Frequently Asked Questions

Taking the first step towards rehab can feel daunting, but you're here for a reason - seeking answers. To help you understand what addiction treatment entails, how to access it, and why waiting for rock bottom isn't necessary, we've put together a comprehensive Q&A. So take a deep breath, and let's get started on this journey toward healing and recovery.

Where can I find Costa Rica Recovery?

Costa Rica Recovery is a place that helps people overcome their problems, and it’s situated in San Jose, which is the capital city of Costa Rica. Specifically, it’s located in a neighborhood called Sabana, which is a nice and high-end area of the city. Being in Sabana means that you’ll have easy access to all the things you might need during your time there

What kind of programs do you offer?

We offer a range of programs to help individuals struggling with various issues. These include Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Co-occurring and Dual Diagnosis Disorders, Psychiatric Care and Mental Health, as well as PTSD and Trauma. Our team of professionals are trained to provide tailored treatment plans for each individual based on their unique needs.

Can I get help at Costa Rica Recovery for alcohol addiction?

At our facility, we offer specialized treatment programs for individuals struggling with alcoholism. Our team of professionals is trained to provide evidence-based interventions, including therapy and holistic approaches, to help individuals overcome their alcohol addiction and achieve long-term recovery. Our holistic approach focuses on treating the whole person, including their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, to promote healing and improve overall health.

Can I get help at Costa Rica Recovery for opioid & other drug addictions?

Yes, at Costa Rica Recovery, we offer treatment programs for a range of drug addictions, including opioid addiction. Our team of professionals is trained to provide evidence-based interventions, such as therapy and medication-assisted treatment, to help individuals overcome their addiction and achieve long-term recovery. We understand that each person’s addiction is unique, and we tailor our treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each client.

What is treatment like at Costa Rica Recovery?

At Costa Rica Recovery, we provide personalized and evidence-based treatment programs for individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Our facility offers comfortable and modern rooms, along with a supportive and compassionate environment, to help clients feel safe and at home during their stay. We also offer a range of recreational activities, including beach trips and other outdoor activities, to promote physical activity and mental well-being. Our on-site chef prepares nutritious and delicious meals to support clients’ physical health and recovery. Our team of professionals works closely with each client to create a customized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals. We offer a range of evidence-based interventions, including therapy, holistic approaches, and medication-assisted treatment, to support clients in achieving long-term recovery. We are committed to providing a comprehensive and compassionate approach to treatment, with the goal of helping clients achieve lasting recovery and improve their overall quality of life.

What are the twelve steps?

The Twelve Steps is a set of guiding principles used in various addiction recovery programs. They provide a framework for individuals to overcome their addiction and maintain long-term sobriety.

What is holistic treatment?

Holistic addiction treatment is an approach to treating addiction that focuses on the whole person, rather than just their addiction. It takes into account the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person’s life and seeks to heal and restore balance in all areas.

Holistic addiction treatment may include a range of evidence-based interventions such as therapy, counseling, and medication-assisted treatment, but it also incorporates alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and massage. These therapies can help individuals manage stress, improve their mental and emotional well-being, and promote physical healing.

The goal of holistic addiction treatment is to support individuals in achieving long-term recovery by addressing the underlying causes of their addiction, promoting self-awareness and self-care, and empowering individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

How do I become an inpatient resident?

The process of becoming an inpatient resident at Costa Rica Recovery typically starts with traveling to San Jose, Costa Rica. Once you arrive, we will pick you up at the airport to ensure a safe and seamless transition to our facility.
If you haven’t already put down your down payment and there is space available, you will be able to pay the treatment fee upon arrival. After that, we will guide you through a check-in process that includes some intake questions to help us get to know you better and understand your unique needs and goals.
We will then assign you a comfortable and modern room to help you feel at home during your stay. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and supported as you begin your journey towards recovery.
After settling into your room, you can get some rest and prepare for the next day. The following morning, we will assign you to a team of specialists who will work with you throughout your stay. These specialists may include therapists, counselors, medical professionals, and other experts in addiction treatment.
Overall, our goal is to make the process of becoming an inpatient resident as smooth and stress-free as possible, so that you can focus on your recovery and healing.

Do I need a physician referral?

At Costa Rica Recovery, you do not need a physician’s referral before starting treatment. We welcome individuals who are seeking addiction treatment and our team of experts can provide a comprehensive assessment to determine the best course of action for your unique needs and circumstances. Whether you are struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction, or other related issues, we are here to help you start your journey toward recovery.

What do I tell my employer about going to treatment?

It’s completely understandable to have concerns about how to discuss going to addiction treatment with your employer. However, it’s important to remember that seeking treatment is a positive step towards improving your health and well-being.

If you feel comfortable, you can choose to discuss your treatment with your employer and explain that you need to take some time off to focus on your recovery. Depending on your employer and the policies in place, you may be able to take advantage of paid time off, medical leave, or other benefits.

If you are not comfortable sharing the details of your treatment, you can simply explain that you need to take some time off for personal reasons. Your employer is not legally allowed to discriminate against you for seeking addiction treatment, and there are laws in place to protect your rights.

Remember that your health and well-being should always come first. Seeking treatment is a courageous and important step towards living a healthier, happier life, and your employer should understand and support your decision to prioritize your recovery.

What are my treatment payment options?
  • Cash
  • Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
  • Bank Wire
  • Bank Transfer
What should I bring with me to treatment?

When packing for addiction treatment, it’s important to bring essential items that will help you feel comfortable and supported during your stay. Here are some items to consider bringing with you:

  1. Comfortable clothing and shoes: You will want to bring clothes that are comfortable and appropriate for the climate. This may include athletic wear, comfortable shoes, and layers.
  2. Toiletries and personal hygiene items: Bring your toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and any other personal hygiene items you may need. It’s also a good idea to bring any prescription medications you are taking.
  3. Important documents: Bring a form of identification(such as your passport), a credit or debit card, and any other important documents related to your treatment.
  4. Journal or notebook: Many people find it helpful to write down their thoughts and feelings during addiction treatment. Bringing a journal or notebook can be a great way to process your emotions and track your progress.
  5. Books or other reading materials: You may have downtime during your stay, so bringing books, magazines, or other reading materials can be a good way to pass the time and relax. Just make sure they appropriate for a recovery setting.

Remember that you may be away from home for several weeks or even months, so it’s important to bring items that will help you feel comfortable and supported during your stay. If you have any questions about what to bring, our admissions team can provide additional guidance and support.

What if I’m not ready for treatment?

If you’re not sure if you’re ready for addiction treatment, it’s completely understandable to have doubts and concerns. However, it’s important to remember that seeking treatment is a courageous and important step toward improving your health and well-being.

If you’re not feeling ready to commit to addiction treatment, there are still steps you can take to start the process of recovery. Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Reach out for support: Even if you’re not ready for treatment, you can still reach out to a support group or a trusted friend or family member for help and guidance.
  2. Educate yourself: Take the time to learn more about addiction, treatment options, and the recovery process. This can help you feel more informed and prepared when you are ready to take the next step.
  3. Take care of yourself: Even if you’re not ready for treatment, it’s important to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. This may include practicing self-care, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet.

Remember that seeking addiction treatment is a personal decision, and it’s important to do what feels right for you. If you’re not sure if you’re ready for treatment, our team at Costa Rica Recovery can provide guidance and support as you navigate this process.

What do I need for traveling to Costa Rica?

If you’re planning to travel to Costa Rica, there are a few important items you will need to bring with you:

  1. Valid passport: All travelers to Costa Rica are required to have a valid passport that is not set to expire within the next 6 months.
  2. Travel itinerary: You should have a copy of your travel itinerary, including your flight information out of Costa Rica(Customs will require you to show proof of an exit flight) and any accommodations you have booked(Costa Rica Recovery – “100 Meters East of the Cuban Embassy, San Jose, Costa Rica).
  3. Cash or credit card: You will need to have access to money for transportation, food, and other expenses during your stay. It’s a good idea to bring both cash and a credit card.
  4. Clothing appropriate for the climate: Costa Rica has a tropical climate, so it’s important to bring lightweight, breathable clothing. You may also want to bring a rain jacket or umbrella, as there can be heavy rainfall in certain areas.
  5. Medications and prescriptions: If you are taking any prescription medications, be sure to bring enough for your entire stay in Costa Rica. It’s also a good idea to bring a copy of your prescription and any necessary medical documents.

Remember to check with your airline for any specific requirements or restrictions on what you can bring with you. If you have any questions or concerns about traveling to Costa Rica, our team at Costa Rica Recovery can provide additional guidance and support.

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