BAT (Battle Against Tranquilisers)

About BAT (Battle Against Tranquilisers)

To help those who are addicted to benzodiazepines and ‘Z’ drug tranquillisers, and sleeping pills (and drugs with similar effects) and who wish to withdraw from them, to do so as comfortably as possible, and to help them to make the changes necessary in life after withdrawal.
•To educate and inform all those who may come across the problem of benzodiazepine addiction, either personally or professionally, towards an understanding of the difficulties caused by the drugs actions, and the compounding of these difficulties in withdrawal.
•To influence services in their prescribing, managing and supporting of clients who take/want to withdraw from benzodiazepines and similar drugs. (We aim, through education and training, to reduce prescribing by raising awareness of the problems of Benzodiazepine use)

Pathways Covered

Drugs

Overview

BAT helps those who are addicted to
benzodiazepines etc, and who wish to withdraw from them, to do so as comfortably as possible, and to help them make the necessary changes in life after withdrawal.

We aim to educate and inform all those who may come across the problem of benzodiazepine addiction, either personally or professionally, towards an
understanding of the difficulties caused by this drug's actions and the compounding of these difficulties in withdrawal.

We also strive to influence services in their prescribing, managing and supporting of clients who take/want to withdraw from, these drugs.

What we do

Support Groups 


Our groups meet informally and it is not necessary to be referred by a doctor.

Groups meet in a spirit of mutual support to help anyone who wishes to consider the level of benzodiazepines etc they take or to come off these tranquillisers.

Anyone looking for help is very welcome to come along and complete confidentiality is assured.

Peer Line Support 


Ring 0844 8269317 - In complete confidentiality

Calls to this service from a BT phone line will cost 5p per minute. Calls from other service providers and mobiles may cost considerably more.


Home Visits

We can offer home visits, either one-to-one or with you, your family and/or friends.



Where we do it

You can access BAT support in a number of places across Avon and Somerset.

Tues 14.30 - 15.30

DHI, The Beehive, Beehive Yard,

Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BD


Weds 11 - 12

BAT, Coniston Community

Centre, Patchway, BS34 5TF


Weds 14.00 - 15.00

DHI, The Bungalow, 24a North

Rd, Yate, BS37 7PA


Weds 18.00 - 19.00

MIND, 35 Old Market St, Bristol

BS2 0EZ


Thurs - 10.00 - 12.30


DHI, 130 Tower Road North,

Warmley, BS30 8XN


Thurs 14.30 - 16.00

Gloucester House, Southmead

Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB


Fri 11 - 12


Addaction, 35 Boulevard, Weston

Super Mare, Avon, BS23 1PE

How to access

You can access our service by calling our Peer Support Line or by droping into one of our support groups.

You do not need to be referred into our service.

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