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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
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.
google grant award
8 May 2019
Google.org has funded Turning Point, in partnership with Monash University, to receive a major grant to use artificial intelligence (AI) to assist the coding of national ambulance data for suicide-related attendances.
8 May 2019
Google announced today that Turning Point, Australia’s leading addiction treatment and research centre, is one of 20 organisations world-wide that will share USD$25 million in grants from Google.org, credit and consulting from Google Cloud and coaching by Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts as a grantee of the Google AI Impact Challenge.
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1 April 2019
Researchers are seeking participants for a study that aims to identify the elements that impact decision-making, including the reasons why people continue to use harmful drugs.
dacas website
19 March 2019
From April 2019, Victorian general practitioners (GPs) can access the General Practitioner Clinical Advisory Service (GPCAS), a peer-to-peer advice service for GPs to help them support patients with prescription medication concerns and complex needs.