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Why Choose Dianova

Addiction Treatment Clinic Abroad | Why Choose Dianova

Dianova is established in Portugal since 1984 as Public Utility Association and as an addiction treatment clinic abroad. Quinta das Lapas is an international addiction recovery centre for alcoholismdrug addiction and internet and other behavioural addictions. It’s one of the oldest and one of Europe’s leading inpatient rehab centres. Furthermore, our team has a long history of experience in providing private addiction recovery to national and international clients.

Dianova Addiction Treatment is located 40kms from Lisbon. It is easily accessed from Lisbon International airport by the A8 highway. For your convenience, we can also transport clients to and from Quinta das Lapas in our van. In addition, clients can enjoy leisure activities near the Portuguese West Coast. Our addiction rehab facilities present comfortable rooms, outdoor and indoor activities, and calm, safe green surroundings, just a half-hour drive from beautiful beaches.

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For additional information, please contact us: +351 911 510 098 or admissions@dianova.pt

Choosing Dianova Addiction Treatment Clinic Abroad, means:

> Over 30 years of experience, expertise and innovation procedures in addiction treatment benefiting +5.000 patients.

> 97,9% Client Satisfaction.

> Recognition of our treatment abroad program by health authorities, experts and scientific community.

> An individualised, intensive and flexible treatment program adapted to the profile of each inpatient.

> English language treatment abroad program for international clients / inpatients.

> A qualified support by a Team of professionals in the following areas: General Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Social Education, among others.

> Assessment for excessive marijuana use, cocaine addiction, long-term dependency on pharmaceuticals, binge drinking of alcohol. And in addition, financially damaging levels of gambling or other addictive behaviours.

> A “cosy environment” in which the proximity between the team and the inpatient becomes the moto of the therapeutic alliance.

> 10 hectares of exclusive, tranquil and inspiring countryside surroundings.

> Comfortable facilities, indoor and outdoor sports spaces and beautiful gardens.

> Absolute privacy and discretion in a setting where residents can focus on their addiction recovery.

> And above all, each inpatient matters to us during and after addiction treatment.

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A personalised program focused on each client

At Dianova we believe that people can find in themselves the resources and capabilities to overcome their addiction. Particularly, by providing them with the appropriate means and health expert’s support.

There are numerous therapeutic models. However, each of these models has strengths and weaknesses. Especially, due to the complex and varied nature of addiction issues. Therefore, nowadays, everyone recognises the need for diversified professional approaches.

On one hand, based on scientific evidence, multidisciplinary, complementary or not. And moreover, offering global attention to the dependent that requires treatment abroad.

For Dianova addiction treatment abroad, autonomy is the end of a process. Our seasoned health professionals are trained in General Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology and other areas. The addiction treatment allows the individual to recover his/her self-esteem and acquire a sense of responsibility. In short, resume healthy habits leading to his/her full social reintegration.

Firstly, you will get a customised addiction recovery plan focused on your needs. The program is based on a cognitive-behaviour model. The intensive, personalised treatment plan provides medical treatment, psychiatric and psychological support. As well as other complementary therapies.

Our aim is to provide our clients with the therapy and tools needed to ensure a successful addiction recovery. This is to say, long-term sobriety and achievement of self-fulfilment. Specifically, in exclusive surroundings with absolute privacy and discretion. On the other hand, for the internet, gambling or gaming, the goal is to achieve a moderate, controlled use of technology.

The Residential Intensive Addiction Treatment Abroad Program

The residential treatment of addictive behaviours is an intensive experience. Drugs and/or alcohol rehab is different for each patient. 

That is why Dianova’s approach is to coach and guide you towards living a life with meaning and purpose. More than medical tourism facilities, we provide a complete alcohol and drug addiction treatment with high levels of care for each patient.

You will get a customised addiction recovery plan focused on your needs and treatment abroad program based on:

> Cognitive-behavioural model based on motivational theories and relapse prevention.

> Methodology which intensifies the positive process of change. Namely, personalisation, integration, flexibility, dynamism, motivation and lasting recovery.

> An Educational and therapeutic perspective that aims to overcome individual weaknesses. Secondly, autonomy for health responsible choices. And third, continuously improve the life skills and quality of life of patients.

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Our friendly professional team is here to listen and share information about residential treatment at Dianova addiction treatment clinic abroad. Let’s walk through these health problems together. We have helped thousands of people recover from addiction. In other words, are you ready?

Dianova treats patients from all over the world. The alcohol and drug addiction treatment can be funded privately or covered by their private health insurance or health/social national system. In addition, the EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive clarifies the rights of EU citizens seeking access to healthcare and treatment abroad. Which includes treatment for alcoholism and other addictions in other EU Countries. You’ll just have to present a letter of referral to Dianova from your doctor / GP to the insurance company.

Our Addiction Treatment Works as shown by the 2019 Results!

Our Addiction Treatment Works as shown by the 2020 Results!


We are licensed and in protocol with SICAD | Portuguese Ministry of Health and registered at Health Portuguese Regulation Authority.

The 2019 Results achieved in terms of our drug intervention at Dianova addiction treatment clinic abroad are based on the improvement of the efficiency and adequacy of the QMS. Namely, the improvement of resources management, and moreover the commitment of the Therapeutic Team.

On the other hand, these Indicators reflect the positive perception from the Beneficiaries, by having their needs and expectations fulfilled. Secondly, they reinforce the increase in services reliability and credibility by the Families. And thirdly, the trust and reputation by Public Entities.

Our Quality Management Policy is aimed to:

> ensure the management of resources and assets on behalf of clients and employees.

> compliance with all requirements and commitments.

> strive for the adequacy of the information, admission, integration and monitoring of each client. Above all to enhance our client’s addiction recovery success discharge.

Apply for Admission Online at Dianova Addiction Treatment Clinic Abroad

Filling in our online pre-admission form will help us to respond to your admission needs. It does not oblige you to treatment. All information will be treated as strictly confidential and will be managed and stored securely.

 Addictive behaviour and abroad treatment

There are many behaviours that can lead to addiction. At Dianova Addiction Treatment Clinic Abroad we address mainly the alcohol, drugs and internet addiction treatment, but we can also include other addictive factors such as food, gambling, shopping or sex. Addiction can be defined as a disease in which a person persists in the use of a substance, even when he/she exhibits behaviours that may become harmful to themselves, their families, colleagues, and friends. It is usually associated with strong denial systems leading to lying to loved ones and secretive use.

Treating addiction is different from person to person, depending on genetics, environment, type of addiction and many other factors. The duration of the treatment itself may also vary. Most rehab clinics usually have dedicated facilities to welcome inpatients in a peaceful, safe, and substance-free environment. Living there for some time, patients are kept away from toxic environments and triggers, people or behaviours that could otherwise mislead them from total recovery. 

Thus, travelling overseas makes it easier to treat an addictive disease and deal with withdrawal symptoms. Besides, by choosing a foreign clinic, you can assure privacy and anonymity, as well as the opportunity to effectively disconnect from an adverse environment.

At Dianova Rehab Clinic in Portugal, we combine several methods for a complete treatment. Our unique mix of psychotherapy, counselling, vocational workshops, individual and group therapy sessions, indoor and outdoor activities, and beautiful surroundings will strengthen the physical and mental health of patients in our care. We advocate motivational and relapse prevention therapy to keep their long-term sobriety and help them to reintegrate into society.


In conclusion, the addiction treatment clinic abroad you will find at Quinta das Lapas Rehab Centre is committed to:

> First, prioritising residents’ needs and focusing on meeting their goals.

> Second, increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of our processes.

> Third, building trust-based on standardised, transparent management procedures. And maintaining high standards of clinical care through regular audits.

> In particular, providing evidence-based addiction recovery.

> Finally, promoting the continuous improvement of our clinical excellence and increasing social legitimacy.