Turning Point

Turning Point provides a wide range of specialist treatment and support services to people affected by alcohol and drug use.


Strategic Directions 2016-2021

Our new role, vision and mission statements

As part of the launch of our Strategic Directions 2016-21, Turning Point revised our statements on why, what and how we do what we do.

Role Statement
Turning Point is dedicated to providing high-quality evidence-based treatment to people affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling, integrated with world-leading research and education in addictive behaviour.

Why we do what we do

Great health and wellbeing of those adversely affected by addictive behaviours and related problems.

What we do

Turning Point reduces the harms caused by alcohol, other drugs and gambling, and promotes recovery through integrated activity that:

  • Increases access to support and evidence-based practice through the use of innovative technologies
  • Delivers high quality evidence-based practice
  • Supports healthcare professionals nationally and internationally to provide high-quality evidence-based practice
  • Delivers workforce and community education programs to a broad range of populations
  • Undertakes policy and practice relevant research and provides key national population level data
  • Provides policy advice to state and federal governments as well as expert comment.

Strategic Priorities
How we are going to do it

  1. Build integrated, innovative and evidence-based treatment and recovery-oriented services by ensuring all clients receive integrated, high-quality, evidence-based treatment
  2. Strengthen Turning Point’s position as a national addiction treatment centre by consolidating the relationship with Monash University and enhancing relationships with the AOD sector, governments and communities
  3. Generate evidence that drives policy and practice, in partnership with Monash University and other academic partners
  4. Position Turning Point for growth and sustainability through consolidating the fundamentals of Turning Point’s business.