Buttery Blog

Successful Drug and Alcohol community rehabilitation (CORE) program coming to Tweed Heads

By | 2018-04-23T13:21:07+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Be inspired|

This innovative program run by The Buttery will be offered in Tweed Heads starting on 7th May. The need for such as program is clear with demand for the programs in Lismore and Byron Bay exceeding available places.

The Buttery’s Program Manager Krystian Gruft said the program allows people requiring alcohol and other drug rehabilitation to […]

The Buttery Private providing financial sustainability

By | 2018-05-16T16:31:59+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Be inspired|

Last year, The Buttery joined 20,000 social enterprises in this country, in the roll out of its Buttery Private venture, a fee-paying wellbeing program which uses The Buttery’s evidence-based community therapy model.

After its successful first intake last year, The Buttery Private welcomed its first participants for […]

Family support group pilot a success

By | 2018-04-05T16:21:29+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Be inspired|

Frances Pidcock from B.Well and Lily Schmelzle from The Family Support Service see the potential for further family support groups in the area.


After the successful 8-week Pilot program of the Family Support Group at Mullumbimby, there is scope for the roll-out of more groups across […]

The Buttery is ready to help a new kind of opioid addict

By | 2018-03-27T11:55:40+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Addiction, Be inspired, Proven strategies|

MTA Program coordinator David Dalton says MTA is well placed to help those addicted to codeine as they come to grips with the rescheduling of the drug.


The Buttery’s Maintenance To Abstinence (MTA) Program, as one of only two residential opioid treatment programs in the country, […]

Martial Arts Therapeutic program gives Arlee a fighting chance

By | 2018-03-26T13:50:08+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Addiction, Anxiety, Be inspired, Early intervention|


Arlee French says INTRA’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Therapeutic program turned his life around.

When Arlee French, at 15, first took part in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Therapeutic program he was at a crossroad which could have easily led down a path of hard drug […]

Connection was the key to Micky’s recovery

By | 2018-03-05T14:33:56+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Be inspired|

Micky celebrates his 50th birthday and has never felt better, having spent the last decade clean.


FOR Micky De Domizio, the key to beating his addiction to amphetamines was connecting to others at The Buttery. It was also the most challenging part.

“Opening up and to other […]

Join The Buttery Alumni

By | 2018-02-26T14:33:54+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Be inspired|

Any former resident of The Buttery knows that human connection is an essential part of the  recovery process.

Fortunately, those important connections and supports made through The Buttery’s therapeutic community can be maintained.

To join The Buttery Alumni and receive news and event invitations, simply fill out the Signup […]

Free Lismore community program for drug and alcohol treatment

By | 2018-01-23T11:12:45+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Be inspired|

The Buttery is offering a free program in Lismore to allow more people to get help with their alcohol and other drug problems without the need to join a residential program.

The Community Rehab program, or CORE, is an evidence-based model of intensive rehabilitation which has revolutionised the practice of addiction treatment.

Many people who would benefit […]

“Amanda makes me believe in myself”

By | 2017-11-28T20:42:52+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Anxiety, Be inspired, Depression, Proven strategies|

b.well helps people in the community whose drug or alcohol use has a negative effect on their mental health. Last year b.well helped people through more than 2,000 consultations. Jonathan took part in the program.

 At 21 Jonathan has overcome more challenges than most young men his age. After a […]