Arkansas Peer Recovery Code of Ethics | Arkansas Peer Supervisor Code of Ethics | Arkansas Peer Specialist Ethics Enforcement ProcedureArkansas Peer Ethics Complaint Form

Arkansas Peer Recovery Code of Ethics

Personal Recovery
  • I will keep my personal recovery first.
Recovery Story
  • I share my lived experiences to help others.
Respectful Services
  • I will provide services in a respectful way.
  • I affirm the right and dignity of each person I work with.
  • I empower others to identify and achieve their needs and goals.
  • I advocate for individuals with mental health and/or substance use disorders.
  • I will not stop services without telling the person I am working with and will make a referral for continued services when appropriate.
  • I will only provide services inside my area of lived experience, training, competence, or scope of practice.
  • I provide recovery support services regardless of someone’s age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, political belief, language, criminal history, socioeconomic status or mental or physical condition.
Confidentiality
  • I respect the privacy of those I serve, and I will follow confidentiality guidelines as required by law.
  • I will tell my supervisor and the local child/adult protective agency if I suspect or have reason to believe that a child, individual over the age of 62, or individuals with a developmental disability has been abused or neglected or if I have knowledge of, observe a child being subjected to, conditions that would reasonably result in harm to the child.
  • I will inform my supervisor immediately if an individual I am working with has a risk of physically harming themselves or someone else.
Conduct
  • I act in accordance with the law.
  • I do not use physical force, verbal/emotional abuse, or make promises of benefits.
  • I represent myself and my capabilities accurately.
  • I do not provide or accept gifts from people that I serve.
  • I will not engage in sexual/intimate relations with individuals that I serve/have served or their families.
  • I do not provide services to individuals with whom I have had a prior sexual relationship.
  • I will not promote any service which would result in my personal gain.
Professional Development
  • I will improve my recovery service knowledge/skills through ongoing education and training.

The Arkansas Peer Recovery Code of Ethics is based on the Ohio Certified Peer Recovery Code of Ethics.