The Dianova network offers a variety of programs and activities dedicated to providing support to those suffering from substance abuse or dependence (alcohol or other drugs) or to preventing substance abuse. Dianova programs may have a generalist or specialized focus; they are grounded on science-based approaches and utilize four distinct modalities, depending on target population:
- Residential setting – e.g. regular or specialized therapeutic community treatment model
- Outpatient – daycare for special needs populations
- On-site – e.g. on-site drug prevention programs in schools, universities, or worksite-based
- Community-based – programs operated within the community and involving residents
The Dianova Model: Our Principles
- Self-reliance/autonomy – The purpose of Dianova activities is to help people in dependent situations, whatever these may entail, to discover or re-discover their autonomy and become self-reliant. In other words, their ability to manage their own lives amidst the rules set out by their social and natural environments.
- Optimal proximity – A relationship of trust is built between the professional and the users to reinforce emotional security and thus foster their capacity for learning and motivation.
- Involvement – The users are not passive subjects. They are fully involved in the program or intervention, whether it is therapeutic, educational, for awareness, training, etc. They actively participate in defining the objectives for the program or intervention and the methods used to achieve the objectives established.
- Interdisciplinarity – The programs are made up of teams of professionals with different specializations and knowledge that are complementary so that the users' unique needs can be responded to. This concept is also applied to their environments of reference (working in a network and the involvement of doctors, social workers, social leaders, families, etc.).
- Integrality – Dianova's model is characterized by a holistic, personalized and multidisciplinary approach that deals with the problems as a whole and builds on the users' potentials, as a condition of effectiveness in any project, whatever type of project it is.