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11th August 2012

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criminalwisdom:

SNAP GOES THE CROCODILE
Once again,  more stories about the horrorific Russian drug Krokodil are making their way across the net…

‘Oh, my God,’ Annie sighs, getting off the bed and pulling down her jeans. Standing there in check shorts, she puts her foot on a low stool. The skin from the calf to the knee is covered in gangrenous blotches and deep ulcers oozing pus and fluid. A loosely tied scarf from the church is round her ankle. Looking at Annie’s legs, I imagine a fairy tale where Witch, after diving into the curtain, encounters the crocodile. He is angry at having to live in a fairy tale and all the people he bites turn into reptiles, their skin covered with scaly scars. He has bitten Annie’s leg, but for the time being her holy scarf is protecting her. If it works loose, however …
‘The needle is clogged with pus,’ I say, sitting on the floor a metre away from Annie’s leg and observing the blunt needle gently sinking into her rotting flesh. ‘Use a new one.’
‘A syringe costs six roubles,’ she says. ‘I don’t have that kind of money.’
 “Krokodil—or desomorphine—is approximately 8x stronger than heroin, yet costs just a tenth of the price and is easily synthesized, even by amateur “chemists” from codeine, gasoline or paint thinner, iodine and red phosphorus. The ingredients can be bought in any Russian drug store (cough medicines, paracetamol, even certain kinds of eye drops). The toxic chemicals in krokodil rots the flesh—and eventually even the bones—of its users. Limb amputation is not uncommon, although such an occasion is usually not enough of an excuse to actually quit taking the drug. Krokodil causes such horrific tissue damage that the life expectancy of a krokodil addict is but two to three years.”Bleak House: Hardcore photos of Russian Krokodil junkies’ squalid drug den (Via)

criminalwisdom:

SNAP GOES THE CROCODILE
Once again, more stories about the horrorific Russian drug Krokodil are making their way across the net…

‘Oh, my God,’ Annie sighs, getting off the bed and pulling down her jeans. Standing there in check shorts, she puts her foot on a low stool. The skin from the calf to the knee is covered in gangrenous blotches and deep ulcers oozing pus and fluid. A loosely tied scarf from the church is round her ankle. Looking at Annie’s legs, I imagine a fairy tale where Witch, after diving into the curtain, encounters the crocodile. He is angry at having to live in a fairy tale and all the people he bites turn into reptiles, their skin covered with scaly scars. He has bitten Annie’s leg, but for the time being her holy scarf is protecting her. If it works loose, however …

‘The needle is clogged with pus,’ I say, sitting on the floor a metre away from Annie’s leg and observing the blunt needle gently sinking into her rotting flesh. ‘Use a new one.’

‘A syringe costs six roubles,’ she says. ‘I don’t have that kind of money.’

Krokodil—or desomorphine—is approximately 8x stronger than heroin, yet costs just a tenth of the price and is easily synthesized, even by amateur “chemists” from codeine, gasoline or paint thinner, iodine and red phosphorus. The ingredients can be bought in any Russian drug store (cough medicines, paracetamol, even certain kinds of eye drops). The toxic chemicals in krokodil rots the flesh—and eventually even the bones—of its users. Limb amputation is not uncommon, although such an occasion is usually not enough of an excuse to actually quit taking the drug. Krokodil causes such horrific tissue damage that the life expectancy of a krokodil addict is but two to three years.

Bleak House: Hardcore photos of Russian Krokodil junkies’ squalid drug den (Via)

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    This is scary stuff
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    Good lord. :(
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    The pharmacies are trying to prevent any attempt to regulate codeine by requiring a prescription. It’s currently...
  16. sillisa said: I read that the pharmacies are opposing any attempt to force prescription-only regulation of codeine, which is currently available over the counter. Greedy bastards, they don’t care that many people are dying from this horrid drug.
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