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Costa Rica Recovery uses a
Modified Minnesota Model of Treatment

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 Values

  • Clients will always be accepted unconditionally, without judgment.
  • We are dedicated to treating all clients with dignity & respect.
  • We are dedicated to the treatment & healing of the whole individual–mind, body & spirit.
  • We will strive to create a community where our clients feel welcome and have a sense of belonging.
  • We will introduce our clients to the latest addiction/recovery concepts through educational courses.
  • The 12 steps and their spiritual principles of recovery are the foundation of the program.

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
  • Yoga & other stress reduction programs
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
  • tarot cards
  • Sound bowl healing
  • Dance therapy
  • Psycho cybernetics
  • Heliotherapy
  • Salt water therapy
  • Adventure therapy
  • Nature therapy
  • Physical training – daily gym visits
  • Reiki
  • Breathwork
  • Gestalt Therapy

5 Breathwork Types

Wim Hoff



Alternate nostril

Lion’s breath

5 Disciplines of Yoga






90-Day Program

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90 Day Program

Our caring team of medical staff and healers work with each patient to create a personalized program for their specific needs. We offer 90 day treatment plans which include food, accommodations, educational classes, physical activity, individual and group therapy sessions, and a wide variety of holistic healing modalities.



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 Momma G

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Pescitarian

  • Keto

  • Carnivore diet

  • AIP

  • Sibo

  • Gluten Free


Per month for a shared room

$7,500 USD + VAT

Per month for single room

$11,500 USD + VAT

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