Opioid Treatment in Delray Beach

Along with other parts of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach has had its share of overdose deaths brought on by opioid addiction and misuse. According to an article in Boca Magazine, overdose deaths in the city trended higher in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. This finding has also been documented by local newspaper, The Palm Beach Post. Among the reasons for the increase is forced isolation as the world began to shut down in response to the virus’ spread.

 According to the data the magazine cites, there were 63 fatal overdoses in 2020, an increase over overdose deaths in 2019. While the magazine reported in April 2021 that there were only three overdoses reported so far at that point in the year, it recognized the fact that as the pandemic continues, so does the years-long fight against saving lives from being lost to opioid addiction. 

The Palm Beach Institute, located about a half-hour’s drive north of Delray Beach, treats people who have opioid use disorder (OUD). For more than 50 years, we have opened our doors to help people recover from substance use and addiction. If you or a loved one are ready to leave misuse and abuse of opioids behind, we are here to help you start your journey. 


We will assess your physical and mental health needs during medical detox. This is the first phase of treatment in the continuum of care that is designed to help patients regain full-time sobriety. Detox is the highest level of substance abuse care and serves multiple purposes. One main goal is to help patients reach medical stability as they withdraw from substances safely. Many people who attempt to detox from opioid misuse on their own suffer a relapse before they can end their dependence. Uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms make them pick up the drug again, but this endless cycle of going on and off the drugs puts them on a dangerous path of overdosing, sometimes fatally. Our medical professionals monitor patients around the clock, ensuring they are safe and as comfortable as possible as their withdrawal is being managed. If any health emergencies arise, our medical staff can take care of the patient and keep them on track to recovery. We may administer medications to treat any illnesses or side effects. We also may implement a tapering schedule to gradually wean a patient off the substances they have used. This allows the body time to adjust to the drug’s exit from its system.


The Palm Beach Institute offers inpatient and residential levels of care. Here, patients with moderate-to-severe substance use disorders live on-site at our facility for 30 days or longer as they receive intensive therapy and care to facilitate their recovery from opioid use disorder. This private setting provides a comfortable home away from home that makes it easier to focus on recovery full time. 

Medical and clinical professionals are available at any hour of the day to attend to patients’ needs. The structured, monitored environment ensures that patients participate in daily therapies, activities, courses, and more. They also are given any medications they need and are evaluated as needed.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

A widely used approach to treating opioid use disorder is medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Patients who have struggled to end their opioid use and relapsed several times while trying to end their opioid addiction may benefit from MAT. This approach uses medications that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for monitored use along with behavioral therapies and counseling to treat chronic opioid use.  MAT has helped longtime heroin users and people who have used prescription opioid medications

Partial Hospitalization (PHP)

Partial hospitalization, also called PHP or partial day services, is a step between inpatient/residential and outpatient services. Patients who enter this phase of care usually have finished a program at the residential level and can now live at home or in alternative housing while they attend a day program at a hospital or stand-alone facility.

During their time in PHP, they undergo intensive therapies that focus on treatment for any co-occurring disorders they have, relapse prevention, and more. Therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), which both address a person’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Patients examine each of these and learn how improving all of them can help them reach their desired result.

PHP therapy sessions can run 20 hours a week for a month or more, depending on a patient’s program. We tailor all of our addiction recovery programs to the individual, so your PHP program could run for a longer or shorter time.

Intensive Outpatient/Outpatient

The Palm Beach Institute offers intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) and outpatient treatment  (IOP) for patients who can live on their own independently and commute to our facility for treatment. IOP patients require nine hours or more a week to address their addiction, while OP patients require fewer than nine hours. The therapies and services offered in each program are the same.

IOP and OP programs are the more affordable options in addiction care because patients can live at home and schedule their sessions into their schedules. This flexibility allows them to take care of personal responsibilities and get the care they need for OUD. IOP and OP care is not recommended for people in active addiction who require medical detox. As with our other placements in addiction care, IOP and OP focus on relapse prevention and giving the support needed to help people reach their recovery goals. 


After your treatment program has ended, you will have to rejoin society, but you will not be doing it alone. Our aftercare program provides people new to recovery with the resources and tools they will need to navigate their new life. Our Alumni Program keeps people connected to a supportive community that understands the unique challenges, experiences, and needs of people in recovery.

Opioid Treatment in Delray Beach FAQ

If you are interested in receiving opioid treatment near Delray Beach, we can help you. Below are answers to common questions we get about addiction treatment. Our staff is always ready to answer any of your questions and concerns. Please reach out to us if you have questions about the information you see here or questions you don’t see answered here.

How Long Is Rehab?

The timeline for rehab depends on where they are in their addiction and what their needs are. No two people have the same exact needs, which is why we customize each person’s program according to what they require in their care. Ninety days (three months) is ideal, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It says spending at least three months in addiction treatment can increase the chances of an effective recovery period.  

Many factors can contribute to how long someone receives treatment. Managing an addiction is a lifelong effort for many people. The Palm Beach Institute can help you with your recovery, and we will be here for you every step of the way.

 Does The Palm Beach Institute Provide Transportation?

We understand how important transportation is to accessing treatment. We will do everything possible to help you start services at our facility so that you can start treatment. You are responsible for making your travel arrangements. If you are flying into the airport in our area, we can pick you up and bring you to our campus. We can also drop you off at the airport when you make plans to return home. If you are receiving outpatient treatment, you will need to make arrangements for your transportation to and from our facility.

How Much Does Opioid Treatment Cost?

Various factors will affect the costs of the opioid treatment you receive. Your specific needs regarding your physical and mental health, where you receive care, the levels of care you receive, and other considerations will affect your costs. Some estimate rehab programs to run a few thousand dollars to several thousand dollars. When you are looking over your costs, consider any therapies you’ll need as well as any medical care, medications and other things.

The cost of passing up treatment is higher than any treatment bill one could pay. We encourage everyone to get help as soon as possible. We can work with you on getting your treatment costs paid.

What Insurance Carriers Does The Palm Beach Institute Take?

The Palm Beach Institute accepts coverage from most insurance providers. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurance providers to cover treatment services for substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Our team can look over your insurance coverage and verify your benefits. This will give us a better understanding of what your plan covers and what financial responsibilities that are left to you to cover.  You can call your insurance provider and ask about copays and other payment arrangements you might have to make to ensure your opioid treatment is covered.

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