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Program gets to the CORE to help overcome addiction

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One of the biggest challenges for many people seeking to overcome addiction is balancing the need for rehabilitation with the seemingly relentless demands of daily life.

Many people who would benefit from a long-term stay at rehab facility are unable to do so because of long waiting lists or due to personal circumstances, such as the responsibilities of parenting or caring.

Tanya Magnay, CORE program coordinator. Image: The Buttery

The Buttery is offering a series of free, six-week intensive programs for Northern Rivers residents specifically designed to address this challenge.

The Community Rehab Program, or CORE, allows people to get help without the need to join a residential program.

It is delivered within school hours four days a week and is followed by aftercare.

‘This concept is not only more cost-effective than residential rehab, it is flexible enough to help people who would never have been able to put their family commitments on hold to seek intensive rehab,’ said the program’s manager Tanya Magnay.

Differing from the classic residential model, CORE is an evidence-based model of intensive rehabilitation that has revolutionised the practice of addiction treatment.

Offering drug and alcohol rehabilitation under real life conditions and challenges. CORE addresses life-style issues such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, mental health, and budgeting.

It also offers opportunities for social and recreational activities in a safe and supportive environment, helping participants to break from social isolation.

The first six-week program will be offered from February 10, 2020 in Ballina, with programs in Lismore and Tweed to follow later in the year.

For more information and to register your interest go to https://www.buttery.org.au/community-based-rehab-program/

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