PBI 50th Anniversary Celebration
Addiction is fraught with a loneliness that isn’t relatable to most. While it may take you to some dark places, there are consistent outlets ready to bring you back on the right trajectory. One constant beacon of hope is The Palm Beach Institute. Our facility has withstood the test of time and gone through the tumultuous waves of different drug epidemics, and we are proud to announce our 50th-anniversary celebration. Our South Florida facility was the first private center to welcome those into rehabilitation back when substance abuse and addiction were viewed as an easy habit to break and not a disease.
PBI was founded in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1970, and established itself as the first private drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the area. PBI is proud to announce that since its opening, we’ve been able to help more than 12,000 adults recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Those who have attended our program can attest to life-saving measures that were given.
Before the modern methods of addiction treatment became popular across the United States with the rise of one drug epidemic after another, PBI saw the need to treat substance use disorders with clinically proven modalities. Today, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that 14,500 treatment centers exist throughout the United States offering specialized addiction recovery services.
Although PBI was a pioneer in the field when it began, today is a new era where individuals can take advantage of client-centered behavioral therapy, FDA-approved medication, clinically based counseling, and case management to combat addiction.
How Is PBI Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary?
Come join us at The Palm Beach Institute as we celebrate our 50th year of serving the state of Florida and the nation as a whole. We take pride in our history and commitment to fostering lasting sobriety in our patients. We want to acknowledge and honor the passionate professionals who have made this facility so effective in its mission to change lives for the better over the decades.
The celebration will take place on November 14th at 11 am on PBI’s campus and will feature a parade, food, swag, and a ceremony with government and state officials. We will continue to observe social distancing measures and there will be masks and hand sanitizer available for all attendees.
Out of caution for the safety of our guests and staff alike, we are limiting in-person attendance, but are happy to welcome anyone who wishes to join via Zoom. Click here for the link to the virtual event.
With five decades of experience in the industry, PBI knows the effectiveness of evidence-based therapies and how they can help a person in the best way possible. Although the approach has changed, our mission remains the same – help those who want to change their lives.
Five Decades Later – PBI Continues To Change Lives
The Palm Beach Institute and its employees are incredibly proud of what the facility has managed to accomplish over the past half a century. Our commitment remains consistent to help people overcome their struggles with addiction, the same as it was when our doors opened. We are looking forward to the next 50 years and will stay at the forefront of the changes used to treat this disease.
Our teams work together to deliver a high-quality approach to addiction treatment that will address the needs of each client individually. Our clients will receive the highest level of care, including psychiatric care, therapy, medical treatment, experiential therapy, nutritional guides, and aftercare.
Our objective and what keeps our staff moving forward is to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis. Our attention to detail and service sets us apart, and we take pride in the compassion and qualifications our clinical staff and management boast.
Substance abuse continues to be detrimental to our society, and the situation has become harder to ignore. Opioids overdoses continue to cost lives at historic levels, many of which include the deadly drug fentanyl. Methamphetamine is a drug that is starting to follow opioids footsteps and is slowly reaching epidemic levels.
We continue with our mission from 50 years ago and want to help those struggling heal from addiction. Today, we celebrate 50 years of exceptional service and look forward to 50 more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked the world, and many of us have witnessed the carnage left in its wake. While some of us are reeling from lost family members, being laid off from work, or battling recovery during these unprecedented times, our mental health continues to be tested.
Unfortunately, despite the news of a potential vaccine on the horizon, COVID-19 continues its devastation worldwide, and in most U.S. states, numbers are trending in the wrong direction. The strain is being felt in our hospitals and healthcare system, which, at times, has been overwhelmed. The lockdowns are necessary for slowing the spread and easing the burden for our front line workers, and as vital as it has been, it was challenging for those in the recovery community. The number of drug overdoses soared, and relapse became a severe threat for many.
The road ahead is going to be filled with uncertainty, and facing another round of lockdowns can have life-changing effects or someone struggling with addiction. If your city decides to go into another lockdown quarantine, you might be wondering how to stay clean this time around. Let’s take a look at how you can safeguard your sobriety.
Staying Connected With Others During Lockdown
Connection is one of the most vital pieces of recovery, and those going through the process know that other people are a lifeline in their recovery. Community connection and social bonds are essential for many reasons. One such reason is to drive away from the feelings they experience during isolation, which may eat at your mental health. When you feel alone or cut off from the world, it’s damaging to your mental health. Connecting with others will help you feel like you’re a part of something bigger and people around you care.
Community connections help people feel like they’re part of something bigger, which helps create a support system of accountability. When you’re connected with others, you form deep bonds, and they care about what you do with your life. You’ll be expected to show up to meetings and maintain contact with others to let them know how you are. It’s also true of employment and being part of a family. If you don’t show up, you’ll have someone checking up on you, holding you to a higher standard. This is a crucial piece of recovery, which is hard to maintain during quarantine.
During your time spent in treatment, you’ll go through group therapy sessions to build social skills. You might also attend 12-step meetings on a regular basis. During lockdown, meeting with others is a challenge, but quarantine doesn’t translate to total isolation with the advances in technology.
Video chatting, social media, and other online tools will help you connect with family, friends, and coworkers. It’s important to remember, don’t just call a person once in a while during lockdown. You must make regular attempts to schedule appointments to speak with family and friends. Many treatment programs and 12-step programs are adapting to social distancing by hosting online meetings. It helps with the feelings of isolation that quarantine causes.