Treatment Model

Costa Rica Recovery uses a modified Minnesota model of treatment

We have 30, 60 and 90-day treatment plans available. We highly recommend patients stay as long as they possibly can. Studies conclude that those whose stay is at least 90 days have a better chance of long-term sobriety and freedom from addiction.

Our certified addiction counselors work with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan that will include:

  • Education about Alcoholism and Addiction
  • Group & Individual Counseling
  • Recovery Skills Training/Practical Recovery
  • 12-Step Meetings & Book Study
  • Yoga & other stress reduction programs
  • Family Program
  • Sober Recreation
  • Nature Outings including rafting, beach getaways, and hiking
  • REBT Behavior Modification
  • Relapse Prevention Planning
  • 12-Step readings, meetings, and Big Book study
  • Mindfulness Meditation and Focusing Work
  • Violence cycle
  • Environment
  • Social Networking

Our Addiction Education Program Includes Lectures On:

  • Post-Acute-Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Disease Model of Addiction
  • Symptoms of Relapse
  • Boundaries
  • Three Stages of Denial
  • Symptoms of Dependency
  • Stinkin’ Thinkin’
  • King/Queen Baby
  • Boundaries
  • Symptoms of Dependency
  • HALT
  • Value-Based Living
  • Developing your Spirituality

What’s The Difference Between 30, 60 And 90-Day Programs?

In the first 30 days of rehab, you will detox and start your journey of recovery by creating a treatment plan and case management plan with your counselor and social worker. Later you will start to familiarize yourself with a routine, classes, physical activity, and therapy sessions. During this time you will start to open up about the changes that you’ll have to make while accepting help from others.

We understand that to make these changes isn’t an easy decision, which is why we recommend our 60 and 90-day programs. The longer you stay the more you’ll become accustomed to developing a clean and sober network.

With our 60-day program, you will focus on the later stages of your treatment plan which you and your counselors created during the first 30 days. You will learn how to work the program you created in the first 30 days. You will put into action your customized plan and watch how it works in your life.

During this period you will develop the tools of implementation and customization so that you can modify the program to fit your life and your goals.

Lastly, the 90-day plan will further your understanding of how to practically apply your program so you get the best results. You’ll work closely with your counselors in order to evaluate your progress and success with your plan.

As you prepare yourself for the real world you may make adjustments to your plan using the tools we provide.

There is no best cookie cutter approach. In order for your plan to be effective and to avoid relapse, you and your counselor will create an effective relapse prevention plan to be integrated with your treatment program.

The combination of your initial inner stage plan combined with your later stage and relapse prevention plan you will be armed with the necessary tools to stay clean in a stressful world.