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Jaywalker Ethics

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Yesterday on July 15th, an article was posted on the Behavioral Healthcare website, a site dedicated to the business of treatment and recovery. The article discusses legal and ethical rules in the arena of testimonials and case studies. Bobby Ferguson our owner and founder was quoted several times in the article which also references Jaywalker’s Code of Ethics. Here at Jaywalker, and at other treatment centers around the country, we often use and share our clients success stories as marketing tools. We are obviously very proud of our alumni, and sometimes nothing is more helpful to a man potentially deciding to go to treatment than the testimonial of someone who has been in their shoes. There are several key factors we want to make sure we consider when collecting, sharing, and using these testimonials and case studies. Obtain the clients explicit written permission to use the case for marketing purposes….

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Code of Ethics

Jaywalker Founder and CEO Bob Ferguson recently served as a panelist at the National Conference on Addiction Disorders (NCAD) in St. Louis.  Following the August conference, and acting on a suggestion from a fellow panelist, Ferguson drafted Jaywalker’s first code of ethics. As the current chair for the Ethics committee of The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), Ferguson was asked a to write a guest commentary about the ethics panel for Addiction Professional Magazine.  The article outlines some of the ethical issues challenges facing the addiction treatment industry today, and encourages other treatment providers to draft their own ethics code and post it on their websites. “The idea is for each treatment program to articulate its own ethical values; and for each of us to hold ourselves accountable to their own code of ethics,” says Ferguson. “Until each of us becomes transparent and accountable, the ethics conversation is more about finger-pointing and less about values and principles.”…

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