Associaçâo Dianova Portugal

Founded in 1984, the association Dianova Portugal provides an array of addiction treatment and prevention programmes; in addition, the association develops social and vocational reintegration services, health promotion initiatives, as well as training programmes for individuals and organizations.

Torres Vedras, Dianova Portugal

Areas of Activities of Dianova Portugal in 2019

Addiction treatment and prevention

392 direct beneficiaries – 17,518 indirect beneficiaries

Information and training initiatives

1,544 direct beneficiaries

Empowerment of women

19,353 indirect beneficiaries

Reintegration initiatives

132 direct beneficiaries

Total: 2,068 direct beneficiaries and 36,871 indirect

Activities by Sustainable Development Goals

  • Community outreach: addiction prevention and health promotion campaigns and initiatives for the general public (17,518 indirect beneficiaries)
  • Addiction counselling and follow-up: interventions with families and individual support (166 direct beneficiaries)
  • Reception and evaluation: consultation, diagnosis and referral services (143 direct beneficiaries)
  • Addiction treatment: residential treatment programme in therapeutic communities (83 direct beneficiaries)

  • Training and information actions: initiatives carried out in universities (624 direct beneficiaries)
  • Capacity building: initiatives carried out in the workplace (8 direct beneficiaries)
  • Training sessions: comprehensive training programmes for external audiences (877 direct beneficiaries)
  • Staff training: human resources training sessions (35 direct beneficiaries)

  • Community outreach: information campaigns and initiatives to promote the empowerment of women (International Women’s Day on March 8, #YourVoice+ and Dianova’s ‘Empowering Women, Empowering Society’ campaigns) – Indirect beneficiaries: 19,353

  • Support of reintegration: halfway house dedicated to help people reintegrate into society after completion of treatment programme (6 direct beneficiaries)
  • Access to IT: Clique Solidario/Ponto Internet: initiative to reduce the digital divide (126 direct beneficiaries)

Beneficiaries by Sustainable Development Goals

  • SDG 3: Health and well-being
  • SDG 4: Quality education
  • SDG 5: Gender equality
  • SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

Main SDG Target 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

5.1 End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

5.2 Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres (…)

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making (…)

10.2   (…) Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all (…)

More information on the Sustainable Development Goals and their targets

Certifications and Accreditations

  • Non-governmental organization for development
  • Social solidarity institution of public utility
  • Training organization certified by the General Directorate for Employment and Labour Relations (DGERT) and CCPFC accredited (Scientific and Pedagogical Council for Continuing Education)
  • Coordinator for the European Commission’s and European Parliament’s national campaigns
  • Accredited by the General Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD – Ministry of Health)
  • Registered as a health organization by the Health Regulatory Entity (ERS)
  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
  • Host Institution of the Refugee Support Platform (PAR)
  • Associated with the Non-Governmental Forum for Social Inclusion (FNGIS)
  • Member of the Portuguese Federation of Private Institutions Working in Addiction (FETO)
  • Listed in the Transparency Register of the European Commission and the European Parliament
  • Registered with the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Economic and Social Council (DESA – ECOSOC)
  • Member of the National Network of Corporate Social Responsibility – RSO PT
  • Member of the iGen Forum – National Forum of Organizations for Equality
  • Member of the European Federation of Therapeutic Communities – EFTC
  • Member of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs – VNGOC

Contact Information

Some of the projects or activities currently running in Associaçâo Dianova Portugal

  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. Psychosocial Support Centre in Lisbon

    "Facilitating access to an emotional and relational well-being" - interview with Ana Catarina Baptista, Clinical Psychology and Psychology of Emotions...

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  4. Mocktails, a Health Promotion Initiative.

    The objective of the initiative is to raise awareness of consequences of alcohol and substance abuse, including school dropout, increased anxiety or...

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  5. Social Reintegration Enterprise: Dianova’s Plant Nursery

    Good practice for the social reintegration of former drug users in Portugal The Dianova Viveiros de Floricultura plant nursery in Portugal was founded as...

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