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  • Funny you should say that. As a psychiatrist, I find it very difficult to convince people that drugs are often not the best solution, and not without harm. I try to convince people not to hop on the psychotropic bandwagon but it’s an uphill battle, to put it mildly. Sometimes, rarely, they’re necessary, at times they’re helpful, often they’re not necessary and more harm then benefit. Anyway, I don’t know of any specific way to help withdrawal except for a slow taper, possibly some temporary medications for symptomatic relief and lots of support. There’s no one medication that I know of that ‘fixes’ the withdrawal, and if there is, I’d be happy to hear of it. There are some workarounds but I don’t think this issue has been addressed in psychiatry.