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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.
Cannabis Inquiry Meeting Zoom
21 April 2021
Turning Point and Monash Addiction Research Centre welcome the opportunity to present to the ‘Inquiry into use of Cannabis in Victoria’.
two women giving each other thumbs up | photo by jude beck
11 March 2021
This week we celebrate International Women's Day, and while the occasion is an opportunity to celebrate female achievements, it also highlights the many inequalities women still face. Our Deputy Clinical Director of Treatment Services, Dr Shalini Arunogiri, writes about the barriers women encounter when it comes to addiction and treatment, and how a Turning Point program is helping women find their voice.
Royal Commission Victoria’s Mental Health System Final Report
2 March 2021
Today is a historic day with the tabling in Parliament of the final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.