Alcohol Rehab Abroad - Dianova Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Portugal
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Alcohol Rehab Abroad – Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Portugal

Our therapeutic Alcohol Rehab Abroad Program focuses on the needs of each individual. Our approach in alcohol rehabilitation is cognitive-behavioural, with a biopsychosocial focus.

Through this method, in our alcohol rehabilitation centre in Portugal we seek to make the person self-aware of his/her alcohol problem. For international inpatients, the program provided in English.


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Our Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program


Throughout the course of the treatment, the goals are that he/she:

> Learns new processes for fighting alcohol addiction.
> Regains his/her self-esteem.
> Regains a sense of responsibility.
> Improves his/her self-control, enhancing his/her own resources and capabilities to cope with the addiction problem.


In a residential setting, the therapeutic alliance is a very important part of the alcohol addiction treatment. With this in mind, we combine three key aspects: interpersonal relationships, the inpatients’ resocialization processes with therapeutic techniques and several educational interventions.


In essence, what’s the goal of the alcohol rehabilitation abroad program? It is to promote a comprehensive and abstinence-oriented recovery, in a safe environment.


Did you know that alcohol abuse has consequences on physical and mental health?

Coupled with different areas of personal functioning – family, social, labour and legal?

Did you know that alcohol abuse has consequences on physical and mental health?

Coupled with different areas of personal functioning – family, social, labour and legal?

How does our Alcohol Rehabilitation Abroad Program Work?


Is alcoholism a problem that you want and need to overcome? Focus on a recovery oriented to abstinence. Dianova can help you.

At our alcohol rehab centre in Portugal, alcohol addiction treatment is intensive and personalized. It will help you reach your own needs and expectations, well-being and self-fulfilment.


Our evidence based alcohol treatment includes different services. Individualized psychotherapy, psychiatric care, group therapy, occupational workshops, as well as cultural activities, sports and leisure management.

Furthermore, our alcohol treatment centre is certified under the ISO 9001 quality management.

Our Alcohol Treatment Outcomes


Notably, in 2019, our alcohol rehabilitation centre achieved a 73,5% 3 months retention rate, a predictor of success.


To enumerate, this is due to 2 factors. An increase on the efficiency and the adequacy of the Quality Management System ISO 9001. The 97,9% on Client Satisfaction and 93,8% on Service Recommendation Quality Indicators rates are the proof.


Let us show you how, in particular.

> First, the improvement of resources management, commitment and motivation of the Team.

> Second, by having their needs and expectations fulfilled, clients reflected a positive perception.

> Third, by reinforcing the increase of services’ credibility by the Families.

> Finally, increasing the trust and reputation among Public Entities.


From our knowledge, the longer the duration of the alcohol treatment, better are the results.

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Critical Success Factors of Alcohol Rehabilitation


During the alcohol treatment, the therapeutic Team works the protective factors. As a result, this decreases the risk of relapse.

For this reason, the protective factors can support beneficial outcomes on the alcohol addiction treatment.


Structure and routine

The involvement of patients with activities in the alcohol rehab centre. As can be seen, these will teach positive behaviours and social interactions.

> In particular, they know what to expect each day, have things to look forward to, and keep busy.


Goal setting

Inpatients are accountable for their performance on attitudes and behaviours. In the long run, the therapeutic team helps them to set goals.

> Besides, they recognize the steps necessary to achieve them during the alcohol addiction treatment.


Build positive relationships

Create a trusting environment with open lines of communication. This gives, in general, inpatients somewhere to turn to discuss questions, concerns, and challenges.

> At the same time, builds positive relationships with parents, coaches and other peers.
They will feel supported and encouraged to succeed at the alcohol rehabilitation. These people can influence them to stay active and, thus, resist future alcohol use.


Therapeutic alliance

Specifically, this means an agreement between the inpatient and therapist on the goals of the alcohol treatment. Like the tasks to be undertaken and an emotional bond between both.

> Above all, feeling the things he/she does in therapy will make changes that he/she wants.


Family involvement

To understand better the alcohol problem and its causes, relatives are key stakeholders in therapy.

> Their involvement can help to reduce opportunities and relapse risk in the post-treatment.

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Main drivers of our Alcohol Treatment 


Our alcohol addiction treatment program at the Therapeutic Community, focus on:

Abstinence on a safe environment. Restoring the physical and psychological balance. It begins with the abstinence of alcohol in a relaxing, safe environment.

Behavioural analysis. Based on the assumption that each behaviour has specific consequences. And has underlying cognitive and social expectations.

Pedagogy of daily life. Engaging in occupational activities, daily tasks and healthy management of leisure. We seek to promote personal structure and organization. Together with discovering other sort of activities that boost personal motivation and satisfaction.

>Psychological support. Engaging on psychotherapeutic groups and individual psychotherapy. The goal is to promote cognitive, emotional and relational development. And, especially, relapse prevention strategies.

Alcoholism and Alcohol Use Disorder


Alcoholism is a physical and mental addiction. Thus, the excessive use of alcohol requires an alcohol addiction treatment.

How to know if someone needs an alcohol addiction rehabilitation?

> First, when someone experience an uncontrollable urge to drink alcohol.

> Or the inability or the feeling that he/she cannot function without alcohol.

This person may suffer from alcohol addiction disorder. And so, he/she needs an alcohol addiction treatment.

TEST Assess your Alcohol Use Disorder / Addiction 

The results of this self-test are only as guidance. The goal is understanding the use of alcohol, alcohol addiction and health problems.

A health professional must complete a full evaluation and diagnosis.  The way to determine the most adequate counselling or inpatient treatment.

Learn more about the Alcoholism and Alcohol Use Disorder

We can observe the relationship between alcohol consumption and more than 200 diseases.

In the short term, excessive alcohol consumption involves the following risks:

> Ethyl poisoning, which can result in coma or even death.

> It favours risk behaviours. It is thus, related to traffic accidents, occupational accidents and risky sexual practices.

In the long term. abusive alcohol consumption implies serious health problems and family and social conflicts.

How can you give a new direction in your life? Through adequate and specialized monitoring by a reference team. For instance, through an alcohol rehabilitation program like ours.