Dr. Cali Estes, Founder of The Addictions Academy Slated as Featured Keynote Speaker at DCCCA’s Upcoming 2020 Virtual Kansas Opioid Conference

Dr. Cali Estes Founder of The Addictions Academy confirmed she has been invited to deliver the keynote speech, addressing this year’s Kansas Opioid Conference. The 4th annual gathering will be help virtually this year November 12-13. The popular event hosted by Developing Caring Communities Committed to Action (DCCCA) allows professionals and other interested parties to learn more about the opioid crisis in Kansas. The goal is to engage together in a proactive effort to build a collaborative response which will help to prevent the escalation of the opioid crisis in Kansas.

Dr. Estes, along with the other presenters at the conference are attempting to help educate, inform, and end the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery issues. Dr. Estes will share her experience from both sides, as the wife of an addict and as a clinician with her speech, “I Married A Junkie,” how an addictions professional helped her husband kick heroin and what you can do to help your loved ones combat the throes of addiction. The presentation will offer key takeaways that will help you help your loved ones get clean and sober and live a happy and productive life.

With 25 years as a clinician and addictions professional, Dr. Cali Estes opened up a private practice and began helping people around the world get sober from drugs and alcohol. While building her signature practice, Sober on Demand, and helping top Celebrities, NFL players, and CEO’s get their lives together, hers was falling apart at home. Her husband, a touring drummer, Tim Estes, started using heroin. After three overdoses, a carjacking, and seven car accidents, he got sober. They wrote a bestselling book about their experience titled “I Married A Junkie” hoping their story would help others find a similar pathway to recovery success.

“Through the telling of my personal story I hope to aid those in substance abuse recovery by providing some confidence that there is a better life for them beyond addiction,” stated Estes.

The 4th Annual Kansas Opioid Conference will be held virtually over two half days, from 12:00 pm – 4:15 pm on the 12th and from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on the 13th. Due to the event going virtual the event coordinators are able to keep the costs down and offer registration at only $25. Scholarships are also available.

Speakers in each session will discuss strategies regarding how to address the crisis through the different lenses of Prescribing, Prevention, Treatment & Recovery, Law Enforcement and Intervention with unique voices of their professional experience. CME, CNE, BSRB, EMS, Law Enforcement, and Pharmacy credits may be awarded through the conference. General Continuing Education credits can be received by submitting your conference certificate to your licensing entity.

Dr. Estes expressed her excitement about participating in the event, “I am thrilled and honored to be a part of this educational and important collaboration of experts looking to have an impact on the opioid crisis. It’s a really great Conference, they are doing wonderful things and improving lives!”

Participants will gain awareness of the impact of the prescription drug and opioid crisis in Kansas. They will explore evidence-based strategies, best practices, and resources for:

  • Prescription drug and opioid misuse and abuse prevention
  • Opioid Use Disorder treatment and recovery
  • Pain management, opioid prescribing, and clinical interventions
  • Law enforcement personnel in identifying and investigating cases associated with opioid and other drug use

A limited number of scholarships are available for those that wish to attend but cannot afford the registration fee. Scholarships are also available for individuals and organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Please contact Krista Machado at kmachado@dccca.org for more information.

The event is offered by DCCCA, Developing Caring Communities Committed to Action. DCCCA provides valuable services that help enrich and improve the quality of life for adults, youth and children. DCCCA has specialized intervention for substance use involved families. DCCCA serves five counties in the Kansas City region (Atchison, Douglas, Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte) and 10 counties surrounding Wichita (Barber, Cowley, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Kingman, Pratt, Sedgwick and Sumner).

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.

If you have any questions about the conference or your registration, please contact Lori Moriarty, DCCCA Prevention: lmoriarty@dccca.org

To learn more about Dr. Cali Estes, The Addictions Coach and Founder of The Addictions Academy, visit https://theaddictionscoach.com and https://theaddictionsacademy.com.

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