Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
Andrea Gates came off cocktail of drugs on her own, without her doctor's permission abruptly and drowned her children.
It's not a matter of social support and level of functioning, one has to come off them with a doctor.
Doctors don't tell people to quit cold turkey. He was taking about people that do come off them cold turkey, which we will assume is their own decision and not that of the doctor, so yes at that point it IS about their support systems and level of functioning.