Phenibut use disorder: What is it and how can we help?

Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov
Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov

CORRECTION: Please note that the date for this webinar has been changed to April 5, 2018.

Phenibut is a medication that is similar to muscle relaxants, such as baclofen. It is available in North America as a supplement, and it is used to treat anxiety in Eastern Europe.

Join this free webinar to learn about Phenibut, its pharmacology, its clinical effects, and how to help those who have difficulties quitting this substance. The webinar will use case studies and will explore a treatment model based on pharmacological data. 

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

Register for this webinar or download the webinar flyer.  Space is limited, so if you’re participating with other individuals, please register as one person and view the webinar together.

Learning objectives

  • Outline the history of phenibut and describe its clinical effects
  • Describe phenibut withdrawal and present case studies
  • Propose a treatment model for phenibut use disorder.

Target audience

Primary care providers, nurses, nurse practitioners or addiction counsellors.

For more information contact orh [at] camh [dot] ca.

The presenter

Dr. Andriy Samokhvalov is a Psychiatrist and Clinician-Scientist with the Addiction Medicine Service and the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. 

This webinar is hosted by Evidence Exchange Network.