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Date: 04/09/2012
BAT are now on Twitter check us out: @BattleTranx 


New Office Number
Date: 04/09/2012
Update your contact list BAT has a new office number 0117 9690303.   


Would like to volunteer for BAT?
Date: 04/08/2011
We are looking for people keen to help. If you would like to get involved in any way please contact us on more....


Our local helpline number (0117 9663629) is back in use - the peer support line (0844 826 9317) is still also operational as usual.

Alternatively you can e-mail support@bataid.org


  • 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)




  • Provide direct services :

to users and carers: through local (South Glos, North Somerset, BaNES) support groups, drop-ins, home visits, peer support line, dual diagnosis, and specialist support for other agencies/ workers in those geographical areas.

  • Educate and inform :

through partnership working, training (including GP education training), policy development, profile-raising of the issues through media, presentations, website, drug and alcohol and mental health conference planning and input, keynote speaking at conferences (mental health/drug and alcohol).


Many national and local organisations signpost people to BAT for specialist tranquilliser help. These include NHS Direct, National Drugs Helpline (FRANK), Mind, Sane, and The Samaritans.


Our interest is not how you came to be taking benzos in the first place; it is that you need help.



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