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


How do you know if your loved one needs alcohol or drug detox?

If you’re familiar with the recovery process, you know that detox usually comes first. Most rehab centers include medical detox in their programs, but is it really necessary? Is it possible to safely detox from home?

The answer depends on your loved one’s addiction and health history. Detox offers the safest and most comfortable way to clean out the body from alcohol and drugs, but isn’t always necessary for everyone.

So, how do you determine if your loved one truly needs detox? 

We strongly recommend medically-supervised detox if your loved one . . .

  • Is middled-aged or older and has a history of sustained heavy drinking or drug use
  • Experiences withdrawal symptoms when they need a drink or fix
  • Consumes large amounts of alcohol (e.g. anything over a 12 pack of beer or pint of liquor per day)
  • Drinks or uses every day and has been for years
  • Takes benzodiazepines (e.g. Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan), especially if taken alongside alcohol
  • Shakes, trembles or convulses (If this happens, it is life-threatening; seek immediate care.)
  • Injects drugs
  • Has other health problems
  • Is severely depressed
  • Has self-destructive thoughts or a history of suicide attempts
  • Has tried unsuccessfully to detox on their own

The severity of the detox process varies for each drug. For example, withdrawal symptoms from alcohol or benzodiazepines can be life-threatening, whereas opiate withdrawal symptoms tend to be more painful than fatal. If you’re unsure about whether your loved one needs detox, talk to a doctor with experience in addiction and withdrawal. When in doubt, always seek professional help. Death is a very real result of unmonitored detox.

For more questions about detox or Duffy’s detox program, please call us at 1.888.7171.9724. We’d be happy to help you decide the best course of action for your loved one.