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An evaluation of the maintenance to abstinence (MTA) program in achieving abstinence in opioid users and improving mental health and quality of life

By |2019-02-18T14:19:20+10:00February 16th, 2019|Addiction, Be inspired, Buttery research, Rehab|




Residential opioid rehabilitation aims to improve the mental health and quality of life of opioid users through abstinence and residential program participation. This study aimed to determine the depression, anxiety, stress and quality of life amongst maintenance to abstinence (MTA) […]

“Amanda makes me believe in myself”

By |2017-11-28T20:42:52+10:00November 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 […]

Danielle has taken big steps to recovery through CORE

By |2017-11-28T20:50:35+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Be inspired, Proven strategies, Wellbeing|

The Buttery’s CORE program is a six-week rehab program for people who are unable to attend a residential program. Like all Buttery programs, it is evidence-based and utilises The Buttery’s’ long experience in treating drug and or alcohol dependency. Already the program ash been conducted in Byron Bay and Lismore.

For […]

Julian Burnside QC AO at Buttery Talk event

By |2017-11-28T20:40:36+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Altruism, Be inspired|

From time to time The Buttery’s Sydney Committee organise events in Sydney to inform people of the work of The Buttery. Guests are invited to consider supporting the work of The Buttery financially or practically.

The events feature a talk by an interesting speaker on a topic of general interest. Past speakers have […]

Free Family Counselling Program expansion

By |2017-11-28T20:40:17+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Altruism, Be inspired, Early intervention, Proven strategies|

In response to a growing need and thanks to the generous support of donors, The Buttery has increased the availability of the Family Program Counsellor, Lily Schmelzle from two to three days per week.

Parents and family members whose loved ones are affected by drug and alcohol addiction can feel ashamed, judged […]

Join the Recovery Circle

By |2017-11-28T20:39:36+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Alcohol, Be inspired, Proven strategies, Wellbeing|

The Recovery Circle is a special group of generous people who make a regular donation in support of The Buttery. Membership is growing and it is open to anyone willing to give as little as $10 a month. Recovery Circle donors help fund improvements in buildings and amenities for residents of The […]

Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Program

By |2017-11-28T20:39:04+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Early intervention, Proven strategies|

In response to the increasing number of young people experimenting with and using alcohol and illicit drugs, especially Crystal Meth Amphetamine or “Ice”, a special program was established in the Grafton, Yamba, Bellingen, Nambucca Heads and Maclean areas for young people 12-22 years old. The program is also available in the […]

The Buttery Private: Cooper’s story

By |2017-11-28T20:38:18+10:00November 28th, 2017|Addiction, Anxiety, Be inspired, Early intervention, Wellbeing|

“I’ve connected with my body and my feelings,” Cooper 34

After completing The Buttery Private residential wellbeing program Cooper, 34 said he has a new attitude to himself and to life.

“This program taught me how to nurture my soul. It gave me access to self-nurture and compassion. By nurturing one’s […]

The Buttery goes greener

By |2017-11-28T20:37:51+10:00November 28th, 2017|Be inspired|

The Buttery has an improved approach to environmental management. This includes waste management with an emphasis on reusing, recycling and composting. Thanks to a generous donation from the R & L Uechtritz Foundation, The Buttery has further reduced its environmental footprint by installing a solar system. It generates 25% of the electricity […]

Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing

By |2017-11-06T14:47:40+10:00November 6th, 2017|Be inspired, Early intervention, Proven strategies, Stress, Wellbeing, Work-life balance|

In a radio interview for Bay FM, Clinical Director at The Buttery Private, psychologist Jenny McGee talks about wellbeing. Achieving true wellbeing is about more than just having an absence of disease. It’s about thriving as a person. Key to this is being connected; being connected with oneself and with others.