Social Media Policy
Social Media Policy
A social media policy outlines for employees the corporate guidelines or principles of communicating in the online world.
Social Media Policy
By creating or contributing to discussion groups, blogs, wikis, social networks, virtual worlds, or any other kind of social media offered by I Dont Do Addictive Drugs (“Social Media Sites”) you agree to this Social Media Policy, which includes the Social Media Code of Conduct. Please be aware that this Social Media Policy will evolve as new social networking tools emerge. The date of the last revision to the Social Media Policy will be indicated by the “Last updated” date at the bottom of this document.

Participation in I Dont Do Addictive Drugs.’s Social Media Sites is not a right, but an opportunity, so please treat it seriously and with respect. Be professional, ethical, and legal. Failure to abide by this Social Media Policy including the Social Media Code of Conduct could put your participation at risk. Please also be sure to follow the terms and conditions for any and all third-party sites in which you engage, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

If you have questions regarding this Social Media Policy please contact our Community Manager.

OUR SOCIAL MEDIA LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Official I Dont Do Addictive Drugs forums:  Only those Social Media Sites created by I Dont Do Addictive Drugs are official forums of I Dont Do Addictive Drugs. Any other forums containing I Dont Do Addictive Drugs logos or purporting to be an official I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Site should be reported immediately to I Dont Do Addictive Drugs.

Intellectual Property:    All programs, guides, manuals, and materials developed by I Dont Do Addictive Drugs remain the intellectual property of I Dont Do Addictive Drugs and, as such, may not be offered by any other individual, group, or organization for sale or purchase. You also agree that I Dont Do Addictive Drugs has an irrevocable right and royalty free license to reproduce, publish, display or use any content posted on any I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Site.

Non-commercial use:    I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites may not be used for the advancement of business or financial interests of any person or entity, besides I Dont Do Addictive Drugsluding any financial transaction for the benefit of the author, either directly or indirectly. This includes, but is not limited to advertisements for products or services, any discussions of rates for services, prices for products, profits, territories, referrals, notices regarding rental of office space, and direct solicitations to purchase products or services.  The provision of any rehabilitation counseling services on or through any I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites is not permitted.

Elective positions: I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites may not be used to campaign or announce one’s intention to run for any elective position, or to endorse any candidates for a position or office with I Dont Do Addictive Drugs or other professional and/or governmental organizations.

Legal use: You must be 18 years or older to post any content on I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites.  The I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites must not be used for illegal purposes. This includes, but is not limited to libel, harassment or discrimination or the violation of any laws, including privacy, intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition or criminal laws.  No materials may be transmitted on any I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Site that are disruptive, profane, obscene, abusive, threatening, tortious, or otherwise improper.

Your warranties: By your use of any I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites, you represent and warrant that you have all the rights (including all copyrights) necessary to receive, use, transmit, and disclose all data and materials that you use, transmit or otherwise provide through the I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites. You further represent and warrant that your use of the forums and of any materials and data transmitted by you into the Social Media Sites shall comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. You warrant that any materials transmitted by you will be free of software viruses, worms, or any other programs designed to limit computer functionality or collect any personal data.  You also agree and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for any liabilities, fines, penalties, or forfeitures resulting from a breach of these warranties.  You further agree to indemnify I Dont Do Addictive Drugs from and against all cost and expenses relating to any breach of these warranties.

Disclaimer of content: I Dont Do Addictive Drugs is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on its Social Media Sites. I Dont Do Addictive Drugs shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to review, refuse, monitor, edit or remove any content that appears on its Social Media Sites. I Dont Do Addictive Drugs expressly disclaims all responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity for the performance or nonperformance of such content review. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY AND ALL CONTENT ON ANY I Dont Do Addictive Drugs SOCIAL MEDIA SITE.

Disclaimer of Warranties: The use of Social Media Sites is solely at your own risk. I Dont Do Addictive Drugs expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind with respect to its Social Media Sites, whether express or implied. I Dont Do Addictive Drugs does not guarantee that its Social Media Sites and/or any content therein will meet your requirements, are secure, current, accurate, complete, or error-free or that the results that may be obtained by use of any I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites and/or any content therein will be accurate or reliable. You understand and acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy with respect to any defect in or dissatisfaction with I Dont Do Addictive Drugs’s Social Media Sites is to cease using them.  I Dont Do Addictive Drugs further disclaims any requirement to maintain the confidentiality of any transmission made by you to its Social Media Sites, and you understand that I Dont Do Addictive Drugs will respond to any lawful requests for information from any governmental agency or through a lawful subpoena.

Limitation of Liability: You expressly understand and agree that I Dont Do Addictive Drugs shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including without limitation, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data loss, or other losses (even if I Dont Do Addictive Drugs has been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from: (i) the use or inability to use its Social Media Sites, (ii) any link provided in connection with its Social Media Sites, or (iii) any matter otherwise related to your use of the I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites.

Claims:  You agree that any claims or disputes relating to I Dont Do Addictive Drugs’s Social Media Sites or your use thereof will be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, and agree to be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in Cook County, Illinois.

SOCIAL MEDIA CODE OF CONDUCT

1. Disclose

Be honest: Your honesty—or dishonesty—will be quickly noticed in the social media environment. Be professional and ethical, use good judgment, and be accurate and honest in your communication.

Be transparent: Write in the first person. Use your real name, and be clear about your role. Never impersonate someone else, or purposefully obscure your credentialed identity.

Where your connection to I Dont Do Addictive Drugs and/or your credential is apparent, whether within a professional or personal social media presence, make it clear that you are speaking for yourself and not on behalf of I Dont Do Addictive Drugs. In those circumstances, you should include a disclaimer such as: “The views expressed on this [blog; website] are my own and do not reflect the views of I Dont Do Addictive Drugs.” Consider adding this language in an “About me” section of your blog or social media profile.

Please note that no certificant, by way of holding a credential, is entitled to speak on behalf of I Dont Do Addictive Drugs.

Be truthful: If you have a vested interest in something you are discussing, be the first to point it out and be specific about what it is. Always disclose if you’ve received something in exchange for a review of a product or service (a FTC regulation).

Be yourself: You are responsible for the content you post. Stick to your area of expertise. Write what you know. Build your own reputation. Care about what you are talking about. If you publish information outside of your credentialed scope of practice or expertise, use a disclaimer such as: “The postings on this site/platform are my own and don’t represent I Dont Do Addictive Drugs’s positions, values, or opinions.”

2. Protect

Don’t tell secrets: Make sure that you do not violate your client’s, your employer’s, or I Dont Do Addictive Drugs’s confidentiality or ethical and legal guidelines—or your own privacy. Know the laws and don’t break them. Do not divulge or discuss proprietary information, internal company documents, any content under a non-disclosure agreement, or other confidential material. Remember, if you’re online, you’re on the record—everything on the Internet is public and searchable.

Respect I Dont Do Addictive Drugs: Honor I Dont Do Addictive Drugs’s brand identity, trademark, copyright, fair use, and trade secrets. If it gives you pause … pause rather than publish. If unsure, check with I Dont Do Addictive Drugs. And unless approved by I Dont Do Addictive Drugs, your social media name, handle, and URL should not include I Dont Do Addictive Drugs’s name (full or abbreviated) or logo.

Give credit: Always cite when quoting someone else and/or using an information source. Consider using a link to the original source. Never use copyrighted material, including images, without permission.

Play nicely: Be respectful of fellow credentialed professionals, I Dont Do Addictive Drugs, and other professional organizations. Anything you publish must be true and not misleading.  Refrain from making any claims you cannot substantiate.

Share with caution: We believe in sharing and linking to the best content from all over the web. A link is not an endorsement, so link if you feel it is worthwhile to your colleagues and friends. But do be careful —once you hit “share,” you usually can’t get it back.

3. Use Common Sense

Follow policies: Follow all applicable I Dont Do Addictive Drugs policies and codes.

Do us proud: Perception is reality and in online social networks, the lines between public and private, personal and professional, are blurred. Just by identifying yourself as a credentialed professional, you are creating perceptions about your expertise and about I Dont Do Addictive Drugs.

Add value: Among countless words available, make yours helpful, insightful, and thought-provoking. Build community by posting content that invites responses—then stay engaged. Consider broadening the dialogue by citing others who are writing about the same topic and allowing your content to be shared.

Fix mistakes: If you make a mistake, admit it quickly. Be upfront and be quick with your correction. If you are posting to a blog, you may choose to modify an earlier post—just make it clear that you have done so.

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY INFRACTIONS

We expect all who participate in I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites to understand and to follow this Social Media Policy, including the Social Media Code of Conduct. Failure to do so may put your future participation at risk.  If, for any reason, an incident occurs that violates this Social Media Policy, we expect you to bring the issue to our attention immediately so that we can work together toward a resolution.

Inappropriate behavior: We will address any violations of this Social Media Policy on an individual, as-needed basis, which may include suspension or prohibition from further participation in the I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites without further notice.

False or misleading statements: We may contact you for correction. If you fail to correct such statements or are found to repeatedly make inaccurate statements, you may be prohibited from further participation in the I Dont Do Addictive Drugs Social Media Sites, without further notice.

Effective Counseling Factors.

Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience..
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Define your goals. Think about what you would like to get out of counseling. It might be helpful to write a list of events, relationship issues, or feelings that you think are contributing to your distress

Be an active participant. This is your counseling experience, so be as active as you can in deciding how to use the time. Be honest with the counselor and give her or him feedback about how you see the sessions progressing.

Be patient with yourself. Growth takes time, effort, and patience. All of your coping skills, behavior patterns, and self-perceptions have been learned and reinforced over a long period of time, so change can be difficult and slow at times.

Follow your counselor's recommendations. Take the time between sessions to complete any activities suggested by your counselor. Counseling is intended to improve your life in the "real world," so making efforts to try out and practice new behaviors, approaches, or ways of thinking could be a crucial element to the success of your counseling experience..
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