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beers
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.
ambulance
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.
Researchers collaborating
20 May 2021
Today is International Clinical Trials Day, celebrating the role that clinical innovation plays in advancing health care- including in mental health and addiction.
Rethinking Addiction In Australia Event
13 May 2021
Last Thursday, the Rethink Addiction campaign hosted its sell-out event ‘Rethinking Addiction in Australia’ at Federation Square, the first major event for the campaign since its inception in November last year.
Patient and doctor looking happy
11 May 2021
The results from a multi-site Australian trial, investigating the effects of long-acting injectable ‘depot’ buprenorphine treatment in people experiencing opioid addiction, have today been released.
Nurse Practitioner Candidate Sarah Berryman
3 May 2021
Turning Point Eastern Treatment Services (TPETS) is delighted to announce that Sarah Berryman has been appointed as Turning Point’s first Nurse Practitioner candidate.
Rethinking Addiction Australia Event
28 April 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.