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Organization Name: The Addictions Academy
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Program Name: Certified Recovery Coach
Program Type: CCE
Program Hours: Core: 26 Resource Development: 10 Total: 36
Organization Description: The Addictions Academy is the forerunner of addiction coaching and addiction studies in the world. We offer 30 plus classes in 5 languages and have over 25 teachers all over the world that provide real-time classroom (live in person) and also virtual classroom (by computer) training.
We specialize in addiction coaching including drugs, alcohol, sex/porn addictions, social media/internet addictions, food addiction, nutritional coaching, fitness in recovery coaching, family addiction coaching and more. We even have several propriety addiction coaching classes that are unique to our organization like brain health coaching and the International Master Addictions Coach class.
Program Description: Our comprehensive Professional Recovery Coach Certification and Training Program will teach you 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 as a team to achieve their desired goals. 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.  A professional coaching certification will enhance your marketability and allow you to offer your clients the best services possible. We are the global leader in addiction recovery coach training and certification and the only Recovery Coach Academy to offer two levels of recovery coach training.
We cover the 11 Core competencies of Coaching, teach you how to use active vs passive listening in your coaching sessions and also we are the only company that offers you 10 weeks of coaching in groups supervision calls each week so that you can hone your coaching skills.  
Organization: The Addictions Academy
350 South Miami ave
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 1.800.706.0318
Student Contact: Cali Estes
Phone: 1.800.706.0318
Learning Method: Combination
Language: English
Coaching Specialties: ADD/ADHD, Career/Transition, Executive, Health & Fitness, Life Vision & Enhancement, Relationship, Therapeutic/Alternative Services
Approval Start Date: September 1, 2019 Approval End Date: September 30, 2020
Locations: Canada
United States
New Brunswick
Nova Scotia