The Palm Beach Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida

west palm beach Florida
314 10th Street
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

Overview of The Palm Beach Institute

The Palm Beach Institute Drug and Alcohol Treatment center is located in close proximity to the beach in West Palm, South Florida. It was founded almost 47 years ago and since then has been providing high standard rehabilitation services to its clients. The Florida sun shines down brightly at the beautiful premises of the center providing its clients a comfortable and relaxing environment to unwind. The Palm Beach Institute has the honor of being the first rehabilitation center in South Florida. It has treated over 12,000 clients to date. Their licensed and experienced team uses a variety of treatment plans and therapies which include drug rehab, alcohol rehab, residential programs, outpatient programs and addiction therapies. They provide a comprehensive level of treatment from detox to post-treatment support. One of the unique features of this addiction center is its alumni program which offers support and assistance to its clients even after the completion of their treatment. This makes the recovery process long lasting. The Palm Beach Institute evaluates each new client and assigns them to a program that best caters to their needs. Having run the facility for almost 50 years, the staff has extensive experience in providing successful treatments to its clients.

Housing and Food at The Palm Beach Institute

The Palm Beach Institute is one of the first rehabilitation and addiction treatment centers in South Florida. Situated over a vast area of land, its construction is modern and spacious. Patients, who are segregated according to gender for living, share rooms which are comfortably furnished and decorated. All the basic amenities are available in the rooms. Bathrooms are also shared among patients. Comfortable common rooms provide patients with a serene environment where they can relax and associate with each other. The common rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, comfortable sofas, fireplaces and other amenities. All the bedrooms and common rooms give a warm and welcoming feel to its clients. The center has a gym which clients use during their recreational and exercise time. The center also encourages other indoor and outdoor recreational activities.

The center has an on-site chef who prepares meals three times a day. Meals are served in common dining rooms. Another plus point of this facility is that there is an in-house nutritionist as well. The job of the nutritionist is to help the chef make healthy meals keeping in view different requirements and dietary restrictions that some clients might have.

Treatment Options

The treatment options available at the Palm Beach Institute are as under:

  • Drug Rehab
  • Alcohol Rehab
  • Residential Treatment
  • Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
  • Outpatient Programs
  • 12 Step Programs
  • Addiction Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention

The center treats the following substances’ abuse:

  • Adderall
  • Alcohol
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Carfentanil
  • Cocaine
  • Codeine
  • Flakka
  • Heroin
  • Inhalants
  • Marijuana
  • Opioids
  • Prescription stimulants
  • Sedatives
  • Simulants

Therapies at The Palm Beach Institute

The Palm Beach Institute provides the following therapies to its clients:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Relapse Prevention Training
  • Anger Management
  • Spirituality

Payment Options

Most of the treatment plans and options provided by the Palm Beach Institute are covered by insurance. However, an insurance plan might not cover all the treatments that a client might need on his path to recovery. The staff at the center can work with the insurance company in figuring out the complete details of insurance coverage. Palm Beach Institute accepts the following insurance options as payment for treatment:

  • Aetna
  • American Mental Health Network
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beech Street
  • Behavioral Health Solutions
  • ComPsych
  • HealthSmart
  • Integrated Health Plans
  • Managed Care Concepts
  • MultiPlan
  • PHX
  • Three Rivers
  • UMR
  • USA Managed Care Concepts
  • Wood Associates

Licenses and Accreditations of The Palm Beach Institute

The Palm Beach Institute has the following accreditations:

  • The Joint Commission National Quality Approval
  • The Florida Department of Children and Families


The Palm Beach Institute Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center has been the pioneer in providing effective treatment from substance addiction and mental health issues. The process from detoxification to residential treatment ensures a complete and lasting recovery for patients. The alumni program that provides support and resources to clients after completion of their treatment is one of a kind. Their philosophy is to treat the mindset behind addiction as opposed to only the substance abuse. This helps in preventing relapse during recovery. The Palm Beach Institute Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center advocates comfortable environments to clients and less patients to staff ratio so that every patient can be evaluated and treated individually. All these requirements are met by the Palm Beach Institute.

Staff at The Palm Beach Institute

Dan Dowdle B.A., LADC

Executive Director

Dan Dowdle has over 30 years of management experience in different fields from retail shoe stores to restaurants. After coming out of alcohol addiction, he decided to join the field of behavioral health. He completed a year long training program at the Hazelden Foundation, after which he stayed there as a counselor. Later he moved to Florida and joined the Palm Beach Institute. He has been a supporter of the 12-step program and believes in providing high quality, individualized treatment to patients.

Dr. Timothy Anderson, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Timothy Anderson, MD, is a graduate of St. Louis University of Medicine with a Masters in Public Health from Nova Southeastern School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has been providing treatment and care to people suffering from substance abuse for almost 12 years now. He has expertise in addiction medicine, occupational medicine, and general practice

Lisa Sussman

Clinical Director

Lisa Sussman has a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from South University. She has over 13 years of experience in the substance abuse field. Her areas of expertise include issues related to sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and addiction. She also specializes in group therapy and has been helping many families, couples and adolescents recover from their problems.


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