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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What Makes Alcohol and Drug Rehab Successful? 6 Hallmarks of an Effective Rehab Program

Rehab centers and treatment programs come in all sorts of flavors topped with a varying range of effectiveness. If you’re searching for a treatment center, you probably feel overwhelmed with the thousands of treatment approaches and millions of rehabilitation centers for drug or alcohol addiction.

How can you tell whether a treatment facility is effective—or will be effective—for you or your loved one? What makes a drug rehab program successful?

Studies show that quality treatment regimens all share several things in common. Below are 6 components of a successful treatment approach.

1. Individualized treatment plan

“No single treatment is appropriate for everyone” a foundational principle of effective treatment. Quality rehabs will customize a therapy program to best fit your individual needs. A comprehensive assessment, specialized detox, and one-on-one private counseling provide sensitive, targeted care. Learn about Duffy’s individualized treatment plan.

2. Assessment of co-occurring disorders

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, about 37% of individuals with alcoholism and 53% of individuals with drug addictions have at least one serious mental illness. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimates that 8.9 million adults have both a mental and substance use disorder. Oftentimes, the mental illness and substance abuse feed off each other with one directly linked to the other. (For example, drinking may be a way to self-medicate for depression, and depression stimulates the individual to keep drinking.) Because one will not disappear without the other, both issues must be addressed during rehab.

3. Isolation

A healthy, positive, and supportive environment is one of the major advantages of inpatient residential rehab. A residential rehab isolates you from the distractions and temptations of life, and allows you to focus entirely on building your recovery. This escape from the outside world is critical for undisturbed progress. Learn how residential treatment is designed at Duffy’s to help you improve your life.

4. Strong aftercare program and support groups

A strong support system is the cornerstone of lasting sobriety. After all, rehab is ultimately preparing you for life after rehab. Aftercare programs and follow up care prepares you for moments that will shake your new found sobriety. Regular support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, can help you to confront triggers and deal with daily battles, keeps you accountable for your actions, and encourages you to grow in the freedom of recovery. Learn about Duffy’s aftercare program.

5. Length of stay

Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical. A 90-day treatment stay is currently the gold standard of treatment. For decades, research has proven that people who attend a longer treatment plan has a lower rate of relapse. A 1999 study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that

  • 35% of those in treatment for less than 90 days reported drug use the following year, versus
  • 17% of people who were in treatment 90 days or over reported relapse in the following year

Recovery takes time. A longer treatment stay offers more time to master the skills of recovery, a higher chance of getting hired, and more time to help you develop a new habit. Research also shows that it takes approximately 90 days for the brain to reset itself and shake off the immediate effects of a drug or alcohol addiction.

6. Personal responsibility

Ultimately, the success of any drug or alcohol rehab program comes down to you. Programs are just programs. No matter how nationally certified or statistically successful, programs do not create lasting recovery on their own. The people at treatment are there to help you, but you must accept the help, embrace it, and use it. Rehab alone does not “cure” anything; you must take ownership of your recovery.

How do I know if rehab will even work?

If you’re searching for a treatment center for yourself or a loved one, you’ve probably realized that rehab centers don’t have very stunning success rates. In fact, seven out of ten people who complete a treatment program of 90 days or fewer relapse within one year. Perhaps you have experienced this personally, making you disappointed, angry, and reluctant to enter another rehab ever again.

Don’t lose hope. Treatment works—even if it doesn’t work perfectly. For every one dollar invested in treatment, seven is saved in recovery. Everyone has the potential to recover. Sometimes it just takes multiple times. And sobriety will get easier with time. Studies show that after 4 years of sustained recovery, the risk of relapse drops to below 15%.

For over 40 years, our treatment center in northern California has been helping people find success—whether it is someone’s first or fifth time. Visit our guestbook page to read inspiring stories of individuals who found lasting recovery despite the obstacles.

Call us if you have questions. We’re always happy to help.