Help for families is available free of charge. The Buttery’s free family counselling program is for the family members and loved ones of people undertaking The Buttery’s residential rehabilitation ( rehab) program. It is also for the family members of people in the wider community with addicted family members.

The program is supported wholly by donations. You are invited to support via The Buttery’s secure on-line giving page.

Addiction can devastate not just the “user” but often all of those with whom the addict has close relationships. The core structure of health within the family can be destroyed. Many families are overwhelmed and ill-equipped to deal with both their loved one’s addiction and its impact on their own lives.

The principal aim of the program is to support families of addicted people through effective counselling. A secondary aim is to help the addicted family member’s recovery, or for those not in treatment to encourage them to seek treatment.

The Family Counselling Program receives no government funding and is supported fully by donations. We welcome your support. Donations are tax-deductible.

For more information, please call 02 6687 1111.

The Buttery gratefully acknowledges Angel Fund, Northern Rivers Community Foundation, Milton Corporation Foundation, Portland House Foundation, The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation and the generous individuals in the community who donate to the program.

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