Recovery Adventures In Costa Rica

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The worlds most Exciting rehab that gets you clean while having recovery adventures 

Welcome to Costa Rica Recovery, a holistic, alternative addiction treatment solution that teaches clients to stretch the limits while enjoying life free from substance abuse.  This addiction treatment center teaches clients how to bond while on recovery adventures in Costa RIca.  You can see more about our recovery  adventures here

Let's face it getting clean is not an easy journey, which is why Costa Rica Recovery has combined traditional treatment using their modified Minnesota model combined with a holistic alternative touch that incorporates Yoga, meditation, daily gym visits and some of the best food including fresh fruits and vegetables that promote the natural detoxification of the cells.  

For people getting clean, Costa Rica Recovery is the perfect solution to learn how to really live and enjoy life without the use of drugs or alcohol.  To find out about our affordable treatment solutions click here.


Sober travelers looking for recovery adventures in Costa Rica rave about Costa Rica Recovery's Sober Living Retreat House!

Sober travelers visiting Costa Rica can also join the fun because this rehab clinic ​has a sober living safe sober housing available to visitors who want to stay in recovery and avoid trouble.  .


Costa Rica Recovery also has an excellent relationship with the recovery community.  As a resident of our sober living home you'll get immediately integrated with one of the most committed recovery communities out there.  What a better way to enjoy your time by having an instant network of similiar minded people you can connect with.  

White Water Rafting Recovery Adventures

​Last week we piled in the van and hit the road to the interior of the country.  We couldn't wait to get our rafts and paddles in the water and head down some class 4 rapids, feeling the water splash in our faces, and the excitement of the speed that the river carries us.  

Our recovery retreats for our patients include these occasional heart racing paddle adventures down the Pacuare River.

Every time we get those rafts in the river nobody knows what's it's going to be like because no ride is every the same.  

Each time it's a new adventure and thanks to our friends and staff at the Pacuare Lodge. They really know how to make things fun and exciting while keeping it safe.

Recovery is about learning how to make the most out of each moment. You don’t need substances to feel alive and be part of the world.

There are so many outrageously beautiful and fun things to see, explore and experience.

Getting & staying clean doesn’t have to be the end. On the contrary, it is a new beginning, fresh start, or that clean slate we always wanted.

Whale Watching at the Famous Corcovado Tent Camp in Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula

Just a few weeks back we hit the road to head out to the Osa Peninsula to head out down the river to Drake Bay.  We just love to visit our good friend Larry who hosts the center on our recovery adventures.

Larry has been in Costa RIca for a long time and he loves to have sober travelers at his little slice of heaven. In order to get to Larry's oasis in the sand you have to take a boat.  

Larry's got an ocean full of fresh fish and an endless amount of serenity at his camp and we're always happy and real grateful to pay him a visit. You can check out Larry's digs at the Corcovado Tent Camp in Drake Bay on the Osa Peninsula

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Beautiful Secluded Beaches & Mountains for Sober Travelers

​Beautiful mountain and beach retreats is what Costa Rica is all about.  We're fired up every time we pack the bus and head out to one of these sober retreat oasis's we're we can enjoy the peace and beauty of what this country is all about.  Having newcomers join in the fun and watch their eyes light up while they take in the breathless beauty of our recovery retreats never gets old.  

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Cellphone Addiction and Social Media Consequences

Technology addiction

Has your technology addiction ​tricked you into thinking that your social life is great but Instead your angry because you realize it robs you of true friendships ?  

The harsh reality of cellphone addiction and what it's doing to our social lives

All too often we find ourselves pinned up against the small rectangular devices in our lives sometimes out of necessity and sometimes out of familiarity.  Those rectangular devices are everywhere, either on the desktops at work or in the corner of our family rooms. Mostly though, we have them holstered in our pockets ready to draw them out the moment we find ourselves uncomfortable, board, or just uneasy.  

These electronic devices have become the new Prozac alleviating us of our pain and suffering from the difficulties of life. You know what I'm talking about don't you?  You see it every day and in all kinds of interactions. At times you see small groups of people standing around talking and enjoying each others company.  But then you notice there's one or more among them that rather scroll through the meaningless posts that they've already scrolled through just a few minutes ago just to avoid that uncomfortable intimate moment with other real humans. 

Cellphone & technology addiction consequences

What about the times that you're trying to connect with another person while they're automatically thumb running their screen pretending to listen to you.  Are they being selfish or can they actually help it? Opinions vary, but the point is, if you're part of this high tech society  you've most likely experienced an increase in screen time with substantial decrease in human face to face time.  And as much as we don't want to admit it, it's done damage to our relationships, social life and our overall well-being, including how we think about others.  

Human beings are social.  Much like dogs, many of us like to run in packs and socialize in communities.  We feel a sense of security when we have bonds with others.  Not just long distance or digital friendships, but real bonds with people we can reach out to on a moments notice. We tend to gravitate to people we can go and find or meet for coffee or people who like us enjoy the comfort in the connection with others.   

These connections were supposed to be made much easier through the use of technology and social media.  But somehow the exact opposite has happened.  We gave up that intimate face to face human connection for a less authentic superficial one.  At the same time, we slowly lost our ability to socialize without the rectangle.  What do I mean? When was the last time you walked up to a stranger and had a real conversation that ended up with the both of you exchanging numbers?  If you're like me a normal user, its probably been awhile.  Yet as my followers grow on all the social media platforms my real life loneliness also continues to grow at approximately the same rate.  

How does that happen exactly?  We're were promised these rectangles that are hooked into these social worlds would make it easier to connect us all around the world, but yet we feel more alone then we did when there was no rectangle at all?

When I think of it logically I shouldn't feel this way because when I open the address book in my rectangle there's hundreds of contacts and my social hive is beaming with comments, likes and digital chit-chat.  Albeit, most of it is a bunch of nonsense that I wouldn't even talk about if I was face to face with any of those people. So with all these connections why do I feel so dis-connected?  

I've come to realize it's not the quantity of friends or relationships that are important but the quality and intimacy of the few that make the difference.  

So there I am with all these people who I can connect with just a touch of a button, yet none of them can do for me what I really need. I've also come to realize that just one real human can do more for my mental well-being then a hundred or even a thousand new followers can do.  That one real human can make me feel more alive, important and connected than a thousand likes or a bunch of comments in that digital space on my social rectangle.

 So how long will it take for me to say goodbye to the illusion of social contentedness that rectangle tells me I have?  If I'm really honest the answer is I don't know.  You see like many others I'm addicted to my rectangle and the social hive it connects me to.  Even though I know the social hive is about as real as the dream of hitting the lottery I had last night, I still can't let it go.  Maybe my addiction has evolved and weaseled it's way back into my life disguising itself within that rectangle that I never leave home without.  

​Addiction is a very deep rabbit hole.  There are many different substances that can activate my addiction and many of them have nothing to do with drugs.  Addiction can manifest itself in technology which masquerades connectedness but is actually a sinister lie of loneliness and dissatisfaction.  Maybe it's time to turn in my stupid smart phone for just a plain old flip phone.  What's your opinion, we'd like to know.  Kindly leave your comments below.  

Big Pharma Poised to Pay Dearly for The Opioid Crisis

Cure for the opioid crisis

The Opioid Crisis-New Initiatives
Will they make a difference 

It was 2008 doctors, pharmacies and pain management centers with Big Pharma at their backs were complicit in a nationwide conspiracy to get people hooked on powerful narcotics.  Normal everyday folk were prescribed super addictive and deadly pain medication like Oxycontin for an injury 20 years ago would have been treated with extra strength aspirin.  Shortly thereafter those same normal everyday folk were ending up in jails, institutions or dead as a result of corrupt decisions by everyone we were told we could trust.  

Everyone including lawmakers, law enforcers, and people throughout the entire medical community are responsible in some way for the destruction that the opioid crisis brought to our communities.  After more than a decade of destroyed families and needless deaths we're are finally seeing some change and accountability.

​Powerful companies, non-profits and the government have begun to accept responsibility and are now working together to make changes. There's also a new plan of prescription drug policies enacted by the new administration and the private creation of the Investors on Opioid Accountability. 

Education, Medical industry Accountability and Traditional Addiction Treatment will be the only hope we have if we are to save lives.

Charities, Business & Government Fight Addiction and The Opioid Crisis

A collaboration of business leaders, politicians and large long established charities like the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility have joined the Investors for Opioid Accountability (IOA).  Which comprises 30 treasurers, asset managers, faith-based, public and labor funds with over $1.3 trillion in assets. Their goal is to work to reduce the consequences of the opioid crisis.  

According to Katie Mclusky the Director of Social Responsibility for United Church  "“Faith-based investors have a real problem with the opioid epidemic. Our clients are clergy members, churches and mission-oriented organizations that are  challenged to minister to families being ruined by opioids. United Church Funds believes  pharmaceutical companies need to take accountability for their role in the creation and continuation of the epidemic.” 

The opioid crisis's devastating effect on our country includes a heavy toll on our healthcare system,” said John Starcher, President and CEO of Mercy Health. “Health Companies must balance giving these medicines to those who really need them with follow up to prevent inappropriate use. In addition to the record number of deaths, in 2014 alone, nonfatal unintentional overdoses accounted for 420,000 emergency department visits and 260,000 hospitalizations, putting a strain on healthcare facilities nationwide. This public health crisis demands a meaningful response from all organizations with any capacity to influence change.” 

They hope to use their money, power and influence to reverse the course of destruction the opioid crisis has left.  We'll see what impact they can have on Big Pharma, but it seems that this crisis has affected the bottom lines of at least the big insurers enough to want to do something about it.

Having declared the Opioid crisis a national emergency the creation of  the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction ensued.  Following it's creation over 500 million dollars became available to the states, and another purported 10 billion to be allocated over the next 3 years.  Some of the money will go to the Department of Health and Human services to fight addiction and some of the money will go to increase the availability of life saving overdose medications like Naloxone. Other money will be allocated for the following.

  • Expand grants to states for prevention, addiction treatment and alternative recovery services.
  • Expand Medicaid coverage of comprehensive-based medication-assisted treatment.
  • Prevent prescription drug abuse in Medicare Part D by requiring plan participation in a program to prevent prescription drug abuse.
  • $381 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce reliance on opioids for pain management, and to treat addiction.   
  • $253 million for Customs and Border Protection’s National Targeting Center to fight drug trafficking. 
  • Request $500 million to support a partnership with Big Pharma to develop prevention and treatments for addiction, overdose reversal, and non-addictive pain therapies.
  • 12 million to the DOJ for monitoring programs.
  • A total of 10 billion through 2019 to combat the opioid crisis. 

With these new initiatives we hope to see some real change.  Government bureaucracy has been the looming problem when creating standards that hold big corporations accountable especially when they create health crisis's.     

Will Big Government hold Big Pharma Accountable?

While there hasn't been a public announcement  of any criminal prosecutions related to the top brass of the companies responsible for the epidemic, I have heard of billions of dollars in settlements with the DOJ. However, the billions in settlements is nothing in comparison to the 10's and even hundreds of billions of dollars that have been earned by Big Pharma and their co-conspirators peddling these drugs.   Until there's some criminal accountability big pharma and their greedy corporate entitlement will never stop.  And the average citizen will be the victim of that greed.  

​There's not time like the present to face the reality that Opioid abuse is a dead end street.  Countless lives are lost every day from high school students to soccer moms.  If you have a problem with opioid or any type of addictive substances the long term outlook isn't good to put it mildly. We suggest that the sooner you get into treatment that better your chances are to survive, yes I said survive.  

Costa Rica Recovery has affordable treatment options that you won't find anywhere else in world.  We have been helping people with substance abuse disorders including heroin treatment in Costa Rica since 2006, and we've treated over 1000 clients and taught them how to live happy, exciting and productive lives without the use heroin, cocaine  and other substances,  Our proven methods  can break the bonds of any addiction in 90 days or less, a small price to pay to get your life back,  

For more information and to learn how easy it is to get enrolled at Costa Rica Recovery contact us for a free consultation.

​Here's what one of our recent graduates had to say about this rehab in Costa Rica


​After loosing friends, the trust of his family and many opportunities Andrew made the bold decision to come to Costa Rica Recovery. After spending a few months with us his life has done a complete 180.

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