The Buttery Private program is designed as a circuit breaker for people whose substance misuse is taking them down a path to addiction.
Many individuals who abuse alcohol and/or drugs do not consider themselves “addicts.” In many cases, it is only when substance misuse seriously impinges on their lives that people seek treatment. It is only then that they come to the realisation that their recreational drug use or social drinking constitutes the early stages of addiction.
The Buttery Private wellbeing program is modelled on the highly successful program developed by The Buttery over decades.
It is based on a three phase approach which addresses the physiological, psychological and social aspects of addiction.
First: The addicted person physically withdraws from the drug of addiction (including alcohol). This is carried out under medical supervision at a location convenient to the participant generally in a medically approved facility. This is only the first phase of the rehabilitation program as it addresses the physical symptoms of addiction only.
In some cases, where a person has not been physically dependent on drugs for a long time, it may be possible to withdraw from drugs outside a clinical setting such as a hospital or detox centre. This decision can only be made by a doctor. The Buttery Private strongly recommends that withdrawal be undertaken under medical supervision. For more information about withdrawal contact your general practitioner or The Buttery Private Phone 1300 851 695.