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At Costa Rica Treatment Center, beyond addressing the obvious symptoms our dedicated multidisciplinary team offers you a holistic evidence-based treatment program focused on healing underlying issues resulting in addiction to alcohol and other drugs.

Our accredited international drug rehabilitation center brings you the highest staff to patient ratio in the region at the most affordable price. Costa Rica Treatment Center’s bilingual addiction treatment team is comprised of highly qualified professionals specialized in addictions treatment with an impressive track record.



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About Us

Affordable and Effective Treatment

Don’t be discouraged if you or your loved one has attended drug rehab before and failed to stay clean.

Costa Rica Treatment Center is different to most rehabs. Our evidence-based treatment program was developed by a team of recovered addicts and alcoholics with experience helping others overcome the disease.

We understand the process of recovery from personal experience and apply a program of action that works. Prices starting at $4950 per month.

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• Transportation to and from English speaking 12 step meetings.
• Strong English speaking recovery community.
• Highly specialized professional staff and support team

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• Outdoor field trips and sober fun activities.
• World-class beaches and nature exploration.
• Monthly hikes complete with breathtaking views of the country.

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Addiction Treatment Programs

Costa Rica Treatment Center offers specialized treatment programs in all areas of substance abuse and drug addiction including:

Depression (depressive disorder) and Anxiety

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Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders

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Prescription drug Addiction

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Opiate Addiction

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Methamphetamine Addiction

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Cocaine Addiction

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Alcohol Addiction

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Marijuana Addiction

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On arrival at the treatment center, the attending physician conducts a full medical check-up and develops a complete drug and alcohol detox plan, if required.

During the drug and alcohol detox phase our focus is to eliminate the withdrawal symptoms by making the client comfortable and cleansing the body from all chemicals and toxins.

Medical Detox Program

This process is essential and medical supervision is always required as withdrawal symptoms can result in excruciating physical pain and depending on the severity of the case may even result in death.

We provide the necessary assistance to ensure the client’s safety and comfort at all times during this process.


The client meets with their assigned treatment team including a clinical psychologist, therapists, addiction counselor, recovery mentor, spiritual mentor, and occupational therapist to discuss the client’s history and treatment needs in detail. Considering the clients individual case, a personalized treatment plan is developed, outlined and explained.

During this phase, our focus is to unveil the underlying issues and ensure the client becomes fully aware of harmful cognitive patterns, attitudes, and behaviours that result in drug addiction and alcoholism.

We make sure the client is educated on the disease of addiction and alcoholism and begin to introduce evidence-based therapies.

At this stage of the development process, the client starts to shift from self-centeredness, entitlement, victimisation, and dishonesty toward an attitude of gratitude and responsibility.

We ensure the client receives a combination of treatment methodologies throughout the day including group therapies, individual therapies, educational lectures, addiction counselling, spiritual development sessions, physical activity and a well-balanced nutritional plan.

During this stage of the program clients are afforded more liberties and required to assume a proactive attitude toward their recovery.

We begin shifting the responsibility back to the client and carefully monitor the client decision-making skills. This phase gives our clinical staff the non-communicative information needed to determine the concepts have been thoroughly absorbed throughout the previous treatment stages and expose areas that still require some work.


At this point in the development process, we begin focusing on the reintegration stage and defining a program of action that works for the client. We help on restoring the client’s relationships with people, places and things and focus a great deal on building self-esteem and self-respect.


During the final phase, the responsibility is shifted entirely unto the client and our focus becomes the complete reintegration into the mainstream of life.

We give clients the freedom to develop their own vision of sustainable recovery. They are encouraged to develop a healthy daily routine and work the program in a way that suits them.

During this phase of treatment, the clinical team monitors the clients progress closely and conducts ongoing assessments to ensure steady improvement.

Studies show that by integrating this essential part into the overall treatment program the possibility of achieving lasting sobriety increases exponentially.


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Addiction Treatment Team

At Costa Rica Treatment Center we ensure that every aspect of our client’s stay is delivered at the highest standard of professional care. We pride ourselves in offering the highest staff to patient ratio in the region. Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Family Therapists, Trauma Specialists, Counselors, Art Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Life Coaches, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Recovery Mentors. Collectively, our team is responsible for creating the client’s individual addictions treatment plan.

Dr. Karla Uriarte
Doctor - Code 13412
She brings to Costa Rica Treatment Center a diverse medical background. She has extensive experience treating complex medical issues and uses holistic approaches to promote optimal overall health and well-being for all our clients.
Dr. Enrique Madrigal Segura
Psychiatrist - Code MED883
Dr. Madrigal has extensive experience in Clinical Psychiatry and Mental Health, Substance Abuse Unit and participated in the development of assistance and prevention programs, as well as research and teaching at the Faculty of Medicine, Chair of Psychiatry Both in Costa Rica, in New York and Washington DC.
Dr. Randall Quiros
Addictions Psychiatrist
He supports Costa Rica Treatment Center in the field of Psychiatry. His expertise in the medical field combined with a deep understanding of addictions treatment and a strong passion for helping people with substance abuse.
Dr. Mauricio Campos Campos
Psychiatrist, MD
He is a Medical specialist in Psychiatry. He is the Founder of the Costa Rican Association for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (ACEPS). Member of the Latin American Network of Suicidologies and Coordinator of the Chapter for the Prevention of Suicide of the ASOCOPSI.
Dr. Viviana Herrera Rojas
Dr. Viviana Herrera graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University Latina of Costa Rica. She has broad experience treating a wide variety of medical pathologies, both chronic and acute.
Gabriela Alvarado Villalobos
Art Therapist
Master in Educational Psychology and Plastic Artist with more than 20 years of experience in Costa Rica’s education system, focused on special educational needs. She has worked as university professor, principal, and in private psychological therapy.
Marianna Charpentier
Clinical Psychologist + Family therapist
Graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors in Psychology in 2005 and with a Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego in 2008 .
Tony Feeney
Addiction Recovery Specialist
As a person in long term recovery, He has been working to help people find recovery from addiction in some fashion for 13 + years either as a sponsor, mentor, or as a professional in clinical environments.  At CRTC he works to formulate practical, action-based plans to transition our clients into healthier states of mental and emotional processing.
María Jesús Sánchez Brenes
Occupational Therapist
As an Occupational Therapist her goal is to help clients to get to know themselves better and to be able to identify their expectations with treatment and life in general. She aids in the development of their functional abilities and guides them during the process of creating a plan geared to helping them achieve the life they want.
Jimena Gallegos
Clinical Psychologist + EMDR Therapist
Jimena is a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist of Iberoamerica and EMDRIA, and TREC therapist of the Institute of Albert Ellis, New York. Her experience in the treatment of complex trauma, attachment disorders, family disturbance, depression, anxiety, brings a new approach to the treatment of addictions.
Paola Cravioto Pacheco
Clinical Director + Psychologist - Code 6803
M.Ps.C Paola Cravioto is our clinical director and her responsibilities include clinical supervision of the cases being handled by the team, creating and overseeing the curriculum for the program and observing that the program is being adequately applied with every one of our clients.
Angie Encina
Licensed Psychologist & Hypnotherapist
Angie graduated from Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2010. Since then she has worked and trained as a therapist, hypnotherapist and meditation coach in hospitals and private clinics in both Canada and Chile. Angie brings with her a unique approach to the rehabilitation process at the Costa Rica Treatment Center.
Cristina Herrera
Social Worker - Code 3444
Cristina is responsible for working on family-related issues and social-emotional relationships providing an integral treatment for CRTC patients. Her goal is to help patients align themselves with acceptable social norms and integrate successfully into normal social life.
Ernesto Leon
Operations Manager
Ernesto supervises center operations ensuring the administrative aspects of our company run smoothly on a day to day basis. As an active member of the local recovery community he brings with him a unique and empathetic perspective to his role. As part of his duties, he spends a lot of time with clients and is always willing to be of service to them; regularly going above and beyond the scope of his duties.
Robert Woolf
With a BS in Business Administration now retired, Robert continues working part-time supporting fellow addicts/ alcoholics discover recovery through sharing his experiences, strength and hopes. He's a pillar of the local recovery community by regular mentoring and sponsorship's.
Vanessa Arévalo
Vanessa graduated from Instituto Superior Mariano Moreno in Argentina. She has broad experience in Peruvian cuisine, her specialty is fish and seafood, and she is well versed in meats and pastas. She has worked internationally in restaurants in Argentina, Panamá, Perú, Colombia and Costa Rica.
Kenyatta Bell
Sound Therapist + Yoga Teacher
Sound Therapy is a modern healing modality rooted in ancient cultural practices that harnesses vibration to bring about relaxation and stimulate healing. Sound vibrations are not just heard, but they are also felt. A one hour sound bath reduces emotional stress, anxiety and alleviates physical discomfort.
Maricruz Prada
Yoga Instructor
Certified teacher of Vinyasa yoga with over 200 hours in Yin Yoga and over 50 hours in Krama Yoga. Maricruz has more than 5 years of practicing yoga professionaly under her belt. Experiences ranging from group to individual classes.
Manuela Siegfried
Certified Forest Therapist
Certified in the concept of Shinrin Yoku and the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. She has been guiding very actively and helps people awaken their senses as well as slow down in a natural setting so one can reconnect with themselve and the more than human world.
Jimena Anchía
Jimena is the person in charge of the supervision of our patients during night shift, available to them to make them feel safe in case of any emergency. With her open door policy she is available at any time to our clients. In her free time she is studying professional business English to even further her current fluent abilities, besides training her favorite sports: Jujutsu and Cross-fit.
Yorleny Marín
Yorleny has been with us since our inception and is in charge of maintaining areas of the center clean and organized. Her commitment to ensuring our clients have a comfortable area to recover is filled with enthusiasm and positive energy. She supervises general housekeeping and laundry services.
Sonia Salgado
Sonia is the maintenance officer at Costa Rica Treatment Center. She ensures our clients enjoy a clean and inspiring space where they can practice their recovery program. With her positive energy she also ensures our clients feel welcome and at home.