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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 at least 90 days have a much better chance of long-term sobriety and freedom from addiction.

Early assumptions of this model are:

  • Alcoholism and Addiction exists
  • Alcoholism and Addiction is an illness
  • Alcoholism and Addiction is a no-fault illness
  • Alcoholism and Addiction is a multiphasic illness
  • Alcoholism and Addiction is chronic, primary illness
  • Initial motivation for treatment is unrelated to outcomes
  • Education about alcoholism and addiction must begin in the community.

Model Characteristics:

  • Integration of professional staff with trained recovering alcoholics/addicts
  • Focus on disease concept and link to 12-Step philosophy
  • Complete abstinence
  • Family Involvement
  • Patient and family education
  • Education about alcoholism and addiction must begin in the community.

Core Perspectives

  • Treat people with chemical dependency despite readiness
  • Treat them with dignity
  • Treat them as whole persons – body, mind, spirit
  • Use a rehabilitation focus
  • Do not lock them up
  • Do not give up
  • Do not punish them
  • Do not criminalize their illness
  • You belong here, you are welcome
  • You will not be judged or condemned
  • You are not alone
  • Treat medical and detox issues
  • Teach them intellectual concepts and new ideas re: addiction and recovery
  • Application and understanding of the 12 step spiritual principles of recovery
  • Therapy in groups and individual with emphasis on feelings & commitment to the change process
  • Engage them in natural social supports

Our 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
  • Life skills/coping skills training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – CBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy – DBT
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – ACT
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy – REBT
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Focusing Groups
  • PTSD Groups and Individual PTSD Counseling
  • Relapse Prevention Planning and groups
  • Anger Management
  • Grief Groups
  • 12-Step Meetings & Book Study
Meditation in Costa Rica

Our addiction education program includes lectures on:

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  • Post-Acute-Withdrawal Syndrome
  • Disease Model of Addiction
  • Stages of Relapse
  • Boundaries
  • Three Stages of Denial
  • Symptoms of Dependency
  • Cognitive Distortions
  • Executive Functions
  • The Role of Trauma in Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Stress Reduction Techniques
  • Boundaries
  • Coping Skills
  • Symptoms of Dependency
  • Perception: How we create our reality
  • Value-Based Living
  • Developing your Spirituality

Holistic Healing Modalities

  • massage
  • acupressure
  • shamanic water medicine
  • healing crystals
  • Akashikos records
  • tarot cards
  • Sound bowl healing
  • Dance therapy
  • Psycho cybernetics
  • Heliotherapy
  • Salt water therapy
  • Adventure therapy
  • Nature therapy
  • Physical training – daily gym visits
  • Reiki

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

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30 Day Program

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.

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60 Day Program

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.
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90 Day Program

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.



Co-occuring Disorders

Mood and Anxiety

PTSD and Trauma

Drugs of Abuse

  • Alcohol
  • Club Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Kratom
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opioids
  • Over-the-counter Medicines
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Steroids (Anabolic)
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice)
  • Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)
  • Tobacco/Nicotine and Vaping
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Barbiturates
  • Tranquilizers
  • Khat
  • Ketamine
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Adderall
  • Amphetamines

Are you or someone you love looking into treatment?
Contact us with any questions you may have.

What to Expect

Things you can look forward to:

  • Intensive group therapy with peers
  • One-on-one counseling with addiction counselors
  • One-on-one counseling with a psychologist
  • Daily gym visits
  • Great food and nutritious snacks
  • Introductory massage session
  • Pick-up at airport
  • 12-step meeting transportation
  • A guided journey of self-discovery
  • Fun day trips and freedom to be independent as treatment plan goals are met
  • Learn how to have fun again
  • An unforgettable experience!

Our fee includes the following:

  • Individual and group education in addiction and related subjects
  • Psychological, physical, emotional, and social chemical assessments
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • One-on-one and group therapy
  • Individual psychological counseling
  • Treatment pamphlets, workbooks etc.
  • 24 hour 7 day supervised living
  • Introductory massage session
  • Laundry facilities
  • 3 meals per day
  • Transportation to meetings; other treatment sites
  • Bedding, towels
  • Recreational outings such as the beach, parks, volcanos, mountains, amusement parks
  • Yoga and gym workouts
  • Sound Healing Therapy
  • Individual and group education in addiction and related subjects

Not included in fees:

  • Outside medical and dental services
  • Psychiatric consultation
  • Non-standard psychological testing
  • Prescriptions
  • Lab Tests
  • Personal hygiene items – shampoo, toothpaste, clothing, etc.
  • Snacks, cigarettes
  • NA/AA Literature
  • Transportation for personal needs
  • Cost of optional recreational opportunities
  • Phone calls

Delicious and Healthy Dietary Options From Our in House Chef, Momma G

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Pescitarian

  • Keto

  • Carnivore diet

  • AIP

  • Sibo

  • Gluten Free


The first 30-days of treatment:

$4450 USD + VAT

Each additional 30-day period (monthly):

$3950 USD + VAT

Our pricing is less than a quarter of the cost of a United States-based rehabilitation center without compromising the level of care.
“Unlike 95% of rehab facilities, our biggest concern is to help our patients get better, and not to just make a profit. Just check out our residential treatment costs.”

Jim Dopp

Costa Rica Recovery President

We are an accredited, licenced and fully certified facility by both Costa Rican and American standards.

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Costa Rica Recovery is licensed by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) and certified as a treatment center for alcoholism and drug addiction by the Instituto Sobre Alcoholismo y Farmacodependencia.

These government organizations have high standards and inspect facilities often.

Costa Rica is a member of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC & RC), ensuring that requirements for counselor certification are similar to those of Boards in other jurisdictions, including the United States.

Costa Rica Recovery is certified by Instituto Sobre Alcoholismo y Farmacodependencia, known as IAFA.

The United States Veterans Administration has accepted claims for treatment in Costa Rica after pre-treatment approval.

Many providers of overseas insurance coverage will pre-certify coverage for treatment at Costa Rica Recovery.

If you are unsure whether or not your insurance policy will cover substance treatment costs in Costa Rica, send us an email and we will assist in helping you through the pre-certification process.

Are you or someone you love looking for a treatment center? Start the journey to recovery today.

Call: 1-866-804-1793