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The zombie armageddon is among us...Krokodil, the worst drug in the world

>> Thursday, September 29, 2011






Desomorphine attracted attention in 2010 in Russia due to an upsurge in clandestine production, presumably due to its relatively simple synthesis from codeine.The drug is easily made from codeine, iodine and red phosphorus, in a similar process to the manufacture of methamphetamine from pseudoephedrine, but desomorphine made this way is highly impure and contaminated with various toxic and corrosive byproducts. The street name in Russia for home-made Desomorphine made in this way is "krokodil" (crocodile), reportedly due to the scale-like appearance of skin of its users, and it is used as a cheaper alternative to heroin, as codeine tablets are available without a prescription.
Abuse of home-made desomorphine was first reported in eastern Siberia in 2002, but has since spread throughout Russia and the neighboring former Soviet republics. Since this mix is routinely injected immediately with little or no further purification, "Krokodil" has become notorious for producing severe tissue damage, phlebitis and gangrene, sometimes requiring limb amputation in long-term users. The amount of tissue damage is so high that addicts' life expectancies are said to be as low as two to three years.

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4 comments:

Heather Anne Bolestridge September 29, 2011 at 10:38 AM  

Thats really disgusting and terrible. Why the hell do people do that shot to themselves?

Heather Anne Bolestridge September 29, 2011 at 4:40 PM  

Our "krokodil" isn't too far away... http://www.dont-panic.co.uk/shocking-mug-shots-of-meth-addict/ (enjoy the porn on the edges as well!)

The Schirling September 29, 2011 at 4:58 PM  

very disturbing....If Krokodil took off in the US, it would be a freakin epidemic. there is a very disturbing viedo on youtube of a krokodil addict getting his leg removed after it rotted ALL the meat off....

ETERNITY KIDZ October 2, 2011 at 10:51 AM  

Cheezus! WTF is wrong with these people? There's got to be a less disgusting way to cope with the hardships of life. Even suicide seems more humane.

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