In an emergency, call:

Fire, Ambulance or Police 000
Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
Mensline Australia 1300 789 978


Expert commentary

We have a number of expert clinicians and researchers available to comment on a variety of topics including:

  • Alcohol and other drug statistics and mapping (AODStats)
  • Alcohol, other drugs & gambling and COVID 19
  • Alcohol, other drugs & gambling law reform and policy
  • Drinking cultures
  • Gambling and mental illness
  • Naloxone
  • Neurocognitive interventions (Cognitive Bias Modification)
  • Peer support
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Psychotherapy and PTSD
  • Residential detox and short-stay rehabilitation
  • Sleep, including shift work and alcohol & drug use
  • Social determinants of alcohol, other drugs & gambling
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Telephone and online counselling
  • Treatment systems and pathways
  • Veterans’ wellbeing

Media stories on alcohol, other drugs and gambling may be confronting for some people. Support is available and we encourage all journalists and media agencies consider publishing the details below in their stories:

For alcohol and other drug use

If this story has raised issues about your own or others drug and alcohol use, please contact Counselling Online for free confidential counselling or call the National Alcohol and Other Drug Hotline on 1800 250 015.

For gambling

If this story has raised issues about your own or others gambling, please contact Gambling Help Online for free confidential counselling or call the Gambling Support Hotline on 1800 858 858.

Media Enquiries

For all media enquiries email us at [email protected] or call 0478 854 644.

Media Releases

Study shows COVID-19 restrictions leads to increased alcohol-related harms - 3 August 2021

World-first monitoring system provides timely data on ambulance attendances for suicide and self-harm - 27 July 2021

Turning Point receives $1.5 million for online drug and alcohol support services - 24 April 2020

World-first study shows brain training could be key to breaking ice addiction - 10 October 2019