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Program FAQs

QUESTION: What is Point of Return?

ANSWER:  We are a 501(c)3 public benefit nonprofit that is in our 15th year.  Our team includes physicians, medical professionals and survivors of both psychoactive medications and other addictive substances. Our volunteers are Alumni of the Point of Return program. This is a unique and rare group of people that are also Prescription Drug Experts and recognized by nearly every major news network.

QUESTION: There are many items on the market that claim to help withdrawals, most are a waste of money. How do I know your program is different?

ANSWER: We are in our 15th year and sustainability only occurs with success. We implement an individualized approach, guiding each client through the process; talking to your doctor if necessary, or your pharmacist. We know what it is like to feel trapped by these drugs and therefore our commitment is unmatched. Point of Return is unique. We know this is a serious decision to come off medications and you need to be treated with kindness, expertise and professionalism. 

QUESTION: I am very frightened to come off my medication, how can you help?

ANSWER:  Most that come to Point of Return are afraid of the withdrawal process. This is why we have a pre-taper where we are only building the nutraceuticals and would not taper until you and feel ready. Most spend two weeks on the pre-taper but you have control.  The taper process does not start until you see improvement, have your doctor's full support and are more confident. 

QUESTION: I'm on antidepressants, benzos and sleeping pills, which program do I order?

ANSWER:  You only need one program and we will make sure it is customized to address all medications you are wanting to taper.

QUESTION: Will you accept anyone on your program?

ANSWER:  This is an in-home program so it's critical that the client is stable enough to implement the regimen. Some people are too sick and are better served in an inpatient environment.    

QUESTION: How do your supplements help?

ANSWER:  We specially formulate high-grade food nutraceuticals for easy absorption that are unlike anything on the market today. Our goal is to ease symptoms while providing necessary relief during the tapering process, and to augment your body's healing process after the taper is completed.  We do not use herbs since many travel the same liver pathways as medications and often will alter how a medication is metabolized. We believe in keeping you safe.

QUESTION: Will your supplementation interact with my medication?

ANSWER:  No, this is why we specifically formulate our nutraceuticals. They will not interact with any medication.   

QUESTION: Can I use ask questions and receive taper rates without being on the program?

ANSWER:  No, the nutraceuticals are critical to  lessen the symptoms, support the body and nervous system, and to augment healing. You will not be able to sustain our taper rates without the nutraceuticals. Those that use the nutraceuticals just do better and draw on our team less because they feel their symptoms  lessening. Using the nutraceuticals monthly are critical to your success and to ease our load since we are a small nonprofit, not a hotline.  

QUESTION: How do I communicate with Point of Return?

ANSWER:  You can reach us by phone Monday-Friday, 9-5 CST at tollfree 866.605.2333, email at info@pointofreturn.com, livechat or on our private discussion board.

QUESTION: What countries can participate in your program?

ANSWER:  Currently we ship to 76 countries and every state of the United States. Only a few countries have restrictions on the importation of supplements – Mexico, Spain, England and South America - most we can ship to without issue.

QUESTION: Does my doctor need to be involved?

ANSWER:  Yes, most definitely. In order to achieve our taper rates, you need a compounding prescription with the consent and full support of your doctor, he/she will monitor and support you throughout the process and address any other health challenges (hormonal imbalances, thyroid, etc) and/or other support. We do provide a Physician’s Guide for your medical professional and can speak to any physician or medical professional regarding our recommended taper rates and program.

QUESTION: Has your team experienced withdrawals and healed?

ANSWER:  Yes, every team member at Point of Return has their own story with psychoactive or other drugs, including our medical advisors.  Some of us did a cold-turkey and fought our way back, and others, including our mentors, have completed our program and now volunteer to help others make the journey back to life and health.

QUESTION: I'm very sensitive and nervous about taking supplements, can I do the program?

ANSWER:  Please understand that the drugs make the nervous system highly stimulated. The way to calm your system is to help replenish what the drugs have stolen from your body. Or to help ease symptoms so you can taper more comfortably, this is particularly true of benzodiazepines. We all have taken drugs daily and now it's time to focus on healthy options for your body.  We will walk you through the process but you must be willing to take the food-based, gentle nutraceuticals that are a crucial component of our program. This is not just about tapering, its about healing. Commit to healing.

QUESTION: I'm lactose and gluten intolerant, can I use your program?

ANSWER:  Yes, everything in our program is lactose and gluten free, but also soy free and corn free.

QUESTION: How do I know you are not an internet scam?

ANSWER:  We are currently Prescription Drug Experts for ABC, Fox National News and the Huffington Post. We have extensive media coverage – television, magazine, newspaper and radio shows.  Many of our clients have contributed to our media coverage. Please review and then read our testimonials. These are real people who have regained their lives and many you will meet on our private discussion board.

QUESTION: How is your program different from other options?

ANSWER:  Our personal Attention, Expertise, Response time and Experience.  We answer every telephone call and email and do not have an order center - you get an actual team member when you contact us. The team at Point of Return has in-depth knowledge of medications and personal experience with psychoactive drugs and withdrawal. There is no comparison with other do-it-yourself programs, treatment centers, or detox facilities. Our program is for those who are not in need of an inpatient facility. Tapering medications is nothing to take lightly, so we believe in an expert and personal touch.

QUESTION: Can I continue using the herbs and vitamins I currently take if I am on your program?

ANSWER:  We assess each client individually for interactions or items that can make the withdrawal process more challenging. Some items may remain and for others we will explain why we recommend avoiding them. 

QUESTION: What is expected of me while going through your program?

ANSWER:  A Hopeful and Willing Attitude.  Keeping your doctor involved throughout the withdrawal process is also critical. 

QUESTION: Is this a religious organization?

ANSWER:  While our team is mostly Christian, Point of Return is not a religious organization. We are here to help all people of any faith.

QUESTION: What are the costs involved with your program?

ANSWER:  The initial cost of the program is $269 (plus shipping) and it lasts 5-6 weeks since you are building the nutraceuticals slowly gently to therapeutic levels. Then monthly you would purchase individual items to control the symptoms.  We do not autoship, each client will know when to reorder.  Benzodiazepines and Sleeping Pills generally generally require all four nutraceuticals monthly since they are a more challenging classifications of medications to withdraw from. Antidepressants can be less depending on your anxiety level since some antidepressants are sedating while others cause more anxiousness.  Budget between $125-$230 per month for nutrients while tapering and for a few months after you finish your taper. Our time by phone, email or livechat; the assessment; discussion board; communication with your pharmacist or physician are all free. This is part of our nonprofit commitment to each person on our program. You will also have the cost of compounding the prescription and your doctors visits.      

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*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to quit any medication should be discussed with your doctor and with their consent and support throughout.

*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.

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