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Phenibut Use Disorder: What is it and how can we help? Evidence Exchange Network

March 14, 2018

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
About the webinar:

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.
The goal of this webinar is to introduce this substance and to describe its pharmacology and clinical effects using case studies. The webinar will also introduce a treatment model based on pharmacological data, and will describe how to help those who have difficulties quitting this substance.

Webinar 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

Note: Space is limited, so if you're participating with other individuals, please register as one person and view the webinar together.

About 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.


For more information contact [email protected].
Webinar hosted by Evidence Exchange Network