Health, Addiction & Mental Health
Dianova’s programmes promote self-reliance by helping people achieve the best possible state of physical, mental and social health
Modern society’s ideals of individual success and happiness, consumption and immediacy have only exacerbated a phenomenon that has existed since the dawn of humanity: addiction. In order to address this situation, we believe it is essential to carry out an in-depth review of international drug policies which lead to practices that can sometimes be contrary to human rights and the rule of law. Policies in this area need to be based on goals that are not only clear and achievable, but also focused on the health and well-being of individuals.
Read Dianova’s complete position paper on addiction policies (pdf)
Dianova contributes to SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) by implementing individualized addiction prevention and treatment programmes and by carrying out advocacy towards better support for mental health problems. All these activities take into account social changes and developments (new drugs and new patterns of use, changes in legislation, etc.) and adopt proven approaches based on changes in behaviour and the adoption of healthier lifestyles.
throughout 12 programmes in the network
by ground actions
by two campaigns developed this year
Other SDGs Impacted:
They Work in this Area:
- AJEAH – Togo
- Asociación Dianova España
- Associaçâo Dianova Portugal
- Associazione Dianova Italia
- Dianova Idell Förening
- Dianova USA Inc.
- Drustvo Up
- Fundación Dianova Chile
- Fundación Dianova Nicaragua
- Fundación Dianova Uruguay
- Ray of Hope
- Slum Child Foundation
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