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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Why Diana Nyad Is a Recovery Inspiration

The Story

If you’ve watched the news lately, you may have heard about Diana Nyad. At 64, she just accomplished her life-long dream of becoming the first person to swim the 110 miles from Cuba to the US—without a shark cage. A grandmother, she persevered through excruciating jellyfish stings, vomiting and swelling to accomplish something truly incredible. Diana first attempted this feat when she was 28, trying another four times before she succeeded.
After finally completing her swim, Diana Nyad tweeted “I got 3 messages: 1 is we should #NeverEverGiveUp, 2 is #NeverTooOld to chase dreams, 3 is #NeverASolitarySport it’s a team.” This quote extends far beyond Nyad’s swim, however; it resonates with the 12 Step message and encourages us to always carry on.


It is a sad fact, but 90% of people who attend 12 Step meetings do not make it past the one-year mark. Regardless of why people relapse, they cannot give up—ever. What would have happened if Nyad stopped trying after her second or third attempt? It took five tries over 36 years for Nyad to swim from Cuba to Florida, many people may fail their first attempt at sobriety but you cannot let that stop you.


It took an entire cadre of people around Nyad for her to reach her goal. Likewise, no one reaches sobriety by themselves. It takes a support network to succeed in recovery. A support network consists of many people, one group is your 12 Step community, another can be friends and family and so on. One person can become addicted, but recovery requires a team.

Why This Matters

A woman going for a swim in and of itself may seem mundane, but the scale of what Diana Nyad did is mind-blowing. She sustained jellyfish, physical exhaustion and 110 miles of open water to achieve a dream she started 36 years ago. Those struggling with addiction would do well to view this inspiring story as proof that you can achieve your goals irrespective of your current situation. Will things be difficult? Yes, will there be pain involved? Probably, but through diligence and with the backing of a solid support system you can be great too.