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.
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2018 annual review
Our annual review looks back on some of the outstanding work the dedicated Turning Point team has done over the past year.
Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behaviours
Scholarships for AOD workers in Victoria are available in 2019 to complete the Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behaviours. Applications close 6th December 2018.
September Talking Point: SafeScript, Victoria’s real-time prescription monitoring system
SafeScript provides health professionals with access to their patients’ prescription history for high-risk medicines to enable safer clinical decisions when considering prescribing or dispensing a medicine.
September Connect & Learn: Role of risk in adolescent development – young people and drug use
This webinar uncovers the role of risk in the processes of adolescence and their drug use, and presents ways to create opportunities for constructive risk taking to reduce dangerous behaviours.
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.
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.