Contact: Direct Number: (915) 887-3414

Information Call Center/Appointments 915-242-0555

Location:  725 S. Mesa Hills Dr.

EHN offers a Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program at its Westside Integrated Primary Medical Care Clinic which is the use of medications combined with counseling and behavioral strategies to help treat individuals with substance use disorders.

The program is designed to help those struggling with addiction of opioids (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs) and alcohol.  Research has shown with the combination of medication and behavioral therapy, the success rate increases when treating substance use disorders by helping those sustain recovery.

Medications used in our program are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and therapy treatment is tailored to meet each individual’s need.  Our MAT program’s Medical Director, Dr. C. Thornburg, specializes in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine.

Patients who are eligible for this program must be willing to detox from opiates and/or alcohol and adhere to the following:

  • Complete a physical examination conducted by a healthcare professional prior to the time of admission.
  • Complete intake and screening process with our Behavioral Health Consultant.
  • Attend weekly individual therapy sessions with our Behavioral Health Consultant.
  • Attend weekly medication monitoring with our healthcare professional for refills of prescribed medications.
  • Complete a physical examination conducted by the Medical Director.
  • Submit to random drug screens.
  • If necessary, participate in the agency’s eight (8) week program (Intensive Outpatient Program/IOP) Monday through Thursday.
  • If necessary, participate in Aftercare Group Program 1 time weekly after discharge from eight (8) week program (Intensive Outpatient Program/IOP).

Contact: (915) 242-0555

Emergence Health Network is dedicated to assisting individuals in our community who are dealing with substance abuse and addiction problems. EHN offers a variety of programs to help our clients achieve long-term recovery. Through the EHN Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program all clients receive individualized treatment based on individual needs. Treatment is provided in a confidential environment by a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor which (if needed) includes a Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program.

Contact: 915-242-0555 or (915) 747-3605

Location: Various EHN locations throughout El Paso

The OSAR (Outreach, Screening, Assessment and Referral) program is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and is managed by Emergence Health Network. Regardless of ability to pay, OSAR staff will meet with an individual, in a confidential setting, to assess whether he or she needs to be referred to a substance use treatment program for help. Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors ensure that each person is then connected to community drug treatment services. The screening, assessment and referral is free to any Texas residents 13-years and older.

To view the OSAR Resource Directory click HERE    To View the OSAR Rural Resource Directory click HERE

Contact: (915) 242-0555

Location: Various locations

  • Counseling Services are available at EHN for those who may need help with addiction issues.  In addition to Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, EHN also has Licensed Clinicians who are trained in several therapeutic approaches to serve the community. All EHN therapists are certified in several specialized areas including Licensed Chemical Dependency, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), TF-CBT, EMDR and Peer Support.
  • CBT is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including phobias, addictions, depression, and anxiety.
  • TF-CBT – Trauma-Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a therapeutic intervention designed to help children, adolescents, and their parents overcome the impact of traumatic events. For example, it is designed to help with traumas related to sexual abuse, physical abuse, domestic violence, and community violence, an unexpected death of a loved one, natural disasters, and war.
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) is effective for post-traumatic stress.  However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in the treatment of conditions such as panic attacks, complicated grief, dissociative disorder, disturbing memories, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions, sexual and/or physical abuse, body dysmorphic disorders and personality disorders.
  • Peer support specialists are people in recovery from addiction who work to help others get well. Peer support specialists are different than therapists or doctors because they have learned about addiction and recovery, not from a book, but through their own personal experience. Peer support specialists are living proof that recovery is real. Their role at Emergence is to share their experience with clients to inspire and assist with their own recovery.

Contact: (915) 242-0555

Office-based Opioid Treatment is a complete treatment program for individuals with Opiate Use Disorder that includes the use of therapeutic medications, along with individual and group counseling sessions. Supported employment services are also offered to individuals with Opiate Use Disorder. These individuals will have a job development specialist assist them to secure and retain employment through numerous services and supports.

Contact: (915)242-0555

Emergence Health Network offers the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for clients with a chemical dependency/mental health dual diagnosis. The PHP provides individuals with the care of a residential treatment program but allows the clients to spend evenings at home.  This is beneficial for people who are dealing with problems too severe to be managed in outpatient therapy alone.  The program involves a longer treatment visit, usually several hours, than what is typically offered in a doctor’s or therapist’s office. The controlled environment is often a useful step-down transition from acute inpatient care or an alternative to inpatient treatment.

Contact: (915)242-0555

Individuals who need assistance with overcoming a substance use disorder can get help through our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offered at Emergence Health Network. The IOP provides a more structured therapeutic setting than what is typically offered in a traditional outpatient setting. The IOP allows staff to help clients several times a week for several hours during the day.