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San Patrignano Community

San Patrignano, the largest drug rehabilitation community in the world, welcomes young men and women who have serious drug abuse problems.


Since 1978, San Patrignano has taken in over 18.000 people, offering them a home, healthcare, legal assistance, and the opportunity to study, learn a job, change their lives, and regain their status as full members of society.


At the heart of its recovery program is a system of specialized professional training, with an emphasis on the fields of food production, preparation, and hospitality.