The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake provides substance abuse disorder treatment programs for men and women in gender-specific facilities. Services include medical detoxification, residential treatment, outpatient care, specialized co-occurring disorders treatment, individual and group therapy, anti-addiction medications, behavioral modification therapy, fitness, nutrition, yoga and aftercare programs.
ABOUT THE RECOVERY VILLAGE AT PALMER LAKE
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake (TRVPL) is an upscale rehab center located in a remote, rural setting in the foothills 50 miles south of Denver. The facility offers medically monitored detox, residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), outpatient care, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), andfor adult men and women who are struggling with substance abuse and .
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake begins with an initial assessment over the phone to pre-qualify clients. Those that are a good fit for the program begin a comprehensive psychiatric and medical assessment so that the treatment team can develop an individualized treatment plan. Clients are directed to the level of care that is most appropriate. Clients with serious substance abuse issues may begin their treatment in the detox program.
The medical detox program includes round-the-clock support, medication management in a restful environment, and healing therapies such as massage and hydrotherapy. Space in the detox unit is limited and is reserved for clients with immediate detox needs. Once detox is completed, most clients transfer to the residential program.
The residential program is intended as a short-term measure only, for those in acute need of intensive treatment. The program includes 24-hour supervision. Clients participate in daily group therapy, individual therapy, and medication management services. Physical rehabilitation is also supported in the process with recreational sessions such as yoga and equine therapy, designed to help clients find healthy sober living activities.
Clients that need a less restrictive approach to treatment have several options. The center offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), as well as an intensive outpatient (IOP) and a more flexible outpatient program. All of these use the same methods as the residential program, but with fewer restrictions. Family participation is encouraged throughout the process including through family programming. There are family weekends planned throughout the year.
Clients that complete the treatment process have access to the aftercare program which offers easy access to a counselor, support groups, and medication management services. There are also specialty programs that targeted at addressing PTSD, trauma, and marijuana addiction.
The staff at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake includes psychiatrists, medical doctors, nurses, master’s level therapists, addiction counselors, dietitians, and addiction recovery mentors. All four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center five out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is a 58-bed facility with semi-private rooms in gender-separate houses. The rooms are decorated with lush furniture and hotel-quality bedding. Amenities include outdoor walking trails, a well-equipped gym, and lounges for reading or relaxing. In Best-rehabs.com reviews, the center’s accommodations received a 4.71 out of five star average rating (based on seven reviews) while their cleanliness received a 4.75 out of five star average (based on four reviews).
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the nine alumni reviews submitted to Best-rehabs.com to date, five were positive, two mixed, and two negative.
Reviewers repeatedly praised the center’s location and amenities, often using the word “serene.” The reviewers also appreciated the center’s staff: “Very dedicated, well trained staff that are willing to go the extra mile,” J.S. wrote. Alum Morris went so far as to credit the facility with saving his life, and J.S. added: “Great mixture of medical, clinical and holistic modalities.”
A few otherwise positive reviews included stray bits of criticism, citing, for example, difficulty getting into the facility, overcrowding, undertraining in some staff, and bad food. Alum D.J.M. wrote: “This was the worst experiene of my life” — though Djm did not elaborate on this critique.
On its official Facebook page, which the facility can manage, The Recovery Village Palmer Lake earned 4.2 out of five stars from 25 reviews.  Nineteen of the reviews were five out of five stars. Many alumni praised the quality of the food and the compassionate staff. In a representative review, alum Kevin wrote: “For me, I checked into a rehab center. Care and Compassion was there thoughout my stay. They fed me too much food which was much better then I would have gotten at home. The chores were given us to expose us to responsibility.”
On Google, the facility earned 4.3 out of five stars from 15 reviews.  While one alum pointed out issues with insurance billing, the others compliment the staff, including alum Meagan who wrote: “Welcoming and knowledgeable staff. They help make the recovery process easier.”  Alumni on Yelp agreed about the quality of the staff: “Staff was awesome,” alum Travis wrote. However, several prospective clients on Yelp were less than impressed with the insurance billing and admissions process.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, three loved ones provided feedback about the facility. Two were positive and one negative.
Both positive reviews awarded the center four out of five stars or higher for its treatment effectiveness, family program, food, treatment for co-occurring disorders, and counseling options.
However, the negative reviewer criticized the co-ed program and wrote: “Don’t take your loved one there…They are co-ed wich means sometimes is one guy on a field trip and nine women.”
The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake accepts most private insurance policies. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it an average rating of 3.75 out of five stars.