Friday, April 1, 2016

Desomorphine aka Krokodil

The arm of a Krokodil addict. Where injected vessels have burst and surrounding tissue has died and fallen off the bone in chunks. Desomorphine or Krokodil is a home-cooked opiate-based drug that is reportedly up to ten-times stronger than heroin and many times cheaper.  With a high toxicity, the effects of the drug are both terrifying and fatal. The name Krokodil comes from the reaction users experience – skin will become greenish and scaly,  resembling that of a crocodile. Typical lifespan of these users is 2-3 years.

You can find Part I here and Part II here

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