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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Sedative Detox Center in Napa Valley, California

With over 38,000 guests treated and a completion rate of over 90%, Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab outperforms other sedative 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 Sedative Detox

The importance of detox for sedative addiction

Sedatives can be a tempting target for abuse. Because of the feelings of relaxation and pleasure that come with using them, individuals may find themselves returning again and again to these substances in order to experience a pleasurable high. However, with repeated use, an individual’s body reacts in two ways.

The first process that happens in a person’s body is known as tolerance.  As a person continues to abuse sedatives, his or her body becomes accustomed to the presence of these drugs. As result, the drugs tend to have less of an effect on a person’s body, necessitating that the individual take more of the drug in order to achieve the desired effect. However, this process can spiral out of control. As a person takes higher doses, his or her body becomes less sensitive to the sedative and, as a result, the person must take ever-increasing doses in order to feel the effect that he or she is seeking.

This process of taking more and more of the drug can lead to the second problem that individuals who abuse sedatives can face. At some point, many individuals abstain from abusing sedatives either because they are temporarily unable to acquire more or because they begin to recognize the negative effects that sedative abuse is having on their lives.  However, these individuals’ bodies have become accustomed to the presence of sedatives such that, when they abstain from sedative use, their bodies are unable to function effectively and must readjust to operating in the absence of the individual’s sedative of choice.

This readjustment process is known as withdrawal, and it can bring a number of painful and uncomfortable symptoms. Unfortunately, the fastest way to relieve withdrawal symptoms is to simply take more of the sedative that the person had been abusing. As a result, the withdrawal process can be a serious barrier to successfully overcoming sedative abuse.

Fortunately, professional treatments are available to help individuals navigate the withdrawal process. During a detoxification or, detox, program, people who are struggling sedative abuse can withdraw safely under the care of a team of experienced professionals.

Benefits of Sedative Detox

Benefits of our sedative detox program in Northern California

As described above, withdrawal can be a serious barrier to individuals who are attempting to overcome the sedative abuse.  Fortunately, detox provides a number of benefits that can dramatically increase a person’s chance of successfully withdrawing from sedatives. Some of these benefits include:

  • Medical supervision. Individuals in a detox program are monitored carefully by a team of medical professionals who are trained in the physiological process of withdrawal. As a result, they can monitor an individual’s progress through the withdrawal process and can administer medications as necessary to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
  • Individualized care. A good detox program recognizes that each individual’s battle with sedatives is unique. These programs provide individualized care that is specially tailored to each person’s needs and does not treat guests in a one-size-fits-all manner. Instead, these programs adjust treatment to account for each person’s unique challenges, strengths, and treatment goals.
  • Drug-free environment. A major benefit of completing the withdrawal process in a detox program is that detox programs are, by their nature, drug-free. As a result, the ability to act on temptation to relapse during the withdrawal process is all but eliminated.
  • Continuity of care. Individuals who are most successful in their treatment are those who are able to transition between levels of care without interruption. Completing a detox program ensures that the individual can transition directly from detox into residential care with little to no interruption, thus giving him or her the best possible chance of successfully overcoming sedative abuse.

If a person does not seek detox care, his or her struggles with sedative abuse is likely to continue. It can feel all but impossible to overcome an addiction to these drugs without professional help. Furthermore, the temptation to relapse during withdrawal can often simply be too great to overcome, even for individuals with the strongest of willpower.

However, recovery from sedative abuse is possible. With the high quality, specialized, and compassionate care provided at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab, individuals can rest assured that they are investing in their futures and giving themselves the opportunity they need to overcome an addiction to sedatives. If you or someone you love might benefit from our detox and residential treatment, give us a call right away. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about withdrawal, detox, and our residential program. Your or your loved one’s future is too important, so take the first step towards a fully recovered life.

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