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20 May 2020
Professor Dan Lubman, Director of Turning Point and the Monash Addiction Research Centre, is the recipient of a five-year $2.2m NHMRC Investigator Grant to transform access to addiction treatment.
nurse
11 May 2020
At Turning Point we want to acknowledge and celebrate all of the important work that Nurses and Midwives do all year!
dan lubman conversation hour
5 May 2020
With venues closed as a result of COVID19, it’s the perfect time to have a conversation about our relationship with pokie machines. Professor Dan Lubman spoke on ABC radio's The Conversation Hour about what we are seeing at the moment and the conversation that needs to happen before they reopen.
Dr Shalini Arunogiri
30 April 2020
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Shalini Arunogiri as Deputy Clinical Director of Turning Point's Treatment Services.
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24 April 2020
At Turning Point this Anzac day, we give our thanks to Australian service men and women, both active and returned, for their service and their sacrifice. We hope to support those struggling with mental health difficulties and addiction at this challenging time.
dan lubman on the abc radio show
5 March 2020
Recently, Dan Lubman, Executive Director of Turning Point, and Associate Professor Suzanne Nielsen from the Monash Addiction Research Centre, were guest speakers on ABC radio show, The Conversation Hour to discuss the important topic of opioid addiction and an over-reliance on prescription medication to treat chronic pain.
tp oration
30 January 2020
The 2019 Turning Point Oration event focused on the clinical and policy implications of rising prescription medication harms and responses.
travelling scholarship winners 2019
13 December 2019
The 2019 Turning Point travelling scholarships have been announced!
10 October 2019
Three months after leaving treatment, 54 per cent of participants in a brain-training study reported they had not used methamphetamine in the past month, a vast improvement from the 18 per cent observed in previous research.
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13 September 2019
Turning Point are collaborating on a documentary series with award-winning television production company Blackfella Films and are looking for people who are currently living with problem gambling, alcohol or drug use to take part in a special treatment program.
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20 June 2019
Turning Point and Monash University are currently recruiting participants for a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded trial, where two types of telephone-delivered support programs are being tested to reduce alcohol use and related harms.
beyond the emergency
29 May 2019
Turning Point is using coded ambulance clinical records to monitor self-harm, mental ill health and substance use in the Australian community.