The Addictions Academy Hires Tricia Parido, Kevin Parker, and Maria Trantino as New Instructors for Their Acclaimed Nationally Certified Addiction Recovery Coach Program

Published on July 23, 2019

The Addictions Academy founder Dr. Cali Estes is proud to announce they have recently hired Tricia Parido, Kevin Parker, and Maria Trantino to assist instructing their Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I courses.

Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy recently announced they have new staff members heading up several of their live Nationally Certified Recovery Coach I programs. The Addictions Academy’s Professional Recovery Coach Certification and Training Program teaches participants how to handle clients that are looking for help from drug addiction and alcohol addiction. A Recovery Coach’s function is to assist a client with Substance Use Disorder in finding the appropriate path to sobriety.

“A Recovery Coach sets the parameters of the conversation, listens and contributes observations and questions, provides a roadmap for success, and assists the client to achieve their desired goals,” explained Dr. Estes.

She continued, “An action-based Recovery Coach accelerates the client’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choices, actions, and responsibility. Recovery Coaching concentrates on meeting the client where they are now, where they want to be, and holding them accountable as a team to get there.”

The Addictions Academy is the global leader in addiction recovery coach training and certification and the only Recovery Coach Academy to offer two levels of recovery coach training. Recovery Coaches focus on the now going forward. They listen, observe, and ask the question that ultimately leads to success through effective action planning.

Estes said, “All three of these instructors have an unbelievable amount of experience and passion for client success. I’m still pinching myself, we’re thrilled to have them on board.”

Tricia Parido (BS Psych, IMAC, NCPLC, CATC III, NCIP, NCPCM) is the Owner and Director of Turning Leaves Recovery, Life and Wellness Coaching. Based in California, Tricia will be the Live Instructor in California for National Recovery Coach I Certification in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

“I am seriously passionate about the professionalism of the Recovery Coaching and Addiction Treatment industry. I have devoted a great deal of my life studying and engaging in the creation of an effective program that generates successful outcomes for all levels of addiction severity,” Parido said.

As an instructor for The Addictions Academy, she brings over 30 years of addiction-related experience.

Kevin Parker and Maria Tarantino will be facilitators for the Nationally Certified Recovery Coach live courses being held in the Northeast Region. They are both based in the Manhattan area.

Kevin Parker has a bachelors in psychology and has 20 years of experience with addiction. He spent thirteen years in active addiction using everything from cocaine and heroin to every pill known to man. 7 years ago, he overdosed ended up in a coma losing his leg and nearly his life.

Parker has been clean ever since and never stopped helping and inspiring people into sobriety and living the life of their dreams. He is now a speaker, certified recovery coach, professional interventionist, an author, and trainer.

“I use all my training and experience to relate and serve the clients I work with as an addiction coach. I speak to kids in schools and help deter them from ever using drugs in the first place. I volunteer in the hospital and helps amputees and recent overdose patients cope and assimilate back into society,” Parker reported. “My life revolves around helping people create a life they love to live while being clean and sober and living with true purpose.”

Maria Trantino obtained her BA in Psychology from St. John’s University and has an extensive background in education. She spent most of her career thus far working with various non-profit organizations doing both hands-on work with clients and training agency employees. Maria is passionate about helping people and loves to teach and train on areas of her expertise.

In 2013, Maria obtained her CASAC-T and began working in the field of addiction as a counselor. Over the years, Maria has visited countless rehab facilities as a keynote speaker and educator on the topic of addiction.

“In order to further help people battling with addiction, I became a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach and Family Coach through the Addictions Academy and will now be an instructor, I’m delighted for this new chapter!” exclaimed Trantino.

The nation’s opioid crisis has reached new proportions in 2018, continuing to increase from the unbelievable 70,000 deaths we saw in 2017. Overdose deaths are now higher than deaths from H.I.V, car crashes, or gun violence at their peaks.

Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy have 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 more than 30 faculty teaching over 40 courses in five different languages. Program graduates can be found in 23 countries helping address the addiction problem worldwide.

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