What to Expect at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake

Beginning drug and alcohol rehab is often life-changing for our patients. Learn what to expect so you can start treatment confidently and get your life back.

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Managing withdrawal is crucial, and it can be risky without proper care. Our round-the-clock medical team is dedicated to treating withdrawal symptoms promptly, prioritizing your safety and comfort.

Living onsite and participating in intensive addiction treatment can center your attention on recovery and teach you the crucial skills to make recovery last. 

Patients attend outpatient appointments online or at our Denver office so they can keep working, attending school or maintaining their homes.

Length of Stay

Length of Stay

The duration of your stay is subject to your program, personalized treatment plan, recovery milestones, and insurance considerations. In broad terms, clients may receive:

  • Medical detox for 7–10 days

  • Inpatient care, including medical detox for 1–3 weeks

  • PHP care for 3 weeks

  • An average stay of 35-45 days in treatment

We strongly urge all patients to complete their treatment plan, as premature departure from medical care may elevate the risk of relapse and overdose. However, individuals retain the right to leave treatment at any point, even against medical advice, as long as there is no imminent danger to themselves or others.

What To Pack

This packing guide describes everything you may bring with you to the facility, and what you can not bring. These guidelines help you focus on what’s really important — recovery.

Travel Arrangements

Our dedicated Recovery Advocates ensure your safe and punctual arrival at our center, no matter where you’re coming from. You have the option to plan your travel independently, or we can assist in making travel arrangements. We also offer pick-up services to and from airports, bus stations, or train stations, and rideshare scheduling within a certain distance of the facility. 

Sleeping Arrangements

The rooms at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake serve as a comforting retreat throughout your recovery. Shared with one to two fellow patients, these rooms foster vital connections during challenging times. After the inpatient phase, PHP and IOP clients stay in single or double occupancy rooms, some equipped with private kitchen spaces if available. The number of residents per room is adjusted based on your treatment stage and care needs.

Food & Nutrition

Our facility boasts a full cafeteria where our culinary team prepares a range of meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, catering to different dietary needs. These wholesome and tasty dishes are aimed at supporting the physical and mental well-being of our patients on their recovery journey. Snacks are also provided for your convenience.

External snacks or meals cannot be brought into the facility. If you have specific food allergies, please inform us in advance for suitable arrangements.

Housekeeping & Laundry

Emphasizing independence and accountability, patients take charge of keeping their rooms clean and handling their laundry. At the medical detox level of care, certain housekeeping services, including trash removal and linens, are provided to offer additional assistance.

Phone Policy

Cell phone use is allowed at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake. Upon admission, all personal phones will receive a red security strip covering the camera, to protect patient privacy. The red security strip shall not be tampered with in any manner. If the security strip is tampered with in any manner, the patient’s phone

may be removed from the patient’s possession.

Smoking Policy

Residents at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake may take smoke breaks between classes or appointments in our designated smoking area. If you smoke, you must bring enough unopened cigarettes or tobacco products for your entire stay. E-cigarettes, vape product, cigars, cigarillo’s, black & mild’s, pipes and chewing tobacco are not allowed. 

Please note: patients under 21 will not have the opportunity to purchase tobacco products during their stay. Our staff cannot provide or purchase tobacco products for patients.

Family Visits & Therapy

Rebuilding relationships with loved ones is vital during treatment. Some patients may benefit from over-the-phone or virtual family therapy, while others may need in-person visits. Family therapy visits are generally offered as clinically appropriate.

Offsite Visits

During your treatment at our Palmer Lake facility, the availability of offsite opportunities, such as additional support group meetings and recreational therapies, may vary. Eligibility for offsite visits is determined by your level of care and medical needs.

If you have questions about our addiction treatment programs or life at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake, our Recovery Advocates are here to help. 

Just tell your intake coordinator that you’d like to speak to a Recovery Advocate when you call.

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What To Expect

When you call our team, you will speak to a Recovery Advocate who will answer any questions and perform a pre-assessment to determine your eligibility for treatment. If eligible, we will create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. If The Recovery Village is not the right fit for you or your loved one, we will help refer you to a facility that is. All calls are 100% free and confidential.

All calls are 100% free and confidential.