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RUOK
8 September 2022
Today is R U Okay Day, which is a day where we are all encouraged to check in on our friends and family members and have conversations to help them through difficult times. We can also use R U Okay Day as a chance to check in on someone we know who is currently struggling with, or has struggled with, alcohol and other drugs.
International Overdose Awareness Day
5 September 2022
Time to Remember. Time to Act.
Turning Point researcher, Dr Tristan Duncan, reflects on the recent International Overdose Awareness Day Rally in Melbourne, and why urgent action is needed to ensure more lives aren’t lost.
Staff-Profile-James-TP
31 August 2022
James is one of Turning Point’s Senior Clinical Neuropsychologists.
IOAA
30 August 2022
As a way of honouring and remembering loved ones who have passed we look at how medically supervised injecting facilities help the Australian community.
Industry-Collaboration-Award
30 August 2022
Turning Point is excited to announce that our team is a finalist for the ‘Industry Collaboration Award’ at the 2022 Victorian Training Awards.
still Human
26 August 2022
We speak to Lee, a social worker and case manager at Turning Point and proud queer, non-binary trans person, on the importance of Wear It Purple Day.
Rethink Addiction National Convention
27 July 2022
This September 12–14, the inaugural Rethink Addiction National Convention will call for a national coordinated response to alcohol, other drugs and gambling harm.
Ambulance
8 July 2022
Turning Point is excited to announce that the National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit (NAMHSU) has received funding from VicHealth to research alcohol-related harms in the post COVID era.
July-Dry
4 July 2022
Using Dry July as a starting point

Dry July is not only a great initiative to raise money for those affected by cancer, it can also be a starting point for people who want to remove alcohol from their lives.
Dr_Shalini_Arunogiri_Profile
30 June 2022
Turning Point, Australia’s leading national addiction treatment, training and research centre, congratulates Dr Shalini Arunogiri on her academic promotion to Associate Professor within Monash University’s Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (Monash FMNHS).
Shaping-students-medical-student
27 June 2022
Jacqueline, a final year medicine student at Monash University, reflects on her speciality placement at Turning Point.
Karen Profile
20 June 2022
Karen is Turning Point’s Lived Experience Workforce and Advocacy Coordinator, a new position embedding the voices of people with lived experience of substance use across the organisation.