Our guarantee: 30 years of experience and over 5,000 satisfied patients.
We Can Help You!
Located 40 km from Lisbon, our International Treatment Centre specializes in addressing substance use disorders and other dependences, including alcohol, drugs, and non-substance-related addictions.
Dianova has been established in Portugal since 1984 as a public utility association specializing in education and health promotion, addiction treatment and rehabilitation, and training and capacity building for people and organizations.
Our treatment centre is part of the Dianova international network, with Special Consultative Status at the United Nations (ECOSOC/UN).
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Please complete our online pre-admission form to help us meet your needs. It does not entail any obligation on your part and all information will be processed in a strictly confidential and secure manner
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The centre is located in Quinta das Lapas
40 km from Lisbon, near the town of Torres Vedras, a historical, renovated manor situated in a quiet environment, favouring the therapeutic process.
Single and double rooms
Throughout the centre, the notion of tranquillity, confidentiality and discretion prevails; a place where you can concentrate on your recovery process.
The centre is equipped with a gymnasium, outdoor sports areas, a common room and shared facilities.
Training and digital workshops
A variety of specialized workshops allows patients to receive training in different areas to facilitate successful socio-professional reintegration.
These workshops (carpentry, decoration, cooking, etc.) allow the patient to develop hard and soft skills and to feel useful, thus enabling them to rebuild social bonds.
Nature and tranquillity
A historical site in an exceptional natural environment of 10 acres and comfortable facilities.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
We offer a customized programme, adapted to each person’s needs following a comprehensive, multifactorial individual evaluation.
Our programme is grounded in state-of-the-art theoretical models which have proved efficient in the treatment of addictions, and uses a gender-sensitive, integral and integrative approach. We provide group therapy and family therapy sessions, motivational interviewing techniques, acceptance and commitment therapy, and strategic brief family therapy.
Our Approach to Addiction Treatment
Our international treatment centre offers comprehensive care combining psychological, somatic and social approaches, aiming to accompany the patient in a process of change that profoundly modifies the different areas of daily life and personality. Dianova’s approach is based on the socializing framework of the therapeutic community through three essential elements:
A proven methodology
At Dianova, treatment is part of a long-term care framework. The objective is to stop the addictive behaviour and maintain long-term abstinence. The intervention is grounded in a biopsychosocial perspective based on science-based methodologies.
A committed team
Dianova’s international treatment centre is based on the commitment of a multidisciplinary team that combines professionalism and social commitment. Our team includes a general practitioner, a psychiatrist, a psychologist and various educators and therapists.
Each patient actively participates in their own therapeutic project and that of others. This involvement of the patient is made possible by the therapeutic alliance, i.e. the bond of trust that is created between the therapist and the patient, an essential element in the process of change.
Come and start your addiction rehab programme with us!
My name is Pedro N., I am 40 years old and I am currently in the process of rehabilitation and drug addiction treatment in the international centre of Quinta das Lapas – Dianova.
My goal is to achieve full recovery. In this centre I’m followed by a therapeutic team dedicated to help patients like me and I have access to various activities during my rehab programme, such as assisting the cook, working in the laundry, coordinating activities, etc. I’m really happy to be here!
I am the father of a resident at the Quinta das Lapas rehab centre in Lisbon. Before my son finally entered the programme, I was seriously concerned with his situation and my wife and I didn’t know what to do or even how to reach out to him.
Now that he is in Dianova’s treatment centre our relationship has improved a lot, he’s been able to engage in healthy routines and habits and he now accepts that he should be responsible for his actions.
Through the support of the team, he’s been able to work on his problems and weaknesses and I’m happy we now all get along the way we used to, with no aggressive arguments whatsoever.
I started using drugs when I was 13 and I became aware of my addiction problem at 16.
My relationship with my family and friends got much worse and it became a serious problem, we had a hard time.
I came to Dianova in January 2018. My motivation to continue the rehabilitation treatment was to be able to become a better person and have a normal life with my friends.
I advise everyone in my situation to seek help!
KNOW MORE ABOUT THE ADDICTIONS WE TREAT
Addiction to Drugs and Alcohol
Addiction is a chronic brain disease in which people find themselves unable to stop using a substance despite harmful consequences. Legal substances such as alcohol, anxiolytics, antidepressants and other psychotropic medication (which impair mental activity) are also drugs.
Behavioural addiction is a form of addiction that involves a compulsion to engage in rewarding non-substance-related behaviours despite negative consequences to the person’s physical, mental, social or financial well-being. These behaviours may include: gambling, video games, sex, Internet, shopping, sports, etc.)