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So far Buttery has created 44 blog entries.

According to the WHO, alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one.

By |2017-10-16T11:16:12+10:00October 16th, 2017|Alcohol, Be inspired, Binge drinking, Early intervention, Proven strategies|

Alcoholism is more common among men than women by a factor of two to one (according to the World Health Organisation). However, excessive alcohol consumption has more devastating effects on the health of women. Death rates among female alcoholics are 50 to 100% higher than for men. This first person article sheds [...]

Our anxiety and depression epidemic: over-reliance on social media could be a factor

By |2017-08-05T13:32:58+10:00August 5th, 2017|Addiction, Anxiety, Be inspired, Depression|

Speaking at a Science of Happiness forum, "Dr Tony Fernando from the University of Auckland, pointed to an increasing dependency on activities associated with the brain's excitement-pleasure circuitry for the rising levels of anxiety and depression in teenagers today. Prominent in this cerebral circuitry is social media." Read the article   [...]


By |2017-07-20T22:33:16+10:00July 20th, 2017|Be inspired, Happiness, Proven strategies, Wellbeing|

A lot of dis ease and dissatisfaction springs from making false comparisons of ourselves with others. The practice of gratitude and taking stock of all the positive things in our lives has been shown to enhance wellbeing. This insightful article from The School of Life www.theschooloflife.com helps put things into perspective. Read the article [...]

Media release: wellbeing program launches for people suffering work stress

By |2017-07-09T22:27:56+10:00July 9th, 2017|Be inspired, Early intervention, Proven strategies, Stress, Wellbeing, Work-life balance|

The Buttery is launching a new social enterprise: The Buttery Private. It will allow The Buttery to use our accumulated knowledge and expertise to help more people in need. Surplus funds the program generates will  be applied to The Buttery’s charitable works. From the media release: A new program, The Buttery [...]

Personality traits mark teenage binge drinkers

By |2017-06-12T22:13:01+10:00June 12th, 2017|Be inspired, Binge drinking, Early intervention|

Binge drinking and other substance misuse are prevalent among many teenagers. Many display higher than average levels of impulsiveness, sensitivity to anxiety, sensation seeking and hopelessness. These four personality traits have been shown by researchers to predict those teenagers at high risk of becoming binge drinkers with 90 per cent accuracy. [...]

How’s your work-life balance?

By |2017-05-27T15:14:06+10:00May 27th, 2017|Be inspired, Work-life balance|

An interesting read from news.com.au exploring the idea of 'tilting', rather than seeking that perfect balance everyone wants but few achieve. ...this idea of striking a work-life balance is a complete myth. It’s damaging and pressures us to achieve something impossible, where a more fluid approach provides the flexibility required to meet [...]

The Buttery enews Autumn 2017

By |2019-05-19T15:55:17+10:00May 10th, 2017|Be inspired|

Welcome to The Buttery e-news Hello, Welcome to the latest edition of The Buttery’s e-news. Thank you very much for your interest and support for The Buttery’s life-changing work for teenagers and adults. Thanks to the support of generous people in the community like you, [...]

Pete’s helping hand for others

By |2019-05-19T15:11:56+10:00May 10th, 2017|Be inspired|

If someone puts their hand out, I help them Pete has been clean of drugs since he came to the Buttery in 2008. He’s now found a new, healthy and fulfilling life in the Byron Bay area where he is soon to qualify as [...]

New community program helps more people

By |2019-05-19T15:13:32+10:00May 10th, 2017|Be inspired|

New Community Progam helps more people The Buttery is starting a new program to allow more people to get help with their drug and alcohol problems without joining a residential program.The Community Rehab, called CORE, is an evidence-based, model of intensive rehabilitation which has revolutionised [...]