Drug Rehabs in West Palm Beach, FL

West Palm Beach sits on the Eastern coast of Florida within Palm Beach County. In recent years, there have been a growing number of deaths from opioids. Fortunately, there are many treatment facilities with numerous inpatient and outpatient services nearby to help free you from drug and alcohol addiction.

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Beachway Therapy Center

West Palm Beach , FL

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Palm Beach Shores , FL

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North Palm Beach Recovery Center

North Palm Beach , FL

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Northlake Recovery

Palm Beach Gardens , FL

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In West Palm Beach, Florida

The state of Florida has a complicated history with drug addiction. While the state has seen its fair share of tragedy from the current Opioid epidemic, it also become home to a great number of addiction recovery and rehabilitation centers. West Palm Beach is no exception.

Opioids In West Palm Beach

In 2014, 1,225 people in Palm Beach County sought treatment for a prescription Opioid addiction. This made it the second most reported addiction for people seeking recovery treatment, only after alcohol. However, despite attempts made by the government to fight the Opioid epidemic, deaths caused by Opioids have grown year over year. The Palm Beach County medical examiner determined that 143 people had died from Opioid use in 2012. That number grew to 569 deaths 4 years later, in 2016. That makes up nearly 76% of the total number of deaths caused by drugs and doesn’t include the additional 363 deaths where Opioids were present, but not the cause.

While prescription Opioid abuse is a problem in West Palm Beach, and across the country, the rise of Opioid analogs in West Palm is one of the most concerning. Particularly the use of Carfentanil, an Opioid so potent that it takes as little as a third of a milligram to overdose.

Carfentanil Use Growing In West Palm Beach

Carfentanil is a lethal synthetic Opioid that has been used more and more in recent years. Intended as a tranquilizer for elephants, Carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than Morphine. There is no safe way to use it. Despite this, it has been involved in 85 deaths in Palm Beach County. Carfentanil-involved deaths even eclipsed the 83 deaths that involved Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 80 times stronger than Heroin.

While this could be due to people using it recreationally, it is more likely that dealers are using Carfentanil to cut with other drugs. Despite the new laws that charge the premeditated dealing of Fentanyl and Carfentanil as first-degree murder, dealers are still using it as cheap filler to cut their costs. This can be seen as a majority of the reported deaths also contained another substance or combination of substances in addition to the deadly Carfentanil.

The Contamination Of Heroin In West Palm Beach

In 2015, Heroin was the leading cause of death in 158 cases. That number accounts for 21% of the state of Florida’s Heroin-induced deaths.

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In 2012, 143 people had died from the use of an Opioid.

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By 2016, deaths from Opioid had grown nearly 4 times to 569.

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In 2016, Carfentanil was found to be involved in 85 deaths.

Grey Death Has Come To West Palm Beach

In 2017, South Florida saw the first appearance of “Grey Death.” The concoction is as ominous as it sounds; a designer drug that mixes Heroin, Fentanyl, another designer drug called U-47700, and other Fentanyl analogs, it looks similar to concrete mix and gets its name from the lethal blend of Opioids it contains. Grey Death is no doubt part of the cause of the spike in Carfentanil- and Fentanyl-related deaths.

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Finding Help In West Palm Beach

Finding help with recovery in West Palm Beach is more important now than ever before. With the sheer amount of cross-contamination of substances with lethal substances, any dose could be someone’s last. If you or someone you love suffers from addiction and are worried that it has become a life or death situation, do not wait. Contact a treatment provider today. They can discuss available treatment options with you.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Palm Coast NA Post Office Box 20984
West Palm Beach, FL 33416
561)848-6262
Mid-Coast Convention of Narcotics Anonymous P.O. Box 8213
Delray Beach, FL 33484
561-393-0303

College Programs

PBA Counseling Center

Palm Beach Atlantic University

901 S. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Crisis Center service

Southeastern College-Greenacres

1756 North Congress Ave West Palm Beach
FL 33409

Health Counseling Services

Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations

5154 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Programs

Everglades University

5002 T-Rex Ave #100
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Lynn University

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431

FAU Counseling And Psychological Services

Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

AA and NA Meetings in West Palm Beach

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Palm Beach County Intergroup 1371 Okeechobee Road West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
El Milagro Continua 1651 62nd South Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33415 Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Sunday: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
South Palm Beach County Intergroup of AA 2905 S. Federal Hwy, Suite C15, Delray Beach, FL 33483 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 am, Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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