INITIAL CONTACT BY TELEPHONE
To join the rehab program, please phone 02 6687 1111 between 9:30am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday to arrange your initial Assessment.
Once you have had your initial interview, you are required to keep in touch with us each week also on 02 6687 1111.
The assessment and a Potential Resident Application Form is completed by Buttery staff. This usually takes about 20 minutes over the phone.
If the applicant meets the criteria for eligibility and is accepted on the waiting list they are asked to:
Maintain weekly contact every Thursday morning between 9.00am-1.00pm: 02 6687 1111.
Establish contact with or seek counselling support from a Community Health Centre drug and alcohol worker or outpatient group facilitator with a view to getting support while waiting for admission. It could be beneficial for a person on the waiting-list for a place in The Buttery’s residential program to undertake a short-term program in the community while on the waiting list.
When an arrival date has been set the potential resident needs to get into a detox unit and advise us of their arrival at the unit. All efforts should be made to come from a detox unit as a preferred option. Urinalysis via a GP should only be offered if it becomes impossible to get a bed in the detox unit.