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Female alcohol and drug counsellor with a black headset looking at computer screen.
14 September 2021
Kat is a structured intervention clinician who works as part of our team of qualified professionals that use evidence-based approaches to help clients develop goals and strategies to achieve them.
31 August 2021
Year after year, thousands of Australians fatally overdose. Every year we remember them on International Overdose Awareness Day
20 August 2021
Through technology, healthcare is embarking on new ways to deliver services to meet the future needs of consumers. While not a completely new concept, telehealth is one area that is being embraced, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
alcohol outlet
17 August 2021
Using data collected from Ambulance Victoria callouts, researchers from Turning Point have identified links between the number and type of alcohol sales outlets in an area, and ambulance attendances for events relating to family violence.
3 August 2021
New research examining ambulance attendances for alcohol-related harms during COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria has found that attendances to homes increased by 9 percent in 2020.
27 July 2021
Since 2008 people have been participating in Dry July, an annual campaign that encourages us to take a month off alcohol while raising money to help those affected by cancer.
27 July 2021
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released information on the number of ambulance attendances over time for suicide attempts, suicidal ideation, and intentional self-injury.
Person looking at computer screen
22 July 2021
Paloma is a Community Builder who works as part of Turning Point's team that provides telephone & online services to people whose lives are affected by alcohol, other drugs and gambling.
mug on table in bedroom
30 June 2021
We all know that an afternoon coffee can make it harder for us to get to sleep, while consuming alcohol may help us fall asleep a little quicker. But what are the effects of these psychoactive drugs, those that alter our consciousness, mood and thoughts, on our actual sleeping patterns and physical and mental health?
james photo
24 June 2021
James is a Senior Research Officer and is the Data Coding Team Lead for the National Addiction and Mental Health Surveillance Unit (NAMHSU)
youth forum group photo
23 June 2021
In March this year, Turning Point research assistant Chloe Bernard, participated in the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Youth Forum as the first Australian representative to attend. This five-day event brought together 62 young people, representing 41 countries, to discuss evidence-based approaches to drug use prevention across the lifespan.
young people drinking
28 May 2021
Drinking alcohol is a common practice on a night out for young adults. Public health researchers are often concerned about the ‘harms’ associated with drinking on a night out and advocate for measures to reduce harms, such as restricting the availability of alcohol.