Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre was established in 1994 and amalgamated with public health provider, Eastern Health in October 2009 and is formally affiliated with Monash University.  Turning Point is a national addiction treatment centre, dedicated to providing high quality, evidence-based treatment to people adversely affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling, integrated with world-leading research and education. 

Improving the health and wellbeing of those adversely affected by addictive behaviours and related problems.

Turning Point reduces the harms caused by alcohol, drugs and gambling and promotes recovery through integrated activity that:

  • Increases access to support and evidence-based practice through the use of innovative technologies
  • Delivers high quality evidence-based practice
  • Supports health care professionals nationally and internationally to provide high quality evidence-based practice
  • Delivers workforce and community education programs to a broad range of populations
  • Undertakes policy and practice relevant research and provides key national population level data  
  • Provides policy advice to state and federal governments as well as expert comment


Turning Point’s Strategic priorities are to:

  1. Build integrated, innovative and evidence-based treatment and recovery-oriented services by ensuring all clients receive integrated, high quality, evidence-based treatment, and developing clinical services in collaboration with other Eastern Health clinical programs
  2. Strengthen Turning Point’s position as a national centre of addiction treatment by consolidating Turning Point’s relationship with Monash University, increasing Turning Point’s influence nationally and internationally, and enhancing relationships with the AOD sector, governments and communities
  3. Generate evidence that drives policy and practice by advancing Turning Point’s research program, in partnership with Monash University and other academic partners
  4. Position Turning Point for growth and sustainability through consolidating the fundamentals of Turning Point’s business 

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