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Nurse Practitioner Candidate Sarah Berryman
3 May 2021
Turning Point Eastern Treatment Services (TPETS) is delighted to announce that Sarah Berryman has been appointed as Turning Point’s first Nurse Practitioner candidate.
Rethinking Addiction Australia Event
28 April 2021
Rethink Addiction is holding its first major event on Thursday 6th May called 'Rethinking Addiction in Australia'. As a proud partner of the Rethink Addiction campaign, Turning Point is thrilled to be supporting this very exciting event.
Cannabis Inquiry Meeting Zoom
21 April 2021
Turning Point and Monash Addiction Research Centre welcome the opportunity to present to the ‘Inquiry into use of Cannabis in Victoria’.
two women giving each other thumbs up | photo by jude beck
11 March 2021
This week we celebrate International Women's Day, and while the occasion is an opportunity to celebrate female achievements, it also highlights the many inequalities women still face. Our Deputy Clinical Director of Treatment Services, Dr Shalini Arunogiri, writes about the barriers women encounter when it comes to addiction and treatment, and how a Turning Point program is helping women find their voice.
Royal Commission Victoria’s Mental Health System Final Report
2 March 2021
Today is a historic day with the tabling in Parliament of the final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.
Telehealth
8 February 2021
Researchers at Turning Point and Monash University are looking for Victorian participants to take part in this survey, with the chance to win one of twenty $50 Coles vouchers.
thank you
4 February 2021
It was a privilege to work with the participants and their loved ones during filming and to share on screen the positive changes they were able to achieve.
Dan Lubman
26 January 2021
Professor Dan Lubman has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical education, research, treatment and policy in the field of addiction.
Goal Setting
24 December 2020
For many people, January is a time for setting New Year’s goals or resolutions. If managing your gambling, alcohol or other drug use is something you want to achieve in 2021, here are some tips to help you get started or stay on track.
ambulance
23 December 2020
A new study by researchers from Monash University & Turning Point has shown that women and people with mental health issues are more likely to require attendance by an ambulance for oxycodone misuse.
group therapy
15 December 2020
In times of crisis we often turn to alcohol or other drugs to help us cope, so it's not surprising that one in four Australians will develop an alcohol, drug [or gambling] disorder during their lifetime and around one in 20 will develop an addiction. As a society however, we often assign blame to the individual and don't consider the factors that contribute to someone developing an addiction.
medicine, opioid bottles
9 December 2020
During COVID-19, people receiving treatment for opioid use disorder in Australia faced significant challenges. Over 500,000 Australians access buprenorphine or methadone medication treatment programmes nationally, which usually involves seeing a doctor once a month, and attending a pharmacy several times a week to collect medication, alongside counselling and peer supports. The pandemic lockdown restrictions posed real challenges to access.