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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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 light on […]
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 Private aimed […]
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.