It is the policy of the West Virginia Certification Board for Addiction Professionals to promote and safeguard the quality, effectiveness and competence of professional addiction counselors through the insistence of adherence to its Code of Ethics by all WVCBAPP certified counselors.
The ethics committee develops and recommends an ethical code of conduct for adoption by the Board of Directors. Currently, the Board has adopted the code of conduct adhered to by the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). The recently updated NAADAC code of ethics can be found here. A brief description of the ten principles is listed below.
The ethics committee has jurisdiction over all matters of violation and misconduct by certified addiction counselors in the state of West Virginia. It immediately and thoroughly investigates such charges and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors for appropriate action.