Dual-diagnosis is the occurrence of both a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder at the same time. The term co-occurring disorders may be used interchangeably. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S. adults experienced both mental illness and a substance use disorder in 2018. When someone is struggling with both addiction and mental illness, it can make it more difficult for them to achieve recovery on their own. However, with the help of trained professionals and a targeted treatment program, they can develop the strategies and skills necessary to create a healthier lifestyle. Unity Place of Atlantic County offers the integration of dual diagnosis treatment at every level of care, evidence-based therapies for all types of co-occurring disorders and a client-directed, outcome-informed approach.