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A homemade drug called Krokodil is gaining popularity in Siberia and its effects on users are horrific. Krokodil is Russian for Crocodile, because of the way addicts' skin begins to get turn scaly, dry and eventually rot right off their bodies. Even most heroin users are frightened by Krokodil and want nothing to do with this terrifying drug.
Our Notes: This is one of several videos we have seen on this epidemic. The active chemicals that are so dangerous are as follows. Codeine and gasoline or kerosene. The gas or kero fuels are used to extract the opiates from codeine tablets. Apparently an over the counter drug in Russia from what we have been able to gather. It's the cooking with the gasoline that is causing the problems.
They would be much better off if they cooked the crushed tablets with vodka or a stronger alcohol. If the extraction still proves to weak, add quinine. We are only bringing this up because the mix has now entered US boarders and there are people starting to play around with this stuff. It eats you up from the inside out. Those few clips of what you saw are nothing compared to some of the other videos out there on this stuff. Though we are highly against it, we will at least explain how to protect yourself if you get hooked into this nightmare hell.
Your best bet, never inject anything into your body except under a doctor's orders and it is life saving. Drugs like this are not life saving.