Ethics Statement for Thrive Addiction Therapy in Salisbury

As an Addiction Therapist practicing in Salisbury, I commit to the highest standards of ethical practice and professional conduct. My primary goal is to provide compassionate, effective, and confidential care to individuals struggling with addiction. To this end, I pledge to adhere to the following principles:

Respect for Clients

1. **Dignity and Worth**: I will treat all clients with respect, regardless of their background, beliefs, or circumstances.

2. **Autonomy**: I will support clients’ rights to make their own decisions and respect their autonomy in their journey towards recovery.

Confidentiality

3. **Privacy Protection**: I will protect the confidentiality of all client information, disclosing it only with the client’s consent or as required by law.

4. **Secure Records**: I will ensure that all records and communications are stored securely to prevent unauthorized access.

Professional Integrity

5. **Honesty and Transparency**: I will provide honest and clear communication about treatment options, risks, and expected outcomes.

6. **Avoiding Conflicts of Interest**: I will avoid any conflicts of interest that could compromise my professional judgment or the integrity of the therapeutic relationship.

Competence

7. **Continuous Learning**: I will engage in ongoing education and training to ensure that my knowledge and skills remain current and effective.

8. **Evidence-Based Practice**: I will use evidence-based approaches and interventions in my practice, tailoring them to meet the unique needs of each client.

Client-Centered Care

9. **Individualized Treatment**: I will develop and implement treatment plans that are tailored to the specific needs and goals of each client.

10. **Empowerment**: I will encourage and empower clients to take an active role in their treatment and recovery process.

Ethical Responsibility

11. **Non-Discrimination**: I will not discriminate against clients based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or socioeconomic status.

12. **Reporting Ethical Violations**: I will take appropriate action if I become aware of any unethical conduct by colleagues or other professionals.

Collaboration and Advocacy

13. **Interdisciplinary Cooperation**: I will collaborate with other healthcare professionals, agencies, and organizations to provide comprehensive care for my clients.

14. **Advocacy**: I will advocate for policies and practices that support the well-being and recovery of individuals with addiction.

By adhering to these principles, I commit to fostering a therapeutic environment that promotes trust, healing, and recovery for all my clients.