Recovery Program

Healing & Recovery

Our Program

At our center, we believe in a comprehensive approach to healing and recovery, utilizing a powerful trifecta of holistic energy healing, evidence-based psychotherapy, and 12 step programs.

Our team of dedicated professionals works tirelessly to provide the highest level of care, personalized to each individual’s unique needs and goals.

We understand that healing takes time, and that’s why we highly recommend patients stay with us for as long as possible. Studies have shown that those who stay for at least 30 days have a significantly better chance of achieving long-term sobriety and freedom from addiction.

Join us on a journey of self-discovery and recovery, and experience the transformative power of our comprehensive approach!


A Day in the Life at Costa Rica Recovery

A Day in the Life
at Costa Rica Recovery

While our day to day schedule varies to ensure well-rounded treatment, there is a foundational structure to our program that is outlined below to give you an idea of what to expect in a day of treatment at Costa Rica Recovery.
We start our mornings bright and early at 5 AM followed by an hour session at the fully-equipped gym from 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM. We encourage the habit of exercise for our residents as exercise is proven to naturally release positive chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins. Residents are welcome to adapt their workout to fit their personal abilities and interests. Upon return from the gym, our excellent culinary team provides a well-balanced breakfast leaving our residents quiet time to practice mindfulness and prepare for the day.
men at gym
book study
Typical Programming
A typical day includes scheduled programming from 8 AM to 4 PM with an hour break for lunch at 11 AM. Most mornings our schedule starts with an hour of sound therapy to support energetic healing and mindfulness. Throughout the day we offer interactive educational classes and group therapy with subjects including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), personal values, relapse prevention, 12 step, family and relationship dynamics, art therapy, coping skills, emotional regulation, breathwork, and more.
Individual Sessions
Throughout the day a resident may have one-on-one sessions with a member of their clinical team in order to receive individualized care and treatment. Each resident is assigned a psychologist to work on underlying issues, an addictions counselor to support growth along the lines of an evidence-based model of change, a social worker to aid in family therapy and transitional planning, and an occupational therapist to provide support for reintegration post-treatment. Should a resident need any medical support at any time we have an on-site nurse available as well as a staff doctor and psychiatrist.
Our residents are encouraged to use their evenings to work on personal assignments and connect with the outside recovery community through 12 step meetings and working with a sponsor. Our facility provides a variety of supportive spaces to work quietly, relax on a hammock, or gather together to watch a movie and unwind. A nutritious dinner is provided for residents at 5 pm and all residents are expected to begin winding down for bed by lights out at 9 PM. We offer 24/7 on-site staff to ensure the safety of our residents
the ocean

Integrated Activities

In our 30, 60 and 90-day programs, holistic wellness takes center stage through a variety of integrative activities.  Alongside structured yoga, meditation, sound healing sessions, and dedicated gym time, participants enjoy carefully chosen outings. 

Each week of the 30-day program includes a supervised excursion, such as a serene park walk, an adventurous volcano trip, a visit to the renowned Starbucks coffee farm or a lively bowling outing.    Additionally, as a milestone reward, those achieving designated sobriety partake in a monthly beach trip, offering moments of reflection, rejuvenation, and a camaraderie amidst nature.

These activities play a crucial role in nurturing a supportive atmosphere for sustainable recovery and personal growth.

Our Facility

We are proud to offer our residents a safe, comfortable and clean environment to begin their recovery journey. We offer shared and individual rooms in addition to a variety of communal spaces. Our facility includes a beautiful hydroponics garden, an outdoor courtyard, and a serene outdoor yoga shala. Relax on a hammock, play a game of ping or enjoy a film with fellow residents in our living room area. Residents can choose to dine in one of our indoor or outdoor dining areas while class and group therapy locations are varied throughout the facility.

Healing is Possible!

At Costa Rica Recovery, we know firsthand how dangerous the disease of alcoholism and addiction can be, not just for the individual, but for all those who care for them. However, we firmly believe that recovery is possible – period.

Our holistic and integrated healing program is designed to treat the mind, body, and spirit, with a focus on the powerful trifecta of evidenced-based psychotherapy, holistic energy work, and 12-step programs.

As our guest, you’ll reside in a safe, supportive, and comfortable environment, where each treatment plan is created based on your individual needs. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care, customized to help you achieve lasting recovery and healing.

At Costa Rica Recovery, we prioritize love, acceptance, and fun, over restriction and condemnation. We believe that everyone deserves compassion, respect, and the chance to live a fulfilling life free from the grips of addiction.

Join us on a transformative journey towards recovery, where we believe that anything is possible with the right care and support.


What Works?

At our recovery center, we understand that drug addiction is a deeply personal and complex issue, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to treatment. That’s why we believe in developing personalized treatment plans that specifically address each client’s unique addiction profile and recovery obstacles.

Our team of rehabilitation specialists utilizes a variety of addiction therapy services, including evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, and ACT, in addition to other programs such as mindfulness and meditation, stress reduction training, relapse prevention, anger management, addiction education, and coping skills training. We work collaboratively with each client to create a comprehensive, holistic approach that promotes lasting recovery and healing.

When considering addiction treatment centers, it’s also essential to consider the model of treatment they use. We believe that the Modified Minnesota Model of Treatment is highly effective in treating alcoholism and addiction. This model views addiction as a chronic no-fault disease and emphasizes unconditional acceptance without judgment, complete abstinence, and treatment of both the mind and body.

At Costa Rica Recovery, we also recognize the importance of family involvement, education within the community, group work, and a 12-Step philosophy in producing successful results. We’re committed to providing our clients with the highest quality care, utilizing personalized treatment plans and effective treatment models to support them on their journey towards lasting recovery.

Our View on Addiction…
  • Addiction, including alcoholism, can affect anyone and does not discriminate.
  • Addiction is an illness that should be treated as such.
  • Addiction is not a matter of fault or personal weakness, but a genuine health condition.
  • Addiction is a multiphasic illness, meaning that it can manifest in different ways.
  • Addiction is a primary illness, often at the root of other health issues.

How Long is Treatment?

We offer 30, 60, and 90 day treatment plans and an option with our Phase 2 program in Nosara to develop your skills in a long term open treatment plan.

The duration of addiction treatment varies based on a range of factors such as the type of substance use disorder, the severity of the addiction, and the individual’s unique circumstances. However, studies have shown that longer treatment durations, such as 60 or 90 days, can have significant advantages and higher success rates in helping individuals develop the habits and skills necessary for long-term recovery.

One advantage of a longer treatment duration is that it allows individuals to spend more time developing new habits and skills that support their recovery. This extended period of time allows them to practice and reinforce healthy behaviors such as mindfulness, stress management, and coping skills that can be crucial in managing triggers and preventing relapse.

Another advantage of longer treatment durations is that they provide individuals with a supportive and structured environment for an extended period. This supportive environment can offer a sense of community and connection with others going through similar struggles, which can be important for maintaining motivation and staying on track with recovery goals.

Research has also shown that longer treatment durations have higher success rates than shorter durations. A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that individuals who completed 90 days or more of addiction treatment had significantly higher rates of abstinence and lower rates of relapse compared to those who completed shorter durations of treatment.

While the duration of addiction treatment varies based on individual circumstances, longer treatment durations of 60, 90 days, or more can offer significant advantages and higher success rates in developing the habits and skills necessary for long-term recovery.

Compare Our Core Values & Our Program…

Core Values:
  • Treating all clients with dignity and respect
  • Holistic healing of the mind, body, and spirit
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive community
  • Offering the latest addiction and recovery education
  • Evidence-based psychotherapy and energy work
  • Incorporation of the 12-step philosophy and spiritual principles
  • Educational courses on addiction and recovery
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Mindfulness and meditation practices
  • Group therapy sessions focused on PTSD, relapse prevention planning, anger management, and grief
  • Stress reduction programs such as yoga
Our program is dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing environment where our clients can begin to heal and achieve true and lasting recovery. We believe that by addressing the mind, body, and spirit and incorporating a variety of evidence-based therapies and stress reduction techniques, our clients can make meaningful progress towards their recovery goals.

Our counselors work with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan that includes:

Addiction Treatment Services:

  • Education on Post-Acute-Withdrawal Syndrome, the Disease Model of Addiction, Stages of Relapse, Boundaries, Three Stages of Denial, Symptoms of Dependency, Cognitive Distortions, Executive Functions, and the Role of Trauma in Addiction
  • Therapeutic work on PTSD and stress reduction techniques
  • Coping skills and boundary-setting
  • Value-based living guidance
  • Development of personal spirituality
  • Relapse prevention
  • Transitional planning
  • Family therapy
  • Massage, sound healing, dance therapy, adventure and nature therapy
  • Daily gym visits and physical training
  • Breathwork, Reiki and other holistic techniques

What Do We Treat?

  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
  • Co-occurring and Dual Diagnosis Disorders
  • Psychiatric Care and Mental Health
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Barbiturates
  • Club Drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Fentanyl
  • Hallucinogens
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Khat
  • Ketamine
  • Kratom
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
  • Muscle Relaxants
  • Opioids
  • Over-the-counter Medicines
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Steroids (Anabolic)
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice)
  • Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)
  • Tobacco/Nicotine and Vaping
  • Tranquilizers
  • Adderall
  • Amphetamines
  • Personalized program for each patient
  • 30, 60, and 90-day treatment plans
  • Sober Living in Nosara
  • Food and accommodations
  • Educational classes
  • Physical activity
  • Individual and group therapy sessions
  • Holistic healing modalities.
Dietary Options…
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Pescitarian
  • Keto
  • Carnivore diet
  • AIP
  • Sibo
  • Gluten Free

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