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After 20 years of Board service, Joan is still a supporter

2021-01-27T23:24:43+11:00January 27th, 2021|Be inspired|

Having served as volunteer Buttery Board member for 20 years, Joan Davies is still a supporter. As a member of The Buttery’s Recovery Circle donor group, Joan gives a generous monthly donation in support of The Buttery’s life-changing work. “I support because I strongly believe in the work The Buttery does and because I [...]

David’s 10 years of service for people seeking SMART Recovery

2021-01-10T16:34:12+11:00January 10th, 2021|Be inspired|

At SMART Recovery groups, people manage their substance use while giving each other mutual support. They choose their own goals and work with others to achieve them. SMART is evidence-based and person-centred. Currently The Buttery conducts two SMART Recovery groups, a weekly face-to-face group in Ballina and a Zoom group every Friday evening. The groups [...]

Pride in Wellbeing

2020-12-07T14:08:10+11:00December 7th, 2020|Be inspired|

The Buttery is part of Pride in Health + Wellbeing which is aimed at improving the health of Australian LGBTI communities. This means The Buttery has an LGBTI inclusive, person-centred service provision model. We welcome and include LGBTI people to all of our services. LGBTI people have too often faced rejection, [...]

Recent Feedback from Buttery Community Outreach Clients

2020-12-07T13:51:32+11:00December 7th, 2020|Be inspired|

All Buttery programs are evidence-based and subject to a rigorous quality assurance program. Programs are accredited under Australian Service Excellence Standards. We welcome feedback from everyone who undertakes a residential or community outreach program. As well as providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation at its residential rehab near Bangalow and at The Buttery [...]

Quality accreditation renewal assures best practice

2020-10-12T10:06:13+11:00October 6th, 2020|Be inspired|

Everyone on The Buttery team strives to deliver programs of the highest quality to the people we serve.To ensure best-practice, The Buttery is accredited by The Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES).Recently, following a rigorous auditing process, The Buttery’s ASES accreditation was renewed. The Standards assist community service organisations to manage resources effectively, gain a better understanding [...]

Emily benefits from our continuous pathways of care

2020-10-12T10:07:20+11:00September 29th, 2020|Be inspired|

The Buttery is unique because of the range, scale and integration of what it offers. Depending on their individual needs, people can be supported at every stage of their recovery: from their decision to seek treatment; during detoxification to treatment and aftercare. There is support for families and support to [...]

Thank you to our generous supporters

2020-10-12T10:08:39+11:00September 29th, 2020|Be inspired|

You have stood by The Buttery during tough times. Lately, due to the pandemic, we have faced an unprecedented number of enquiries from people desperate for help with their substance use, mental health or gambling issues. By using technology and implementing a Covid-safe plan for residential programs, we’ve risen to many [...]

New free app supports recovery

2020-10-12T10:09:53+11:00September 29th, 2020|Be inspired|

Too often people make the courageous decision to undertake rehabilitation for their drug and alcohol issues only to find help is not immediately available and they are placed on a waiting list. To tide people over before they can have personalised treatment and to help others who have had treatment [...]

Doing rehab in the safety of home during Covid-19

2020-10-11T00:26:59+11:00September 7th, 2020|Be inspired|

CRYSTAL'S STORY Because The Buttery’s CORE “day-hab” program is held on weekdays and during school hours, it is ideal for parents, particularly mothers who want to seek recovery from addiction while being available for their children. Crystal, 34, is the mother of two children aged six and 12. She took part in the [...]

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