Addiction Is Not A Consequence Of Choice, Recovery Is

The Buttery is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation located near Bangalow in Northern NSW, Australia. The Buttery specialises in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse and problem gambling. It is guided by the philosophy - Addiction is not a consequence of choice: recovery is.

As well as a residential addiction rehab, it also operates community outreach programs in the NSW Northern Rivers Region.

The Buttery’s long-term residential treatment program operates as a Therapeutic Community where the community of residents itself is the main vehicle for promoting personal change through self-help and mutual support. Co-located on its Binna Burra Campus is the MTA (Maintenance To Abstinence) program, also a residential program, which is for people currently being maintained on opioid substitutes such as Buprenorphine, (Suboxone or Subutext) or Methadone, who wish to move to an abstinence based lifestyle.

The Buttery’s four community outreach services cover a wide area in northern NSW. These are: INTRA for adults and teenagers with drug and alcohol abuse problems; b.well an outreach service for teenagers and adults with mental illness and substance abuse issues and The Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service. The Buttery’s Family Program is a free counselling service funded wholly by philanthropic support for the family members of Buttery residents and those in contact with the Buttery’s INTRA service. 

 

Do you have a problem with drugs, alcohol or gambling?

If you are experiencing thoughts of self harm or suicide it is important to seek immediate help.

In Australia contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Mental Health Line 1800 011 511 or Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800 (if you are under 18 years old)

 

As well as residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation, The Buttery has four free community outreach services for people in the NSW Northern Rivers Region:

INTRA for adults and teenagers with drug and alcohol problems.

The Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service for problem gamblers.

b.well for people with co-existing substance abuse and mental health issues and its free Family Counselling Service for the family members of people in contact with The Buttery's outreach services or those in the residential community.