The Buttery is a not-for-profit, charitable 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 such as Buprenorphine, (Suboxone or Subutext), who wish to move to an abstinence based lifestyle.
The Buttery’s five 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;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.