Battle Against Tranquillisers (BAT)
Helpline: * 0844 826 9317 / Local Helpline 0117 9663629

Description of service

Confidential support line providing information and support for people who take tranquillisers or sleeping pills on prescription in conjunction with illicit drugs and problematic alcohol use. The peer support line has an answering machine facility 24/7 manned by volunteers. Callers are advised to leave a contact number and a BAT worker will call back. Can signpost to support organisations in other areas. Support groups in South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bristol and Bath. Part of the drug and alcohol services in South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North-East Somerset, providing the benzo speciality. Further support includes advocacy, groups, drop-ins and one to one support. Provide a large training programme, being Associate Trainers for AWP Mental Health Trust, University of West England and South Gloucestershire. *Service charge 7p per minute PLUS access charge per minute set by your network provider.

Key Focus

Support for people who take tranquillisers or sleeping pills

Age Range

All ages

Opening Times

Support line: answering machine facility 24/7

Area Of Operation

Whole of UK

Referral Method

Self referral, GP, Healthcare professionals

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