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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Frozen: How Disney Movie Connects with Trap of Addiction

Ah yes, that wonderful Disney movie that little girls everywhere have memorized and that has cemented the Oscar-winning song in our heads. (Are you singing it already?)

Well, Frozen reminds me of addiction. And I’m not talking about the trap of addiction this movie has on your eight-year-old daughter.

If you’ve seen Frozen or know the storyline, did you resonate at all with the Snow Queen, Elsa?

I know I did.

(Spoiler alert!)

Frozen by trauma

Elsa has one traumatic experience after another. Her sister almost dies and even though it’s an accident, it’s her fault. How does she cope? With her parents’ guidance, she isolates herself and lives in fear of her inability to control her power. She won’t let her sister in, afraid that she might hurt her again. She responds, “Go away, Anna,” to the one who is lovingly pleading for companionship.

Then her parents, the only people that know about her powers, the only people she lets in to her life, die unexpectedly. Again, she copes in isolation and fear. (And to Anna’s detriment, who becomes oh-so desperate for love.)

When Elsa comes out of her room for her coronation, the town freaks out about her display of power. They don’t understand it, and now she will isolate herself even more in a place where she will let it all go (sorry, couldn’t help it).

She is frozen. She scared. And now, she’s fleeing and later fighting. She doesn’t realize that her actions affect everyone else around her.

Elsa knows she needs help, but doesn’t know where to turn. Her moment of clarity finally comes when she loses something very dear to her—her sister, Anna.

Trapped in addiction

“Let it go,” aka “f the world,” really speaks to the way I used to (and sometimes still can) feel about life, and the way I grew up.
It’s the perfect teenage cliche. Little punk me sitting alone in my room listening to “Adam’s Song” on repeat.

When you’re fifteen, no one understands you (especially if you’re a late bloomer that hasn’t bloomed yet). And every person over the age of thirty somehow forgot what it was like to be fifteen. That’s why, in addition to my love for Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge, I developed a love for my mom’s little white pain pills.

Like Elsa, I had a well-meaning mom who was just looking out for me. I couldn’t help but think the rest of the world (including my mom) didn’t have a clue about how I felt.

That f-the-world-no-one-understands-me mentality followed me well into adulthood.

The trolls said love thaws a frozen heart. Thankfully I had an Anna in my life (my mom) who wasn’t afraid to step in with some crazy acts of true love (which is tough love, I might add) to start the thaw in me.

How about you? What did it take to thaw your frozen heart?