If you or your friends are into recreational drug use, then you might need to settle for “tamer” versions like plain old alcohol rather than some of the more psychedelic substances hitting the streets.
The latest fad called Krokodil (why does that sound so much like crocodile?) leaves you not just with scaly skin, as the name seems to suggest, but also with a host of health challenges, none of which leave you looking any better.
Please read the piece below WORD for WORD and take a good look at the pictures too.
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Known as Krokodil, the drug not only kills most users within a year of their first hit, it eats away at their skin and opens giant sores down to the bone.
BY LEE MORAN / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
A deadly drug which rots the flesh of users has hit the streets of Arizona.
A deadly drug which rots the flesh of users has hit the streets of Arizona. Krokodil – which kills most addicts within a year of their first hit – is a poisonous cocktail of codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous.
The injected narcotic — which originated in Russia and is dubbed “the drug that eats junkies” — is three times cheaper to produce than heroin.
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The drug is three times cheaper to make than heroine and has been called ‘the drug that eats junkies.’
Victims suffer from gangrenous sores that open all the way to the bone.
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The injected narcotic — which originated in Russia — is a cocktail of codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous.
Terrifyingly, two reports of people using the drug in Arizona were reported this week — sparking fears an epidemic could be about to engulf the state.
They arrived in emergency rooms with their flesh hanging off their body, reports Fox 5.
Terrifyingly, two people have been treated this week for using the drug in Arizona, sparking fears among doctors than an epidemic is on its way.
“We’ve had two cases this past week that have occurred in Arizona,” Dr. Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director at Banner’s Poison Control Center, told KLTV.
“As far as I know, these are the first cases in the United States that are reported. So we’re extremely frightened,” he added.
“We’re afraid there are going to be more and more cases,” he ended.
The use of Krokodil, which has the medical name of desomorphine, spread across Russia “like a plague” since 2002 and there are now 3 million users, a Time magazine investigation reported in 2011