To join a Buttery Residential or Community Program
02 6687 1111

To join a Buttery Residential or
Community Program

02 6687 1111
Email: intake@buttery.org.au
Fax: 02 6687 1039

The Coronavirus and The Buttery’s response

1) Buttery Community-outreach programs are still being delivered. However, there is no-face-to-face contact. Groups and individual counselling is now available remotely via on-line platforms. Counsellors are contacting clients to give them details. Existing Buttery clients access online counselling here.
For more information, please contact The Buttery’s Intake: 02 6687 1111 or email intake@buttery.org.au

2) The Buttery Private reopens safely
The Buttery’s social enterprise, The Buttery Private residential program re-commences on 1 June.
Following consultation with health experts, we are reopening with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place. This includes operating with a limited number of participants.
Because of this limitation, if you are considering participating in the next program we recommend enquiring now.
To enquire, please contact  The Buttery’s Intake 02 6687 1111 or email intake@buttery.org.au

3) The Buttery is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the virus. Staff are working remotely where possible and stringent personal hygiene and social distancing measure have been implemented at all locations.

The Buttery | Mental Health Organisation | Drug & Alcohol Rehab

The Buttery is a not-for-profit, charitable mental health organisation and drug and alcohol rehab with headquarters near Bangalow in Northern NSW.

Through residential and community-based programs, The Buttery specialises in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse, problem gambling and mental health issues.

It is guided by the philosophy – Addiction is not a consequence of choice: rehabilitation is.

As well as residential programs, it also operates community outreach programs throughout the NSW Mid-North Coast and NSW Northern Rivers Regions.

The Buttery’s long-term residential rehab program operates as a Therapeutic Community where the community of residents itself promotes 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 for people currently being maintained on opioid substitutes who wish to move to an abstinence-based lifestyle.

All Buttery programs are evidence-based and represent best-practice. The Buttery is an independent, community-based charitable organisation. The Buttery is not affiliated with any religious or political group.

The Buttery’s programs in the community 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 health and substance abuse issues; Partners in Recovery 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.

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The Buttery is a not-for-profit, charitable mental health treatment and drug and alcohol rehab organisation with headquarters near Bangalow in Northern NSW. Through residential and community-based programs, The Buttery specialises in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse, problem gambling and mental health issues. It is guided by the philosophy – Addiction is not a consequence of choice: rehabilitation is.

As well as residential programs, it also operates community outreach programs throughout the NSW Mid-North Coast and NSW Northern Rivers Regions.

The Buttery’s long-term residential rehab program operates as a Therapeutic Community where the community of residents itself promotes 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 for people currently being maintained on opioid substitutes who wish to move to an abstinence-based lifestyle.

All Buttery programs are evidence-based and represent best-practice. The Buttery is an independent, community-based charitable organisation. The Buttery is not affiliated with any religious or political group.

The Buttery’s programs in the community 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 health and substance abuse issues; Partners in Recovery 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.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BUTTERY

I was really cared for in the program. The magic of The Buttery is hard to put into words,” Eliza who completed the MTA program.

Now my life is much better than I thought it could be,” Gary a client of The Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service.

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