such the method of helping an addict or alcoholic like myself get into a treatment program. So, what exactly is an intervention you ask?

Well for starts, an intervention is for those whose substance abuse disorder, whether it’s drugs, alcohol or compulsive behavior has caused devastation in their own life and in the lives of those around them, such as family, friends, colleagues, and so on. It can mean the difference between life and death when a person is has met rock bottom with no hope left in their life as a result of their mental illness or purely a consequence of the terrible cycle of addiction. It could be the one thing that as a result, they decide to go to treatment, rather than going back out that same day and dying of an overdose, a drunken car accident, or any of the insurmountable number of tragedies that occur every day in our country because of the epidemic of addiction. In fact, more than 95,000 people die from excessive alcohol use in the U.S. each year. And in 2019, over 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses.

So, how does an intervention work? Interventions typically include a mental health focus, since mental health usually play a role with addiction. Interventions are for the most part, organized by friends and family to help a person in crisis. They can change your loved one’s life drastically. A Certified Intervention Professional can help de-escalate stress and guide your loved one towards a decision to enter treatment. The benefits to intervention include getting the person into the right treatment program, showing strong support for your loved one, the concerned family members or friends will be educated on what to expect, those concerned will be able to follow the progression of their loved one’s recovery, and they will be guided on planning for aftercare.

Here are some of the steps included in the average intervention:

  • The friend or family member will call a coordinator who will answer their questions and get background information on the loved one including mental health issues that may coincide with their addiction.
  • A clinical professional will follow up with the friend or family member to answer additional questions and discuss the service or program that will work best for the struggling person’s needs.
  • Once it has been decided that an intervention will take place, you (interventionist) will begin to look at treatment options with the family or concerned friend. A discussion on what will be said to the loved one during the intervention will be had.
  • Once an agreement on the best type of treatment has been made, the intervention will be scheduled. The intervention usually takes place in a family member’s home or the loved one’s home.
  • The day before the intervention happens, the intervention professional will have a meeting with the family and the transporter who will be taking the loved one to treatment.
  • The intervention takes place.

After the intervention, the Interventionist will stay in touch with the family, providing progress on their loved one’s recovery and continue to work with the person in treatment and the team providing the care.

Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy offer their Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Training (NCIP) course that covers everything mentioned above and so much more. There are two different options for taking this course. One is a video based online self-study with supervision. The other is a live virtual classroom, or webinar, with supervision as well. You will learn skills such as how-to setup an entire intervention, body language techniques, business interventions, legal and ethical sides of intervention, family versus individual intervention, where to have the intervention, how to get clients and many more. There are no prerequisites to take the course and it includes case management training if you decide you’d like to take insurance for interventions as a payment method for your services.

The Addictions Academy offers many more courses, in fact over 30 of them for professions in the addictions field to help with virtually any and every aspect of addiction to drugs and alcohol and mental health issues. Harm Reduction Models are used, as well as many other alternatives to inpatient and outpatient treatments and other traditional models of the like. Sober on Demand is another service offered by Dr. Cali Estes, where you may train to be a Sober Companion or hire a Sober Companion if you or a loved one needs help with addiction. Recovery Coach, Life Coach, Food Addiction Coach are also services offered by The Addictions Academy, just to name a few. If you’d like to become a coach, therapist, counselor, prison reentry coach, or other, you can reach out to Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy by visiting their website, https://theaddictionsacademy.com, or by calling 1.800.706.0318 Ext2. All services offered by The Addictions Academy are 100% Confidential. You can learn more by checking out the links listed below!


Learn more about Nationally Certified Intervention Professional Training (NCIP) by The Addictions Academy HERE.







CBS News Reports: TAA Welcomes Vance Johnson As New Christian Addiction Recovery Coaching Program Director

The Addictions Academy Partners With Former Denver Broncos Receiver Vance Johnson As Their New Christian Addiction Recovery Coaching Program Director

Founder Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, announced The Addictions Academy is proud to reveal a recent partnership with acclaimed Denver Broncos wide receiver Vance Johnson to head up their Christian Addiction Recovery Coaching Program.

Vance JohnsonDr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy recently announced they have partnered with a new coordinator to lead their Christian Recovery Coaching Program. Vance Johnson is the program head for Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy’s Christian Addiction Coaching and Family Recovery Certification offering. In total, there will be four Christian-based Coaching Certification programs: Recovery Coach, Family Coach, Intervention and Sex Addiction.

Vance Johnson is a former Denver Broncos, NFL wide receiver with a 10-year career that included three Super Bowl appearances. After growing up around addiction and domestic violence, he struggled with mental health, addictions like substance abuse, gambling, and many others throughout his career. In 2009 his life came to a halt when he used himself and fell into a coma. Four years later Vance miraculously overcame his drug, alcohol, and other addictions and has devoted his life to telling his story by sharing Hope with others.

Vance is currently an ambassador of 14 mental health and recovery centers around the United States, and he is an author releasing his first book “Uncovered.” He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Maury Povich Show, the NFL Network, and recently Wendy Williams. He has been focusing on his full-time ministry as a keynote speaker and educating at churches, addiction/recovery centers, and at organized related events across the country.

Mr. Johnson said, “It’s my passion and purpose to inspire those who have found themselves powerlessly broken and looking for a breakthrough. I’m proud to teach the Christian Coaching classes at The Addictions Academy.”

Estes said, “Vance has an extraordinary approach to helping those who struggle with addiction and their families. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on our team.”

The Addictions Academy’s Christian Recovery Coach Certification Program (for both the addict and the family) is the only one on the market that crosses boundaries between Addiction and theological study. In course, the basic theories of addiction from a Christian point of view, and an understanding of how to develop an effective model of Christian Recovery Coaching are provided to assist clients in making effective changes in all areas of their lives.

Christian Recovery Coaching is a vital new helping field that is growing. Participants learn to effectively communicate with their clients, develop the core skills of building rapport, proactive listening, and other foundational techniques. Students also build an effective toolbox for Recovery Coaching. Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards in Recovery Coaching, specifically from the Christian Coaching point of view are also taught.

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted many of the increased challenges the United States has faced during the Covid-19 pandemic. Titled ‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic, the article focuses on how substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.

“Several studies have shown that binge drinking has increased during the pandemic, and a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited a “concerning acceleration” of opioid-related overdoses last year,” the article pointed out.

Dr. Estes reflected, “We’ve seen a rise in substance abuse because of isolation issues, relationship challenges, and financial stress. A Christ-centered approach to recovery can be the perfect combination of community and quality support,” Estes said.

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