Drug Addiction in Royal Palm Beach

Royal Palm Beach, Florida, is a small community tucked into the western part of Palm Beach County, but it is not exempt from the opioid epidemic that is raging throughout the country, state, and county.

Not far from Royal Palm Beach, in the community of The Acreage, the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office confiscated 20 pounds of fentanyl, as reported by The Palm Beach Post in a January 2021 news story. Other drugs found at the individual’s house included methamphetamines, cocaine, and oxycodone. Law enforcement also confiscated a pill press, plastic bags, bath salts (the drug), and ecstasy.

Drug-related deaths in Palm Beach County continue to rise, and many are from prescription or illegal opioids. In 2019, there were 604 overdose deaths from opioids, as reported by the Florida Medical Examiners Commission. They also report that fentanyl was the top drug presence in the county at the end of the second quarter of 2020. 

Statewide, there is also a growing issue of Medicare recipients who have overdosed or have opioid use disorder, which is also called opioid addiction. The numbers of people ages 65 are alarming, given that Palm Beach County has a large older population. The Palm Beach Florida Weekly wrote that there were 5,000 Medicare patients who overdosed on opioids every month in 2019 and 2020. 

 More shocking is that 900,000+ older individuals were diagnosed with opioid use disorders (OUD) from years 2008 to 2017. The article also states that 1,354 of the 42,245 opioid-related deaths were of those aged 65 and up.

There is compelling and validating data that opioids are destroying lives in the Royal Palm Beach area. If this is you or of someone you love, you can get help today at The Palm Beach Institute (PBI), a respected substance use treatment center that’s been in operation for more than 50 years.

Opioid Drug Rehab in Royal Palm Beach


When a person becomes chemically dependent on or addicted to opioids, it can be excruciatingly difficult to stop using them. Opioids, whether prescription or illicit, can produce distressing and tough withdrawal symptoms when the drugs are stopped. Some drugs, like heroin, are one of the worst drugs in withdrawal. However, detox at The Palm Beach Institute is medically managed to ensure you are physically stable and as comfortable as possible.

If you have been misusing or abusing opioids for a long time, you may experience withdrawal symptoms that might not seem so terrible, such as insomnia, mood swings, runny nose, and exhaustion. However, the stronger the opioid and the longer time spent using the drug, the more physically and mentally the withdrawal symptoms will hit you. You could expect to feel muscle pain, excessive sweating, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble concentrating, and rapid or irregular heartbeat.

Often, the psychological symptoms can be the worst to overcome, which is why The Palm Beach Institute medical and addiction staff are there to support you. Anxiety, depression, wild mood swings, and almost impossible to bear cravings can make the most ardent person give in and use their drug again. When you detox with us, you will not be alone and will be given dignity with a large dose of compassion as you fight through withdrawal.


After detox is completed, you might be admitted to our inpatient treatment program. Here, you will begin to learn, understand and address the root cause of your addiction. Through different therapies, you will gain the knowledge and tools that can be used again and again on your journey in recovery. You will learn how to live your life in a healthy way and without drugs.

While many addiction treatment centers follow a “cookie cutter” approach to substance use treatment, we at The Palm Beach Institute do not. We acknowledge that each person is an individual, and as such, so is their treatment plan, which is tailored to your personal needs and preferences.

Many people who are in addiction recovery have co-occurring disorders along with their addiction, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorder, or mental health disorders. A comprehensive level of treatment will address the mental health disorder, addiction, and other pressing needs. The Palm Beach Institute utilizes well-tested and evidence-based therapies, like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, and relapse prevention education, and much more. We take a holistic approach toward substance use. We treat the whole person, not just their addiction.

Partial Hospitalization

If your addiction to opioids is less severe, partial hospitalization may be a better option than inpatient treatment. This treatment modality is also good for you if you are in relatively good health and have a strong and stable home environment.

Partial hospitalization at The Palm Beach Institute entails regular medical check-ins, therapy sessions, and other treatments that run for different amounts of time and generally for at least a couple of days per week. It is a structured, medically intensive form of treatment. It is also used sometimes as an in-between step from an inpatient to outpatient treatment program.

You could expect to participate in the same therapy sessions as those in our inpatient program and also be able to engage in a variety of other treatment options, such as family programming, sober activity process groups, life skills coaching, and, if interested, gender-specific group therapy.

Intensive Outpatient

Intensive outpatient treatment at The Palm Beach Institute can be used as a continued form of care after inpatient or residential treatment or as a stand-alone form of treatment, depending on your particular circumstances. It entails the same range of therapies as inpatient programs but allows you to use the skills and tools you are learning in your daily life.

You can expect to engage in the same types of therapies as the more intensive treatment programs, such as motivational interviewing, group and family therapies, stress management, relapse prevention planning, and educational workshops.

You should expect to keep the regular appointments you have at The Palm Beach Institute. Most of these are about three times per week for two to four hours at a time. Intensive outpatient treatment requires strong self-monitoring and accountability. You need to be completely honest with yourself, and you must be able to manage the triggers that have plagued you before.


Aftercare at The Palm Beach Institute is called our Alumni Program. We created this unique program to ensure our graduated clients are not left out in the cold when treatment ends. Addiction recovery requires a lifelong commitment, and we know that can be very challenging.

The people you meet and connect with in recovery become a strong source of support and provide a secure network of help whenever needed. Through fun gatherings and weekly alumni meetings, you can share experiences, challenges and hear how others have overcome some obstacles in their recovery. Inspiration and encouragement abound with our Alumni program.

Drug Rehab in Royal Palm Beach FAQ

We know there is an abundance of information on this page, and we know there are questions that come to mind. Below, you can find the answers to the questions we always hear and reply to. If you do not see your answer here, you are welcome to contact us by phone or chat.

How long is rehab?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Principles of Effective Treatment states that “most addicted individuals need at least three months in treatment to significantly reduce or stop their drug use and that the best outcomes occur with longer durations of treatment.”  If your addiction is less severe, the time you spend in rehab could be less.

Substance use recovery is a long process, and relapses are common. Relapse is not a sign of failure but a sign that your treatment plan needs to change or that you should consider addiction treatment again.

Does The Palm Beach Institute provide transportation?

We provide transportation to and from outside the center appointments. We don’t provide transportation to and from the nearby international airports, but we can help you in securing a ride to our facility from the airport. We know that lack of transportation can be a significant obstacle to addiction treatment, and we will help in the best way we can to get you here.

How much does drug rehab cost?

The cost of drug rehab will vary greatly by each person who is admitted. If you need detox and inpatient treatment, your costs will be greater than someone who needs intensive outpatient treatment. There may be additional costs for medications given or any amenities and alternative therapies taken. The cost of rehab does not have to be a significant hurdle to clear because there are always options to help pay for the cost of rehab. We can help with that.

Do I have to travel?

Yes, you will need to travel one way or the other to get to The Palm Beach Institute. If you live near the PBI, you will have to travel by car, ride-hail service, taxi, or train to get here. If you live far from the facility, you will have to travel to get here. Sometimes, it is better to get addiction treatment far from home and away from the people, places, and things that brought you to addiction. However, travel can be a tough obstacle to clear when seeking help for drug abuse. We can help you with that.

What insurance carriers does The Palm Beach Institute take?

Most of the insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act cover mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Your employer-sponsored insurance plan may also. It is best if you review your insurance plan to see what they will cover.

Currently, we take:

  • Aetna
  • Beacon (Value Options)
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
Tap to GET HELP NOW: (855) 960-5456