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Code of Ethics

I do affirm:

  • That in the practice of my profession, I will assert the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, and justice as a guide to my professional conduct.

  • That I will not discriminate against clients or professionals, based on race, religion, age, sex, handicaps, national ancestry, sexual orientation or economic condition.

  • That I will espouse objectivity and integrity, and maintain the highest standards in the services I offer.

  • That I recognize that the profession is founded on national standards of competency which promote the best interests of society, of the client, of myself and of the profession as a whole. I also recognize the need for ongoing education as a component of professional competency.

  • That I will uphold the legal and accepted moral codes which pertain to professional conduct.

  • That I will respect the limits of present knowledge in public statements concerning alcoholism and other forms of drug addition.

  • That I will assign credit to all who have contributed to any published materials and for the work upon which the publications are based.

  • That I will respect the integrity and protect the welfare of the person or group with whom I am working.

  • That I will embrace, as a primary obligation, the duty of protecting the privacy of clients and will not disclose confidential information acquired in teaching, practice or investigation.

  • That I will inform the prospective client of the important aspects of the potential relationship.

  • That I will treat colleagues with respect, courtesy and fairness, and will afford the same professional courtesy to other professionals.

  • That I will establish financial arrangements in professional practice and in accord with the professional standards that safeguard best interests of the client, of myself, and of the profession.

  • That I will advocate changes in public policy and legislation to afford opportunity and choice for all persons whose lives are impaired by the disease of alcoholism and other forms of drug addiction. I will inform the public through active civic and professional participation in community affairs of the effects of alcoholism and drug addiction and will act to guarantee that all persons, especially the needy and disadvantaged, have access to the necessary resources and services. I will adopt a personal and professional stance, promoting the well-being of all human beings.

By typing your name below, you agree to the Code of Ethics of Indiana Counselor's Association on Alcohol & Drug Abuse.

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