The Addictions Academy Announces Approval As the Only Professional Recovery Coach Training Provider for The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

Dr. Cali Estes recently announced the largest and most comprehensive addictions counseling and coaching certification organization in Canada, The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) has approved The Addictions Academy as their exclusive provider of Professional Canadian Certified Recovery Coach training and certification. The CACCF is a not for profit Ontario registered organization that has been in operation for 36 years. The CACCF promotes, certifies and monitors the competency of addiction specific counsellors in Canada using current and effective practices, which are internationally recognized.  

The CACCF certifies thousands of Addiction Counsellors across Canada. The CACCF is Internationally recognized as the gold standard provider in addiction credentialing both in Canada and on the International stage.  The CACCF follows best practices related to the issuance of addiction credentialing as clinically researched and confirmed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium and their mandate is to protect the public. The certifications CACCF issues along with their professional conduct review process provide public protection for counsellors, employers, regulatory agencies, clients and their families.
“It’s an honor to provide training for such an outstanding organization with such high standards,” said Dr. Estes.

She continued, “It’s wonderful that we can play an important role in helping to train the best coaches in the world. We’ve found that Addiction and Recovery Coaching is a powerful way for addiction professionals to effectively assist those in recovery.”

The Addictions Academy is the global leader in addiction recovery coach training and certification and offers comprehensive courses for Recovery Coaches, Family Recovery Coaches, Nutrition in Recovery Coaching, and many more. Their Canada Certified Recovery Coach training allows graduates to be at the forefront of helping others with their drug and alcohol addictions. A Recovery Coach sets the parameters of the conversation, listens and contributes observations and questions, provides a roadmap for success, and assists the client as a team to achieve their desired goals.

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. And with the global pandemic continuing, we’re grateful we can bring this valuable training to addictions professionals in Canada.”

The nation’s opioid crisis reached new proportions in 2020, 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.

Fox News reported, “For the first time, odds of dying from opioid overdose higher than dying from a car crash.” The story also noted that a new analysis from the National Safety Council says the odds of dying by an accidental opioid overdose (1 in 96) have now surpassed the odds of dying in a car accident (1 in 103).

Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy have been offering a wide-ranging assortment of advanced training for several years in an ongoing 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 25 countries helping address the addiction problem worldwide.

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