BAT - Battle Against Tranquillisers

PO Box 658
BS99 1XP

Tel: (Helpline) 0844 826 9317, (Office) 0117 9663629


BAT is a non-profit-making organisation working to lessen the harm caused by benzodiazepine and similar tranquillisers and sleeping pills. It has the following aims:

  • To help those who are addicted to benzodiazepines (and similar) 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.
  • 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.

BAT support groups are informal and friendly. You do not need to be referred by a doctor. The groups meet in a spirit of mutual support to help anyone who wishes to consider the level of benzodiazepines, etc, they take. Information and a telephone helpline are also available. For further information and details of groups in your area, please contact the above address.

Last updated on 15/10/2014

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