A woman who has mixed two drugs experiences the effects of both Kratom and Phenibut

The internet has lead to a surge in popularity of “legal highs”, especially amongst young adults and teens. These legal highs often come from chemicals, synthetic drugs, and other products not created for human consumption.

Two legal drugs that have began to surge in popularity thanks to the internet are Phenibut and Kratom. Often times, the two are mixed to produce a euphoric high.

Here, we discuss mixing Phenibut and Kratom, along with its effects and the dangers of combining the two drugs.


Phenibut was originally developed in the Soviet Union for a wide array of disorders. However,A man falls asleep at the wheel while on a mix of Kratom and Phenibut it has never been approved for medical use inside the United States. (1)

Phenibut is commonly consumed for anxiety relief, sleep, and some psychiatric disorders in Russia today. Studies have shown phenibut to be both physically and psychologically addictive in chronic users.


Kratom is a tree indigenous to Southeast Asia and has been taken for centuries for its psychoactive effects. While it is illegal in many countries around the world, it remains legal in the United States. Doses of kratom offer a stimulant-like effect causing the user to feel alert and awake.

Mixing Phenibut and Kratom

When phenibut is used recreationally in high doses, users report an aura of euphoria. The effects of phenibut can also be used to enhance the effects of other substances, such as drugs or alcohol.

Kratom is known for its near opiate-like effects. Users of kratom report feelings of sedation and reduced pain. Both kratom and phenibut have similarities in regards to their physical effects. However, the cognitive effects of the drugs can vary drastically from user to user.

People have combined phenibut and kratom in an attempt to alleviate pain from opiate withdrawal symptoms. Phenibut can help extend the high experienced from kratom as well. When taken recreationally, the combination of phenibut and kratom can produce a very strong high. The National Institute on Drug Abuse stated that 44 deaths came from kratom use in 2017 alone. (2)

The combination of phenibut and kratom can be powerfully addictive. Users who take a combination of kratom and phenibut for opiate withdrawal syndrome often report replacement addiction. Using the drug may also lead to severe side effects. These include memory loss, social anxiety, dizziness, nausea, and the development of a delusional state.

Final Note

This article is intended for those considering a new way of life, free of the pain of drug and alcohol addiction. For more information on recovery and anyone seeking help with addiction and substance abuse problems, please call True Recovery at (844) 744-8783 or visit us online.


  1. https://truerecovery.com/blog/phenibut/
  2. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/kratom