IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing thoughts of self harm or suicide you should seek immediate help. In Australia contact Lifeline: 13 11 14 or Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800  (if you are under 18 years old)

The Buttery conducts two residential addiction recovery (rehab) programs at its campus near Bangalow in northern NSW. Details are on this website. For an assessment interview about joining these programs phone 02 6687 2399 between 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:30 pm Fridays only

The Buttery Private is a  wellbeing program conducted in the Byron Bay hinterland at a different location from The Buttery. It is a fee-paying program. As a social enterprise, surplus funds from the program support The Buttery’s charitable works. Phone 1300 851 695 or email:

The Buttery has six non-residential programs for people living in the community in the NSW Northern Rivers Region:

INTRA for teenagers and adults with substance abuse issues
CORE a day stay rehab program for people unable to take part in a residential program                                           
Young People’s Early Intervention Project (YPEIP) for young people 12-24 years of age in the Grafton/Maclean, Bellingen/Nambucca, areas
Family Counselling program for the family members and loved ones affected by drug and/or alcohol abuse
b.well is a community outreach service for people whose mental health and drug and alcohol use affect their desired way of life and well-being.
Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service for people who are problem gamblers.

All programs except for The Buttery Private are free of charge.


INTRA: For enquiries about programs in the LISMORE area or to arrange to see a counsellor in Lismore: phone (02) 6622 0429
For enquiries about programs in the BYRON BAY and MULLUMBIMBY area or to arrange to see a counsellor in Byron Bay, call INTRA on: (02) 6680 9098
For general enquiries call the INTRA main office on (02) 6687 2835
For information about the BUTTERY call (02) 6687 1111

CORE: Please phone 0477 016 030

Family Counselling: phone 0408 910 498

YPEIP: Grafton/Maclean area; 0402 662 538; Bellingen/Nambucca area

b.well: For details of current groups and a group that may suit your needs, please contact b.well:

Or phone 02 6687 1658

Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service Phone: 02 6687 2520