Meetings

CA

VANCOUVER BC

*Coming off of Benzodiazepines & Sleeping Meds Support Group

When:  First Wednesday of every month.

Organized by:  Allison P.

More information at:  https://www.meetup.com/Coming-Off-Benzodiazepines-Sleeping-Meds-Support-Group/?_cookie-check=MGvgMp1TeCCq15qt

Description: Our sole purpose is to provide a support group for each other by sharing our experiences of benzodiazepine or sleeping medication (z-drug) withdrawal and listening to others do the same. This group is founded on a fierce belief in the human spirit, and our innate capacity as human beings to heal from trauma and to regenerate.

*This group is listed as a courtesy and is not officially affiliated with WARM.

UK

NORTH WALES

Prescribed Medication Withdrawal Peer Support Group at Nant Hall Church (small hall)
When:  Every other Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Where:  Nant Hall Road in Prestatyn, Denbighshire, LL19 9LR

Description:  A new peer group to help people coming off prescribed drugs.  Please join us, with your successes or problems, to support each other in a friendly group.  All are welcome.

Contact:  Mary Hennessey and Shane Cooke – please call or text: 07563353307


US

MASSACHUSETTS

*Peer Support Group on Psychiatric Drugs

When:  Wed, May 16 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Where:  187 High St, Holyoke, MA 01040 USA (Suite 302) (map)

Description:  Please join us for a new support group where we will support each other in discussing our unique experiences with psychiatric medications.  This will be a space to talk about our beliefs, what informs our choices, and to share resources around the effects of medication, tapering and/or withdrawing.

Contact:  email zoe@westernmassrlc.org

*This group is listed as a courtesy and is not officially affiliated with WARM.

MISSOURI

*Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Meetup

Organized by:  Angela Peacock

More info at:  https://www.meetup.com/Psychiatric-Drug-Withdrawal-Meetup/

Description:  We are like minded people who have come off psychiatric drugs or are thinking about it or discussing it with our doctors. Some of us have come off SSRI’s, SNRI’s, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers with little to no support of the mental health care system. We are here to support each other during that process without giving medical advice. There are no medical professionals here we are strictly peer support. Some of us have come off of medications after being on them for decades, others are just thinking about getting on them but want informed consent first. Together we are healing.

*This group is listed as a courtesy and is not officially affiliated with WARM.

OHIO

Prescribed Medication Withdrawal and Recovery Group

When:  Every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Where:  Community Friends Meeting House, ​3960 Winding Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229  

Description:  Confidential support group for people who are tapering and recovering from the effects of psychiatric and other medications.  While we recognize that drugs have their place, our focus here is on the awareness of risks, on reducing dosages, and on utilizing various alternatives.

Contact:  Laurie Oakley – please call or text 513-800-1978