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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Amazing Grace That Saved a Drunk Like Me

“Yes, there is a long period of reconstruction ahead…” –Alcoholics Anonymous, Big Book, page 83

I often find myself baffled by all that I have accomplished in my sobriety. Now, I’m not talking about wealth or fame—I’m referring to a quality of life, peaceful days, if you will.

I use the word ‘baffled’ because I was so sick with addiction for so long that I never imagined any tranquility. I never imagined that solace could feel so sweet. I didn’t even remember what it was at the time.

My father felt the same way.

A Family Disease

Being the addicted daughter of an alcoholic father, there is much to be said for our relationship.

The journey was an exhausting uphill climb at times. I recall when my wonderful father was diagnosed with cancer and we decided to make our amends. (Dad had been sober about 2 years at that point.) In his hospital room we talked. I sobbed. We each took a turn sharing our pain as it related to the other.

My father was outgoing and funny and too bright for his own good.  Alcoholism saw him angry and ill tempered—a man who was knee-deep in mire. He held a prestigious job and was able to give much to his family, but alcoholism came awfully close to taking that career from him.

Healing and Hope

His fall was a heavy fall on thin ice which he fell through and began drowning under. Only by the grace of God was he rescued through the program of AA and a therapist.

As he lay dying, his demeanor was remarkably enlightening. He said, “Katie, I have only two regrets…I never found the time to teach my trade. I so wanted to pay that forward. And I hurt people that I dearly loved when drinking. I was a royal S.O.B. during that time.”

Several family members sang Amazing Grace at my father’s funeral as he had requested. It is a song about finding one’s self with God’s guiding hand.

Dad had said that this song was truly about an alcoholic.

The memory of him singing it to me softly through his oxygen-mask-covered lips has stuck with me ever since.

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.”

A Legacy of Sobriety

Yes, my beloved father is gone, yet I live on in his wake.

I am sober. I am whole. I am serene. I once was lost, but now I’m found. Was blind, but now I see.

Godspeed, Dad. I pray you rest easily.


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