Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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A Mother, Mechanic, Blacksmith, and Stewardess—Recovering Together

“The people he met, the places he passed, were all steps in his journey, and he kept a place inside his heart for each of them.” –Rachel Joyce

Samuel—a blacksmith

Samuel is a blacksmith. His hands are gnarled and permanently gray. For years he has watched as horses trot toward him and away from him.  He analyzes their gait and fits shoes for them accordingly.

And, Sam drank. A lot. Eventually he acquired a stomach paunch that paralleled the bow in his back. He hurt both physically and emotionally, yet he laughed—sharply and often.

“I am Sam, and I am an alcoholic,” he calls out to the others. “I have 6 years of sobriety, but I still make a meeting every day. AA got me clean and it keeps me clean.”

Suzanna—a mother

Suzanna is a mother, wife, and part time accountant. Dressed in a sundress and sandals, she is the picture of attractiveness and good health. Her parents were both killed in a car accident 10 years ago.

“Hi everyone. My name is Suzanna, and I am an alcoholic and an addict. I drank and smoked crack for 7 years. I come to these rooms because I was saved here. Yes, that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. My babies wouldn’t be on this earth; I wouldn’t be on this earth without AA. I’ll keep coming.”


Marshall’s chair is empty.

Lynn—a stewardess

“Why do I keep coming?” asks Lynn. “I try to make 4 meetings a week, but that is really hard because I’m a stewardess, you know. Some weeks I can come more often, others not as often. Thank God that I hate booze because in my work that’s a part of what I do, serve liquor to people who usually have had enough.”

Lynn is wearing jeans, high tops and her hair is disheveled. “I am a pill lady,” she continues, “and I am 35 days sober. I have to come here because otherwise, otherwise…I don’t know. I’ll pass,” Lynn concludes as her tears begin to fall.

Kyle—a mechanic

“I’m Kyle and I’m 19 and I shoot dope. Shot dope, I should say. I’m coming up on 2 years and I just got a sponsee.” Kyle wears a leather jacket even though the weather is warm. His hair is shaved short and he is working at his dad’s auto body shop.

“I stay with AA and NA cuz I need the steps, ya know. I need people to help me find answers to all the questions I have. Ya know, ‘the wisdom to know the difference.’”

“Welcome all,” announces Laura who is serving as the meeting’s chairperson. “Tonight we will be talking about Step 3—‘Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.’ Kyle, will you please read, ‘How it works?’  Thanks everyone. ‘It works if you work it, so work it cause you’re worth it.’”

An elderly man arrives. He is tall and thin and he wears a pinstriped suit.

“So sorry that I’m late. I am Marshall, and I’m an alcoholic. And Lynn, you left your lights on. God, it’s good to be home.”

Author: Katie Hiener is a writer, recovering addict, and mother based in Connecticut.