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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.
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.
8 February 2021
Researchers at Turning Point and Monash University are looking for Victorian participants to take part in this survey, with the chance to win one of twenty $50 Coles vouchers.
thank you
4 February 2021
It was a privilege to work with the participants and their loved ones during filming and to share on screen the positive changes they were able to achieve.
Dan Lubman
26 January 2021
Professor Dan Lubman has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to medical education, research, treatment and policy in the field of addiction.
Goal Setting
24 December 2020
For many people, January is a time for setting New Year’s goals or resolutions. If managing your gambling, alcohol or other drug use is something you want to achieve in 2021, here are some tips to help you get started or stay on track.