Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Resources

Jim van Os and Peter Groot: When Assessing Antidepressant Withdrawal Methods, RCTs Fall Short

Jim van Os and Peter Groot discuss their paper: “Successful Use of Tapering Strips for Hyperbolic Reduction of Antidepressant Dose: A Cohort Study” published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology.

New Research on Patient-Centered Deprescribing for Antipsychotics

Researchers review the risks and benefits of deprescribing from antipsychotic drugs and advocate for a patient-centered approach to tapering.

Proactive Planning

The Proactive Planning site is intended to be a resource to those seeking information and resources on learning how to safely reduce or withdraw...

Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs: Successful Withdrawal from Neuroleptics, Antidepressants, Lithium, Carbamazepine and Tranquilizers

The world-wide first book about the issue of coming off psychiatric drugs. "Successful coming down from psychiatric drugs primarily addresses treated people who want...

Coming Off Psych Drugs: A Meeting of the Minds

A 2013 film by Daniel Mackler. "In June of 2012, twenty-three people came together to discuss the subject of coming off psychiatric drugs. We...

Death Grip: A Climber’s Escape from Benzo Madness

A 2013 book by MIA blogger Matt Samet, chronicling his "near-fatal struggle with anxiety and depression, and his nightmarish journey through the dangerous world of...

Recovery & Renewal: Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills,...

"Recovery and Renewal is an essential guide for overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other benzodiazepine tranquillisers and antidepressants. It is a useful, insightful...

Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric...

Written by Peter Breggin, MD and David Cohen, PhD in 2007, this book seeks to "expose the shortcomings of psychiatric drugs and to guide...

Video on Coming off Medications: A Harm Reduction Approach

This 39-minute video by therapist and activist Will Hall provides some basic guidance for anyone considering reducing or coming off psychiatric medications and their...

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families 

Dr. Peter Breggin's book Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Families is meant for prescribers, therapists, patients and their families who want...

Xanax Withdrawal 

Xanax Withdrawal is a short 42-page book by Dr. Stuart Shipko, a clinician in Pasadena, California who has focused to some degree on tapering...

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

The Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs, written by Will Hall and published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center, is an...

Benzo Buddies

Benzo Buddies provides information and support to plan and execute a benzodiazepine withdrawal schedule. The website's Benzo Info section includes answers to frequently asked questions...

Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

Will Hall's Harm Reduction Guide, published by the Icarus Project and Freedom Center.

Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw

Protocol for the Treatment of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal, written by Dr. C. Heather Ashton ("The Ashton Manual"), published and available free of charge on This...

Coming Off Psychiatric Meds

0 is a website that "...aims to give you up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and the withdrawal process. It is...

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and Protracted Withdrawal Syndrome Round-up

Beyond Meds has numerous resources on the topic of psychiatric drug withdrawal and is a starting point for withdrawal information on the web.

The Road Back

A widely used outpatient drug withdrawal program. The Road Back publishes the free book How to Get Off Psychoactive Drugs Safely.

Video: Coming Off Medications: A Harm Reduction Approach

Video by Will Hall explaining some of the important things to consider when choosing to reduce medications.