Fundación Dianova Uruguay

Founded in 1999, the Dianova Foundation in Uruguay develops social and educational programmes for people addicted to alcohol and other drugs and their families. Programmes are carried out in the Casa Melilla residential centre and in the Rondeau outpatient centre (Montevideo).

View of the Chanaes centre

View of the Chanaes centre which specializes in dual pathology (addiction and mental illness)

Dianova Uruguay in 2016

100 collaborators

Women: 45%, men: 55%

Volunteers: N/A

Not communicated

3 facilities

1 outpatient facility, 2 residential centres

277 people served

By our programmes in Uruguay in 2016

Intervention areas

  • Information and evaluation (addiction services)
  • Residential and outpatient addiction treatment services
  • Dual pathology treatment (addiction and mental illness)
  • Interventions with families
  • Relapse prevention
  • Training and diploma courses for social counsellors and other intervention professionals

Addiction services

  • Evaluation and referral services (Ciudadela Maldonado instrument): 100
  • Outpatient or residential day services for adolescents: 48
  • Residential treatment for dual pathology (addiction and mental illness): 66
  • Outpatient treatment (private): 28
  • In-company training: prevention workshop, early detection and management of addiction problems at the workplace: 15
  • Support to problem drug users through a socio-educational process in the workplace - "Rieles" project: 20

Drug of Choice before Admission

  • Pasta base (free base): 42%
  • Cocaine: 31%
  • Marijuana: 18%
  • Other substances: 9%

Certifications & Agreements

Ministry of Education and Culture – Uruguayan Institute for Children and Adolescents (INAU) – National network for addiction treatment and care (RENADRO)

Contact Information