I came to Tropical Oasis on December 18th, 2010 not knowing who I was. Sure, I knew my name, where I was from, where I worked and lived; but I didn’t know the real me.

I had been masking the real me from myself and the world through my addiction to alcohol for many years. Like a chameleon, I absorbed the interests of others and became what they wanted me to be as I didn’t know what it was I was interested in.

Unrealistic fears of failure, fear of acceptance, fears of all kinds drove me to anesthetize my feelings. I didn’t know how to think things through; to distinguish between what was a valid thought and what was imagined or assumed. I didn’t know any of this until I went through the program of recovery.

The days leading to my decision to get help were some of the darkest, loneliest days of my life.

I did not have a clue how things got to be that way. I had a job, friends, family that loved me. Yet, I felt totally alone, frustrated, afraid and desperate to understand what had happened to me. I needed tools to live. I needed to know how to live without drinking.

I positioned my mind, determined to soak up anything and everything I possible could to get those tools in the time I had at Tropical.

The counselor’s experience, education and tremendously caring souls spoke truth to my innermost being.

They somehow knew me.

They knew what had happened to me; they were very instrumental in unveiling the truth to becoming the person I really am.

I owe it to myself, to remain plugged in to what I was taught. Now, I can see more clearly, I understand more, I do not feel afraid and I can help others. I am useful. Without the help I received in treatment, this would not have been the case for me today.

The facility is warm, welcoming, beautiful, and serene. The fresh meals every day nourished me and were delicious.

The classes are full of information, insight, sharing and feedback. Private counseling sessions were very rewarding.

In the end, it is up to me to be willing, open and to maintain my desire to remain sober but without being taught the how’s, what’s and why’s of my addiction, I don’t believe I could.

It has been 2 ½ months since I left Tropical Oasis and my life is better. I am beginning to understand myself, I don’t walk in fear. It keeps getting better.

Thank you ALL at Tropical Oasis for the experience of a lifetime. I am forever grateful

Kari Lorenzi – Panama read more

Kari Lorenzi

The staff there did everything possible to make me comfortable so I could focus on recovery read more

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! read more

William De Long

Aside from the reasonable price, what helped me make my decision was talking with Nick Russi on the phone. read more

Dianne B.

The counselors are some of the most intelligent and caring people I have ever met, teaching lessons on most aspects of addictive behavior as well as going into depth with each person individually during their one-on-one sessions. read more


I had considered going to a facility near my home, at nearly four times the price.  Leaving the country to seek help in Costa Rica allowed me to find clarity without any distractions.  read more


When I arrived at Tropical Oasis I needed help, and when I left, I was able to care for myself and continue living life as it should be enjoyed…with confidence, sparkle, and happiness again! read more

Gloria P.

Thank you for not self imposing on me any belief system, or “angle” of recovery. If you had, I most likely would not have been open to this spiritual experience that I embrace still today with everything I live for. read more

Lonnie Choate

The “home” atmosphere, and the intense therapy gave me the desire to live again, to be useful, to be happy. Totally recycled!!!!! Thanks Tropical Oasis!!! read more

Eduarto G.

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