The Buttery is a not-for-profit, charitable rehab organisation located near Bangalow in Northern NSW, Australia. As a rehab, 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: rehabilitation 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 rehab 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) rehab program. It is also a residential program, for people currently being maintained on opioid substitutes who wish to move to an abstinence based lifestyle.
The Buttery’s community outreach services cover a wide area in northern NSW. These are: INTRA for adults and teenagers with drug and alcohol abuse problems; CORE a day-stay rehab program in Lismore, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads; the Young People’s Alcohol & Other Drugs Early Intervention Project in the Bellingen and Grafton areas; b.well an outreach service for teenagers and adults with mental illness and substance abuse issues; Recovery Partners for people with long-term mental health issues (operated in conjunction with Mission Australia) 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 the wider community.