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]

Alcohol

  • Alcohol Change Vic is a collaboration of organisations concerned about alcohol-related harms and promotes evidence-based policy to protect Victorian individuals, families and communities from alcohol-related harms. Turning Point is a member organisation and contributes to the group’s policy development.
  • Submission on the National Alcohol Strategy 2018-2026 (February 2018)

Campaigns

  • Rethink Addiction is an independent campaign representing a collaborative industry effort to change Australia’s attitude and response to addiction through evidence-based information and linkages to support. The campaign was formed following the success of the ground-breaking SBS documentary Addicted Australia, which followed 10 brave Australians and their families as they took part in an integrated 6-month treatment program designed and delivered by Turning Point.

Key data

  • 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.
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.