The Addictions Coach and founder of The Addictions Academy, Dr. Cali Estes, confirmed they have been contracted by several top addiction treatment facilities to train Sober and Recovery Coaches enhanced methods to help individuals and families struggling with addiction challenges.
Estes recently went on record to say that our current system of addiction and substance-abuse treatment does not always work and that professional coaches are needed more than ever.
Recently, Dr. Estes was on site to train the staff of Sierra Tucson. Since 1983, Sierra Tucson has been a leader in the field of behavioral healthcare, internationally renowned for its effective therapies, extraordinary staff, and exceptional setting. Sierra Tucson integrates evidenced-based practices and integrative therapies to provide the most effective treatments for addiction and other behavioral health problems.
“Thank you again, Dr. Estes, for a wonderful training this morning and yesterday! I would love to stay in touch with you and I look forward to participating in more of your courses,” said Courtney Martinez, the Alumni Coordinator for Sierra Tucson.
Recovery coaches help others initiate and sustain addiction recovery. They are also personal guides and mentors for those who choose any pathway to recovery. This is generally a support service that is non-clinical and designed to engage others beyond recovery initiation through stabilization and into recovery maintenance.
Explaining the need for an increase in professional Recovery Coaches and Interventionists, Estes noted, “Let’s face it. Times are tough for an addict or parent of an addict who believes treatment alone is going to help. Everyone, from athletes to executives, can benefit from a professionally trained and certified coach. And those struggling in recovery, including their families, are no different.”
President Donald Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, declaring that “we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.”
“This epidemic is a national health emergency,” he said. “Nobody has seen anything like what is going on now.” He added, “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been this way. We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.”
Structured, professional help from trained and certified coaches can often be the difference between life and death for someone new to recovery. A recovery coach is a person that works with and supports individuals immersed in an addiction, and coaches people in recovery from the abuse of alcohol and drugs, gambling, eating disorders or other addictive behaviors.
Other leading treatment centers reaching out to Dr. Estes and her unique training have included New Vista Behavioral Health in Costa Mesa, California and Cedar Point Recovery of Sacremento, California.
Jody M Ressio, the Clinical Director for Cedar Point said, “The staff found your training educational and allows them the opportunity to empower themselves with clients.”
Ressio also stated that her staff reported, “This has filled in the gaps we needed!”
When asked why coaching could be a game-changer for someone in recovery, Dr. Estes asserted, “Private recovery coaching for an addiction is extremely different from your typical drug rehab or therapy sessions. Coaching focuses on forward, positive motion and does not dwell on past issues and traumas.”
The Addictions Academy has been offering a wide-ranging assortment of advanced training for years in an on-going effort to counteract the growing addiction problem. The Academy has program graduates in 22 countries helping address the addiction problem worldwide.
“Recovery coaching professionals, good ones, are able to delve into the current and existing issues that are holding someone back in life and help them move forward, addiction free. This is about creating the perfect and customized blend of guidance, information, accountability, and oversight,” Estes concluded.