Addiction is real, and it's treatable

Turning Point is Australia’s leading addiction treatment, education and research centre providing evidence-based solutions since 1994.

For immediate advice call the National Alcohol and Drug Information Service 1800 250 015

Information for clients

Read about the services and support we provide, do a self-assessment at DirectLine, and learn how to help someone else.

Webinar: The brain disease model of addiction and implications for practice

with Tony Barnett | Thursday 21st March 2019

Workshop: Problem Gambling for AOD Clinicians

with Dr Jane Oakes | Friday 22nd March 2019

Webinar and seminar videos

You can now view our archive of 2018 Connect & Learn webinar videos and 3 years of Talking Point seminar videos.

November Talking Point: How do we develop an effective alcohol and drug treatment system?

What does the existing evidence tell us about the design of an effective alcohol and drug treatment system?

February Connect & Learn: Risk in Adolescence

Following on from last year’s webinar; “Role of risk in adolescent development – young people and drug use”, this webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to look more closely at the practice of working with risk taking young people.

Research, policy and analysis

Read more of our research reports and policy articles.

Exploring harms experienced by children aged 7 to 11

This study describes the characteristics of ambulance attendances related to mental health symptomology, or self-injurious behaviour, or substance ingestion, for children aged 7–11, and compared them to a group of older adolescents aged 12–17.

Alcohol and drug wastewater testing

This report provides results from the August 2016 wastewater testing completed in metropolitan Melbourne and several regional Victoria sites. It contains interesting findings for several drugs of concern at the population level.

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Alcohol and drug withdrawal guidelines

Turning Point has just released the 3rd edition of the Alcohol and Other Drug withdrawal guidelines – a resource developed to support clinicians in the delivery of evidence-based withdrawal care.

Read more and download the guidelines

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.