Dianova - Welcome

Our guarantee: 30 years of experience and over 5,000 satisfied patients.

We Can Help You!

At our international recovery centre, Quinta das Lapas, just 40 km from Lisbon.


Dianova was established in Portugal in 1984. It acts as a utility public association specialising in education and promoting health as well as in the treatment and in the training of individuals and organisations.

Our centre is part of Dianova’s international network and holds special consultative status with the United Nations (ECOSOC/ONU).

Why choose Dianova?

Our international treatment centre offers you the chance to overcome your problem in a privileged environment, providing:

Why is a centre abroad a good choice?

It’s easier for you to find peace of mind away from your usual surroundings.

You will be able to concentrate on the recovery without any distractions.

The program is conducted in English for foreign patients.

It is a certified centre under the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system.

To start your successful recovery, apply here for admission.

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The International Treatment Centre Quinta das Lapas

Located in Quinta das Lapas

40 km from Lisbon, close to the town of Torres Vedras, a renovated historical mansion, located in a quiet environment, supporting the therapeutic process.

Double and single rooms

The concept of tranquillity, confidentiality and discretion prevails throughout the entire centre. It’s a place where you can truly focus on your recovery process.

Fitness centre

The centre is equipped with a gym, outdoor sports areas, a common room and shared facilities.

Training activities

A range of specialised workshops allow patients to receive training in different fields, to ensure successful social and professional reintegration.

Occupational workshops

These workshops (carpentry, decoration, cooking, etc.) allow the patient to develop hard and soft skills and to feel useful while restoring social ties.

Nature and tranquillity

A historic site in an exceptional natural setting of four hectares and comfortable facilities.

How can we help?

We offer a personalised programme, adapted to the needs of each person, following an exhaustive and multifaceted individual evaluation.


Our programme is based on the most advanced theoretical models that have proven effective and applies a comprehensive, inclusive and gender-sensitive approach. We offer group therapy and family therapy sessions, motivational interviewing techniques, acceptance and engagement therapy as well as rapid and strategic family therapy.

Our focus is your health

Our international treatment centre offers comprehensive care that combines psychological, somatic and social approaches, with the aim of accompanying the patient through a process of change that profoundly alters different areas of their daily life and personality. Dianova’s approach is based on the socialising framework of the therapeutic community by means of three essential elements:

A proven methodology

In Dianova, our treatment is part of a framework of care that takes place over the medium to long term. Our intervention is based on a bio-psychosocial perspective and scientifically validated methodologies.

A committed team

The international centre is based around the engagement of a multidisciplinary team that combines professionalism and social commitment. Our team includes a general practitioner, a psychiatrist and a psychologist, as well as educators and therapists.

Therapeutic alliance

Each patient actively participates in his or her own therapeutic project and that of others. This patient involvement is made possible by the therapeutic alliance, that is, the bond of trust that is created between the therapist and the patient, an essential element to the process of change.

30 years of experience and more than 5000 satisfied patients are our best guarantee

Come and start your program with Dianova!

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Our guarantee of quality

Our results in the treatment of 2019

73.5% 3 months
retention rates

51% clinical

discharge rate

97.9% client


93.8% recomended

our service

Take the first step: contact us

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.

Criteria for admission

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