Utterly horrible experience with The Addictions Academy. The Addictions Academy is a sham that you will never believe, unless you experience it like my friend has. After taking classes with the woman behind TAA and getting certification, my friend came to know that the certification itself cannot be considered as such and the diploma indicates completion of a course as a National Recovery Coach. This was claimed as a certification by the woman concerned (many of you know who she is). The charges for these classes were a whopping $1, 000 and that too when my friend was a student. My friend had to contact the State Certification Board for getting proper certification. Imagine the shock when my friend went to apply as a recovery coach at a psychiatric care facility only to be told laughingly that the certification was a joke! Just imagine the situation faced by my friend.
In fact, if you visit here, you will get to learn more about how other people have been similarly fooled. One ex-student also got scammed by this woman, i.e. Cali Estes/Chrysty Estes who also did the same thing to my friend. This person wanted to help people who have substance abuse issues and Cali stated how the completion of the NCRC-Nationally Certified Recovery Coach programme would mean that she would grant the individual a job which was another lie. The course was delivered through webinars over a single weekend and 16 hours. Both this person and a friend paid $1, 065 each for this course. Cali worked only out of her condo and thereafter, told this person how 6 more courses costing roughly $6, 350 would be required to land a job. Even prospective employers laughed at the certification similar to what my friend went through. Some people have clearly stated how Chrysty or Cali Estes is the real fraudulent person behind this company who falsely claims to be a clinical psychologist. In the State of Florida, one will easily find out that is not who she claims to be. Also, she got a fake PhD in Bible Studies just by paying $500 from a dubious and phony university as many people found out. A victim forked out $1, 000 for the absolutely useless Nationally Certified Recovery Coach diploma degree and had a similar horror story where this degree was laughed at and not recognized anywhere. Additionally, like always, Cali refused to offer any refunds. Others have also highlighted how the organization is itself a major joke and considered as such by the community. This complainant has pointed out how a little booklet is sold for $60 extra with the course and the writing style and grammar are absolutely horrible. A person who cannot even do basic writing will naturally be a fraudulent recovery coach or psychologist whatever she thinks she is. People it’s high time such fraudulent brands and people are brought to book so that they can’t mess with the lives of aspiring professionals again.