Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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, on-site 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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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.
  • 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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Dealing with Pain in Recovery

Obstacles can unexpectedly pop up during sobriety. But having the first three steps in place can give us the knowledge and the wherewithal to cope. Here they are for reference:

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
Step 2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

I think that by working these steps that we can come to terms with all obstacles… we may feel hopeless at times, but we truly have the tools to overcome our diversities.

I Was Powerless

For example, both my parents passed away during my first three years of sobriety. Oh, did I want to drink or pop prescription opioids to end that overwhelming pain!

Attending meetings and sharing my heartbreak with my fellows however, was much better than any pill or drink. My sponsor helped me recall that, “God does not give us more than we can handle,” and my therapist helped me verbally rid myself of all of that sadness.

A Power Greater Than Myself

The God of my understanding held my hands as I cried inconsolably. He held me and told me that my Mom and Dad were in a wonderful kingdom and that the no longer suffered. I believe that I will see them again one day.

Booze and pills would have made my psyche worse. I knew I had to come to terms with this trauma, and that I needed to feel. I could not have mourned if I was using and the angst would not be alleviated—only temporarily numbed and set aside.

Accepting My Powerlessness

I needed to accept my powerlessness, that my Higher Power was walking with me, and that I could look to Him for guidance. AA and NA kept me in check—those meetings guided me as I struggled through heartache.

Learning to accept ‘life on life’s terms’ is difficult, but I believe strongly that my difficulty would have been far more incongruous had I succumbed to my addiction.

Finding a bit of courage, I did get to the other side of my losses. Allowing my mind to be clear and open and allowing myself to feel were key during my recovery.

The obstacles that confronted me allowed me to grow and to move beyond the notion that substances are the answer to all my ills.

You will likely have your own challenges. With the support of the fellowship you will find that you have untapped strength and fortitude.

You are not alone—not alone as you travel past the pitfalls on your journey.

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