Asociación Dianova España

Funded in 1982, Dianova Spain operates therapeutic centres for adults with substance use related disorders and therapeutic and educational programmes for adolescents with behavioural and substance use disorders. Dianova Spain also develops empowerment programmes for vulnerable and socially isolated women.

Zandueta (Dianova Spain)

The educational and therapeutic centre of Zandueta (Dianova Spain)

Dianova Spain in 2018

93 + 10

Employees and volunteers

5 facilities

2 residential addiction treatment centres (adults), 2 residential centres for minors, 1 head office

661 people served

By Dianova Spain’s direct services in 2018

Over 1,300 people

Have been indirectly impacted by Dianova’s activities in Spain

Programmes and Activities 2018

  • Educational and therapeutic programmes for minors with behavioural and substance abuse-related disorders
  • General and specialized residential addiction treatment programme for adults
  • Outpatient addiction treatment programmes for adults and minors
  • Training and empowerment programme for vulnerable and socially-isolated women
  • Vocational renewal programme for unemployed people over 40
  • Mentorship project within the Catalan Refugee Programme
  • International Protection Programme (IPP) for migrants and refugees (programme permanently discontinued in 2018)
  • Family support programme for people with substance use disorders
  • Training workshops (gardening) for residents of the Santa Lucia residential treatment centre
  • Training project (Erasmus+ K1)

Beneficiaries in 2018 by intervention areas

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

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.

3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.

Related Activities

Dianova Spain’s commitment to the prevention and treatment of addictions benefited 385 people (direct beneficiaries) in 2018, directly contributing to SDG 3 (Good health and well-being) target 5 in particular. In addition, work with minors with behavioural problems associated with substance use has contributed to SDG 3, target 4 (promotion of mental health).

4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

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

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Related Activities

The empowerment and training programme for women in vulnerable situations (30 direct beneficiaries), vocational renewal programme for adults (37 beneficiaries), mentoring initiatives for migrants (44) and training workshops (100) have contributed to SDG 4 (Quality education) target 5, as well as SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth) targets 6 and 8, and, in general terms, to SDG 5 (Gender equality). Finally, Dianova Spain has contributed to SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) target 17 in particular, through the implementation of collaborative projects with other organizations.

Certifications and Accreditations

  • Development NGO
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
  • Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality
  • Ministry of Employment and Social Security
  • Accreditations in the following regions: Andalusia, Aragon, Canary, Castilla-La Mancha, Generalitat of Catalonia, Extremadura, Community of Madrid, Melilla, Ceuta, Murcia, Navarre, La Rioja, Valence.
  • Local accreditations in 8 municipalities and 3 provincial governments
  • EFR certification – Social Economy (Family Responsible Organization)
  • ISO 9001/2008 certification

Contact Information

  • Address: Asociación Dianova España, Calle de Coslada, 18, 28028 Madrid (Spain)
  • Web: | Email:
  • Tel: +34 91 468 87 65 | Fax: +34 91 468 87 87

Some of the projects or activities currently running in Asociación Dianova España

  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. International Protection Programme

    Dianova Spain's International Protection Programme provides beneficiaries with a series of interventions dedicated to helping them adjust to life in a...

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