Before I came to Costa Rica Recovery my life was spiraling out of control. I was working only to do drugs.
My life basically revolved around drugs; where to score, who got the good stuff & watching out for cops.
I was making good money at my job, but 90% of my income was going to the dealer. I was going into neighborhoods that I would never go to if i was sober, like the south Bronx, at 4-5am.
Eventually, I lost my job, that only showed me how to steal,scam & beg for money to support my habit. One day after the euphoria of getting high wore off, I realized I needed help! I did some research & found CCR, and told my family that I wanted & needed their support. I landed in Costa Rica and turned a new leaf and started @ CCR.
It was the beginning of a new way of life for me.
My experience was great at Costa Rica Recovery at first it was hard. I hated weaning myself off drugs, and I wanted to give up many times but the counselors were understanding, tough but fair. But I’m glad I followed though and stuck with it.
The food was great and we did get out of the centers for outings, learned about meditation, and yoga that taught me about addiction and many more things. It was worth it, I ended up staying for 60 days which in my case was what i needed.
My life since the center has been a blessing. My relationship with my girl and family are stronger than ever. I have my dream job at an upscale place with great hours and good pay.
I’m loving life, I just completed a year of being drug-free and things couldn’t be better. My job is sending me to Europe so i can learn more culinary skills and I couldn’t ask for anything more.
I sometimes look back at my life and cant believe i came so close to loosing everything because of some white powder and how it made me disregard everything dear to me.
The future looks bright and I plan to keep keep going forward.
I would recommend CCR to anybody who has a drug or alcohol problem. The way they approach the problem and help you was the best way for my case. Other centers lock you up and keep you medicated but I like going to classes and outings. It made me feel more like a real person and not just a number.
Henry C … Sous chef/food & beverage