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chatbot
14 October 2020
COVID-19 has seen an increase in the use of telehealth and online counselling for the delivery of mental health and addiction treatment. But would people talk to a chatbot – an artificially intelligent, computer program that aims to simulate human conversation – if they had concerns about their substance use?
photo of happy dogs by alvannee
9 October 2020
Today is World Mental Health Day, a day to raise awareness of mental health issues and the importance of mental health help and support.
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29 September 2020
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have launched the National Suicide and Self-harm Monitoring Project that includes new national data from state and territory ambulance services attained through Turning Point and Monash University’s National Ambulance Surveillance System (NASS).
cigarette
14 September 2020
An Australian study conducted by Turning Point, Monash University and the National Drug Research Institute has found that people who stop smoking are more likely to have successful outcomes, including reductions in substance use and substance dependence, when seeking treatment for addiction.
open the pubs photo by marie mcinerney
14 September 2020
The alcohol industry is mounting an active campaign to persuade politicians and the public that opening licensed venues is important for the Victorian recovery.
Babys hand in adults hand
9 September 2020
Every year, on the ninth day of the ninth month, we observe International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day.
Many looking out a window
31 August 2020
For the fifth consecutive year, more than 2000 Australians have died as a result of a drug overdose, highlighting the urgent need to prioritise public health interventions and policies that work.
Naloxone
31 August 2020
August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day; a global event aimed at raising awareness of overdose and reducing the stigma associated with drug-related deaths.
swipe
28 August 2020
Researchers from Turning Point and Monash University are trialling a new smartphone app they have developed called ‘SWIPE’ which aims to help people reduce their alcohol cravings and consumption.
road to discovery
20 August 2020
Often the road is long, but there is hope and recovery is possible. We spoke to Patrick about his lifelong struggle with addiction, and how his treatment with Turning Point helped him get on track.
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19 August 2020
Many Victorian families are facing increasing financial and social pressures, and extended isolation in the home. In addition to this, we are hearing reports of increases in alcohol and other drug use, making it an important time to understand workforce capacity in responding to family/child and AOD issues.
17 August 2020
The Victorian branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has honoured former Turning Point clinician, Associate Professor Alan Gijsbers with a Meritorious Award for his contribution to improving the mental health of Victorians.