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Veteran Program

Welcome to Costa Rica Recovery. We understand the unique challenges that veterans face when struggling with addiction, and we’re here to help.

We’re proud to offer addiction services to mental health service connected individuals through the Foreign Medical Program (FMP). This program allows veterans to receive the help they need now without any out of pocket costs.

Our services include counseling, therapy, medication-assisted treatment, support groups, and other resources that can help veterans on their journey to recovery. Our experienced and compassionate team is dedicated to providing veterans with the support they need to overcome addiction and live healthy, fulfilling lives.

If you’re a mental health service connected veteran struggling with addiction, we encourage you to take advantage of the Foreign Medical Program and reach out to us today. We’re here to support you every step of the way.


Throughout history, the military has been a place of courage, strength, and sacrifice. Military service demands a high level of physical and mental fitness, but unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for veterans to struggle with addiction.

The reasons for addiction among veterans are complex and multifaceted. Military service can be extremely stressful, and the trauma of combat can have a lasting impact on a person’s mental health. Additionally, the unique culture of the military often leads to a normalization of heavy drinking and drug use as a coping mechanism for stress and anxiety.

It’s important to recognize that addiction is not a sign of weakness or a moral failing. Instead, it’s a disease that can affect anyone, regardless of their background or military service. We believe that all veterans deserve access to high-quality addiction services that are compassionate, respectful, and effective.

At Costa Rica Recovery, we’re committed to providing veterans with the resources and support they need to overcome addiction. We honor the sacrifice that veterans have made for our country, and we believe that it’s our duty to provide them with the care they need to heal and move forward.

If you’re a veteran struggling with addiction, please know that you’re not alone. We’re here to help, and we’re committed to supporting you every step of the way.

How to Get Started

If you’re a US military veteran struggling with addiction, know that there is help available. Taking the first step towards recovery can be difficult, but it’s a brave and important decision.

Here are some steps you can take to get started:


If you’re experiencing thoughts of suicide or harm to yourself, please call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. This hotline is available 24/7 and provides confidential support to veterans in crisis.


Reach out to us by phone or by filling out the form below. Our experienced team is here to provide you with support, guidance, and resources for addiction recovery. We’ll work with you to create a personalized plan that meets your unique needs.


Fill out the Foreign Medical Program (FMP) [here]. This program allows mental health service connected veterans to receive addiction services without any out of pocket costs. We’ll help you navigate the process and ensure that you have access to the care you need.

Remember, recovery is possible, and you’re not alone. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Program Structure

At Costa Rica Recovery, we believe in providing a structured, evidence-based approach to addiction recovery that’s tailored to your unique needs. Our program incorporates evidence-based treatments, holistic methods, and the 12-step philosophy to help veterans achieve lasting recovery.

Here's a brief overview of our program's structure:


Personalized Recovery Plan: We’ll work with you to develop a personalized recovery plan that’s based on your unique needs and goals. Our team will assess your addiction history, mental health, and any other relevant factors to create a plan that’s tailored to you.


Evidence-Based Treatment: We use evidence-based treatments such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and medication-assisted treatment to help you overcome addiction. These treatments are proven to be effective and will be tailored to your individual needs.


Holistic Methods: In addition to evidence-based treatments, we also incorporate holistic methods such as mindfulness, yoga, and acupuncture to promote physical, mental, and emotional healing.


12-Step Philosophy: We believe that the 12-step philosophy can be a powerful tool for addiction recovery. We’ll help you navigate the 12-step process and provide you with support and guidance along the way.


Structure and Discipline: Our program provides structure and discipline to help veterans stay on track with their recovery goals. We’ll help you develop healthy habits and routines that promote sobriety and wellness.


Brotherhood: Our program emphasizes the importance of community and brotherhood in addiction recovery. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with other veterans who are also in recovery, share your experiences, and offer support to one another.


Healthy Diet and Physical Activity: We believe that a healthy diet and regular physical activity are essential components of addiction recovery. Our program provides access to nutritious meals and light physical activities that promote physical and mental well-being.

We’re committed to providing veterans with a structured, evidence-based program that promotes lasting recovery. If you’re a veteran struggling with addiction, we encourage you to reach out to us today.

Get Yourself Back To Combat Readiness

At Costa Rica Recovery, having a VSO on staff can be incredibly beneficial for our veteran clients. Our VSO can help clients navigate the complex world of government benefits and programs, including the Foreign Medical Program (FMP), which can cover the cost of addiction treatment for service-connected veterans.

In addition, our VSO can assist with filing disability claims, obtaining military records, and accessing educational and vocational resources. They can also provide guidance and support during the transition from military to civilian life, which can be a difficult and overwhelming process.

Having a VSO on staff means that our veteran clients have a dedicated advocate who understands their unique needs and challenges. They can provide personalized support and assistance throughout the recovery process, helping to ensure that our clients have the resources they need to achieve long-term success.

What Does A VSO Do?

Overall, having a VSO on staff is just one of the many ways that Costa Rica Recovery is committed to providing our veteran clients with the highest level of care and support. We understand that every veteran’s journey to recovery is unique, and we are dedicated to providing personalized treatment and support to help our clients achieve their goals.


Assisting veterans in accessing various benefits and services, such as health care, disability compensation, pensions, and education and training opportunities.


Helping veterans file disability claims and appeals with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including gathering evidence and medical records to support the claim.


Providing information and guidance on VA programs and services, such as the VA home loan program, life insurance, and vocational rehabilitation and employment services.


Assisting veterans and their families in obtaining military records and other important documentation, such as discharge papers and medical records.


Providing support and guidance during the transition from military to civilian life, including assistance with job placement and career counseling.


Helping veterans and their families understand the eligibility requirements and application process for various government and non-profit programs, such as the Foreign Medical Program (FMP) and the Veterans Choice Program.


Advocating for veterans’ rights and interests, including working with government officials and community organizations to promote policies that benefit veterans and their families.
Overall, a VSO can be an invaluable resource for veterans and their families, providing personalized support and assistance to help them access the benefits and services they deserve.