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How do you find the best training to become a sober companion?

How do you find the best training to become a sober companion?

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You need to be certified, insured, and bonded. A sober companion and safe transport person should have lived experience, at least 3 to 5 years sobriety, and 36 hours of classroom education plus mentorship from a Master Coach. The Addictions Academy can help you achieve that, and get clients.

As a Certified Sober Companion, your main focus is to stay with a client for a period of time. This could include living with them in their home, traveling with them on business, and traveling with them on their vacations. The main duties of a sober companion include teaching the client how to have a productive and sober lifestyle or a semi-sober lifestyle. There’s specific training that will teach you how to work with a client and get the best results. The Certified Sober Companion and Safe Transport class at The Addictions Academy is very in-depth and covers everything you need to know about how to properly work with a client legally, ethically, and safely. We cover how much to charge, what legal things you need such as insurance and bonding. We even cover in class how to handle yourself in difficult situations.

In our sober companion and safe transport class, we also cover how to market to specific clients, how to close a deal, and how to overdeliver. The misnomer is that everyone in recovery can be a sober companion. Well, while most people in the 12 step program can assist with other 12 step clients and 12 step calls, that does not mean they make a good safe support safe transport, or sober companion. You need to be trained, educated, certified, insured, and bonded. In today’s world, you need to protect yourself and clients will ask you for your credentials and for a copy of your insurance and bonding paperwork.

Do you want to set yourself apart from the rest of the other sober companions? Yes, you do! You want to offer a higher quality service. When you pair our sober companion and safe transport certification with the ability to provide our supplement line at ProRecoveryRx.com to help the client heal from the damage of drugs and alcohol he will set yourself apart as a higher caliber sober companion. In addition to the class, we also offer two different ways to consume information from the class. You can watch the video self-study, or hop into an online, interactive virtual classroom. Both of these come with FREE 30 day listing at our recovery coach locator. Access to a job board, two different Facebook networking groups that are the largest online, are included. Our signature inclusion into your training is the 10 weeks of Coach and Sober Companion Mentorship from a seasoned master coach and sober companion.

We also have a marketing class available that will teach you how to market to your clients, what materials you need to do that, how to network, and more. In terms of value for price, we have the highest value in the addictions industry space. See more value options below and click on the website at The Addictions Academy call 1-800-706-0318 extension 2 to get registered.– Click HERE for the class. Click HERE for reviews. Click HERE for Pro RecoveryRx supplement line.

More value:

What you will learn in this Training:

Ethics versus moral issues
Legal Side of Companions and Transport
Registering your vehicle for safety
Sober Coaching verses Sober Companions
How to market and position yourself for lucrative clients
Daily schedules and routines with clients
Purpose of the 12 step model in companion work
How to secure and build a treatment team
How to set value for services
Active vs passive listening skills
Designing an Action Plan
Harm Reduction including MAT Services
Mental Health Issues
Safety Concerns
Other addictions besides drugs and alcohol: gaming, gambling, sex, etc
Addressing job/educational issues
Understanding family dynamics and how it affects your client
Creating a positive support team

The stakes are high with A LOT of sober companions and transport agencies available. It is time to get trained and certified by the largest online and in-person training company in the world. Call Today 800 706 0318 ext 2

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

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

Certified Addictions Counselor or Certified Addictions Recovery Coach? How to Choose?

How to determine if I want to be a Certified Addictions Counselor or a Certified Addictions Recovery Coach. Read on, then decide.

 

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When it comes to choosing a career path and helping others, the biggest decision a lot of people have to make is, do they want to be a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach (NCRCII) or a state or country Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC or CAP). These are two very different job descriptions, pay rates, and they each come with rules and regulations. An addictions counselor training program runs between 270 and 350 hours. After you complete the hours, you have to also complete a hands-on training program within an approved mental health or addictions treatment facility. Once you complete the hands-on training and pass all the hours of education then you can sit for your state, country, or providence exam. The Addictions Academy is proud to offer the 350 hours that you need for training completely 100% online and at a go-with-your-own pace and your own leisure plan. This training is accredited by the State of Florida, the entire Country of Canada, and several other accreditation bodies including the ICADC. Most states will accept The Addictions Academy’s addiction counselor 350-hour online training and once you have completed all nine domains which include all nine courses, you can then sit for their exam to become either licensed or certified in your respective state. Once you become a certified addictions counselor, you can work for an addictions treatment facility or a mental health facility and you will be able to accept insurance through them. You can also go into private practice and offer addictions counseling to individual clients. We even have a marketing program that will show you how to become an addictions counselor and help a lot of people and also make it a lucrative career at the same time. Click HERE to see the course offerings. Use CODE: SAVE999CAP to get HALF Off the training. Expires Oct 15, 2020.

Our other training, the Nationally Certified Recovery Coach level I and level II is a very different class. This is a 36 hour training program that contains level one, level two, ethics, and 10 weeks of Coach Mentorship. Level one contains life skills, coping skills, defense mechanisms, and how to be a coach as required by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with the 11 core competencies of coaching. We are accredited with them for CCE. After you complete level one, either by video self-study or online virtual classroom or even live in person, you will complete the level two which contains the DSM-V and all mental health issues and drugs that are prescribed for mental health. We have also included an ethics class that is a six-hour self-study that comes with this platform AND 10 weeks of coaching Mentorship by master coaches that have between 5 and 30 years of experience in the industry of addiction treatment and addiction coaching. This class is accredited and available in 25 to different countries. Click HERE to see the class offerings and use code AC-250-off and expires on October 15, 2020.

Both classes and both career paths are very different. Addictions Counselors make between $28,000 and $60,000 per year depending on where you are located. Certified Recovery Coaches make between $75,000 and $150,000 per year in private practice. Addiction treatment centers will hire both career paths depending on what you would prefer to do. Counselors are required to follow all state requirements and work within a specific jurisdiction, whereas coaches can be more mobile and work easier by phone and Skype. The next recovery coach class coming up is October 8 and 9th. Please give us a call at 1-800-706-0318 extension 2 or use these links above and you can register directly with the coupon codes.  Learn more about Dr. Cali Estes here.