When Laura began developing the vision for Inner Compass Initiative, she knew that its first focus needed to be the vitally important matter of psychiatric drug withdrawal. She’d heard from thousands of individuals over the years who were struggling to come off their “meds”, along with family members and friends supporting loved ones in that process. They expressed the fear, confusion, desperation, and frustration they felt after realizing they had nowhere to turn in the mental health system for reliable, safe information and support on psychiatric drug tapering. For this reason, Laura and her team created the world’s first and only online hub for safer psychiatric drug tapering: ICI’s The Withdrawal Project.
TWP offers a step-by-step, self-directed manual for withdrawal that includes readings, exercises and reflections to help people get prepared for the taper journey, along with detailed technical information on various taper protocols. It also provides comprehensive resources for coping with difficult withdrawal symptoms and a free networking platform that helps people at all stages of the withdrawal journey find one another in person in their local communities.
To visit ICI’s The Withdrawal Project, click here.