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  1. The Role of Social Networks & Alternative Media in the Field of Drugs

    26/03/2020 -

    Author: Kristina Stankova, Research Assistant, Dianova International Introduction Nowadays social networks and alternative media occupy a huge part of our lives. According to STATISTA, a German statistic agency, the predictions are that in 2021 more than 3 billion people will be using social networks. (1) Compared to world population which for March, 2020 is 7…. Read more »

  2. Gender Perspective in Drug Addiction Programs and Services

    16/12/2019 -

    The lack of a gender perspective in addiction treatment programmes contributes to the invisibilization of women’s needs

  3. Gender and Addictions

    07/02/2019 -

    The gender approach provides a guide for interpreting differences related to sexual identity, enabling a more comprehensive understanding of how the traditional approach of gender negatively impacts problematic drug use.

  4. EXIT Magazine #31

    13/09/2018 -

    We’d like to invite you to read the EXIT® online magazine’s new issue published by the association Dianova Portugal in the English language. The 31st issue of the magazine focuses on “Mental health care: the benefits of addiction treatment for people, communities and governments”. In this edition of the EXIT magazine, we bring you news… Read more »

  5. Gender Violence from a Symbolic Viewpoint

    14/12/2017 -

    A Discourse Analysis and Social Capital based approach By Natalie Arriagada Araya, Social Worker – The rise of the concept of “gender” and the ideas generated by feminist thought can largely be attributed to the seventies in Latin America, mainly as a result of the First International Conference of Women held in Mexico in 1975, as… Read more »

  6. Death after Treatment for Heroin Dependence

    27/10/2017 -

    Methadone maintenance treatment programs (MMTs) and therapeutic communities (TCs) which offer long term stays have been shown to have a strong protective effect against drug poisoning deaths for heroin users for as long as users remain in treatment.

  7. Addiction & Art Therapy

    20/10/2017 -

    “I feel that the workshops have done me good because I can communicate and vent feelings. In fact when I don’t come, I feel drowned”.

  8. Dianova and the Challenges of the Third Sector

    09/05/2017 -

    A study by sociologist José Carrón provides information and thoughts on the history and development of the social state and the third sector in Europe and the Americas The public policies implemented in recent years have been characterized by a set of measures or cutbacks which have greatly affected society in general, our various social… Read more »

  9. Substance Use Disorders & Violence Against Women

    23/03/2017 -

    By Maria de los Angeles Lobos Palacios, Psychologist (University of Chile). Dianova Outpatient Treatment Centre Director, Viña del Mar Within mental health disorders, the problem of drug consumption has become more visible in recent years in the female population. It is a complex and multi-causal phenomenon, and tends to be interlaced with other problems of… Read more »

  10. Problematic Internet Use in Young Portuguese People

    13/12/2016 -

    By Ivone Patrão PhD, ISPA-University Institute (‘Promoting Human Potential’ Research Group) The article by Ivone Patrão aims to present clinical experience gained from interventions with young people engaging in problematic internet use and their families. It discusses the question of criteria used to diagnose problematic internet use and presents studies carried out with young Portuguese people,… Read more »