Dianova Chile Opens New Facility in Viña del Mar

Viña del Mar (Chile)


Dianova recently opened in Viña del Mar (Chile, Valparaiso region), a new, drug treatment facility approved by Chile’s National Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (SENDA), a government agency attached to the Chile’s Ministry of the Interior and Social Security, responsible for the treatment and social reintegration of people with addiction problems.

With a capacity of 18 places monthly, the Viña del Mar treatment facility is to provide intensive outpatient services and follow up to women dealing with alcohol or drug abuse and presenting associated behavioral troubles, loss of self-control and adaptation deficits. Treatment modalities will be grounded on a biopsychosocial approach and interventions in social and family issues.

Users’ Profile

  •   Women aged 20 and over
  •   Residents of Viña del Mar or surrounding cities
  •   Self-referred applicants or referred by “Drug Treatment Courts”* and on probation


  •   Calle 3 Oriente 655 (entre 7 y 8 Norte)
  •   Telephone: 032-3208681 / 06-7790363

Biopsychosocial Approach

Research has shown that many factors may contribute to the development of addiction, including biological (genetic hypothesis, heredity), psychological (mental disorders, humanistic hypothesis, cognitive and behavioral disorders, etc.) and social factors (influence of one’s environment, culture, education, etc.)

No one factor is likely to be decisive in provoking the development of addiction; this is why the so-called biopsychosocial approach or vision of the addiction problem is now widely spread.

The biopsychosocial approach is now considered to be one of the most suited to adequately treating addiction. Dianova programs are grounded on this perspective and rely on interdisciplinary teams (psychologist, social worker, physician, etc.) to address a wide variety of issues and provide people with comprehensive care and support

*Drug treatment courts were created to provide first time offenders presenting addiction problems with alternatives to incarceration, allowing them to enter supervised drug treatment programs (Source: SENDA)