Russian Designer Drug Hits Arizona; Eating People From Inside
There is a new designer drug that has made its way from Russia that doctors are saying made its way to Arizona. One main drawback of the drug is its literally eating people from the inside out!
In Russia the drug got its popularity as being three times cheaper then heroin users had similar effects to heroin. They took codeine mixed with alcohol, gasoline, or oil and mixed it together into a cheap designer imitation of heroin and just as addictive. They inject it strait into the blood stream just the same.
When the one vicious side effect came into the emergency room in Russia, they named it Krokodil (Crocodile in English) for the scaly scabs that covered the persons body like the scales of a Crocodile. Soon doctors began seeing more and more cases in Russia. But the drug also had more and more damage to human tissue as it literally ate the human body like a flesh eating bacteria. Here is a photo obtained by CBS affiliate channel 5 in Arizona.
This drug can be found in some spots of Mexico where the drug trade has become a war zone for boarder states of the United States. They can be found on Youtube videos that will not be shown on this site due to the extremely graphic nature of their content.
While many would say that this is not our country’s problem, it just became our problem. According to KPHO.com, an Arizona local news station, the first two victims of this drug have arrived in an emergency room here, State side.
Although two cases is not that big, one needs to only point out Time Magazine’s look at the cases in Russia.
It seems to have first appeared in Siberia and the Russian Far East around 2002, but only in the past three years has it spread throughout the country. Since 2009, the amount of krokodil seized in Russia has increased 23-fold, according to the head of the Federal Drug Control Service, Viktor Ivanov. In the first three months of this year alone, the service says, it confiscated 65 million doses. “As recently as five years ago, there were only one-off instances of catching this drug,” Ivanov told a meeting on April 18 attended by President Dmitri Medvedev and other top officials. Medvedev then turned to his tablet computer and searched the Internet for krokodil. The search engine gave him a list of recipes and instructions on how to cook it. “What does this mean?” he demanded. “Most people are not just looking for what desomorphine is, but how they can use it.” Two of the governors at the meeting then informed him that krokodil accounts for about half of all addictions and drug-related deaths in their regions. In some provinces, Ivanov chimed in, it “has practically pushed out traditional opiates.”
Predictably, it has spread the fastest in the poorest and most remote parts of the country, like Vorkuta, Pavlova’s hometown, a former Gulag prison camp about 100 miles (161 km) north of the Arctic Circle. The winters there last eight months of the year, and as Pavlova recalls, the young people are in a constant state of boredom. Most of them drink and few of them work, the same as in hundreds of towns and villages across Russia’s frozen north. Besides her, Pavlova says there were about a dozen krokodil addicts she hung around with, including her brother. “Practically all of them are dead now,” she says. “For some it led to pneumonia, some got blood poisoning, some had an artery burst in their heart, some got meningitis, others simply rot.”Read more: http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2078355,00.html#ixzz2g1swaAjc
Think about that for a second. From the time the first case walked through the door, to the time they confiscated 65 million doses was less then 7 years.
The big draw of the drug is it seems to the unknowing drug user that it is a cheap alternative to heroin. They inject the poison into their bodies along with the codeine unknowing that they injected anything harmful feeling the same high they get off the heroine. Unknown to them, the fuel source (red phosphorus from match tips, hydrochloric acid, gasoline, diesel, or grain alcohol) starts to eat their body from the inside out rotting tissue, flesh, and muscle. Their life expectancy from their first use is only three years.