I have been off meds for close to thirty years. The reason i went off them was not to rebel but they didn’t work for me. it was hell. The voices wouldn’t stop and then there were no other therapies available. But finally I ran into a therapist who told me to write down what the voices were saying. I did. I wrote them down as I heard them. And that helped a lot. They lost power over me. I ignored them and then they faded into the background. They are still there to this way.. the best way i can describe it is if you are in a restaurant and hear people talking at all the tables you can hear them but can’t really make out what they say. Or if you occasionally do then whatever..it means nothing. they don’t bother me.