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, 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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DUI a Rock Bottom for Michael Phelps?

We’ve all felt the disappointment of one of our heroes messing up.

America’s most recent scene of disappointment comes in the form of the arrest of 22-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps.

Phelps was arrested for a DUI this past week in his home town of Baltimore, MD.

Jail or Rehab?

In situations like this, we have a choice.

We can either seek and accept help or refuse it. We can continue on a destructive path or turn around.

We don’t know Phelps’ entire situation, but it seems like he’s taking steps in the right direction:

DUI—Denial Under Investigation

How many times have you heard someone struggling with alcohol and drugs say, “I don’t have a problem.”

Part of the disease is denial. People say they don’t have a problem and they refuse to go to treatment. And family members are left desperately asking, “How do I get them into treatment?”

Think of a DUI as a chance to battle your loved one’s denial of addiction.

Getting a DUI is a terrible thing. You have the legal consequences and worse, you could potentially hurt and even kill someone. Thankfully, for Michael Phelps, nothing terrible happened.

Getting a DUI is also a great opportunity. Obviously, you wouldn’t want a family member of yours to drive drunk, but if it does happen, you can use it as an opportunity to encourage them to go to treatment.

For example, you could say, “Look, even if you don’t want to go to treatment and don’t think you have a problem, we’re not going to pay your legal bills unless you go to treatment. You’re not going to get a lawyer to fight this DUI on our dime. If you’re not going to go to treatment, you’re on your own.”

Is Michael Phelps Still a Hero?

When celeb athletes fall and fail, the world watches with crossed fingers.

We can either renounce our support and publicly criticize them, or recognize that they’re a real person who is just as capable of making mistakes as we are.

I can only hope that Michael’s DUI will cause him to make better decisions, and I wish him all the best in treatment.

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