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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Why the Family Is Key in Addiction Prevention

Substance dependence and other addictions are influenced by many factors including genetics, environment and personal character, but the family plays a key role in shaping the development of children. Because children often take on the habits of their parents, family dynamics are very important.

Healthy parenting is one of the most powerful factors in preventing substance abuse and addiction.

The family provides several crucial elements necessary for the development and growth of their child:

Protection. A healthy family can often protect children from many dangerous behaviors and mental health risks, including substance abuse and crime, by providing a sense of emotional security. While there’s never a guaranteed solution for addiction, by meeting their basic needs, providing stability, instilling safety and encouraging their development, families can do a great deal to protect children from having to experience the pain of addiction.

Relationship. How a teenager chooses his friends depends largely on the relationship he has with his parents. When teens have a good relationship with their parents, they are more likely to choose friends who have a positive influence. At home, parents should be consistent and loving with discipline and encourage children to acquire healthy, well-rounded social skills.

Love. When parents don’t take a healthy interest in their children’s lives during early development, fail to show them affection or provide emotional security, children can have a higher risk of depression, anxiety and relationship problems while they are teens or later on when they are adults.

That said, the following are family factors that are critical to help protect children and young people against substance abuse:

  • A loving, safe and healthy parent-child relationship
  • Supervision, parental monitoring and effective discipline
  • Transfer of pro-social family values
  • Interest of parents in their children’s lives and well-being
  • Parental support (emotional, cognitive, social and financial)

Of course in the “outside world”, that is, outside the family, there are many opportunities for children to be introduced to drugs or alcohol, but with proper education and values​​, even these challenges can be successfully navigated.

The following are red flags that should be taken into account if they are practiced within the family circle:

  • Lack of ties of affection and an insecure relationship with parents
  • Lack of a significant relationship with a caring adult
  • Ineffective education
  • Chaotic home environment
  • Parents or siblings abuse substances, suffer from mental illness or are involved in criminal acts
  • Social isolation

The best way to fight with addictions is PREVENTION, so do not be afraid to talk to your children and be there whenever they need you.

To help you get the conversation started, we have compiled a list of helpful guidelines in our blog post Teaching Your Kids about Alcohol: 5 DOs and DON’Ts.