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June 22, 2011 9:48 AM Subscribe
A heroin substitute called "Krokodil" is having destructive effects on Russia's active user population.
posted by rodmandirect (108 comments total)
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Made at home from under the counter coedine pills and household items, those that cannot afford heroin are taking their addictions to the next level with "injecting poison directly into their flesh". Cheaper than heroin and easier to get a hold of, it was given its reptilian name beacuse its ingredients "quickly turn the skin scaly". It is said to give a shorter high, produce awful smells, put them through a potential withdrawal phase much longer than that of heroin, and give full-time addicts "a lifespan of less than a year".