Alcohol & Drug Clinic (Turning Point)

Turning Point Alcohol & Drug Centre provides a wide range of specialist treatment and support services to people affected by alcohol and drug use. Clinical services at Turning Point are provided by specialist clinicians, outreach workers and counsellors. Turning Point clinicians are available for providing consultancy and support services to community based service providers.

Turning Point Medical Services Include:

  • Chronic pain – consultancy service
  • Specialist alcohol consultancy service
  • Specialist pharmacotherapy service (secondary consultation and referral) – methadone, buprenorphine, Suboxone®.
  • Turning Point Pharmacy provides maintenance treatment of opioid dependence - methadone, buprenorphine, Suboxone and other medicated outpatient withdrawal treatment for patients of TP.
  • Specialist interventions for methamphetamine users
  • Management of benzodiazepine dependence
  • Home based and outpatient withdrawal

Other Services and Programs

These services can be accessed through self referral or referral from a health professional.

  • Individual Counselling (Medicare psychology requires a GP referral)
  • Outreach Services
  • Mental health interventions
  • Needle and syringe program (NSP)
  • Forensic client services
  • Group counselling

For the Professional:

  • Training and clinical placements
  • Community development and capacity building for local services
  • Addiction Medicine Training Program
  • GP Advanced Skills Training Program
  • Psychiatric Registrar Rotation
  • Dual Diagnosis Rotation Initiative
  • Advice and assistance to GPs and other health professionals in the management of complex clients via consultancy, shared care and case conferencing
54–62 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

P for the clinic - (03) 8413 8444
F (03) 9416 3420


Monday to Friday 9.30AM to 5PM


24/7 counselling & information DirectLine T: 1800 888 236 24/7
Clinical advisory service DACAS T: 1800 812 804