Dependency recovery: REST

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The REST (Recovery Experience Sleeping Tablets and Tranquilisers) Service supports adults experiencing difficulties due to taking benzodiazepines, tranquilisers, sleeping pills or other Z drugs.

This service includes support for adults who are dependent on prescribed benzodiazepines/Z drugs. Free and confidential services include:

  • support group
  • advocacy
  • counselling
  • monthly mindfulness session
  • outreach
  • liaison with prescribing services
  • family support scheme

Eligibility criteria


  • users of prescribed benzodiazepines/Z drugs
  • camden or Islington residents or those registered with a Camden or Islington GP
  • existing, recovering, past and potential users
  • carers, friends and relatives of users
  • people using minor tranquillisers illegally
  • people using minor tranquillisers in combination with other drugs

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Please email completed form to Melanie Davis, REST Project manager.



For self-referral use telephone number below.

t: 020 3227 4950


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Contact Name

Melanie Davis

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Phone Number

t: 020 3227 4950

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Last updated: May 5th, 2021
Review date: May 5th, 2022