Policy and Engagement
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 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)
Key data and research
- Understanding the cost of addiction in Australia(November 2022)
- 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.
- Submission on the National Mental Health Commission’s National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy(January 2023)
- Rethink Addiction is a national anti-stigma campaign showcasing real stories of addiction. Through a strengths-based narrative it inspires hope and challenges negative stereotypes that limit help-seeking. Following the success of the ground-breaking SBS documentary Addicted Australia, Turning Point launched Rethink Addiction in 2020, and the campaign has since grown to include over 60 partner organisations.
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 affects people from all walks of life, we all know someone who has been touched by addiction.
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.