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  1. Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse and its Relationship to Substance Use as a Consequence of a Complex Trauma

    21/11/2022 -

    This article examines the correlation between child and adolescent sexual abuse and the addiction of toxic substances in adolescence or adulthood as an indicator of the genesis of trauma

  2. How the admission process works at an addiction treatment centre: a look at Quinta das Lapas in Portugal

    16/11/2022 -

    Being admitted to an addiction treatment centre is a decision that the person having problems with substance use has to make. But very often, it is their family members who will take the first step by looking for more information. Questions typically include the following: What types of centres are there? What are the facilities… Read more »

  3. Co-addiction – the disorder suffered by the family members of a substance user

    27/10/2022 -

    When a person develops an addiction, or codependency, in relation to a particular substance, that person gets sick, but so does that person’s family. This is known as “co-addiction” or “codependency”. In this article, we’ll give you some key information to help you understand what this disorder means, what causes it, and which tools are… Read more »

  4. Ten Tips on Overcoming an Addiction

    10/10/2022 -

      There are many types of addiction: drugs, alcohol, the Internet, social media, gaming, and compulsive shopping, and we are all – to a greater or lesser extent – susceptible to developing an addiction at some point in our lives. This article will give you some effective tools that could help you or a family… Read more »

    10 consejos para superar una adicción
  5. Prevention of Addictive and Other Risky Behaviours in Youth

    16/03/2022 -

    Prevention programmes must be dynamic, flexible, and adapted to the current realities of youth

  6. Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective in Addiction Services – How Does It Translate in Practice?

    08/07/2021 -

    Dianova and WFAD organized an interactive Round Table to reflect on how to mainstream the gender perspective in prevention, treatment, harm reduction and reintegration services for people with addictions

    Mainstreaming the Gender Perspective in Addiction Services – How Does It Translate in Practice?
  7. Addiction or social mandate?

    08/12/2020 -

    Addiction or social mandate? Towards a gender perspective in the dependence field

  8. Professionalized Therapeutic Communities for Addictions

    19/10/2020 -

    Recovery-based Models: Professionalized Therapeutic Communities for Addictions

  9. 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 »

  10. 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

    Gender Perspective in Drug Addiction Programs and Services