The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

At The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, we believe that any adult who struggles with drug and alcohol addictions and co-occurring mental health conditions can heal. Our accredited addiction treatment facility offers a continuum of rehab programs in a safe, supportive environment with compassionate care from medical and clinical professionals.

Our Colorado Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility

Only 15 minutes from Colorado Springs and 60 miles from Denver, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake balances medical support with mental health counseling and recreational therapies in a scenic setting. Our 110-bed facility welcomes adults from all backgrounds, and offers personalized treatment programming to fit a variety of unique needs.

Our Location

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

443 S. Hwy 105
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
(719) 602-0914

Levels of Care

  • Medical Detox

    Often the first step of rehab, medical detox helps cleanse the body of drugs and alcohol with 24-hour support from…Learn More

  • Residential Treatment

    During inpatient care, clients who have finished detox can receive continued medical support and begin mental health counseling while residing…Learn More

  • Partial Hospitalization Programming

    A step down from intensive care like detox and inpatient rehab, partial hospitalization programming provides increased flexibility and independence in…Learn More

  • Intensive Outpatient Programming

    Clients living on-site in intensive outpatient programming receive medical support as necessary and participate in skill-building for sobriety as they…Learn More

  • Outpatient Treatment

    During outpatient programming, clients live off-site, either at home or in a sober living house. Clients can commute to our…Learn More

  • Aftercare Planning

    When each client discharges from our care, they receive a detailed aftercare plan, including follow-up appointments and recommendations for doctors,…Learn More

Paying for Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Paying for rehab at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake shouldn’t prevent anyone from getting treatment. We accept payment methods including:

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Our Staff

Our team at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is made up of full-time staff members who are dedicated to seeing clients thrive in recovery.

Robert Ochsner
Medical Director
Stephen Perme
Laura Clarke
Shannon Smithwick

Our Accreditations

The Recovery Village is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). Our facility’s accreditation and licensure signify that rehab at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake meets the highest standards of operation.

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Our Amenities

Depending on the level of care, indoor and outdoor amenities at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake include:

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Fully equipped exercise gym
  • Basketball court
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Squash court
  • Yoga therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Walking trails
  • Off-site trips and activities
  • Mountain views

Palmer Lake Basketball Court

What to Expect in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

We want each client to feel fully prepared for treatment before they arrive. Knowing what to bring to rehab can help prepare clients for their treatment experience.

We recommend that clients bring:

  • A form of identification, along with a pharmacy card
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable sleepwear
  • Sealed (unopened) alcohol-free toiletries, including shampoo and conditioner, sunscreen, face wash and feminine products

Items that are not permitted at our center include:

  • Drugs or alcohol, drug-related paraphernalia and clothing depicting drugs
  • Products that contain alcohol as an ingredient, including hand sanitizer and mouthwash
  • Vaporizers (vaping devices, vapes)
  • Computers, tablets, cameras and electronic devices with internet access
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What Does the Treatment Process Look Like?

Rehab at our facility usually follows a similar process for every client, beginning with an intake evaluation and ending with an aftercare plan.

  • Intake Evaluation

    Upon arrival at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, clients undergo a comprehensive intake assessment that evaluates their current and past drug use, physical health and mental well-being. The results of this assessment inform each client’s unique treatment plan.

  • Medical Detox

    Medical detox is the first step of addiction treatment for most clients of The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake. This crucial program rids the body of drugs and alcohol in a safe environment with 24-hour medical care.

  • Transition to Further Treatment

    After detox, clients can transition to inpatient treatment, or to step-down programs like partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient care, as is medically appropriate. During these levels of care, clients can receive medical support and mental health counseling, and they may participate in recreational amenities like yoga and equine therapy when appropriate.

  • Aftercare

    When clients leave our care, they transition back to daily life with a solid aftercare plan that outlines the next steps in recovery. Our aftercare plans include maintenance medications, if applicable, and recommendations for sober living homes and support groups in a client’s local community.

What Our Clients Say

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Scott Honecker
Scott Honecker
20:28 13 Feb 20
Everyone at this facility was absolutely incredible, especially my therapist Joel he is by far one of the greatest therapists I've ever had. Clinicians Cindy, Lexi, Ashley, Tony, Kynzi and all the BHT's especially Seth, Zaria and Jessica are all amazing as well. And the case manager ashley was such a great help in getting everything done so efficiently and getting me set up for a succesfull return home. Facility is super clean thanks to cheyenne and Alec. Would definitely recommend to anyone that needs help. Sad that the director Michael is leaving he is an incredible man, and has done great things for the facility and all the clients. Wish him the best on his journey.
19:58 13 Feb 20
I was very hesitant about in-patient treatment when I realized I needed help but Recovery Village has been wonderful. The first day is a bit overwhelming but they immediately get you set up with Drs and therapist to ensure everything goes smoothly. After the first week the classes get more in depth and things start to make sense. I'd highly recommend recovery village to anyone thinking about seeking treatment, it's worth it!
Erin Doss
Erin Doss
17:49 12 Feb 20
Recovery Village changed my life. It’s not about the food or the rooms (both of which are pretty good), it’s about the quality staff who support, guide, and encourage you on your journey. The depth of the classes and therapy is unmatched. My stay here provided a foundation for successful recovery. I highly recommend this place for you or your loved one.
Jonathan Holmes
Jonathan Holmes
17:59 07 Feb 20
This recovery center is WAY more than I expected before showing up. From the employee's to the program and the treatment itself, they keep people in recovery busy and add a lot more to your treatment than just addressing your addiction. They focus on YOU as a person and what can they do to get you in the best position to beat the cravings as well as give you all the tools you need to set healthy boundaries that you feel you need when you leave. They take it a step further with setting you up with 1:1 therapy as well as group therapy classes in your area of residence to provide you with a solid support system to help you keep on the right path to a life long recovery. I was blessed to be able to receive the treatment they gave me and am ready to live a fulfilling life outside of Recovery Village. I want to thank the entire staff for changing my life and will remember you always.
Greg Jaglowski
Greg Jaglowski
17:11 07 Feb 20
The program here is amazing you get what you take out of it. Don’t get caught up in all the extra drama that comes with rehab and don’t make everyone else’s lives harder here. Remember you are here for yourself and to better your life.
James Zawada
James Zawada
01:33 07 Feb 20
The therapists/counselors and staff members are professional in helping your every need. The education and skills learned here will guide you to achieve sobriety and recovery when your journey is completed at Recovery Village.

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you prepare for treatment, we aim to answer all frequently asked questions about addiction treatment, including:

  • Is rehab at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake expensive?

    The cost of rehab varies for each person and depends on several different factors. Rehab costs are calculated based on whether a client has a private health insurance policy, which level of care they need and how long they stay in treatment. Read More About Rehab Costs


  • Is smoking allowed during treatment?

    For those who wish to smoke, designated areas and times of the day are provided. If you wish to smoke, please bring a full supply of new, unopened cigarettes. Our facility also offers nicotine replacement therapy. Vaping is not allowed at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake.

  • Will the facility pay for flights to and from rehab?

    No, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake does not pay for travel to or from our facility. However, our representatives can help coordinate travel plans to ensure you arrive safely and in a timely manner. Read About Traveling to Rehab

  • Will family members play an active role in rehab?

    All family visits are facilitated through family therapy on an as-needed or as-requested basis

For more answers about rehab, call our facility, view answers to other frequently asked questions, or read our full what to expect guide.

Communities We Serve in Colorado

We welcome both in- and out-of-state clients at our Palmer Lake, Colorado, facility. We’re proud to serve the surrounding communities of:

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake serves many surrounding Colorado communities, along with clients from across the country. Customized care plans empower individuals to take the first steps toward long-term recovery.

Upcoming Events

Feb 21
Family Outing
Maggiano's Little Italy - 7401 South Clinton Street, Englewood, CO 80112
Feb 27
Self Care in the Trauma & Addiction Field
St. Mary Corwin Medical Center - (Dorcy Cancer Center Conference Room) 1008 Minnequa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
Feb 29
February Recovery Support Meeting
The Mile High Club - 1411 North Ogden St. , Denver, CO 80218
Mar 11
March Recovery Support Meeting
South Platte Counseling - 770 West Hampden Avenue #Suite 205, Englewood, CO 80110
Mar 13
We Can Do Better – Communication Among Families and Couples
Maggiano's Little Italy Denver Tech - 7401 South Clinton Street, Englewood, CO 80112
Mar 28
March Recovery Support Meeting
The Mile High Club - 1411 North Ogden St. , Denver, CO 80218
Apr 08
April Recovery Support Meeting
South Platte Counseling - 770 West Hampden Avenue #Suite 205, Englewood, CO 80110
Apr 10
OCD Spectrum Disorders and SUDS: Special Issues
The Agave Room - 149 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Apr 25
April Recovery Support Meeting
The Mile High Club - 1411 North Ogden St. , Denver, CO 80218
May 13
May Recovery Support Meeting
South Platte Counseling - 770 West Hampden Avenue #Suite 205, Englewood, CO 80110