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The Palm Beach Institute

314 10th Street, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33401
Founded in 1970, the Palm Beach Institute was the first private drug and alcohol treatment center in the state of Florida. As a leader in the 12-step, residential treatment model, the Institute offers medical detoxification, along with inpatient, transitional living and aftercare services for men, women and adolescent males.

Facility Highlights

  • Medical Detox
  • Individualized Therapy
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment


  • Medical Detoxification

    In order to effectively and fully recover from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse, those who undergo drug treatment must complete several important steps to achieve that ultimate goal.
  • Residential Program

    For those people who are suffering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse or addiction, it is highly recommended they seek help at an inpatient drug treatment facility.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Dan Dowdle B.A., LADC
    Dan Dowdle B.A., LADCExecutive Director
    Dan is an experienced businessman with more than 30 years of management expertise. Dan began his career in a family owned and operated chain of retail shoe stores where he spent the first 10 years working after college. Dan has also owned and operated full service and quick serve restaurants. Dan began his journey in the Behavioral Health Industry after having his own issues with alcoholism. Sobriety took root in the tenet of working with others and he soon began pursuing a second career in the treatment field. After completing a yearlong resident training program at the Hazelden Foundation, Dan stayed on and worked for three years as primary counselor on an adult male unit. After moving to Florida in 2002, Dan worked in an Intake and admissions capacity where he discovered the passion for working with families. He soon began his intervention practice as well as business development work representing treatment facilities. Dan is an advocate of 12 step treatment that integrates proven clinical practices to deliver the finest possible experience to clients and their families. Dan is a graduate of Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and is a native of Chicago and a huge sports fan rooting for his favorite teams including the north side professional baseball team.
  • Lisa Sussman
    Lisa SussmanClinical Director
    Lisa Sussman is the Clinical Director at The Palm Beach Institute. Lisa has over 13 years in the substance abuse field. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from South University. She is a licensed mental health counselor, a clinical hypnotherapist and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing. Her counseling experience entails working with numerous life issues that vary from substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, to a variety of other diagnoses to family systems, couples, individual, and group therapy. Additionally, she has worked with adolescents and adults in inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programs, and in private practice, treating those with co-occurring disorders. She has developed and facilitated family programs in substance abuse treatment.

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Patient Reviews

Overall Ratings
  • 3.0
    Avg. score from 16 reviews
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  • 2.9
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  • 3.2
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This place was an absolute joke. I had cockroaches in my bed and in the kitchen where we eat. By far the most unstructured and unprofessional facilty the pictures online were a lie they have a night guy would stand outside my window with his phone watching you tube waking me up every night spoke to Sharon about it said it wouldn’t happen again but it did like guy get some headphones and Debbie my therapist should be fired pretty much ruined my marriage this place is unfit and should be shut down it’s unlivable
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This place does not represent themselves truthfully online or on the phone prior to admission. What you get when you arrive is different than what’s promised. You will be stuck with no ID, or belongings and cannot safely leave.
    This place was amazing!! Gave me a second chance a life!!
      Shout out to anybody that is considering treatment this place does absolutely everything for you and is very well education my hats off to the staff thank you for everything always
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      Worst. Rehab. Center. Ever. Works if you just want to get away from societ in a non/institutional environment. But don’t excpect much more than that. In lockdown mode with NO one-one-one contact with therapists. And don’t let salesmen fool you...despite being in S Florida, you will not see a beach (okay, maybe 3 hours a week) or a pool. Gym 3x a week for maybe an hour each time. Might work for you - certainly works for some - and live in one of PBI’s employee’s halfway houses. But if you are looking for REAL treatment, this ain’t it.