Ethics in Substance Abuse Career Field
The addiction treatment is not therapeutic as many processes psychology for it tends to be base more on faith than the scientific approach.
To resolve ethical dilemmas, addiction professionals must first understand theirethical obligations and responsibilities to those who seek their care. Secondly, addiction professionalsmust develop and analyze objective courses of action.
This implies a process of self-reflection and awareness of how to behave as a moral being. Some definitions are dictated by law, individual belief systems, religion or a mixture of all three. Addiction professionals must act in such a way that they would have no embarrassment if their behavior became a matter of public knowledge and would have no difficulty defending their actions before any competent authority.
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