You Too Can Beat Addiction

1st, 2nd or 10th stint at rehab? 

We’ll work to make sure that this is your last.

 At tropical oasis, we help people beat alcohol, opioid and heroin addiction – and we’d love to help you too.

Fighting Addiction?

You are not alone. 247 million people all over the world suffer from a form drug addiction – that’s one in 30 people! Drug addiction is a disease and at Tropical oasis, we provide the tools you need to tackle the issues that keep you from achieving wellness.

We recognize that alcohol, drugs and addictive behavior are not the problem, for addicts, they were the solution. Our goal is to address the underlying issues that led to you turning to and continuing to abuse substances.

Experience the Healing Power of Costa Rica

Nestled in the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest, Tropical Oasis is proud to offer world class drug and alcohol treatment is a peaceful and relaxing environment. Our world-renowned Tropical Oasis Treatment Center for addiction treatment is located in the Tropical Rainforest of Esterillos, Costa Rica, just 20 minutes south of Jaco Beach.Established in 2007 by recovering alcoholic and outspoken recovery advocate Nicholas Russi, our serene rehab center sits on a private, 4-acre campus, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean – boasting breathtaking views.

Our drug and alcohol rehab approach is patterned after the Hazelden Foundation’s Living in Balance Model of care. The approach combines multidisciplinary care for the body, mind and spirit with Twelve Step (or alternative) practices of mutual support.


We offer an individualized treatment plan catered to each patient we treat. We treat the whole person – mind, body and soul to reach a level of care that many can’t find elsewhere.


Tropical Oasis Drug Rehab is a premier English speaking program. We help clients from all over the world and are able to provide treatment in English or Spanish to ensure a more comfortable environment.


Our treatment programs have been developed by a team of addiction treatment specialists with experience and passion to produce a level of care that is truly world class.

A recovery expert will help you find the right rehab program for you or a loved one. Be sure to ask us about insurance options, too.

Programs & Services

Tropical oasis offers specialized treatment programs in the following areas of drug addiction and substance abuse:

  • Alcohol Treatment
  • Drug Rehabilitation
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Educational Lectures

The staff at Tropical Oasis Treatment Center know that making the decision to recover and get well is both a challenging and very personal decision.

The drug rehabilitation program at Tropical Oasis uses Hazelden’s Living in Balance program as a method of helping our clients achieve a better understanding of addiction.

Our unique treatment protocol addresses underlying causes and conditions that drive addictive behaviors. Combining traditional treatment with cutting edge holistic treatments, we have developed a program with unparalleled success rates.

Opiate detox can be incredibly uncomfortable for the addicted person. For this reason we have developed our opiate detox program to be as accommodating as possible during this painful time.

We have helped people from all over the world become free from the grips of their addiction. Our Costa Rica Drug Rehab focuses on the underlying factors that fuel our addictive behaviors, getting to the root of the problem.

Tropical Oasis staff facilitates all group therapy. Group therapy offers clients an opportunity to give and receive feedback about issues and problems affecting their life.

One of the most important components of a drug rehab center is education about the disease of addiction and other co-occurring disorders. For most, addicts do not understand the nature of addiction nor that addiction is a disease.

Why come all the way to Costa Rica?

Beauty away from toxicity

The first step to beating addicting is removing yourself from the toxic environment that encourages it. With its beautiful environment, secluded away from all the pain and evil in the world, Costa Rica is the perfect place to kick start your new life. Come join us for an unforgettable, life changing treatment experience.

Still sitting On The Fence?

Here’s What Some of Our Former Guests Have to Say

Thank you ALL at Tropical Oasis for the experience of a lifetime. I am forever grateful.
Kari Lorenzi
The staff there did everything possible to make me comfortable so I could focus on recovery
Raymond S.
Since leaving TOTC after 30 days of treatment I have lost the craving for the pills and enjoy the freedom and joy of Sobriety
William De Long

Better Treatment. Better Results

When treatment is tailored to each clients specific needs, we are able to pave a way to
lasting recovery. This will be a life long journey that must have a solid foundation.
Tropical Oasis and its staff are experts in personalized recovery treatment plans.

Nicholas Russi

President & CEO

Valarie Patterson, LAADC

Clinical Program Manager

Natali Schmitz

HR Director

Dr. Steven Kogel Hughes

Resident Psychiatrist

Experience the Healing Power of Costa Rica

Nestled in the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest, Tropical Oasis is proud to offer
world class drug and alcohol treatment is a peaceful and relaxing environment.

Private Facility

Tropical Setting

Relaxed Environment

Peaceful Recovery