Buttery Blog

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 to continuing his engagement with The Buttery [...]

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 addiction issues. People can be supported in [...]

Emily, now 41, had been using some kind of opiate since she was 18

By |2018-11-21T13:39:07+10:00November 21st, 2018|Be inspired|

In December last year, after two years of reducing to a low dose of the opioid-substitute Buprenorphine (Suboxone) Emily joined The Buttery’s INTRA community-based  program. She is now completely drug-free. While the Buttery is best known for its longstanding residential rehabilitation program, it offers a range of recovery options in the community which work with [...]

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 to support youth early-intervention programs. Having been in [...]

“The pokies steered my life until I found The Buttery”

By |2018-08-14T16:44:39+10:00August 14th, 2018|Be inspired|

Josh* had been gambling for 17 years when he finally got the help he needed from the Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service (NRGCS). For eight years he attempted to stop, but it was only through The Buttery’s program that he had his recovery breakthrough. The 47-year-old said his addiction to the pokies quite literally steered [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

“When I can, I write a cheque to help people in need”

By |2018-03-28T10:05:08+10:00March 28th, 2018|Altruism, Be inspired|

Supporter Graham Cowley is glad to be able to help   “People who are more fortunate than others have a moral obligation to help the less fortunate. That’s why I support charities, including the work of The Buttery.” “I’ve been an incredibly lucky human being,” said Buttery donor and volunteer Buttery Sydney Committee [...]

The Buttery Private providing financial sustainability

By |2019-01-17T13:21:02+10:00March 27th, 2018|Be inspired|

Last year, The Buttery joined 20,000 social enterprises in this country, in the roll out of its Buttery Private venture, a fee-paying wellbeing program which uses The Buttery’s evidence-based community therapy model. After its successful first intake last year, The Buttery Private welcomed its first participants for 2018 on January 2018. The Buttery’s CEO, John [...]