Our guarantee: 30 years of experience and over 5,000 satisfied patients.
At our international recovery centre, Quinta das Lapas, just 40 km from Lisbon.
Dianova was established in Portugal in 1984. It acts as a 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).
Our international treatment centre offers you the chance to overcome your problem in a privileged environment, providing:
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.
The centre is equipped with a gym, outdoor sports areas, a common room and shared facilities.
A range of specialised workshops allow patients to receive training in different fields, to ensure successful social and professional reintegration.
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.
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 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.
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.
Our results in the treatment of 2019
73.5% 3 months
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
What is included?
Abuse of substances
Abuse of substances is a chronic disease that affects people’s brains and results in an inability to control their consumption despite the damage caused. Legal substances such as high-grade drinks, and some medications that affect mental activity can also lead to an impulsive consumption.