RESIDENTIAL REHAB THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY

RESIDENTIAL REHAB THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY

The Buttery’s Residential Therapeutic Community (TC) is a long-term rehab program for adults addicted to drugs, alcohol or both.
The program is evidence-based and best-practice and informed by the latest research into addiction treatment.

The Buttery TC is committed to assisting chemically dependent people realise a sense of self worth. The program helps people nurture the living skills many take for granted and helps them take their place in society.

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THE PROGRAM

Residents at the Buttery are guided through two long-term residential programs each of three months’ duration. Upon completion, some residents choose to move to a Buttery half-way house in Byron Bay.

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PROGRAM GOALS

The Buttery’s TC program is based on the understanding that chemically dependant people need treatment to recover from the physical, social, psychological and spiritual effects of their addiction.

We emphasise total abstinence from the addictive behaviour as a condition that fosters recovery and allows the development of a new way of life.

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MERIT Program

Magistrates’ Early Referral Into Treatment

The MERIT Program is an innovative scheme to refer people facing court with drug-related offences to rehabilitation (rehab) services. It aims to help break the drugs-crime cycle.

The Buttery has beds allocated to this program and it has been highly successful, receiving commendations from the courts and police and positive media coverage. Participation in the MERIT Program is voluntary.

PRIORITY ADMISSION

Most people undertake The Buttery’s residential rehabilitation program at no direct cost to themselves and contribute 80% of their Centrelink benefits ( e.g. pension or sickness benefits) to cover food and accommodation. To avoid being placed on a waiting list for a place (between three and six months) some residents pay an amount in addition to their first three months’ fees at The Buttery. This gives the resident access to the first available bed. For more information about Priority Admission, please speak with admissions staff, 02 6687 1111 or email: intake@buttery.org.au

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Basic requirements for joining the residential rehab program

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We recognise and accept that few people come to The Buttery brimming with optimism and being highly motivated to spend, in some cases, up to eight months working on themselves. However the Buttery program relies on the individual having a sincere desire to recover.

Change can then be fostered by: developing awareness of inner feelings, needs, conflicts and core beliefs, particularly as they arise in the context of interpersonal relationships; learning to manage feelings, get needs met and resolve inner conflicts.

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ASSESSMENTS AND KEEPING IN TOUCH

To join the rehab program, please phone 02 6687 1111 between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

Once you have had your initial interview, you are required to keep in touch with us once a week.

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DETOX BEFORE JOINING THE BUTTERY PROGRAM

Detox cannot be carried out at The Buttery. Any person referred to the Program will need to be drug and alcohol free prior to arrival. This can be achieved by spending time in detox immediately prior to arrival or developing a care plan to ensure the person remains drug and alcohol free (“straight”) prior to arrival.