INTRA

INTRA

Northern Rivers Region

INTRA is an outreach program of The Buttery’s that operates across the NSW Northern Rivers Region. We aim to reduce the harm from the use of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and assist people to achieve their goals around their alcohol and other drug use. INTRA welcomes people who want to achieve or maintain abstinence as well as those whose immediate goals fall short of abstinence. We offer a range of group programs all run by professional alcohol and other drug workers and we offer access to individual counselling sessions at our offices in Lismore and Byron Bay and at other locations including Tweed Heads and Ballina.

INTRA works independently from The Buttery’s residential program, but can support those waiting to get into the residential rehab program and those who have completed the program.

All INTRA programs are free and confidential – no referral or Medicare card is needed.

INTRA GROUPS TIMETABLE

For all enquiries about programs in the Lismore, Byron Bay and Mullumbimby areas or to arrange to see a counsellor in Byron Bay, phone 02 6687 1111.

INTRA ACKNOWLEDGES THE BUNDJALUNG PEOPLE
who are the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work

INTRA GROUPS
Ongoing weekly groups for people who want to quit drugs, have quit and are struggling, need to talk to somebody, or are experiencing difficulty running their lives. All groups are professionally facilitated and provide a safe, respectful and supportive environment where participants can increase clarity through sharing of knowledge and experiences. Although a commitment to abstinence is not a prerequisite for involvement. Participants cannot attend while intoxicated.

CURRENT INTRA GROUPS TIMETABLE

INTRA COURSES
Short-term programs are also offered at various locations in the Northern Rivers Region.

Some examples of courses offered in the past:

Relapse prevention program

Early intervention cannabis program

‘Healthy Power’ anger management program

Anxiety and stress management group

Men’s group

Relationships and co-dependence group

Meditation group

New growth from old

HEALTH PROMOTION
INTRA is working to prevent harm caused by the use of drugs. Health promotion strategies include community education, capacity building, and direct population focused interventions. INTRA is particularly interested in partnerships with both the government and the non-government sectors.

Some examples of current or past projects:

PARTY SAFE project offering drug education and early intervention at dance and music events

COMING OFF METHADONE seminar

METHAMPHETAMINE seminar for human services staff

COMMUNITY DRUG ACTION WEEK activities

PRESENTATIONS to various schools, educational institutions, community organisations, groups, clubs and volunteer organisations

TRAINING & CONSULTANCY for human services organisations

INTRA YOUTH SERVICE
Free and confidential program for people between 12 – 24 years old.

We can arrange to meet you at one of our offices, at a youth service, or at another place that is safe and convenient.
Phone us: 02 6687 1111

INTRA Youth Service invites referrals from other services: please find our referral forms here

DO YOU HAVE A DRUG OR DRINKING PROBLEM?

If in doubt, the ‘Drinkcheck’ form below is a widely used self-assessment tool to determine if consumption of alcohol is at a harmful or hazardous level.

Problem Drug Use Screening Test.pdf 126 Kb

Drinkcheck.pdf 27 Kb

TO JOIN A BUTTERY RESIDENTIAL OR COMMUNITY PROGRAM

PHONE: 02 6687 1111
FAX:
02 6687 1039
EMAIL:
intake@buttery.org.au
OR MAKE AN ONLINE ENQUIRY BELOW

Give us a brief outline of what you need help with and we’ll contact you as soon as possible during business hours. Please include your phone number in the message if you’d like someone to call you.

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The Buttery acknowledges the support of generous donors for the INTRA program.

This service is funded by Healthy North Coast through the North Coast PHN program.