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  1. Gender Violence from a Symbolic Viewpoint

    14/12/2017 -

    A Discourse Analysis and Social Capital based approach By Natalie Arriagada Araya, Social Worker – The rise of the concept of “gender” and the ideas generated by feminist thought can largely be attributed to the seventies in Latin America, mainly as a result of the First International Conference of Women held in Mexico in 1975, as… Read more »

  2. Death after Treatment for Heroin Dependence

    27/10/2017 -

    Methadone maintenance treatment programs (MMTs) and therapeutic communities (TCs) which offer long term stays have been shown to have a strong protective effect against drug poisoning deaths for heroin users for as long as users remain in treatment.

  3. Addiction & Art Therapy

    20/10/2017 -

    “I feel that the workshops have done me good because I can communicate and vent feelings. In fact when I don’t come, I feel drowned”.

  4. The Dianova Network Manifesto 2017

    14/07/2017 -

    The “Dianova Network Manifesto” was updated in collaboration with all member organizations of the Dianova network The Manifesto was originally published in 2010 and reflects Dianova’s commitment and positioning in various areas of interest to the network. It is designed to be a reference tool used for various purposes, including preparation of advocacy activities deployed… Read more »

  5. Dianova and the Challenges of the Third Sector

    09/05/2017 -

    A study by sociologist José Carrón provides information and thoughts on the history and development of the social state and the third sector in Europe and the Americas The public policies implemented in recent years have been characterized by a set of measures or cutbacks which have greatly affected society in general, our various social… Read more »

  6. Substance Use Disorders & Violence Against Women

    23/03/2017 -

    By Maria de los Angeles Lobos Palacios, Psychologist (University of Chile). Dianova Outpatient Treatment Centre Director, Viña del Mar Within mental health disorders, the problem of drug consumption has become more visible in recent years in the female population. It is a complex and multi-causal phenomenon, and tends to be interlaced with other problems of… Read more »

  7. Problematic Internet Use in Young Portuguese People

    13/12/2016 -

    By Ivone Patrão PhD, ISPA-University Institute (‘Promoting Human Potential’ Research Group) The article by Ivone Patrão aims to present clinical experience gained from interventions with young people engaging in problematic internet use and their families. It discusses the question of criteria used to diagnose problematic internet use and presents studies carried out with young Portuguese people,… Read more »

  8. Summary of the Interventions at the XVI EWODOR Symposium

    18/11/2016 -

    The XVI International Ewodor Symposium, organized by Dianova, took place on September 22 and 23 in Rome Download summary of interventions in Italian (.pdf) or Spanish languages. English and French translations in progress The main theme of the 2016 European Working Group on Drugs Oriented Research (EWODOR) Symposium was The Therapeutic Community Model as an Instrument… Read more »

  9. Scientific Evidence in the Third Sector

    15/06/2016 -

    What is scientific evidence in the third sector for? This article aims to answer this central question based on a sustained argumentation in a follow-up study carried out at the therapeutic community Quinta das Lapas (Portugal)

  10. Dianova’s Organizational Stance on Drug Policies

    10/06/2016 -

    Published in June 2015, the document situates the international context in which drug policies were developed before making a quick assessment of the current prohibitionist policies. The following sections discuss the various options for regulating the drug market before addressing the criteria for implementation of current drug policies. the conclusions develop recommendations on the future of drug policy… Read more »