Why would someone want to do this to themselves?
A deadly new street drug that reports indicate first originated in former-Soviet Russia has apparently made its way to the U.S., where at least two unconfirmed cases were recently identified in Arizona. Known as “krokodil,” which is Russian for crocodile, the cheap alternative to heroin literally destroys skin tissue and blood vessels, turning users’ skin into a type of zombie flesh that starts to fall off after prolonged use.
According to MyFoxPhoenix.com, two patients recently admitted to a local poison control center near Phoenix exhibited all the signs of krokodil use, marking one of the first known instances ever of the drug’s use in the U.S. These patients reportedly admitted to doctors later that they had, indeed, used the deadly street drug, which authorities aware of its existence hoped would never actually make it to America.
It is made from the pain-relieving pharmaceutical drug codeine combined with lighter fluid…
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