Special Event: Rethinking Addiction in Australia

28 Apr 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.


Rethink Addiction in Australia Event

Moderated by prominent Australian and Executive Director of Change.org, Sally Rugg, the event will be a fascinating discussion on the making of the 'Addicted Australia' documentary, the treatment program, alcohol in the bush, and what Australia needs to do next to Rethink Addiction.

Joining Sally on stage is Professor Dan Lubman AM, Executive Clinical Director at Turning Point, Jacob Hickey, Addicted Australia producer and Head of Factual at Blackfella Films, Shanna Whan, CEO of Sober in the Country, and former AFL footballer and premiership player, Dayne Beams.

The event will be held at The Edge, Federation Square from 6pm-8pm and includes canapés and drinks (no alcohol) on arrival.

Tickets are just $30 and can be purchased here.

Please show your support by purchasing a ticket and help us advocate for change to ensure those struggling with addiction receive the treatment, care and support they need.

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What is Rethink Addiction?

Rethink Addiction is a national campaign dedicated to educating and advocating for the need to change Australia’s attitude and approach to addiction. The campaign is backed by over 40 organisations, including Turning Point.

Our mission is to change the conversation about addiction and tackle the stigma and misinformation that stops people from asking for help. Together, we want to bring about systemic change to the treatment of addiction.

For more information, visit our website.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

COVIDSafe Event

The organisers of this event are required to meet with the public event safety requirements outlined by the Victorian Department of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon arrival at the event, you will be required to check-in using the QR code provided on site. If you are catching public transport, an Uber or taxi to the event, please ensure you carry a face mask. 

We remind you that if you have been instructed to quarantine by the Department of Health, or if you are unwell or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, you must not attend this event. Please contact us to arrange for a ticket refund. 

Please click here to review our COVIDSafe Event checklist.