If you’re concerned about your drug and/or alcohol use, you may be able to take part any in one of a number of programs based in the community. OR a residential program may be more suitable for you.
CORE is a free effective non-residential rehab program conducted Monday-Thursday over six weeks between 9.30 and 2.30 pm. It is specially suited to parents and others with carer responsibilities. It is held on rotation through the year at different locations in the Northern Rivers Region. For details of the next program please contact The Buttery 02 6687 1111.
INTRA conducts groups for young people and adults in the community to support people affected by drug and alcohol issues. There are groups in Ballina, Byron Bay, Lismore and Tweed Heads. For details, please contact The Buttery.
RELAPSE PREVENTION AFTERCARE SERVICES and AOD CONTINUING COORDINATION OF CARE support people 18-65 who have drug and alcohol challenges to maintain a healthy lifestyle and lead a fulfilling life. This includes assistance, if needed, with obtaining housing, education, training and employment.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S DRUGS AND ALCOHOL EARLY INTERVENTION PROJECT provides treatment services for young people 12-24 years-old in the Bellingen area, Maclean, Yamba, Grafton and other locations.
THE BUTTERY THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY (TC) is a long-term residential program to help people dependent on drugs and/or alcohol find lasting recovery.
It is based on the Therapeutic Community model: participants provide a mutually supportive environment for recovery. The tranquil setting at Binna Burra in the Byron Bay Hinterland is an ideal location to find lasting recovery.
Upon completion, participants may stay in a Buttery Transition House in Byron Bay.
The Buttery TC is open to anyone 20 years and over with the sincere desire to address problematic drug and/or alcohol use. Participants all undertake a phone assessment to ensure they meet entry criteria. Cost: participants pay 85% of their weekly social security benefit (e.g. Sickness Benefit) to cover food and accommodation. Those not in receipt of benefits pay an equivalent amount.
MAINTENANCE TO ABSTINENCE (MTA) is a residential program for people who wish to withdraw from an opiate substitute maintenance program to pursue and abstinence-based lifestyle. Co-located with the Therapeutic Community, MTA participants have the opportunity to adjust to an abstinence-based lifestyle over a three-month period.
Those wishing to extend their treatment are able to continue participating in the Therapeutic Community. Before admission, participants need to transfer to Subutex or Suboxone under medical supervision. Participants must be 20 years of age or older.
Participants all undertake a phone assessment to ensure they meet entry criteria. Cost: participants pay 85% of their weekly social security benefit (e.g. Sickness Benefit) to cover food and accommodation. Those not in receipt of benefits pay an equivalent amount.
THE BUTTERY PRIVATE is a short-stay user-pays residential program for people experiencing workplace burnout, exhaustion, stress, anxiety, gambling or gaming issues and/or substance use issues.
In an idyllic setting near the Byron Bay Hinterland, participants enjoy chef-cooked meals, comfortable private accommodation and a pool. The program comprises group and individual counselling, yoga, bodywork, gentle exercise, art, sleep hygiene, mindfulness training and meditation
The program comprises a detailed psychological assessment prior to a four-week intensive residential program followed by a three-month Skype/phone/email follow-up.
As a social enterprise, surplus funds generated by The Buttery Private are applied to The Buttery’s charitable works. Details of cost are available on request.