The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

Take the first step toward recovery today. We offer a variety of treatment options and will develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. When you’re ready to leave our facility, we’ll provide you with the resources and support you need.

100% confidential. Most insurance accepted.

Our Facility

Located in beautiful Palmer Lake, The Recovery Village is surrounded by stunning views of the Rocky Mountain foothills. The 110-bed facility is licensed by the State of Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. It’s located along the scenic Santa Fe Trail and sits conveniently between Denver and Colorado Springs.

Comfort by Design

Everything we do is designed to ensure your comfort and safety. Our staff can help coordinate your travel arrangements to ensure safe arrival and departure to and from The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake. We also provide well-balanced meals prepared by a private chef, and a dietitian is on-site to work with patients with eating disorders. The housing at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is designed to facilitate healing and relaxation, offering exquisite amenities and decor for your convenience and well-being. ...

Food and Nutrition Services

We ensure you’re ready for the day by serving a variety of breakfast options prepared with your health and nutritional needs in mind. Lunch begins at noon with a choice of a protein or a sandwich, a side and a soup or salad. Our dinners are as healthy and well-rounded as they are delicious, and involve a variety of different options.
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Rules and Chores

The rules and policies at our facility were developed with your well-being in mind.


We treat only clients ages 18 and older.

Cell phones

Cell phones are not allowed during most levels of care. You’ll receive access to a telephone during non-clinical hours three times per week for twenty minutes at a time once the detoxification process is complete. Clients in PHP and IOP levels of care are permitted to use cell phones during designated times.


We’ll help you with laundry during the early phases of treatment, but clients are responsible for their own laundry after detox is complete. You’ll be provided with a laundry schedule when you transition to residential and partial hospitalization levels of care.


As a client at The Recovery Village Palmer Lake, you will be required to ensure that your personal space is cleaned and vacuumed regularly.


Smoking is allowed in designated areas. However, it is prohibited during therapy or wellness activities.

Wellness Program

Our facility possesses exercise and other therapeutic areas designed to aid in your recovery. We also provide daily activities as a part of our wellness program.


  • Heated, year-round swimming pool
  • Basketball court
  • Sand volleyball court
  • Pickleball court
  • Drama therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Equine therapy

Recreational Activities

  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling (off-site)

Daily Schedule

Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Morning meditation and chores 8:15 a.m.
Goals group and daily intention 9:20 a.m.
Primary caseload group 10:00 a.m.
Lunch with therapist 12:00 p.m.
Nutrition and wellness group 1:15 p.m.
Back to Basics 2:45 p.m.
Gym and structured recreation time 4:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m.
Reflection time 6:00 p.m.
AA or NA meeting 7:00 p.m.
End of day 10:00 p.m.

Our Location

The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake

443 S. Highway 105 Palmer Lake, CO 80133 Contact Us Contact Us

What We Treat

We treat a wide range of substance use and mental health disorders at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake. Our team can help you begin a happier life today.

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Alcohol and Drug Dependency

We provide detox, varying degrees of treatment and long-term aftercare support for alcohol addiction and numerous kinds of drug addiction.
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Co-Occurring Disorders

We screen and treat all of our patients for co-occurring mental health disorders, including mood disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and co-occurring addictions.

Our Treatment Programs

We help clients in all stages of recovery and can determine the most appropriate level of treatment for you. How long drug or alcohol rehab takes will be determined by your needs and progress, and we’ll work with your insurance provider throughout the process.
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You will receive supervised detoxification to ease the symptoms of withdrawal in a safe and comfortable environment. Medically-assisted detox is available for some forms of addiction.
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Intensive Inpatient

We provide intensive treatment for patients with severe cases of addiction. You’ll receive the treatment you need in addition to medical support during the early phases of your recovery.
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Our residential program is designed for patients who require a structured and safe environment during treatment. After detox, you may transition to the intensive inpatient level or the residential level, depending on your condition.
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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

When you’re ready, you may wish to increase your independence during treatment. Our partial hospitalization program allows you to continue to receive comprehensive care, with progressively increased freedom.
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Intensive Outpatient

Our intensive outpatient program allows you to begin the transition to life outside of rehab while continuing to live in a supportive, on-site environment.
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For those who are ready to take the next step in recovery, outpatient care provides an opportunity for weekly maintenance and care with continued therapy and group sessions. Many outpatient participants thrive by residing in nearby sober living homes or other supportive home environments.
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What Substance Use Disorder Treatment Includes

Each of our treatment plans includes varying types and levels of therapy. Your treatment plan will be specifically designed to meet your needs.

Psychiatric Evaluation

All of our treatment programs begin with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. You’ll receive an extensive assessment to help determine the type and level of care appropriate for you.

Individual Therapy

You’ll attend individual therapy sessions with a certified therapist every week. Individual therapy will help you understand the underlying causes of addiction and the steps you need to take to achieve recovery.

Group Therapy

We provide multiple group therapy sessions every week. You’ll be introduced to each step of the 12-step theory during group therapy, and you’ll have access to multiple client-focused group sessions every week. We also coordinate groups focused on relapse prevention and eating disorders.

12-Step Meetings

Detox and residential clients have access to facilitated 12-step meetings at our center. We also help clients in the Partial Hospitalization Program gain access to 12-step meetings in the community, which are occasionally held at our facility.

Family Therapy

With your permission, we’ll keep your family members cognizant of your status throughout treatment. We’ll also facilitate family therapy during face-to-face or telephone-based sessions.

Food Menu

Our dietitians prepare specialized meals that are as appetizing as they are nutritional to ensure you develop healthy eating habits during your stay with us.

Client Services

We have your best interest in mind. We provide additional services for you to limit obstacles in your path and ensure you have the resources you need for long-term recovery.

Case Management

Our case managers are available from admission to discharge to assist you with your needs and concerns.

Legal Compliance

If you’re in need of legal help, our team will help you locate legal resources. Our staff also works with legal aids, probation officers and courts to ensure that all of our clients comply with court-ordered treatment or probationary requirements.

Financial Guidance

We’ll make sure you are eligible for treatment and aware of your financial responsibilities before beginning treatment. We’ll communicate with your insurance provider to determine the appropriate level of care, duration and type of treatment for you.

Meet the Team

James “Buck” Runyan, Executive Director

James D. Buck Runyan leads the operations at The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake by developing key staff competencies and overseeing each department within the facility. He has worked as a therapist and administrator at each level of care, providing a unique understanding of client needs and development for staff. James has designed and facilitated 28 treatment programs in seven states, including outpatient, private practice, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, residential, medical inpatient and detox programming. As a certified eating disorder specialist, he previously served as the president of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. He holds both a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from California Baptist College. James is also an active philanthropist and national public speaker on a range of mental health topics, including eating disorders, addiction, trauma and family systems.

Adam Richmond, Medical Director (MD)

Dr. Adam Richmond brings more than a decade of leadership experience and medical knowledge to his role as Medical Director for The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake. Dr. Richmond earned his doctorate in 2009 at the Ross University School of Medicine and completed a postdoctoral psychiatry fellowship at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Adam had worked as a licensed psychiatrist, clinical director, chief of staff and medical director at multiple hospital systems across Colorado before joining The Recovery Village as a Regional Medical Director. He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of South Alabama, University of Cincinnati, Drexel University and Rocky Vista University, and a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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