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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Synthetic Marijuana 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 synthetic marijuana 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 Synthetic Marijuana Detox

The importance of detox for synthetic marijuana abuse

When ingested, synthetic marijuana produces powerful pleasurable and relaxing feelings, and these feelings often cause people to return repeatedly to the drug. Over time, synthetic marijuana can begin to be the only thing a person thinks about, and all of his or her energy will be devoted to acquiring and using this drug.

As a person continues to use synthetic marijuana, it begins to have a less potent effect. This reduction in potency is due to the body’s ability to alter how it functions to accommodate the presence of various substances. This reduction in potency is known as tolerance, and it is one marker that an individual’s synthetic marijuana abuse may be turning into an addiction. Clinically, a synthetic marijuana addiction is known as synthetic marijuana use disorder.

When a person who has synthetic marijuana use disorder abstains from using the drug, his or her body will struggle to adjust to the absence of the drug. This readjustment process is known as withdrawal. Withdrawal can be painful and uncomfortable, and it presents a significant barrier for individuals who are attempting to take back their lives from synthetic marijuana abuse. Unfortunately the fastest way to relieve withdrawal symptoms is to simply take more synthetic marijuana. For many people, professional treatment is the only way they can successfully overcome the compulsion to abuse synthetic marijuana.

Professional treatment during withdrawal comes in the form of a detoxification, or detox, program.

Benefits of Our Synthetic Marijuana Detox

Benefits of our synthetic marijuana detox program in Northern California

As described above, the symptoms of withdrawal, combined with the compulsion to abuse synthetic marijuana, can prevent individuals from achieving success in the early stages of recovery. Detox programs are designed to give people struggling with synthetic marijuana the help they need to get their first few days and weeks of sobriety. Some of the benefits of detox programs include:

  • Collaborative environment: All guests in a detox program are striving for the same thing: to recover a life that had until recently been taken over by substances of abuse, including synthetic marijuana. As a result of being surrounded by like-minded individuals, guests in a detox program can benefit from court of their peers and the positive peer pressure that exists among a group of people who are all striving to overcome an addiction.
  • Substance-free environment: Detox programs protect individuals in their care from the influence of substances. As a result, there are no drugs allowed in a detox treatment center. The lack of access to drugs means that individuals who are detoxing from synthetic marijuana do not have to rely on their own strength to avoid using during the vulnerable first days and weeks of treatment and they will be safe from the harmful effects of synthetic marijuana.
  • Medical monitoring: Detox programs are staffed by teams of medical professionals who have extensive training in substance abuse medicine, physiology, and the withdrawal process. As a result, they are able to track each person’s progress through withdrawal and ensure that withdrawal is as safe as possible. Furthermore, they can also make the withdrawal process somewhat more comfortable since they are able to prescribe medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
  • Efficient transition into additional care: Detox programs typically have close relationships with residential substance abuse treatment centers, and some residential treatment centers even have detox programs in-house. As a result, individuals in a detox program will not have to worry about gaps between phases of treatment. Instead, they will be able to transition smoothly from detox into residential care and other levels of treatment and will thus be able to continue building upon the progress they have made so far.

The synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, the damaging effects it can have individuals’ lives are already beginning to be understood. While little research exists on the long-term dangers of synthetic marijuana abuse, the short-term dangers of this drug are well known. Synthetic marijuana abuse can prevent a person from performing effectively at his or her job, potentially causing job loss, long-term unemployment, and severe financial disruption. In addition, the drug has been known to have certain negative physiological effects, including cardiovascular damage and even death. Overdose is also a distinct danger because synthetic marijuana formulations are constantly changing as manufacturers attempt to stay ahead of law enforcement personnel.

Fortunately, recovery from synthetic marijuana abuse is possible.  Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab has a long history of providing effective treatment for individuals who are struggling with drug abuse and substance use disorders. With the help of the caring and experienced professionals at our family-owned treatment center, true lasting recovery is possible.

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