Serenity Recovery Clinic
Serenity is the concomitant of spiritual growth. It is not a "peak experience," which culminates and ends suddenly, but rather a plateau, a feeling state that accompanies the productive expression of one's essential human faculties. ...Serenity then, is what we experience in the process of growing nearer to the goal of becoming ourselves.
It is the responsibility of the addiction professional to safeguard the integrity of the counseling relationship and to ensure that the client is provided with services that are most beneficial
Our ability to do good is based on an underlying concern for the well-being of others. Counselors will act for the good of others and exercise respect, sensitivity and insight and understands that the primary professional responsibility and loyalty is to the welfare of his or her client
We understand and respect the fundamental human right of all individuals to self-determination and to make decisions that they consider in their own best interest. In that regard, the counselor will be open and clear about the nature, extent, probable effectiveness and cost of those services to allow each individual to make an informed decision about his or her care.
We understand and support actions that will assist clients to a better quality of life, greater freedom and true independence. We support clients in accomplishing what they can readily do for themselves and will not insist on pursuing treatment goals without incorporating what the client perceives as good and necessary.
Confidential information is disclosed when appropriate with valid consent from a client or guardian. Every effort is made to protect the confidentiality of client information, except in very specific cases or situations.
We will uphold the legal and ethical standards of the profession by being fully cognizant of all federal laws and laws that govern practice of substance use disorder counseling in their respective state. Furthermore, addiction professionals will strive to uphold not just the letter of the law and the Code, but will espouse aspirational ethical standards such as autonomy, beneficence, non-malfeasance, justice, fidelity and veracity.