Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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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Addiction Detox Center in Napa Valley, California

With over 38,000 guests treated and a completion rate over 90%, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab outperforms other addiction treatment detox centers by building the necessary foundation for long-term recovery. Duffy’s provides in-house detoxification services for a smooth transition into residential care.

The Importance of Detox

The importance of detox for substance abuse

Substance abuse can expose a person to a wide range of dangers, from temporary problems to long-term and potentially irreversible negative outcomes. When a person’s substance abuse develops into an addiction, the potential for serious harm can increase significantly. Also referred to as chemical dependency and substance use disorders, addiction can be characterized by several criteria, including a loss of control over the amount and frequency of one’s substance abuse and an inability to stop engaging in substance abuse without experiencing distressing symptoms of withdrawal.

When a person becomes addicted to alcohol or other drugs, his or her body will adapt to the presence of the substance that he or she has been abusing. When the individual attempts to stop abusing this substance, or when he or she is incapable of acquiring the drug, his or her body will experience withdrawal symptoms and react in a manner that can range from unpleasant to dangerous. Depending upon the nature and severity of a person’s addiction, the withdrawal symptoms that he or she may experience can include intense drug cravings, nausea, muscle and bone pain, abdominal cramping, agitation, anxiety, and depression.

The pain of withdrawal can defeat even the most earnest efforts to stop using a substance upon which a person has become dependent. In some cases, even the fear of withdrawal can cause a person to resist the idea of trying to overcome an addiction. Making matters potentially much worse, when an attempt to stop abusing alcohol or another drug is derailed by withdrawal symptoms, that failure can plunge an individual even deeper into the depths of substance abuse.

Of course, stopping one’s substance abuse is a necessary prerequisite to fully engaging in the therapy that can empower an individual to achieve long-term sobriety. The good news is that programs exist to help and support individuals during the process of ridding their bodies of substances of abuse. Detoxification, or detox, is a medically monitored process through which a person can get through the withdrawal process with minimum discomfort and maximum safety.

The Benefits

The benefits of detox at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab

As indicated in the previous section, detoxification can be an essential step for many people who have been struggling to overcome a substance use disorder. When a person chooses to participate in detox, he or she may receive many benefits that will significantly improve his or her chances of successfully overcoming an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Participating in medically monitored detox at a reputable comprehensive treatment center offers many benefits, including the following:

  • Detox occurs in a safe environment in which participants are monitored by trained and experienced professionals.
  • A person’s detox experience may include certain prescription medications that can reduce discomfort and lessen health risks.
  • The absence of substances of abuse in the detox environment will eliminate the risk that the individual will relapse into their addiction as a means of ending any discomfort.
  • Professionals and others who are also completing detox can be sources of both therapeutic and moral support throughout the process.
  • Some programs allow individuals to begin to participate in group or individual therapy while still in detox, which can accelerate the healing process.
  • Upon completion of detox, the individual can transfer directly into an inpatient, residential, or other type of program, which ensures continuity of care and supports continued recovery.

Among the many barriers that prevent individuals from overcoming addiction, withdrawal is both formidable and treatable. With proper care through a reputable detoxification program, the experience of ridding one’s body of the substance or substances upon which one has become addicted can be far less distressing and much safer than many people realize. But the benefit of detox is not limited to the physical improvement of being substance-free. In addition to helping people eliminate destructive substances from their bodies, a successful detox experience can also be a source of improved confidence and enhanced self-esteem, two characteristics that can be invaluable as a person participates in therapy and progresses through the early stages of recovery. Just as a failed attempt at withdrawal can complicate future attempts to end one’s substance abuse, so too can a successful experience boost a person’s resolve and increase his or her odds of achieving long-term sobriety.

At Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, we understand the challenges that are associated with finally deciding to get help for a substance use disorder, and we honor the strength and courage of every person who makes this choice. When a person chooses to complete detox at Duffy’s, he or she will work with experienced professionals who are committed to upholding the highest clinical standards while providing care in a compassionate, dignified, and respectful manner. At Duffy’s we know what you are going through, and we are dedicated to making your recovery process as smooth and successful as possible, from detox through continuing care. For more information about how we are uniquely prepared to help you or your loved one achieve a healthier life free from the constraints and limitations of substance abuse, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

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On July 26th, 2013, I entered Duffy’s after detoxing. Thanks to the good foundation I got here, I am still sober! I hope the first Monday’s activities are checking out what meetings you will go to after you leave Duffy’s. I am still going to the ones I wrote down 5 years ago. Thanks for being there for folks like me who could not stop drinking.

– A former guest
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  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals