Addiction

More people treated for drug & alcohol issues, yet the waiting lists grow on NSW North Coast

By |2019-04-18T14:18:14+10:00April 18th, 2019|Addiction|

“It’s time for funding to meet demand” Thursday, April 18, 2019: A report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released yesterday revealed an increase in Australians accessing drug and alcohol treatment services, despite an increase in waiting times for The Buttery’s drug and alcohol treatment programs on the Mid and North Coast. [...]

The Family Program gently led me from heartbreak to healing

By |2019-05-29T16:11:49+10:00April 17th, 2019|Addiction, Be inspired, Rehab, Stress, Wellbeing|

Karen* admits she was at the end of her tether when she has referred to The Buttery’s Family Counselling Program two years ago. The program, funded wholly by donations, has been a vital part of The Buttery’s services, since 2009. Karen, her partner and ex-husband are among the staggering number of 250 program participants seen [...]

“A dance between connection and separation”: A Family’s Understanding of Developmental Processes in Addiction

By |2019-05-14T12:02:58+10:00April 1st, 2019|Addiction, Alcohol, Be inspired, Buttery research|

  Recently, Lily Schmelzle, The Buttery’s Family Support Program Manager, gave a moving, nuanced and evidence-based presentation to Buttery staff titled:  Developmental Processes and how it plays out in addiction within families. We thought it would be valuable for anyone with a loved one experiencing drug misuse. Lily Schmelzle: The Buttery’s Family Support Program [...]

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|

MTA OUTCOMES RESEARCH ABSTRACT Background: 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) program residents. [...]

“Before the Family Support Group, I felt so alone”

By |2018-08-13T09:47:48+10:00August 13th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol, Be inspired, Depression, Happiness, Proven strategies|

Everyone thought Kathryn was living the dream -- a North Coast lifestyle, three young boys, and a husband of 19 years. Before walking into her first Family Support Group session last year, nobody outside of her family knew the shame and anger she carried as the partner of someone living with mental health and drug [...]