On the other hand, drugs can be the thing that keeps one stable. As someone with Bipolar disorder, I for one couldn’t function without the 3 drugs that I take. With them I have a great job, haven’t been hospitalized for 6 years and lead a pretty normal life. Granted, it took about 2 years to find the right “cocktail” for me, but I would NEVER consider not taking my meds. I have been taking psych meds for about 20 years and am 60 years old.