Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today said the Buttery’s new alcohol and rehabilitation services, particularly for the drug Ice, will fill a gap in local services and will complement existing programs.
“The new Dayhab community program is a free community-based service that has been developed locally to meet our local needs,” he said.
“I would like to congratulate the North Coast Primary Health Network and the Buttery for developing this new program.”
The new service is part of the $5.7 million package Mr Hogan announced last year to develop a range of services to tackle the scourge of Ice in the Northern Rivers community.
“Ice not only hurts the user, it tears families apart and puts our frontline emergency workers like nurses and police in physical danger,” Mr Hogan said.
Services will rotate between Lismore, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads and are specifically designed for anyone in the community who is not able to attend a residential rehabilitation program.
It will allow clients to attend daily intensive and holistic rehabilitation sessions over a period of six weeks, and follow-up care is also available for participants, if required, once they complete the treatment.
“With rehabilitation sessions offered during school hours, it will particularly help single parents and others who are not able to enter long-term residential rehabilitation due to their responsibilities,” Mr Hogan said.