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 avoid relapse or to minimise the harm of addictive behaviours.
All programs are evidence-based and subject to rigorous quality assurance.
The Buttery now conducts three residential programs and 13 separate but integrated community programs covering vast geographical area. Last year more than 2,500 people took part in a Buttery program.
Emily*, 26 is now on her way to recovery having taken part in two separate Buttery programs.
She is now in The Buttery’s residential therapeutic community. This is after attending several other rehabs and taking part in Buttery community programs.
“Being in the Buttery is the best so far. I intend completing the full program. I discovered residential treatment is what I need after taking part in The Buttery’s community-based programs.
I used to go to counselling at Byron Bay Hospital every week and I took part in The Buttery’s INTRA groups. But I still kept on using methamphetamine and alcohol and this led to serious health issues. I tried to get into the CORE program but there were no places at the time.
Most people in this residential program are on the same page. Everyone wants to recover and most have some personal experience of trauma in their lives. So we develop a bond. We all work to help each other.”
* Name changed, stock image used for privacy.