Meetings

You may want to contact meeting facilitators in your area about whether their meetings are being held in person or if they have moved online.  We have added many online meeting resources not specific to psychiatric drug withdrawal where you may find additional support for your overall recovery.


Online Psychiatric Medication WARM Meeting

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An online peer support meeting/space for anyone experiencing withdrawal from psychiatric and other medications. We are here to listen to and encourage one another. We do not give medical advice on how to taper. Consider this an open window where you can connect with like-minded folks as we all find our way forward in recovery.

Every Wednesday 2pm EST

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/3874767014?pwd=NWhlU0t2c09aNG5kL1pxQzlZVEZNQT09

Meeting ID: 387 476 7014
Passcode: 2RR48Q

Contact Person: Laurie Oakley 513-800-1978


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Weekly zoom support meetings for the withdrawal community from Kenneth Price. “The decision to exit psychiatry and pharmacology is a very personal choice and it is not for everyone. You must research this decision very carefully and discuss everything with your doctor first. I cannot offer any medical advice or make any suggestions because I do not have any formal credentials. What I have to offer is completely experiential, metaphysical and spiritual. My only role is to shine a lighthouse for others who have already made their decision and are seeking educational resources along with experience, strength, hope and support.”

Check out past meetings on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHFVS5SRNgn-zSC-_9CyBjA/videos

Wednesdays at 5:00 PM Pacific time

Sundays at 9:00 AM Pacific time

Meeting ID: 820 155 1241

Passcode: 469680

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8201551241?… 

Contact person: Kenneth Price Facebook Profile (https://www.facebook.com/ksprice1)

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


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Benzo Warrior Community – Zoom Meetings

Please join the Benzo Warrior Community on Facebook to find out how to attend ONLINE peer support meetings. All those in varying stages of benzodiazepine withdrawal and recovery are welcome.

The purpose is threefold:

COACHING * CONNECTION * COPING

We have a focus on the development of healthy coping skills   Benzo Warrior Community launched in April of 2019  and is growing fast. Please join the private group to attend the meetings. It’s all free. To access the weekly zoom support / withdrawal meeting please see the following:
 
Benzo Warrior
Awareness Page: www.fb.com/benzowarrior/
Contact person: Michelle Goulevitch
 

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Inner Compass Conversations ~ most Saturdays from 1-2PM EST
These livestream conversations held in our closed “Inner Compass Conversations” Facebook group are an opportunity for the ICI team to connect with our community, share experiences and resources, and often feature special guests. Since we started running them last year, our Conversations Community has grown a great deal, and becoming a critical and vibrant space in which to stay connected. (If you aren’t yet a member of our Inner Compass Conversations Facebook group, please join here!)

Contact person: Laura Delano


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In The Rooms is a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

 


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Chronic Pain Anonymous

Our primary purpose is to live our lives to the fullest by minimizing the effects of chronic pain and chronic illness in our lives and helping others to do the same.  We define recovery as: The ability to live peacefully, joyfully, and comfortably with ourselves and others.

 


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Native American Wellbriety 12 Step Meetings 

White Bison offers Wellbriety (sobriety/wellness) recovery and addiction prevention learning resources to Native American/Alaska Native communities nationwide. Many non-Native people also use White Bison’s healing resources, attend its learning circles, and volunteer their services. Online Wellbriety meetings have emerged during the pandemic that welcome ALL nationalities and ALL types of recovery groups.


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Life Recovery is a Christian recovery approach where the twelve steps are a central focus within Biblical scripture. Groups are inclusive for struggles in every area of life – addictions, food, depression, anxiety, and relationships to name a few. 

ONLINE Life Recovery Meetings


CANADA


TORONTO

*GAM – Gaining Autonomy Self-Management of Medication

When:  Every Monday – 1 to 2 PM

Where:  Sound Times East 280 Parliament St, Toronto, Access Sound Times on Poulette Street (the back of our building)
Tel 416.979.1700

Web: https://soundtimes.com

Description:  Learning and understanding psychiatric medication and its effects on all aspects of a person’s life.  Creating spaces of open dialogue around one’s needs and preferences with respect to medication.  It’s about making decisions, self-advocacy, engaging external supports, limiting risks and taking charge.  GAM bypasses the debate ‘for or against’ medication and shifts the focus instead on the subjective quality of life of the person who is taking the medication.

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


NEW ZEALAND


AUCKLAND

Tapering Off Medication Support Group
Description: The Mind Tribe’s Tapering Off Medication Support Group is a safe space for anyone who has experience or interest in tapering off psychiatric drugs.
 
This group is for shared experience and educational purposes only! If you are considering, or in the process of getting off psychiatric drugs, please seek professional advice.
 

When: Every Thursday, 06:00 PM ONLINE

Website: https://www.themindtribe.org/safetaperingsupportnz

Contact person: rachel@themindtribe.org

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


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NORTH WALES

Prescribed Medication Withdrawal Peer Support Group

(formerly in Prestatyn now meeting via Zoom)

Description:  A 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.  Anyone within travelling distance of Prestatyn is welcome, as we hope to return to physically meeting in the future.

Second Zoom meeting is booked for March 10th at 6 pm GMT and continues fortnightly. Anyone interested in joining may contact Mary at the email below and be added to the Zoom list.

Contact Mary Hennessey ellen.hennessey@btinternet.com


WORCHESTER, UK

Worcester Withdrawal Group

When: Launched on October 9th and meeting fortnightly 7.15 to 8.45 pm
 
Where: Friends Meeting House, Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1UG
 
Description: Peer-led support group for adults who are having difficulties with dependency and withdrawal from prescribed antidepressants, benzodiazepines and sedatives. So little understanding and support available around this ever growing issue, so I and a friend who are both experiencing difficulties in this area decided to get a group going locally.  Not for profit. Free to attend, but any donations gratefully accepted to cover costs.
 
Contact: Stuart Bryan – stuartbryan@btinternet.com


United States


MASSACHUSETTS

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This support group is now virtual on every Wednesday from 5:00PM to 6:30PM. To join the group by computer and/or phone:

https://advocates-telehealth.zoom.us/j/483620699?pwd=T2VBeTM1dlJQZzN5dXB1Vnd4VEJYdz09

  • Enter Password: 351410 when prompted.

To join the group by phone:

  • Dial +1 646 558 8656
  • Enter Meeting ID: 515 506 104# and Password: 351410 when prompted.

Withdrawing from Psychiatric Meds, facilitated by members of the Advocates Peer Specialist team, is a non-clinical, mutual support group. The group is a safe place for people trying to come off or reduce their psychiatric medications to connect with like-minded people who are trying to, or have, accomplished the Herculean feat themselves, and who are committed to providing mutual support and understanding, share ideas and strategies, or just validate each other.

This group is open to anyone in the Framingham, MA community, not just individuals from Advocates, and participation is completely confidential.

For more information or to request ASL interpreters contact: PeerSupportGroups@Advocates.org.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Benzos – a Dance with the Devil Support Group Meetup

When:  Thursdays 7:00 pm

Where:  Concord, New Hampshire 

Description: This group is for anyone who is struggling as a result of taking benzodiazepines. Whether you’re currently taking one as prescribed, in the process of tapering or experiencing withdrawal after coming off, all are welcome.
For those in this situation, it is imperative to be surrounded by compassion and support in these difficult times. My hopes in creating this Meetup group is to find others like me in the local area who want to get together offering comfort, understanding and company to our fellow warriors.

Web: https://www.meetup.com/Benzodiazepine-Support-Group-Meetup/

Organized by:  Katherine L.

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


OHIO

Holistic Mental Health Network of the Greater Cincinnati Area

When: Every second Thursday of the month 7:00 to 9:00 pm via Zoom due to Covid-19

Where: Community Friends Meeting House, ​3960 Winding Way, Cincinnati, OH 45229
 
Description: Network with others who are seeking holistic approaches to mental health beyond drugs and labels.  We are not anti-medication but provide social support for anyone who is tapering or thinking of tapering.
 
Call or text (513) 328-8178