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drugs-alcohol-addictionIf you, a family member or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or use The Buttery will be running a free eight week group in Mullumbimby from Thursday 19 October, 10–12.30pm.

This is a group aimed at getting more understanding of substance abuse and understanding how it might be useful to respond,’ said Lily Schmelzle Family Support Worker at The Buttery.

‘This differs from family to family so there are never any right answers.’

Lily will be running the group with two other Buttery workers through a strength based approach to understanding addiction and managing self-care.

‘Part of the process of the group will also be to have a place to debrief and share but also for all members to take what is useful at the moment and get support from others stories knowing that they are not alone in what they are dealing with.’

For more information or to book into the course call 0408910498 or 0427993419.


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