Portugal

quinta-das-lapas-portugalFounded in 1984, the Association Dianova Portugal has since been specializing in addiction treatment, prevention and reintegration, social and community development, psychosocial support and counseling, and training activities for individuals and organizations.

The activities developed by Dianova Portugal consist of: addiction treatment and reintegration services (therapeutic community and integration enterprise specializing in floriculture), training services in accredited centre, and psychological support services.

Our engagement in this country at a glance

1984

Opening year

37

Employees and collaborators

6 facilities

1 head office, 1 residential centre, 1 reintegration centre (halfway house), 1 reintegration enterprise, 1 training centre, 1 psychological support centre

9,619 people

Served in 2015

Distribution of services

  • Information and addiction treatment and prevention: 7.605
  • Training programmes and initiatives (vocational, private and internal): 1.145
  • Other areas of intervention (support for families, food aid, community dev. psychological support: 716

Primary Drug of Abuse Prior to Admission

  • Heroin
  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Other substances

Certifications & Accreditations

In Portugal, Dianova has always striven to meet the highest standards of quality, both internally and externally. As a result, among other certifications and agreements the organization is recognized by the Directorate General for Employment and Labour Relations (DGERT). It has also received EFR certification in the social economy sector and ISO 9001 certification in the field of drug treatment for its Quinta das Lapas centre.

Some of the projects or activities currently running in Portugal

  1. 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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  2. 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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