Toxicologists at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison Control Center in Phoenix say that they “spotted symptoms consistent with krokodil” OH FUCK NO NO NO PLEASE NO. Until now, krokodil was just a disgusting Russian meme, Reddit fodder, Vice doc topic de jour, etc… If you were one of the 5% of drug users in Russia who tried it — 100,000 of you — you have hit rock bottom and there you would likely stay because when your meat rots of your legs, it will be very hard to climb up on boney smelly rotten bone stubs.
Krokodil is basically desomorphine, cooked with crap like paint thinner and gasoline. It’s injected. It last an hour and a half. It’s $6 to $8 dollars a hit, while heroin is $25. For the discount of less than $19-$16 bucks, krokodil will rupture blood vessels, kill tissue and cause your skin to turn hard crocodile green and peel off by itself. This is when your meat rots right off your bones. You will feel this.
Sad, but not in your backyard, America, ra ra ra.
“As far as I know, these are the first cases in the United States that are reported,” says Dr. Frank LoVechhio at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center in Arizona. “So we’re extremely frightened.”
Everyone but that one ambitious reality television producer is frightened, bro.
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You are so hardcore how you scrolled down just now. Normal person drugs aren’t good enough for you, oh no. You can totally do a little bit of krokodil (because you are hardcore) and walk it off (because you are hardcore.)