Making a Will is about ensuring your wishes are carried out. When you take your home, belongings and savings into account, you may be surprised at the value of your estate. Having an up-to-date, professionally-written Will gives you the chance to put your affairs in order and avoids any confusion after your death.
Leaving Battle Against Tranquillisers a gift in your Will means that you will be part of our future of supporting our beneficiaries through withdrawal from prescribed drug dependency, to be free or reduce their medical to be able to cope with every day activities that many of us take for granted.
It’s thought that as many as 1.5 million people in the UK suffer from an addiction to benzodiazepines. This would mean benzodiazepines addiction is second only to alcohol in terms of the sheer number of people who are addicted to it.
The need for our services has grown rapidly due to the government cuts; illicit drug addiction, alcohol misuse and prescribed drugs of dependence has been grouped together under one umbrella over the last two years. Our clients are not catered for in the same way as a person who has a heroin addiction and they generally slip into isolation and for many develop Agoraphobia. We see numerous individuals who are retired, men and woman who are raising or have raised their family and young people but like many have encountered a time in their life of depression, anxiety and bereavement. Over a short period of time they have developed a dependence of benzodiazepines and other similar drugs. They become frightened, anxious and will not attend a group where people have an addiction to crack and heroin.
Our services are vital in supporting people who are trapped in addiction, we are here for the long haul, there is no quick fix for an individual in reducing or being free from benzodiazepines, it is a slow process. We need your support to set people free, to manage their life and start living!
If you have already written a Will, then Battle Against Tranquillisers can still be incorporated into it by the simple addition of a codicil. Please ask your solicitor how this can be done. Legacies received by the charity are generally exempt from Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax, which could mean your loved ones have less inheritance tax to pay.
If you leave a gift to Battle Against Tranquillisers it is important to put our registered charity number 1056508 to avoid any confusion. We would love to know if you decide to leave a gift in your Will so we can thank you.