Alcohol Addiction

We offer an alcohol rehab programme abroad!

Our Alcohol Treatment Programme focuses on the needs of each individual. Rehabilitation is achieved through a cognitive-behavioural approach, with a biopsychosocial focus.

Our alcohol rehabilitation centre in Portugal implements this methodology to help the person become aware of their problem. For international patients, the programme is provided in English.

Our Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programme

Throughout the course of the treatment, the person will:

  • Learn new ways of addressing their alcohol addiction
  • Regain their self-esteem
  • Acquire a sense of responsibility
  • Improve their self-control while building on their resources and capabilities to better cope with their addiction problem

The therapeutic alliance is an essential part of our residential alcohol addiction treatment programme. With this in mind, we combine three key aspects: interpersonal relationships, the patients’ resocialization process through therapeutic techniques, and a range of educational interventions.

The objective of our Alcohol Treatment Programme is to promote rehabilitation through a comprehensive, abstinence-oriented recovery in a safe environment.


Did you know that alcohol abuse can have dramatic consequences on your physical and mental health? In addition, alcohol can take a devastating toll on personal relationships and professional life.


How does our Alcohol Treatment Programme Work?

Is alcoholism a problem that you want and need to overcome? What you need is to focus on a recovery that is oriented towards abstinence. Dianova can help you.

At our rehab centre in Portugal, treatment is intensive and personalized. It will help you reach your own needs and expectations, including well-being and self-fulfilment.

Our evidence-based alcohol treatment includes different services. Individualized psychotherapy, psychiatric care, group therapy, occupational workshops, as well as cultural activities, sports and leisure management.

Furthermore, our treatment centre is certified under the ISO 9001 quality management system.

Outcomes of our Treatment Programme


Outcomes of our alcohol treatment programme

Notably, in 2019, our alcohol rehabilitation centre achieved a 73,5% three-month retention rate, which is a major predictor of success. The 97,9% achieved on client satisfaction rates and 93,8% on Service Recommendation are also proof of the quality of our services.

 Our commitment to quality is based on:

  • The ongoing improvement of resources management, and commitment and motivation of the Team,
  • Responding adequately to clients’ needs and expectations,
  • Enhancing the credibility of our services in the eyes of families,
  • Increasing trust and reputation among public entities.


Based on our experience, the longer the duration of the treatment programme, the better the results


Critical Success Factors of Alcohol Rehabilitation

During the alcohol treatment programme, the therapeutic team works to improve the person’s protective factors. As a result, the risk of relapse is decreased. Reinforcing one’s protective factors is critical to the positive outcomes of addiction treatment.

Acquiring structured routines. During the course of the rehab programme, patients participate daily in a number of activities that enable them to learn positive behaviours and build positive social interactions.


Each passing day, our residents know what to expect, they have things to look forward to, and they keep busy.

Goal setting. Patients are accountable for their attitudes and behaviours. In the long run, the therapeutic team helps them to set their own goals.


They also learn to recognize what steps are necessary to achieve these goals during their alcohol addiction treatment programme. 

Building positive relationships. It is essential to create a trusting environment that maintains open, honest communication between patients and with the therapeutic team. Patients can always turn to someone for help or to discuss questions or concerns.

At the same time, patients build positive relationships with their family, their peers, and the therapeutic team. They feel supported and encouraged to achieve their alcohol rehab programme towards a successful recovery! When they are back in their communities, these relationships will help them to stay active and resist alcohol use.

Therapeutic alliance. It is essentially a special, trust-based bond or pact between the patient and their therapist, upon their goals and tasks during their treatment programme.

Family involvement. Family is essential to better understand the causes of one’s alcohol problem, this is why family is a key asset for the treatment programme.


Families can help to reduce the risk of relapse after the completion of the alcohol treatment programme


Key Aspects of our Alcohol Treatment Programme

Our alcohol addiction treatment programme in therapeutic community focuses on:

Abstinence in a safe environment. Restoring one’s physical and emotional balance starts with achieving abstinence from alcohol in a relaxing, safe environment.

Behavioural analysis. Based on the assumption that each behaviour has specific consequences, as well as underlying cognitive and social grounds.

Pedagogy of daily life. Engaging in occupational activities, daily tasks and healthy management of leisure. We seek to promote personal structure and organization. Together with discovering different, alternative activities that boost personal motivation and satisfaction.

Psychological support. Engaging on psychotherapeutic groups and individual psychotherapy. The goal is to promote cognitive, emotional and relational development. And, especially, relapse prevention strategies.

How can you give a new direction in your life? Through adequate and specialized monitoring by a reference team. For instance, through an alcohol rehabilitation program like ours.


Alcoholism and Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol addiction (or alcohol use disorder) is an inappropriate use of alcohol leading to physical and psychological suffering with a strong impact on the user’s life. Overcoming one’s addiction requires finding and getting help.

How to know if someone needs a rehabilitation?

  • They drink more, or longer, than they plan to
  • They want to drink so badly they can’t think of anything else
  • They have already tried to cut back or stop and couldn’t

This person may suffer from an alcohol use disorder. They may need to participate in an alcohol treatment programme.

TEST Assess your Alcohol Use Disorder / Addiction 

The results of this self-test should only serve as a guidance. Its goal is to help you understand your alcohol use and know more about alcohol addiction and related problems.