The NAADAC/NC CAP Code of Ethics was written to govern the conduct of NAADAC's members and it is the accepted standard of conduct for addiction professionals certified by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP). The code of ethics reflects ideals of NAADAC and its members, and is designed as a statement of the values of the profession and as a guide for making clinical decisions.
The NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, effective October 9, 2016, was updated to meet the needs of current addictions practice. It is a completely new document; built from the ground up with major enhancements and additions to the previous version. Standards were replaced with Principles and each Principle considered clinician, supervisor, and relevant others. It provides in-depth, clear guidance and direction to individual providers, service organizations, regulatory boards, educators and trainers, legislators, and other related parties.
NAADAC encourages you to use its Code of Ethics and share it with your colleagues. To cite the NAADAC/NCCAP Code of Ethics for academic purposes using APA 6th Edition formatting, please use the following citations: