"Krokodil: The drug that eats Junkies."

Desomorphine.. street name – Krokodil. Morphine’s ugly cousin. It became known widely in Russia in 2010.
“It’s much like injecting poisen directly into the skin.”
The drug is made from codeine, iodine and red phosphorus. It is used as a cheaper alternative to Heroin, but the effect is euphoric. It is called Krokodil due to the scale-like appearance of its users. The drug became notorious for producing tissue damage akin to gangrene, rotting the flesh. The damage can be so extreme that the life expectancy for users is as low as 2 to 3 years.
I am writing about this drug as I have recently researched its impact on the Soviet in 2002 and in Russia 8 years later. There are graphic images available all over the web, that show exactly what this drug does to its users.
They describe a euphoric feeling like no other, better than heroin, better than cocaine. But these ‘victims’ also describe the harrowing pain that coincides the pleasure, as the drug eats away at the flesh (figuratively). So it seems right to ask “is the pleasure worth the pain?”
People argue that users brought this plague onto themselves, that it is their own doing. However, others believe that further economical and social factors should account for it as well (poverty, poor education, low background etc).
Maybe the russian government should plaster the effects of this drug around society in hope that fear sparks avoidance of this toxic habit.
(I’d put the images into this blog entry, but i fear they’re too graphic. They are available on www.google.co.uk/images)
I was so shocked by this and thought to spread the word about this disgusting drug people are pumping into russian society.
A xo

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Author: ChronicWriter

a writer, living with Endometriosis

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