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  • 18 September 2018
    Victoria’s new SafeScript Pharmaceutical Helpline is available for people concerned about their use of prescription medicines.
  • 9 August 2018
    Professor Dan Lubman, Director, Turning Point, provided commentary on ABC radio on the record level of heroin-related overdose deaths that occurred in 2017.
  • 17 July 2018
    In a world-first, Australian researchers are trialling a new medication to help people who are dependent on crystal methamphetamine, or ‘ice’.
  • 31 May 2018
    Turning Point experts are calling for an increased focus on the role of alcohol in national and state suicide prevention efforts.
  • 2 May 2018
    There is considerable funding in this year's state budget for mental health, addiction and family violence.
  • 27 March 2018
    More than 50 recommendations from the Victorian Parliament inquiry into Drug Law Reform have been tabled today in nearly 600 pages of a report that picks up from Turning Point's submission last year.
  • 13 March 2018
    Turning Point has welcomed its move to a new building in the heart of North Richmond with an event attended by more than 100 stakeholders from the addiction field.
  • 14 February 2018
    Turning Point and Spectrum will commence a new chapter when they move to Richmond in early 2018. From January 2018, both of these Eastern Health services will be located at 110 Church Street, Richmond, 3121.
  • 1 December 2017
    The Victorian Labor government has announced some big changes in AOD services policy including long term residential rehab beds in hospital and of course the state's first medically supervised injection service.
  • 15 November 2017
    Turning Point Director Prof Dan Lubman has received the Senior Scientist Award at the 2017 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs (APSAD) Awards.