The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy Dr. Cali Estes and Husband Tim Estes Co-Author Incredible New Book “I Married A Junkie”

Published on March 21, 2018

“I Married A Junkie” by Dr. Cali and Tim Estes, a powerful story of addiction and love has been announced by Checkmate Press. The deadly world of opioid addiction hits close to home in this true and highly personal account.

The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy Dr. Cali Estes and Tim Estes, her husband are set to soon release, I Married A Junkie: Put to the Ultimate Test by Addiction, Love, and Life, a stunning tale of their personal challenges with addiction and the impact it had on their relationship.

The Addictions Coach Dr. Cali Estes and her husband, professional drummer Tim Estes come clean about their amazing story as the couple struggled with Tim’s heroin addiction which threatened to end their relationship…and his life.

Cali grew up in rough and tumble, blue-collar Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Surviving a childhood where verbal abuse was the norm, Cali made her way to higher education, motivated to make something of herself. After realizing she was addicted to food and finding a path to her own recovery, Cali found success in the business world before it all came crashing down.

On her way back up, she discovers Tim in New York City, an aspiring rock musician who had migrated north after leaving his “American Dream” upbringing in Florida. Tim brought aspirations of making it big, like his idols Motley Crüe, along with a penchant for cocaine and the rock n’ roll lifestyle. Cali and Tim launch their new lives together and celebrate with a move to the warm Florida sunshine, where Cali’s Addiction Coaching business begins to thrive and so does Tim’s new passion for heroin.

This is the story of a relationship overwhelmed by an unbelievable force, addiction. This force attempts to repeatedly destroy Cali and Tim, but through will and determination, the couple finds a way to continue the fight. The fight for the love they know is there, hiding beneath a wicked and drug-fueled storm.

With the recent news around opioid addiction and recovery in the headlines, I Married A Junkie‘s subject matter is a hot topic and a must read for those in recovery and their families.


Tim Estes plays drums professionally for a rock band, touring occasionally while pursuing his lifelong dream to be a musician. Dr. Cali Estes has focused her work on growing her Addictions Recovery Coaching business and The Addictions Academy in her quest to help as many individuals and families as she can find a path to freedom from their addiction challenges and pain.

To learn more about, Dr. Cali Estes, visit and

I Married A Junkie: Put to the Ultimate Test by Addiction, Love, and Life at

Company Name: The Addictions Academy
Contact Person: Dr. Cali Estes
Phone: (800) 706-0318
Country: USA