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Dr. Cali Estes, MCAP, ICADC, MAC, #1 Best Selling Author

Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, is a highly sought-after addiction professional (MCAP, MAC ICADAC), life coach, recovery coach, and wellness guru that blends talk therapy with positive change to assist her clients in unlocking their true potential. She has been featured in books, magazines, radio, and television for her work in the drug addiction and transformational coaching fields. She works with individuals, drug and alcohol treatment teams, and addiction professionals looking to advance their knowledge base. Her style of addiction coaching is unique, and she is able to get to the root cause of her client’s issues fast. 

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Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach, is a renowned addiction recovery specialist and master life coach.

For more than two decades, she has helped people overcome a variety of addictions, including those to drugs, alcohol, and other addictions like sex, internet, gaming, gambling, food, and even shopping.   She brings to the table a profound understanding of addictions, including utilizing a different and fresh approach. She gets to the root cause of the addictions and helps to combat the vices that hold her clients hostage. Addiction can be part genetic, low dopamine and brain chemicals, part lack of coping skills, and also some underlying trauma. Dr. Cali Estes takes a no-nonsense approach, blending cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, addiction coaching, and life coaching to help her clients dig deep and end their destructive behaviors.

Basically, Dr. Estes is a sobriety coach that gets RESULTS.

Cali’s multidimensional approach to addiction coaching aims to uncover the root cause of her client’s addiction, tailoring her tactics based on what works for the individual.

Dr. Estes currently offers concierge addiction recovery coach services, working one-on-one with clients in private settings—their homes, movie studios, and even on international retreats. She’s offered her unique perspective to national audiences on CNN, NBC, ABC, MSN Money, CNBC, CBS, Fox News, KTLA, Forbes, HBO, LA Times, and The Dr. Drew Show. She has also been featured in The Washington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, Reader’s Digest, People Magazine, Yoga Journal, Yoga Digest, Max Sports and Fitness, The LA Times, and more.

Her Signature Programs, including her Sober on Demand Deep Dive, are widely successful in the celebrity and executive realms because of the short and intensive time frames to get to the root causes of the issues quickly. The Sober on Demand program comes directly to the client, in their home, office, hotel or tour bus and the entire treatment and coaching team are on hand to assist. From medical detox, to licensed therapists, sober companions, sober coaches, acupuncture, massage, Shaman and Reiki healing, Dr. Cali Estes brings the entire team to your doorstep.   


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Steve Harvey
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Cali holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, international certification as a drug and alcohol counselor (ICADC), Master Certified Professional Counselor (MCAP), and Master Addiction Coach Certification (MAC), as well as 24 other certifications. In addition to these professional qualifications, she has experience as a personal trainer, yoga instructor, Pilates teacher, and life coach.

In addition to her sober coachwork, Dr. Cali Estes is a best-selling author. I Married A Junkie covers her own husband’s journey from heroin addiction to sobriety. It is about her husband using heroin while she was opening her private practice. Her second book, The 7 Keys to Tap into the Wealth Inside You, How to UnPause Your Life and Make Success A Reality, is a self-help book guiding readers on how to tap into their unique potential and access the life of their dreams. She also authored the best-selling Recovery Coach Workbook, an option for working your way out of addiction independently with lots of exercises on addiction coaching and sober coaching. 

Dr. Cali Estes is a host of the widely popular, Unpause Your Life Podcast. She has helped 1000’s of people get sober and shift their mindset in her Transformational Coaching and Unpause Your Life concepts. She discusses theses and interviews celebrities she has worked with on her podcast.   

Dr. Estes founded The Addictions Academy, the premiere virtual online school for addictions studies and certifications. She is the exclusive provider for the core addictions counselor classes and OUD classes throughout Canada, Curacao, Venezuela, India, Florida, Texas, and Nebraska. She also serves as the keynote speaker for training in Kansas. She was awarded the largest SAMSHA grant for Alaska to train all of their state responders.  She oversees a team of more than 30 individuals and has trained and certified over 35,000 people in 28 different countries, covering topics such as internet addiction, substance abuse, harm reduction, recovery coaching, and sober companion training. and intervention training.

Cali Estes has also assisted drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in improving their practices in call center training, ethics training, and AMA/APA block training. She has trained the entire state of New Jersey police department, firefighters, EMTs, and even University psychiatry departments.

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Nikki Sixx of Motely Crue
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Vance Johnson, Ret. NFL Bronco #82
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Peter Distefano of Porno for Pyros/Janes Addiction

Dr. Estes founded Sober on Demand.

Sober on Demand, a concierge alternative to drug rehab service for clients who require extreme privacy in their addiction recovery, with privatized and individualized care that comes to them. Through this program, she has helped numerous high-profile clients reclaim their lives without inviting the media in on the process. She brings together all the important players in the client’s life to help them make the changes that will bring them happiness and success. She also offers medical detox and inpatient teams, as well as sober companions, nutritionists, personal trainers, and other support personnel that enhance the journey.

Dr. Cali Estes is focused on the client as a whole—not just the “addict.” She approaches treatment with the goal of restoring the body and the brain. She and Dr. Terri Sell created the supplement line ProRecoveryRx, a unique product line that focuses on neurotransmitter support for brain health, serotonin and dopamine production, and even improved gut health.


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