Emergence Addiction & Mental Health Services

Emergence Addiction & Mental Health Services


Emergence Addiction & Mental Health Services operates seven substance abuse treatment facilities in Oregon. The Albany center, located in a residential neighborhood toward the south of the midsized city, offers outpatient treatment and DUI services for individuals struggling with problematic substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Aftercare options are available for clients that complete the Threshold program as well.


The Emergence program is built around evidence-based practices, including eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and moral reconation therapy (MRT). Alongside these methodologies, which are used in individual and group settings, the organization offers family counseling.

The Albany center offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) known as the Threshold program, which meets three times a week for a minimum of 12 weeks. The program is designed to help clients to examine the “roles, rules, and relics of unhealthy relationships” and begin reshaping their lives. Crucially, the center aims to empower residents to make their own decisions. Graduating clients are invited to participate in 12 months of continuing care.

The DUI program, Discover, meets once per week for two hours, with classes in the evenings, mornings, or weekends. It begins with a two-hour assessment of the client, followed by a one-hour services planning session to coordinate services for client and their families. Each service plan is tailored to the needs of each client. The program focuses on helping participants understand their substance abuse-related choices, how they affect them and others, and how they can make better choices. The length of the program varies according to the individual’s needs. Treatments will include group and individual therapy and therapy activities. Clients will complete a discharge planning session so that a sobriety and healthy living plan can be put in place.


Across its facilities, Emergence employs psychiatric nurses as well as Master and Bachelor-level therapists and counselors. However, it’s not clear from the facility’s website which of these staff members is employed at the Albany location. The single individual polled by Best-rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it three out of five stars.


Of the two staff members polled by Best-rehabs.com to date, one would recommend Emergence and one remained neutral. The staff members did not agree on how to evaluate the facility.

The anonymous reviewer who would recommend treatment worked at the center in 2007, and gave Emergence five out of five stars in almost all of the evaluated treatment metrics, including its willingness to put clients’ interests first and the experience levels of its addiction and mental health staff.

The other reviewer gave more mixed feedback, giving Emergence three out of five stars for its counseling options and treatment for co-occurring disorders, and one star for its family program. “Great counlers. Long list to get in,” the anonymous reviewer wrote.


This facility accepts all major insurance policies as well as the Oregon Health Plan. The staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com on the center’s affordability gave it one out of five stars; however, the other staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the center five stars for its price point.

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  • Great counlers. Long list to get in.