About Us December 21st, 2021 The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake
About Us

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, Colorado

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is one of Colorado’s leading addiction and mental health disorder treatment facilities. Each year, our all-encompassing approach to treatment and ongoing care helps hundreds begin the lifelong path toward recovery. Learn more about our location, amenities and full continuum of care here.

About Us

Our 110-bed facility is situated in a peaceful, therapeutic location near Colorado Springs — an area of scenic landscapes and breathtaking vistas. Because comfort is our priority, we can ensure a clean and safe environment that provides a nourishing experience for the body and soul. This focus on healing, comfort and safety is a defining cornerstone of our program and culture at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake.

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake helps people throughout their lifelong recovery journey by providing:

Evidence-based addiction

A full continuum of care

Counseling for co-occurring mental health conditions

Personalized programming

Healing amenities and
therapy options

Our Facility in Palmer Lake, CO

443 CO-105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133

Why Choose Us

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is one of several facilities in the Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) network that offers rehabilitation for addiction and co-occurring disorders. Established in 2012 by a team of medical and clinical professionals, ARS has helped hundreds of people live healthier, happier lives by offering an advanced approach to patient care. The Recovery Village Palmer Lake uses the same approach, incorporating treatment that is evidence-based, comprehensive and individualized. We are also a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP).


Stunning Housing Options

At The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake, each aspect of our campus is specifically tailored to complement and even enhance the healing process.

If you’re interested in seeing more of what our campus has to offer, contact us to schedule a facility tour with one of our outreach coordinators!


Depending on the level of care, clients have access to a variety of recreational activities, holistic therapies and creative outlets. Indoor and outdoor amenities at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake include but are not limited to:

  • Heated swimming pool
  • Two fully equipped exercise gyms
  • Basketball court
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Squash court
  • Pickleball court
  • Yoga therapy
  • Drama therapy
  • Walking trails
  • Mountain views

Levels of Care

Beautiful living spaces and helpful amenities can help create a relaxing environment that’s conducive to healing. However, for the healing process to take place, the treatment itself must be effective. Our multidisciplinary team of experts delivers a full continuum of care that treats the whole person — not just their addiction. A client’s treatment process for addiction and any co-occurring disorders may include:

A medical detox is typically the first step of the addiction treatment process. During detox, clients undergo the withdrawal process in a safe environment staffed by medical professionals who help treat uncomfortable symptoms.

Inpatient rehab is where the bulk of treatment takes place. Clients participate in individual and group therapy sessions and work with counselors, doctors and other specialists to uncover the underlying causes of addiction and treat them. In an inpatient program, clients live on site until they are ready to graduate to a lower level of care; depending on the severity of the addiction, inpatient rehab may last anywhere from one to three months.

Clients in PHP participate in treatment throughout the day but are able to return home after the day’s programming is complete. For all intents and purposes, PHP is very similar to inpatient programming but with slightly more client independence.

When a client feels physically stable but still requires ongoing support, they may step down to an intensive outpatient program. Clients in these programs typically spend nine hours per week at on-site treatment.

Clients in an outpatient program still have access to many of the facility’s services and resources. They have a higher degree of freedom and are beginning to take the first steps of their post-rehab recovery journey. During this time, clients may be living in a sober living community or similarly supportive environment.

Telehealth services, such as our Nobu app, allow clients to access helpful recovery tools and resources anywhere, anytime. Clients can also participate in therapy sessions with licensed mental health professionals for an additional fee.

Clients receive individualized aftercare plans that help them continue recovery after rehabilitation ends. As part of aftercare, clients create relapse prevention plans, gain access to alumni support groups, participate in routine recovery check-ins and more.

What Our Patients Say

Kyle Shaffer
Kyle Shaffer
20:25 22 Jan 22
PLR is a truly great place. I am eternally grateful for the clinicians and staff that help make this establishment possible. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life. Thank you Ann, Cindy, Jodi, Robert, Rob, Arno and Dr. Garcia to name few! Sorry if I missed your name. Go here, do the work you need to do.
Floyd Dodds
Floyd Dodds
21:36 03 Jan 22
This was the best thing I have ever done for my life. The support, the groups, the over all experience of recovery was amazing. I am so grateful.
Krissy Roth
Krissy Roth
02:47 28 Dec 21
Recovery Village is an amazing place. I was referred by someone who had gone through treatment here and I’m so happy I made the step. I didn’t want to go to a treatment facility as large as RC but it exceeded my expectations. Even though it is larger and they were short-staffed while there, the staff was still amazing at one-on-one care. They will go above and beyond. After residential treatment, the groups become smaller and trust and confidentiality are key. The group therapists have all had their trials in life too and can relate. Nurses, group therapists, medical staff, case workers, BHT’s and individual therapists truly care about each client. And those that I saw discharge early were clearly not ready to make the changes necessary but I wish them the best and hope they return to get their full treatment. This place is all about 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc chances. They would rather serve you many times than to learn you lost your life. Please, if you want to try to make your life better, reach out. I recommend Recovery Village to anyone who wants to work on their mental health while understanding their addiction. To me, you can’t do one without the other. Best wishes to everyone in their search for sobriety.
11:06 24 Dec 21
The Recovery Village has the community, education and trauma care I needed for me to finally understand what was going on. They provided me with the skills I needed to continue this enjoyable life. The kindness and understanding of the BHTs, clinicians and staff was unexpected and beyond amazing. Thank you to all the humans and wild animals that have made this possible! 💕 Merry Christmas!!
Will James
Will James
04:00 19 Dec 21
Excellent program, facility, and staff! I just completed a 7 week stay and I am truly grateful to The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake for helping so much with my substance use. I highly recommend this treatment to anyone who is serious about recovery!
David Mercado
David Mercado
01:15 10 Dec 21
Saved my life!

Our Team

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of addiction specialists and recovery experts. Medical professionals at our facility include physicians, nurses, therapists, mental health counselors, psychiatrists, behavioral health technicians and many others. Leading the team is our facility’s medical director, Dr. Adam Richmond, MD, who brings over a decade of leadership experience and medical knowledge to our campus. Learn more about our professional team.

Adam Richmond
Adam Richmond
Medical Director
Kacie Chelli
Kacie Chelli
Colorado Outreach Director


The admissions process begins by either calling one of our helpful representatives or setting up a convenient time for us to contact you. The representative you speak with will conduct a brief intake pre-assessment to determine your eligibility and the level of care you may require. 

You may be asked about your history of substance use, mental health concerns, current environment and related medical information. Your intake coordinator will also verify that your health insurance provider covers treatment at our rehab facility.

After these eligibility requirements are satisfied, we’ll work with you to arrange plans for an arrival date at our facility. Learn more about our admissions process.

Paying for Alcohol and Drug Rehab

We believe substance abuse and mental health treatment should be accessible to everyone, which is why The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake accepts a wide range of insurance plans from most major providers. For those without an accepted insurance provider, we also offer self-pay options and can work with you to figure out an affordable payment plan that works well with your situation. Visit our insurance portal to verify your coverage and learn more about payment options.

Getting Started

Ready to take the first step in your recovery journey? To get started, you can:

Schedule Your Tour Today!

Visiting one of our treatment facilities is a great way to get to know our staff and see the amenities and levels of care available, so you can rest assured knowing that your referral patient is in good hands. Please fill out the form below to submit in your request and a member of our Community Outreach Team will be in touch.