Costa Rica Recovery — Patient Review
Date: 05/22/17 2:14 PM
CRR Costa Rica Recovery Review — May 2017
By Jenna Caroll
There are times in our lives when people from different walks of life, with different goals, dreams and needs found common ground and came together to face change together.
Costa Rica Recovery was one of those times for me. My journey to Costa Rica was reasonable since I had vacationed there many times before. The place is nice! This trip was different; it was my time to face sobriety and learn more about my world and me.
After scanning the Internet for solutions, I dismissed the available shaman (witch-doctor), luxury and new hallucinogen therapy centers and opted for the basics of exercise, yoga, classroom learning and some delightful side trips in the rainforest and to the beautiful beaches.
Sobriety surely wasn’t an easy decision, but once the facts were clear the total healing experience followed with excellence and care at CRR. The instructors were really sharp and knew how to deal with each of our demons and attitudes about them. The process of breaking down our myths and ideology was interesting and at times … even entertaining! It was truly amazing to see the professional team working hand in glove regularly updating each other, assessing each patient’s progress and looking closely for triggers facing each of us. Entering a recovery program is a very personal trip with a lot of made-to-order expectations! I will say that CRR was on target to meet mine from start to finish. There is a long path in front of us leaving the program, but we are prepared if we choose to be.
The detox program through to the exiting plan was well managed and designed for long term success. CRR offers personal support and meeting the needs a group of folks struggling with similar yet different needs, many times as a core team. The individual and team processes are winners. The rest is up to each of us as individuals who are ready to maintain sobriety and change our thinking about this progressive illness. This program allows us to experience the tools that are readily available in our local communities when we return to family and friends.
I am very happy that I chose this journey to Costa Rica Recovery. I learned that I am worth it, and so are you.
Dear Jim and crew!! I just want to take this time to really thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you did for me during my time at Costa Rica Recovery. I am happily and gratefully one year clean today. And it seems an appropriate time to really pause and take stock of just how far I've come in that time and where i started my journey. I look back at my time in rehab with honestly nothing but the fondest of memories. Rehab maybe seems not the kind of place one particularly enjoys haha but when I think back or have little flash backs from my time there…. I smile and remember it as nothing but the best experience. It has only been with time, sharing and seeing other people’s journeys and experiences in rehab, that I think I've fully grasped just how special it is what you've got going there. I feel very fortunate to have started my journey in recovery with you guys....
Miss you all very much. Celebrated six months on the 25th of February. Studying personal training, working, yoga and working my program. Things are good. Tell all I send my love. Thank you so much for what you guys did for me while I was there. You all mean a lot to me. Peace and love.
After many attempts at rehab, I found that Costa Rica Recovery's sound approach at treatment with a tough love philosophy was what i really needed in order to get started on this life long journey a day at a time.
Thank You!! I would like to celebrate my sobriety, and birthday by saying thank you to Andrea Lázaro, that without your patience, understanding, and LOVE my story would or could have been not as pleasant. To Jim Dopps at the Costa Rica Recovery Center, and the staff that attended to me, helped to brainwash me into living clean and loving life and all its ups and downs. Tomorrow I celebrate second chances, people who care for others with illnesses like the one I suffered. I truly would not be able to celebrate them without these precious people and organizations. Thank you for my 5th year, and I celebrate my 50th year with you.