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Category: Treatment

Embracing the abstinence/recovery model, Duffy’s believes you need familiar, effective, and personalized tools to realize long-term sobriety.

Duffy’s Recent Guest Reviews

We are proud to announce the results of the most recent HealthStream survey filled out by Duffy’s guests who completed their treatment. HealthStream is a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, transforming insight into action by surveying clients and delivering outcomes-based results for healthcare organizations. Part of an Acadia-wide program, … Read More

Tempted by your Dog’s Prescription?

Veterinary Dangers with Prescription Drugs When it comes to stealing prescription drugs in the workplace, most people immediately think of individuals who are employed at a pharmacy, hospital, or medical center partaking in this action. While illegally taking prescription drugs in these venues is an issue in itself, many individuals do not realize that their … Read More

Kratom: The New Opioid?

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), 1.5 billion people throughout the world struggle with a chronic pain condition. Within the United States alone, more prescriptions are written for painkillers such as Percocet, Vicodin, and OxyContin than in all other parts of the world combined. In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and … Read More

Share Your Experience, Strength and Hope

Living out the 12th Step The twelfth step in Alcoholics Anonymous says, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” From the beginning, Gene Duffy, our founder, embraced this twelfth step, sharing his story of … Read More

Share Your Experience, Strength, and Hope

Living out the 12th Step The twelfth step in Alcoholics Anonymous says, “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” From the beginning, Gene Duffy, our founder, embraced this twelfth step, sharing his story of … Read More

The Importance of Leaving the City for Treatment

Stepping away from one’s everyday life poses many advantages when taking on the endeavor of becoming sober. Residential treatment, an option for care that enables men and women to fully focus on recovery in a setting that is free from the temptation of using substances, is a level of care that has helped countless individuals … Read More

Duffy’s Launching Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

In the coming weeks, Duffy’s will officially open its first intensive outpatient program (IOP). The program builds upon our 49-year heritage of comprehensive inpatient treatment, and gives our guests a treatment option that helps them balance their recovery with day-to-day life. The IOP facility, located in downtown Calistoga, includes space for both one-on-one and group counseling sessions. … Read More

Lessons From John Lennon and His Song “Cold Turkey”

“Temperature’s rising Fever is high Can’t see no future Can’t see no sky My feet are so heavy So is my head I wish I was a baby I wish I was dead Cold turkey has got me on the run My body is aching Goose-pimple bone Can’t see no body Leave me alone My … Read More