Transforming lives and leading change for people affected by addiction.

In this unparalleled time it is more important than ever for people living with alcohol, drug and gambling issues to have avenues to seek help.

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Alcohol Use and COVID-19 Resource

National polling recently commissioned by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) has demonstrated that alcohol sales and use have increased in Australia during COVID-19.

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Turning Point receives $1.5 million for online drug and alcohol support services

Turning Point today received $1.5 million of Federal Government funding towards up-scaling Counselling Online, it's 24/7 nationwide drug and alcohol support and counselling service.

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1 East and Wellington House videos to help prepare for detox

The Turning Point Addiction Medicine Unit (TPAMU) is a comprehensive residential treatment program providing medically supported withdrawal and short-stay rehabilitation. The Unit offers 24/7 care support by a multi-disciplinary medical, nursing and allied health team, overseen by senior addiction specialists.

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Connect & Learn: Streamlining the referral experience

Presented by Rebecca Smyth and Goldie Nemirovsky | Wednesday, September 23


Connect & Learn: Pharmaceutical Opioids: What AOD workers need to know?

Presented by Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen

Webinar and seminar videos

You can now view our archive of Talking Point seminar videos and Connect & Learn webinar videos.

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Connect & Learn: Telehealth tips from Turning Point

In the shadow of COVID-19, telehealth has been pushed to the forefront of service delivery. Everyone is working rapidly to establish quality telehealth systems to replace face-to-face therapeutic encounters with clients.

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Talking Point: Common Elements of Family Therapy for Adolescents with Substance Problems

Bryce D McLeod, Ph.D., Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, shares common elements of family therapy for adolescents experiencing substance problems.

Research, policy and analysis

Read more of our research reports and policy articles.


Artificial Intelligence to assist Suicide Prevention with Google Grant Funding has funded Turning Point, in partnership with Monash University, to receive a major grant to use artificial intelligence (AI) to assist the coding of national ambulance data for suicide-related attendances.

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Beyond the Emergency

Our world first study – Beyond the Emergency – with Monash University and in partnership with ambulance services Australia wide, investigated the scale and nature of male mental health presentations to ambulance services.

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Methamphetamine Treatment Guidelines

Turning Point has just released the 2nd edition of the Methamphetamine Treatment Guidelines – a resource developed to support health professionals in the clinical management of methamphetamine use disorder.

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Turning Point would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend that respect to other Indigenous Australians.