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Russian designer drug Krokodil will eat you to the bone before killing you [Video]

Russian designer drug Krokodil will eat you to the bone before killing you [Video]
Steven
  • On November 15, 2011
  • http://www.winextra.com

I’m not sure how many ways you can say “Not Cool” when it comes to doing drugs but this new designer drug that is hitting Russia really hard brings us a whole new level of WTF!

The drug is called Krokodil; and this is no joke – it will eat the skin, and muscle, right off your body while you are still alive.

The drug is a substitute for heroin and is made by cooking codeine which turns it into desomorphine which is then injected to give the person that heroin high but for pennies on dollar when compared to the more expensive ‘real thing’. Where the danger really occurs though is with the agents used to cook the codeine which include: gasoline, red phosphorus, iodine, and hydrochloric acid.

This results in a final product of an orange colored liquid, which when injected results in skin irritation – the scaly look that gives name to the drug, and eventually due to the breakdown of the skin around the injection point gangrene sets in.

The main reason say experts that Krokodil hasn’t hit the U.S. yet is because of our regulation of codeine as a prescription drug. In Russia this isn’t the case but that has stopped reports of the drug spreading to other European countries.

But knowing our love of the ‘high’ I don’t imagine it will be long before ER’s start seeing cases showing up.

UPDATE: There is a new post up with news that Krokodil has finally landed in the US - read it here

via io9

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  1. PeterLichota

    OMG,,,,,,,, If this doesn’t creep you out,,, nothing will!… It’s about as gross as it gets!………….

    • @PeterLichota ya it’s amazing what we will do to ourselves all in the name of “pleasure”

      • PeterLichota

        @WinExtra No kidding!………….The young gal in the top photo look like she could be anyone’s daughter,,, I’m glad she’s not mine because that looks like one nasty wound to get over, if ever!!! I feel sorry for her!……………

      • PeterLichota

        @WinExtra No kidding!………….The young gal in the top photo looks like she could be anyone’s daughter,,, I’m glad she’s not mine because that looks like one nasty wound to get over, if ever!!! I feel sorry for her!……………@

  2. filthydave

    It’s a hoax. Learn to think! A person with that much exposed flesh would simply die.

    • PeterLichota

      @filthydave Hey,,, I’m no sheep but, how do you explain this, besides being a hoax? ‘Must have gone through a lot of trouble just to gross me out.

    • kougeru

      @filthydave Not true at all. Ask any long-time nurse. Far worse wounds exist and people live. She’d need to cover that up or risk major infection of course, and no doubt there’s a lot of pain but it’s possible that it’s real

      • Lord_Spam_Bot

        @kougeru@filthydave I’m fairly sure that while yes, you /might/ live, that wound doesn’t look like it’s been cleaned. So either it’s fake, or they’re dead for neglecting to get it treated quickly enough. Sure it could’ve been treated already, but that’s not the kind of wound you would unwrap.

        • wixa

          As a health care professional I can honestly say I have seen many open wounds it happens. I may have not seen the results of this drug in person but I have seen open wounds in hips so deep you could put your hand inside them. It could be fake but its quite unlikely. Reality is still the best anti drug message out there. I would never do meth just on the fact that I have seen the effects firsthand.

  3. SkylarMabile

    wait were all missing the point… codine over the counter in mother russia!

  4. freetouse

    Sounds like a good way to get rid of the drug addicts. Maybe they should just give it away.

    • Maybe they should inject you with it then. Sounds like a good way to get rid of a cruel shyttehead!

  5. Eric

    filthydave go ahead and try it and get back to us lol .. Or u can take their word for it . Simple as that!

  6. Sarah

    dafuq did i just saw :OOOOOOOOOOOOO

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