The Buttery is a not-for-profit, charitable, community based organisation. It is located at Binna Burra near Bangalow in the Byron Bay hinterland in Northern NSW, Australia. The Buttery specialises in the treatment of alcohol and other drug misuse and mental health issues as well as problem gambling.
Our Mission: To enrich people’s lives and connect communities through a continuum of support for people affected by substance use disorders, mental health issues and addiction.
The Buttery has two residential addiction rehab programs and a separate wellbeing program. It also operates community outreach programs in the NSW Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers Regions.
The Buttery’s long-term residential treatment program operates as a Therapeutic Community. There the community of residents itself is the main vehicle for promoting personal change through self-help and mutual support. This program also includes access to transition houses for those who complete either the three-month or seven-and-a-half month residential program. Co-located with the residential treatment program, The Buttery also conducts MTA, a residential rehab program for people with the desire to move from taking legally prescribed opioid substitutes to a drug free lifestyle.
The Buttery Private is a short-term, intensive early intervention, user-pays, residential program. It is conducted at a separate location from The Buttery. It provides support for those suffering symptoms of anxiety, drug misuse, alcohol misuse and other issues affecting health & well being.
The Buttery’s community outreach services cover wide areas of the NSW Mid-North Coast and Northern Rivers Regions from Port Macquarie in the south to Tweed Heads in the north and west to Grafton and Nimbin.
These are: INTRA for adults and teenagers with drug and alcohol misuse problems; CORE, a day stay rehab program, b.well a Buttery Wellbeing outreach program for people 13 years old and over whose mental health and drug and alcohol use affect their desired way of life and well-being; RPAS & AODCCC Continuing Coordinated Care and Relapse Prevention Aftercare Service to help people in recovery post-treatment; footprints2wellbeing provides culturally safe support delivered by our partners, Werin and Rekindling the Spirit; The Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Program; The Northern Rivers Gambling Counselling Service for anyone affected by problem gambling, including family members and The Buttery’s Family Program, a free counselling service funded wholly by philanthropic support. It is for the family members of Buttery residents and those in contact with the Buttery’s INTRA community outreach service.
The Buttery is part of Pride in Health + Wellbeing which is aimed at improving the health of Australian LGBTI communities. This means The Buttery has an LGBTI inclusive, person-centred service provision model. We welcome and include LGBTI people to all of our services.