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  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. 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 »

  4. Summary of the Interventions at the XVI EWODOR Symposium

    18/11/2016 -

    The XVI International Ewodor Symposium, organized by Dianova, took place on September 22 and 23 in Rome Download summary of interventions in Italian (.pdf) or Spanish languages. English and French translations in progress The main theme of the 2016 European Working Group on Drugs Oriented Research (EWODOR) Symposium was The Therapeutic Community Model as an Instrument… Read more »

  5. Scientific Evidence in the Third Sector

    15/06/2016 -

    What is scientific evidence in the third sector for? This article aims to answer this central question based on a sustained argumentation in a follow-up study carried out at the therapeutic community Quinta das Lapas (Portugal)

  6. Dianova’s Organizational Stance on Drug Policies

    10/06/2016 -

    Published in June 2015, the document situates the international context in which drug policies were developed before making a quick assessment of the current prohibitionist policies. The following sections discuss the various options for regulating the drug market before addressing the criteria for implementation of current drug policies. the conclusions develop recommendations on the future of drug policy… Read more »

  7. Consumption Patterns and Healthcare Response

    Consumption Patterns and Healthcare Response in the EU, Western Europe & the Americas

    03/05/2016 -

    Author: Benjamín López Sánchez Published in 2001, this study looked at drug use around the world through the 1990’s. It reports on which drugs were most consumed, by whom, and how they were used. It examines, in turn, the most widely applied rehabilitation programs, as well as harm reduction and prevention strategies. Download (English and Spanish… Read more »

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    DUSNAT Statistical Information System

    03/05/2016 -

    Between 2002 and 2005, Dianova launched the Information System and Cumulative Registry of Cases known as DUSNAT to furnish adequate statistical information in support of these processes, allow analysis of the characteristics and evolution of the treated population, and provide a basis for designing future adjustments to interventions. Download (in Spanish) Executive Summary 2004 Annual Report 2004… Read more »

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    New Frontiers in Treating Addiction, the Mindfulness Model

    03/05/2016 -

    Autjhor: Dr. Micaela Barnato Applications of the ‘mindfulness’ model (or full awareness) in treating addiction. Download (in italian) New Frontiers in Treating Addiction, the Mindfulness Model (PDF)

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    The Efficacy of a Harm-reduction Intervention in the Nautilus Center

    03/05/2016 -

    Author: Gemma Battagliese, Faculty of Psychology and Medicine, Univ. Sapienza, Rome Published by: Dianova Italy This study examines the efficacy of interventions with users of alcohol and other drugs in the Nautilus Day Center (Tivoli) Download (in italian) The Efficacy of a Harm-reduction Intervention in the Nautilus Center (PDF)