The Palm Beach Institute

By The Fix staff 08/31/17

The Palm Beach Institute offers a comprehensive treatment plan that embraces the 12 step treatment. 

The Palm Beach Institute
Location : 310 10th Street West Palm Beach, FL
Phone : (561) 296-5338
Price : $22,500 (30 days)
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Introduction and Basic Services

Founded in 1970, The Palm Beach Institute (PBI) is a treatment facility that specializes in the care of clients struggling with substance abuse disorders as well as those in need of dual diagnosis support. Joint Commission-Accredited, PBI was the first private substance use treatment facility in Southern Florida and has helped more than 12,000 adult and adolescent clients through its 45 plus years. Situated in West Palm and just minutes from the beach, the facility offers comprehensive programs with an emphasis on 12-step. The full curriculum includes detox, residential treatment, transitional living and aftercare as well as a family program and an adolescent residential program.

Facility and Meals

Located in the tropical climate of South Florida, residents at PBI stay in one of two large homes. Surrounded by lush landscaping and equipped with nice furnishings, spacious floor plans, colorful artwork, the accommodations are both gender and age-specific. Male and female adults clients are separated into the houses, with adolescents in a cottage on the grounds. With nearly 40 residents across two buildings, the atmosphere is communal without sacrificing privacy. Clients share with one roommate, and rooms are equipped with twin-sized beds and basic furnishings. There are common bathrooms on each floor, several common rooms with TVs, therapy rooms, a communal kitchen and patio areas on the campus.

Residents enjoy delicious and nutritious meals prepared by the on-site chef. The culinary team works hand in hand with a staff nutritionist to ensure a healthy, well-balanced menu. Clients with special dietary preferences and restrictions can be accommodated.

Treatment Protocol and Team

Upon intake, clients undergo a thorough assessment to help the PBI staff determine the most effective program to fit their needs. If necessary, clients begin with the detox process. PBI is one of the only facilities in Florida to offer an on-site medical detox program. Detox typically lasts between five and seven days, and clients receive around-the-clock supervision from the nursing team. Following detox, clients typically transition into the residential program.

PBI believes in treating “the whole person” and the residential program provides clients with an individualized plan that focuses on the mind, body, spirit and the family. The length of treatment varies depending on the specific needs of the client. The facility utilizes a 12-step based program, with residents participating in individual therapy once a week and group therapy several times daily. In addition, clients are encouraged to attend on-site 12-step meetings as well as off-site meetings on the weekends.

The PBI team is comprised of addiction counselors, board certified physicians, a hypnotherapist, an operations director and a nursing team. Clients with co-occurring disorders are provided medication management by the medical team.

Bonus Amenities

Family support is a key component to the success of long-term recovery. To this end, PBI provides a family program that helps family members understand their roles in client’s substance abuse. The family program is three days a month, and includes education classes that focus on group discussion, communication methods and proper boundaries.

PBI also offers a strong aftercare program that provides clients with help finding employment, housing as well as local support groups. Previous graduates of the program act as mentors to those individuals who just finished. In addition, alumni are welcome to attend weekly meetings onsite after finishing the residential program.

Residents at PBI enjoy group outings to downtown West Palm Beach as well as the nearby beach just minutes away. There are also trips to the gym several times a week as well as movie nights and pizza parties onsite.


The Palm Beach Institute offers a comprehensive treatment plan that embraces the 12 step treatment. The upscale gender-specific accommodations and beach air make for a serene environment perfect for the recovery journey. For those clients seeking a nice facility, beautiful locale, and a high quality and compassionate staff, PBI is a great option.

The Palm Beach Institute

310 10th Street

West Palm Beach, FL

(561) 296-5338

[email protected]

The Palm Beach Institute Cost: $22,500 (30 days); most insurances accepted. Find Palm Beach Institute on Facebook and Twitter

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