Dianova Cooperativa Sociale, Italy


Founded in 1984, Dianova Cooperativa Sociale a responsabilitá limitata (Social cooperative with limited liability) is a socially engaged, non-profit organization developing a variety of programmes in the fields of addiction prevention and treatment, education, and social and community development

Areas of Activities of Dianova Italy in 2019

Addiction Treatment

2,165 direct beneficiaries – 43,774 indirect beneficiaries

Education and Training

362 direct beneficiaries

Community Participation

204 direct beneficiaries


2.731 direct beneficiaries – 45,261 indirect beneficiaries

For more information about Dianova Italy, please download the organization’s 2019 Social Report (pdf document )

Activities by Sustainable Development Goal

  • Addiction treatment for adults: residential addiction treatment programme in therapeutic communities – Direct/indirect beneficiaries: 397/1.311
  • Counselling and follow-up: addiction intervention in the organization’s 5 therapeutic communities – beneficiaries: 1.478/N.A.
  • Intervention and support: for the families of people in treatment – beneficiaries: 40/120
  • Addiction prevention: 15 addiction prevention and awareness events and the legal consequences of drug use, for adults and adolescents – beneficiaries: 250/N.A.
  • Addiction awareness: campaign “Changing substance, it depends on you!” – beneficiaries: N.A./42.343

  • Education and treatment: educational interventions for juveniles in residential settings – beneficiaries: 22/N.A.
  • Training activities: training sessions for professionals – 21 internal sessions and 9 external sessions – beneficiaries: 340/N.A.

  • Community-based activities: participation in the Marathon of Milan – beneficiaries: 204/N.A.

Beneficiaries by SDGs

  • SDG 3: Good health and well-being
  • SDG 4: Quality Education
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Main SDG Targets Impacted

3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol

3.4 (…) reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being

4.4 (…) substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships (…)

More information on the Sustainable Development Goals and their targets

Certifications and accreditations

  • Accredited by the public services of the Lazio, Lombardy, Marche and Sardinia regions (treatment services)
  • Operating authorization of the Municipality of Palombara Sabina (minors)

Contact Information

Some of the projects or activities currently running in Dianova Cooperativa Sociale, Italy

  1. Addiction Services Are Essential Services

    Dianova launches an international campaign to raise awareness of the need that addiction services be on par with other healthcare...

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  2. Our Centres Need your Help!

    Some populations are more vulnerable to Covid-19, including people who use drugs and those who are trying to overcome their...

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  3. Language Courses and Training for the Integration of Young People

    In Rome, Italy, as in several parts of Europe, there is an urgent need to provide integration for migrant communities...

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  4. Alcohol Dependence Module in Italy

    Interview with Carlos Arena, doctor and psychiatrist, Head of the 'Alcohol Module' (Centre of Cozzo, Dianova Italy) Why a dedicated alcohol module? The...

    Alcohol detoxification should be done under medical supervision and treatment Read more