Code of Ethics

NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics

The NAADAC/NCCAP 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.

When an ethics complaint is filed with NAADAC or NCC AP, it is evaluated by consulting the NAADAC/NCCAP Code of Ethics.  This code is also utilized by state certification boards and educational institutions to evaluate the behavior of addiction professionals and to guide the certification process.

Updated NADAC/NCCAP Code of Ethics

The NAADAC/NCCAP 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 addictions 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.

Click here to read updated Code of Ethics.