Participation in a therapeutic community like The Buttery is an effective form of rehabilitation treatment for a drug dependent person. A therapeutic community is a protected, drug free environment. Members of the community itself assist each other to find recovery. There, the individual can begin to address their living problem comfortable in the knowledge that they will have adequate time and security in which to process a lifetime of baggage that has underpinned their addiction.

Isolation undermines our sense of self. It denies reality, alienates, and impairs the potential for people to live together and grow through peer support. Chemical dependence maintains the isolation of the individual and blocks the opportunity to regain a sense of self.

Overcoming the isolation caused by drug dependence is a challenge facing both the client and the helping agency offering treatment to the affected person.

The Buttery is committed to assisting chemically dependent people realise a sense of self worth. We help people to nurture the living skills that many people take for granted and to help them take their place in society. They can have the the knowledge that they can choose paths that are not only fulfilling to themselves but to society as well.

As a non-government organization our capacity to provide and maintain the facilities in which people live while they regain personal independence is limited by our funding. While the NSW Government, through NSW Health contributes to our residential program, this does not fully fund The Buttery’s therapeutic community, and we rely on the generosity of the community to fulfill our mission.

Any financial support that you can commit to The Buttery would be much appreciated by both the Board of Management and the residents of The Buttery community. By making a tax-deductible donation to The Buttery you will help to reduce that sense of isolation and alienation that most drug dependent people experience. You will be helping people regain a meaningful and productive place in society. Donations are fully tax-deductible. The Buttery is a charity and public benevolent organisation.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

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