What is Krokodil?
Krokodil (Desomorphine) is a heroin opiate which includes various mixtures. A list of ingredients shown on Forbes.com shows “Codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous from matchstick heads.” as the major ingredients, and the Top 10 video explains the mixture as “codeine, gasoline, and eye drops.” Either way, you look at it the effects of this most deadly drug cannot be ignored.
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Krokodil or desomorphine information
The newer street drug is also known as desomorphine which was created in 1932. The drug, patented in Switzerland as Permonid is a derivative or morphine. This desomorphine gained popularity as it was about ten times the strength of morphine.In the current drug market anyone can access the ingredients, such as codeine pills and other easily found household items. Within three years of use in Russia, addiction became rampant, and addicts were facing severe side effects and even death. The name Krokodil was given to the hybrid drug because the scaly or rotting flesh is a common side effect. Prolonged use is known to be fatal with an estimated lifespan of only 1-2 years for any Krokodil addict. This Drug was popular in poor regions of Russia, but due to its addictive nature, it has quickly spread to other countries impoverished areas.
Krokodil addiction and side effects
Even with all the “zombie like” side effects and flesh eating properties is still very addicting. It gives the user a rush of euphoria and similar buzz to heroin for only 1/3rd of the price on average. The drug is taken via injection, and serious reactions in the body can occur such as rotting flesh (causing severe odors and appearance of “zombie like” flesh). Opioid addiction is so powerful that a Krokodil user, despite the severe symptoms and risk of fatality, continues to use the drug.
An article in The Sun gives a professional assessment explaining the effects of krokodil use. The drug turns a user’s skin green and scaly around the area where they inject it as blood vessels burst and the skin rots away.Sergey Agalakov, narcotics expert and psychologist, said at the time: “A person becomes a zombie with their body rotting, the rancid smell of which is detected a few steps away.”The active ingredient is codeine, which addicts cook up with paint thinner, hydrochloric acid and red phosphorous scraped from the striking pads of matchboxes. The resulting caramel-coloured toxic gunge is then injected into their veins – with hideous results.
Krokodil and Desomorphine in the United States
When krokodil hit the United States, there were many articles and even online footage of Krokodil side effects. The State of Florida was hit especially hard by the synthetic opioid cocktail. Krokodil is one of the more alarming synthetic Opioid mixtures on the market, but any drug user once hitting the point of using IV (intravenous) drugs needs to be treated for drug addiction as soon as possible.
Holly Conklin and Angel Intervention provide certified drug intervention services and substance abuse coaching. A local Van Wert, Ohio service, Angel Intervention has helped hundred of families get a loved one who is addicted to drugs into the right drug rehab or detox program. This drug is very dangerous, so if you suspect Krokodil use or any drug use is affecting someone you care about please contact us at 1-800-430-2995.