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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) […]

Welcome Sandy, our new Chair

By |2018-11-21T15:01:03+10:00November 21st, 2018|Be inspired|

The Buttery’s new Chair, Sandy Lockhart has had a long association with The Buttery.

His son found recovery through The Buttery’s residential program. A long-term donor, Sandy and other Buttery parents founded The Buttery Sydney Committee. He later joined the Board of Directors.

Sandy said he looks forward […]

Providing a Continuum of Care

By |2018-11-21T14:06:33+10:00November 21st, 2018|Be inspired|

The Buttery helps teenagers and adults who have drug and alcohol misuse, gambling and mental health issues.

Founded in 1973, The Buttery has developed into a provider of fully-integrated evidence-based programs.

It now delivers continuous pathways of care for teenagers and adults who may have mental health and/or […]

Asher is now inspired to help others

By |2018-11-21T13:25:02+10:00November 21st, 2018|Be inspired|

When someone has been addicted to drugs since 15, they have a lot of growing up to do in recovery, explains Asher.

Inspired by The Buttery’s counsellors and peer workers, Asher is now driven to use his lived experience to help others in recovery. His goal is […]

Abstinence from heroin and Methadone gave Boni freedom and meaning

By |2018-07-19T16:47:34+10:00July 19th, 2018|Be inspired|

After completing MTA, Boni bought a van and started travelling — something she never thought she would be able to do.

Boni Newland had relapsed back to using heroin after two and a half years in recovery, when she decided at 27 to reduce from […]

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

By |2018-04-23T13:21:07+10:00April 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 […]