Make no mistake, addiction is a disease. It can be tough to unpack and understand the nature of addiction. When trying to obtain a more comprehensive view of your mental health, you need straightforward data from professionals in the field who know what they're discussing and have your best interests at heart.

It's our mission to make addiction, mental health and psychology topics approachable, relatable, and stigma-free. We work hard to break down complex terms, reflect recent research findings, and provide accurate information in a way that empowers you control over your own well-being.

EMRGENT is always here for you when you need us the most. We understand that, much like physical health, mental health is something that we have to work on continuously. So we provide easy-to-understand information and tips to help you make healthy choices for your mind and body. Every year, EMRGENT helps 150 million people who have questions about their health—we can't wait to help you too!

Our mission is simple—empower you and your recovery.

Subject-Matter Expert Writers

We only allow individuals with true expertise and experience in their field to write for us - be it doctors, therapists, or mindfulness experts. We also value clear communicators who can explain complex topics without bias.

Diverse Voices

At EMRGENT, we are dedicated to assisting all people with their health and well-being--no matter what race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, culture, body type, or ability they have. We want to ensure that our content includes everyone and provides different perspectives on various topics. Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion Pledge to get further information about our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Editorial Team

Our editorial team works hard to ensure that all of our content is responsible, accurate, helpful, trustworthy, and up-to-date. Our team members strive to make sure that each piece of content is also easy to understand and comprehensive.

EMRGENT is seeking certification by Health on the Net (HON) and upholds the Society for Professional Journalists’ foundations of ethical journalism.

Review Board

Our Review Board will be made up of esteemed professionals in the medical field, including board-certified physicians, psychiatrists, licensed psychotherapists, social workers, and mental health counselors. They will vigilantly review our content for accuracy and currency.

We ensure that our content is evidence-based and accurate by having it reviewed by an expert in the field who is certified or authoritative on the topic. This way, you can be confident that the articles, videos, illustrations, tools, and other resources we offer are comprehensive and reflect current best practices.

We listen to our reviewers and make changes accordingly. If they approve of the content, we put their seal of approval in the byline.

Fact Check

The qualified and experienced fact-checkers on our team play a vital role in ensuring the accuracy of our content. Our fact-checkers carefully review medical statements, claims, and recommendations for accuracy and timeliness. We only use primary references from reputable sources that are up-to-date, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations. Inline citations as well as a list of full references, can be found at the bottom of every article.


In this current age, people have become increasingly reliant on the internet for news. With that said, it is our duty to make sure every article published by EMRGENT meets standards of excellent clarity, accuracy, and thoughtfulness. Our readers should be able to trust in the reliability of our reporting.

We pride ourselves on our primary sources, medical experts' input, and trustworthy news writers to bring you the latest information in mental health. We don't just report breaking news stories—we provide the context and analysis needed to keep you informed about what's going on in the world of mental health. Whether it's groundbreaking research or new treatments for conditions, we go above and beyond to make sure you're always up-to-date.

References, Sources, and Citations

We check the accuracy of medical statements, claims, and suggestions by consulting current primary references, including peer-reviewed medical journals, government organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy associations. Inline citations as well as a list of sources can be found at the bottom of every article.

(EMRGENT focuses on human research and treatment options that have been proven to work, though we will still report relevant animal research or experimental/alternative treatments if it is the only information available to promote understanding of a topic.)

Up-to-Date Information

Our editorial team, along with help from our Review Board and subject-matter experts, evaluates all of our existing content every few months. This is to maintain accuracy and reflect the most current research, guidelines, and statistics.

If necessary, we will revise the content until it meets our standards again before having it recertified by our Review Board. If you spot any inconsistencies or outdated information while reading one of pieces, please contact us immediately.


Our goal is to break the negative connotations that still exist around addiction and mental health. We achieve this by presenting our information in a way that informs and empowers you to openly discuss these tough topics and conversations, both with others and with yourself.

We are here to be your partner as you create a healthy relationship with your mind. Our advice and next steps will help you achieve a happier, healthier life.