Turning Point news and events 23 July 2018

Posted to ENEWS for Marion Brophy on behalf of Turning Point.

Talking Point

Successes and challenges in reducing the harms of substance use: lessons learned from the Canadian experience

Presented by: Dr. Matthew M. Young, Ph.D., Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Adjunct Research Professor of Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Date and time: Thursday 16 August 2018 – 01:00 pm
Cost: Talking Point is a free seminar series but registrations are essential.
Venue: Turning Point, Training Room 1, Level 1, 110 Church Street, Richmond.
Read more and register online

Special event

BreakThrough: Ice education for families is a free community information session for anyone who might be concerned about someone who is using methamphetamine (ice).

The program was developed by Turning Point, Family Drug Help and The Bouverie Centre. It covers facts about ice, its effects on the brain and body and dispels some of the myths presented in the media. It focuses on strategies people can use to discuss drug use with loved ones, understand relationship dynamics, and develop boundaries or respond to challenging situations while accessing support during a difficult time.

A BreakThrough session will be hosted by Turning Point over two nights:

Date: Tuesdays 7 & 14 August, 2018

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm (light refreshments provided)
Venue: Turning Point, 110 Church Street, Richmond

The session is free, but bookings are essential. Register online.

Family members who attend BreakThrough report the program provides a sense of hope and increases confidence when dealing with a loved one’s ice use, with 98% agreeing they would recommend the program to others with similar concerns. In addition, health professionals and community workers (particularly those outside the AOD sector) also report finding it a valuable opportunity to gain understanding of the family perspective and how to guide clients to seek support.

View and register for all our events on our website.