Turning Point, in partnership with the Monash Addiction Research Centre, works to protect and promote the health and human rights of people living with addiction and their families, by conducting policy and practice relevant research, developing evidence-based policy, influencing decision-makers, and forming strategic partnerships.

If you have any questions about the organisations’ policy work, please contact Jonathan Meddings, Policy and Engagement Manager: [email protected]

Key data and research

  • AODstats provides information on the harms related to alcohol, illicit and pharmaceutical drug use in Victoria. This information provides a convenient statistical and epidemiological resource for policymakers, drug service providers, health professionals and other key stakeholders.
  • Understanding the cost of addiction in Australia (November 2022)

Stigma and mental health

the crisis is already here

The crisis is already here

Australia is in a crisis when it comes to addiction with one in five people meeting the criteria for an alcohol, drug or gambling disorder during their lifetime.

Addiction doesn’t discriminate

Addiction doesn't discriminate

Addiction affects people from all walks of life, we all know someone who has been touched by addiction.

making an impact

Making an impact

Help change how society sees and responds to addiction, so that it no longer destroys families, devastates lives and steals people’s dignity.