We have been working for more than 20 years to help people taking and withdrawing from prescribed drugs of addiction, and it seems we are needed more now than ever.
Is it possible that you or someone you love is addicted to prescription drugs?
Most of us take prescription drugs only for the reason the doctor intended, and this includes sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs known as benzodiazepines and z-drugs (sleeping pills like zopiclone) painkillers called opioids, pregabalin and gabapentin (the latter two are also used to treat epilepsy).
“At first taking diazepam made me feel extra happy and strong, but gradually I began to notice I wasn’t happy any more, I wasn’t the person I’d always been before …”
While antidepressants are not addictive, some patients experience difficulties when they try to stop taking them.
However you came to be taking these kinds of drugs, we’re here to help.
Which drugs are we talking about?
- Benzodiazepines eg: diazepam, clonazepam, lorazepam, temazepam, Xanax
- ‘Z drug’sleeping pills eg: Zopiclone, Zolpidem.
- Gabapentinoids: Pregabalin, Gabapentin.
- Opioid painkillers eg: Co-codamol, Tramadol, etc:
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.
What do we do?
We provide support and advice for any individual who is having problems with any of the drugs we’ve mentioned. Realising that you may have an addiction to anything can be very frightening but with information, support and reassurance you can be drug free