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Anthony Hew
12 January 2022
Congratulations to addiction psychiatrist and Monash PhD student, Anthony Hew, who has been awarded an NHMRC postgraduate scholarship for his project Revolutionising System Reform in Mental Health: Addressing Gaps in the System through Big Data and Data Linkage.
Dan and Shalini
10 January 2022
Turning Point's Professor Dan Lubman AM and Dr Shalini Arunogiri are part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers awarded over $1.9 million to investigate the efficacy of MDMA-assisted psychological treatment to treat people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
AOD Stats Website
15 December 2021
Today Turning Point, Australia's national addiction treatment, training and research centre, officially relaunched its AODstats website.
3 December 2021
This week the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) published an article describing the process of revising the NHMRC’s 2020 Australian guidelines to reduce health risks from drinking alcohol.
3 December 2021
Annette is a Research Fellow who works within the Telephone and Online Services (TOLs) team to drive evidence-based translational research that transforms policy and practice.
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.