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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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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 eyes are wide open
Can’t get to sleep
One thing I’m sure of
I’m at the deep freeze
Cold turkey has got me on the run
Cold turkey has got me on the run…”

On break at a recent Narcotics Anonymous meeting, the topic of John Lennon was being discussed by 3 meeting members.

Lennon’s History of Addiction

I joined in the conversation as I didn’t know much about his life or his apparent addictions. When I returned home, I began a research project of my own. Many sources wrote about John’s addictions to alcohol, LSD, cocaine and heroin. And some sources mentioned John’s lyrics to the song “Cold Turkey.”

As seems to be the case when tales are told after the fact, many people wrote differing stories. One writer stated that John was an alcoholic prior to the formation of The Beatles, another told of his chronic heroin use—most of the biographies seemed to at least agree on one thing: that he did wrestle with addictions.

The specific chemicals John Lennon may have abused seems barely relevant to his struggles. As a husband and father, he experienced times of grand dysfunction. One source told of John’s struggle with depression and aggression. These struggles led to his leaving the band on several occasions, staying a recluse for a number of years, and being questioned by authorities as to possible batterings of his wives. John was arrested at least twice for drug possession.

“How can I go forward, when I don’t know which way I’m facing…”

John Lennon was a brilliant musician and many fans loved him. I am also a fan, and admire his talent. Unfortunately, addictions hardened his life. Reading the angst in this song, one can only feel his anguish as he tried to withdraw.

John Lennon was quoted as saying, “How can I go forward when I don’t know which way I’m facing?”

Whether or not John experienced times of sobriety is also unclear. I can only hope that he was able to. Upon his death when he was shot by a mentally ill man. The autopsy showed that his death was a homicide. His autopsy also found alcohol and methadone in his system.

“Cold Turkey’s” Lyrics are a Powerful Reminder

Although a wealthy and famous man, John struggled like many of us have. Addiction is a horrid disease and needs to be taken seriously. There are ways to get to the other side—rehab, Twelve Step meetings and counseling are a few ways to get started. .

Let’s look at John Lennon’s song as a powerful tool to help us overcome our demons and to be ever grateful for our sobriety.

“…Thirty-six hours
Rolling in pain
Praying to someone
Free me again
Oh I’ll be a good boy
Please make me well
I promise you anything
Get me out of this hell
Cold turkey has got me on the run.”
~ John Lennon

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