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24 November 2021
The Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs (APSAD) held its 40th annual conference earlier this month. This year saw the largest contingent of Turning Point researchers at the event, with many delivering presentations, poster presentations, and chairing sessions.
Men and risky drinking
19 November 2021
International Men's Day is a global day celebrated each year on November 19 to commemorate the achievements of men and the difference they make in the community. The day is also an opportunity to raise awareness of men’s health, highlight the social issues that men face, and promote positive expressions of masculinity.
Poppy Seed Tea
11 November 2021
Opioid use is a major public health problem in Australia, with use of heroin or prescription opioid medications causing significant harm. Other opioids, such as poppy seeds, are less known but can still cause a great deal of harm. Poppy seed tea, which contains codeine and morphine, is widely available and can be purchased legally.
10 November 2021
A recent study led by Turning Point and The University of Sydney has found that a new treatment for opioid dependence, long-acting injectable buprenorphine, may have a range of benefits for patients and be particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
doctor daniel pham
9 November 2021
Dr Daniel Pham is a senior addiction psychiatry registrar at Turning Point who leads research on consumer experiences in withdrawal and detox.
addicted australia
8 November 2021
Turning Point is delighted to announce Addicted Australia is a finalist for a 2021 Walkley Award in the documentary category.
Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence
26 October 2021
Turning Point welcomes the release of the landmark final report from the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence, and the Victorian Government’s swift introduction of legislation to appoint a Special Manager to oversee Crown’s rehabilitation and establish an adequately resourced and empowered Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission.
A person holding glass of wine
22 October 2021
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Turning Point, Monash University, the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales and the Florey Institute have been awarded a $5 million NHMRC Synergy Grant over five years to investigate new treatments for alcohol use disorder.
evidence-based
20 October 2021
Every year on 20 October, we mark World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day.
veterans
18 October 2021
This week is Veterans’ Health Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness and supporting the health and wellbeing of veterans.
A person is looking at their screen talking to a health pracitioner.
15 October 2021
This Telehealth Awareness Month we are highlighting the important work our team are doing to improve telehealth delivery and the possibilities it presents, for people affected by their gambling, alcohol or other drug use.
12 October 2021
Addicted Australia, the 2020 documentary that follows the lives of ten Australians affected by addiction as they undergo a holistic and extended treatment program, has been longlisted for a 2021 Walkley Documentary Award.