Loved the classes!

I took a class with Kevin and loved it. The Addictions Academy has 30 plus classes, all accredited and they even helped me get a job at a treatment center as a coach. I am looking forward to more classes. Since they have so many different instructors, my next class is scheduled with Dr. Weiss to learn sex addiction. I saw him on Good Morning America and I wanted to learn from him.

User's recommendation: Take the classes!

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#1865458 Review #1865458 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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West Palm Beach, Florida

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Don't waste your money

I've been in the recovery industry for 16 years. I know of 3 individuals who took Cali's and TAA's intervention training and were bilked out of their money. They were led to believe that they were Certified Intervention Professionals after completing her class. NOTHING could have been further from the truth. They were given a nice looking certificate with a nice looking seal but credentialed by no one but her. There is no governing body for Cali's training's. The Pennsylvania Certification Board is the governing body for legitimate interventionists. NAADAC does not recognize her classes any longer. She is a scam and most reputable treatment centers know about her.
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#1872280

I see that neither Cali nor The Addictions Academy has no response to this review.

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#1768111 Review #1768111 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Bad quality
Preferred solution
Quit
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STAY AWAY PLEASE

Complete sham! Scam artists, her and her pathetic weak husband. I have filed with the attorney general, and we will take this company down for ripping off the general public and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Also fraud for claiming falsely she is a clinical psychologist. Pathetic piece of crap praying on others who are seeking a career in the addiction world. STAY AWAY FROM HER AND THE ASDSDICTIONS ACADEMY
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#1755655 Review #1755655 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
fraud and fake diploms/not a doctor
Loss
$2000
Preferred solution
just other people to know what a sham these are, dont let them steal your money
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Dr. Cali & The Addictions Academy

I had an outstanding experience as a student of Dr. Cali Estes and The Addictions Academy. I enrolled in both the Recovery Coach & Intervention online courses. The classes were very educational and I took away a lot of knowledge and skill sets from both classes. My only complaint would be the cruel negative comments that have circulated about TAA and Dr. Estes by a disturbed individual who should seek the services and help Dr. Estes offers. Services and courses that have positively impaced the lives of countless people, struggling with addiction and mental health issues. I hope anyone who is considering becoming an addictions recovery coach, take a moment of time to check out the addictions academy student testimonial videos on youtube as well as the taa website. Thank you Dr. Estes and TAA for your fantastic progroms!
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#1881179

Paid for review, this is a scam artist. These certifications are not recognized anywhere in the US

#1812377

I've worked in the recovery field for 16 years, know several individuals that were misled & bilked out of their money by The Addictions Academy & Cali Estes

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#1623393 Review #1623393 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Toronto, Ontario
Pros
  • Mentorship of dr cali estes
  • Excellent education and training skills
  • Flexible class options

Cali is not a doctor

Cali Estes is not a doctor she is a fraud. Do not fall victim like so many
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#1812381

Know of 3 individuals who took TAA & Cali's interventionist training. Cali led them to believe that they were Certified Interventionists with a governing certification board.

NOT TRUE....all they had was a piece of paper from her. The governing body for Certified Intervention Professionals in the Pennsylvania Certification Board......All the legitimate intervention trainings work towards certification thru that governing body.

I also read on NADAC's website that Cali's courses are no longer being recognized by them. so NO CEU's from her classes either.

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#1534314 Review #1534314 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Excellent Academy

The guy making these accusations is a competitor trying to discredit The Addictions Academy. He is already part of a lawsuit with a cease and desist order against him. I have been working with The Addictions Academy for over 4 years and I have only experienced the highest quality and integrity from its instructors. There have been several past students that took their materials and started their own companies also trying to discredit the original Addictions Academy. It's a shame that in today's world anyone can say whatever they please and there seems to be no recourse or punishment for the offending individual or individuals. If the academy was a fake, why is it constantly in the news? Every large and many small news outlets have featured many stories and interviews. Check your facts and stop believing all of this fiction.
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#1732776

Dr. Cali & TAA are outstanding.

Their educational training program for Addiction Recovery is exceptional. I would highly recommend checking out the addictions academy youtube channel and view the student testimonials.

#1420994

Did you put the cease and desist order because you lacked the courage to accept what was coming from the person?? Or did you put it because you were afraid of the truth, a truth you lacked the adequate courage to tell yourself?

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#1144730 Review #1144730 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Good quality

The Addiction Academy is selling FAKE DIPLOMAS

FRAUD – FRAUD – FRAUD – FRAUD – FRAUD – FRAUD – FRAUD 1. THE ADDICTIONS ACADEMY The Addictions Academy is selling fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degrees and diplomas, which are a “FRAUD.” Teachers listed on The Addictions Academy have “SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE DEVIL” for a few pieces of silver, just like Judas sold out Jesus in the Bible. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” promised the teachers “FAME” and all they will get is “SHAME”. The teachers are turning a blind eye to the “FRAUD” and are “GUILTY OF WILFULL BLINDNESS.” When the Class Action Lawsuit is filed, all the teachers will be listed as Defendants, have to pay thousands of dollars in attorney fees and wish they never heard of The Addictions Academy. 2. CHRYSTY ESTES AKA “CALI THE CON ARTIST” “CALI THE CON ARTIST” bought a fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent PhD for just $500, which is not in Clinical Psychology and she is not a licensed Clinical Psychologist that she “ILLEGALLY” claims to be. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” bought a “PhD in Bible Studies” for just $500 from a fake, false, phony, worthless fraudulent, unaccredited, unrecognized, scam school, who sell their cheap PhD’s primarily to people from third world countries. It’s half the cost of her own scam degrees and diplomas from her own fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent school, The Addictions Academy. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” only makes accusations against me on her posting, but does not defend her own fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent school, The Addictions Academy and her own fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent Bible PhD, as they cannot be defended against as they are all a “FRAUD.” “CALI THE CON ARTIST” is known throughout the addiction field community as a “SCAMMER” and “FRAUDSTER.” I have never met anyone who has ever said even one good word about her. All the comments about her are that she is extremely greedy, knows she is ripping people off, does not care and would steal candy from a baby. 3. FAKE, FALSE, PHONY, WORTHLESS, FRAUDULENT DEGREES & DIPLOMAS “CALI THE CON ARTIST” is selling a fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degree and diploma on The Addictions Academy website called an “International Master Addiction Counselor” (IMAC). By using the word “International”, she fraudulently implies that the fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degree and diploma is somehow certified internationally. “NO INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION” has been granted for any of fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degrees and diplomas from The Addiction Academy by any international government organization. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” uses the word “Counselor” which fraudulently implies that her fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degrees and diplomas are recognized or certified by the state of Florida, which they are not. “NO NATIONAL CERTIFICATION” has been granted for any of fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degree and diplomas from The Addiction Academy by any state or national government organization. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degrees and diplomas supposedly called “Nationally Certified,” “International” “Counselor” are ILLEGAL and all just WORDS THAT SHE MADE UP. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” bought her fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent Bible PhD for $500 from a fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent, unrecognized, non-regionally accredited university. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” stated in an email to me that she is a Clinical Psychologist and holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Life Coaching from Dayspring University. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” left out the word “Christian” from the name of the university as she wants it to sound like a secular degree. Cali also omitted it on her school website. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” is not registered as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida or any other state. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” email caliestes2015@***.com states Crim Psychologist. Crim stands for Criminal, so she is a Criminal Psychologist. Criminal Psychologist is a very fitting title for her as she is 100% involved with the criminal activity of “FRAUD.” Dayspring Christian University was the old name and now due to bad publicity it has been changed to Dayspring Theological University On this page, it lists the degrees offered: http://universidaddayspring.com/?page_id=375 The fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent, unrecognized, non-regionally accredited university doesn't even offer a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Life Coaching, the website shows only a Bible Ph.D. On this URL it states that PhD's from Dayspring Christian University were sold for $425. https://www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2016/04/10/155569/ Here is a statement from the above URL: "Some significant things came up during these interactions with the fake universities. The Dayspring Christian University emails were riddled with typographical and grammatical errors. In their first reply to my enquiry email, they referred to me as ‘Rev’ and I never told them I was a reverend minister, and I haven’t even bought the degree yet, which costs a paltry $500. When I wasn’t replying to their mails, they offered me a discount; I could pay the amount less $75! And I could either fly to collect the ‘degree’ at a ceremony in the US or they could arrange to confer it on me here in Ghana!" Neither Dayspring Christian University nor Dayspring Theological University has any regional accreditation. They claim accreditation from a fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent, unrecognized, organization, known as the American Association Christian Therapists (AACT). The AACT is not listed as a Recognized Higher Education Accreditation Organization. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_recognized_higher_education_accreditation_organizations “CALI THE CON ARTIST” pretends that The Addiction Academy is a Christian school to make believe that is why her accreditation is from a fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent, unrecognized, Christian accrediting organization, the American Association Christian Therapists (AACT). “CALI THE CON ARTIST” in reality, just bought the fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent, unrecognized, Christian accreditation for a small fee just like she bought her $500 Bible PhD. Telephone numbers listed on the bottom of the Dayspring Theological University website’s home page reflect how they market their cheap $500 Ph.D. degrees to many third world countries listing local telephone numbers, so the prospective student does not have to pay long distance charges. http://universidaddayspring.com/ 4. YOU WILL NOT GAIN ANY EMPLOYMENT “CALI THE CON ARTIST” fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degrees and diplomas will not gain you any employment. Potential employers will laugh out loud and never hire you, as the fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent degrees and diplomas are viewed as a complete embarrassment. 5. WHEN YOU ASK FOR A REFUND “CALI THE CON ARTIST” when asked for a refund will reply by saying you are extorting her which is a crime. This is a lie. Then when you say the diploma is fake, false, phony, worthless, fraudulent her reply is that these words are illegal. This is a lie. “CALI THE CON ARTIST” replies are just scare tactics to frighten people from getting their money back. When you request your money back and she doesn’t refund it, you have the right to post it on Ripoff Report, where many of the cases are against companies who won’t refund a customer. You are doing the general public a huge favor by warning them. If you need help getting a refund write me at the email listed further below. 6. PUT “CALI THE CON ARTIST” OUT OF BUSINESS AND BEHIND BARS Please follow these instructions: a. To be added to a list of victims sent to: PAM BONDI ATTORNEY GENERAL THE STATE OF FLORIDA b. To be added to a list of victims sent to an attorney (no cost to you) for a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT c. Post your negative comments on Ripoff Report to protect the public. d. Send your information to this email: myardenconsulting@***.com HER HUSBAND IS A FELON AND HAS BEEN IN JAIL OVER 20 TIMES. HE CAN BE HER FREE PRISON CONSULTANT TO KEEP IT ALL IN THE FAMILY.
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#1732967

The person that wrote this complaint is writing this in retaliation for an issue that was discovered about his past. He was turned down for employment due to a criminal sex charge involving a young boy.

His name is Ryder Arden and once this sex charge was discovered everyone involved obviously distanced themselves from him. He began threatening everyone and he was told that his probation officer would be called if he didn’t stop.

This made him even more upset!! Ryder Arden is a *** and is a very sick individual.

#1402117

You can't even attach your name to this since you're already under a cease and desist order. You're the FRAUD!

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