Associazione Dianova Italia

Founded in 1984, Dianova Italy is a socially engaged, non-profit organization (ONLUS) developing  a variety of programmes in the fields of addiction prevention and treatment, education, and social and community development.

Dianova Italia

Representatives of Dianova Italy participate each year in the Milan Marathon with the aim of promoting sport and fundraising

Dianova Italy in 2018

129 + 18

Employees and volunteers

8 facilities

5 residential centres for adults, 1 residential centre for adolescents, 1 head office, 1 communications office

1,163 people served

By the services and programmes developed by Dianova Italy in 2018


Have been impacted indirectly by programmes and services

Programmes and Activities 2018

  • Residential addiction treatment programme for adults
  • Residential educational programme « La Villa »
  • Evaluation, counselling and referral services
  • Interventions with families of people undergoing treatment
  • Continuing school education (Ortacesus therapeutic community)
  • « Work in Progress » project : agricultural training activities
  • EMDR project (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing)
  • Language courses and training for the integration of vulnerable young people, migrants and refugees

Beneficiaries in 2018, by intervention areas

  • Education, training, children and youth
  • Physical and mental health, addiction services
  • Social and humanitarian services

Impact on the Sustainable Development Goals

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

4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leadingto relevant and Goal-4 effective learning outcomes

4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment

Related Activities

1,919 people benefited from Dianova Italy’s addiction treatment and prevention programmes (1,067 direct beneficiaries and 852 indirect beneficiaries), contributing to SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) and in particular to its target 5. Interventions in the residential centre “La Villa” benefited 25 young minors (38 indirect beneficiaries), thus contributing to SDG 4 (Quality education), especially targets 1 and 4, as well as SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) target 6.

Lastly, the training project and language courses for young people in vulnerable situations and young migrants and refugees, implemented with support from the Kahane Foundation, benefited 30 people, thus participating in SDG 4, target 4 in particular, and SDG 8, targets 6 and 8.

Partnership with the Kahane Foundation

Implemented with the support of the Kahane Foundation, the project “Training and language courses for young migrants and refugees in vulnerable situations” is aimed at 30 beneficiaries. The project aims to help them overcome language barriers and acquire a set of abilities and social skills that will enable them to improve their chances of successfully integrating the community and the labour market.

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 Associazione Dianova Italia

  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...

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