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12.09.13 Marina Galperina

Mexican media reports that a 17-year-old girl allegedly arrived to a public health office in Jalisco after two months of using the world’s worst heroin alternative. She’s been shooting krokodil up into her genitals. It had “rotted her genitals.” No. You sit here and you think about this. Because you scoffed at Russian photos and videos of lacerated green flesh […]

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12.05.13 Marina Galperina

Krokodil is that hot new club drug slightly-cheaper heroin “alternative” of the truly desperate — over-the-counter desomorphine cooked with dirt, gasoline, rubber and other shit that ROTS YOUR ARMS OFF and TIME’s LightBox just ran a beautiful set of photographs on some of its users. Italian photographer Emanuele Satolli has been photographing and videotaping addicts in the industrial city of Yekaterinburg. These […]

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11.04.13 Marina Galperina

Krokodil has (allegedly) hit New York, Arizona and now… Ohio? A homeless man in Columbus was picked up with gaping, oozing holes and tales of having used “the drug.” Media mania aside, we explained in detail that “Krokodil” is not some  Russian import designer drug, it’s a terribly un-fun sounding, slightly cheaper heroin substitute of morphine-based Desomorphine cooked with mixers of rubber, gasoline and miscellaneous, under […]

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10.14.13 Backdoor Pharmacist

“Krokodil” is the street-name for a concoction of gunk to democratize opioid-making. It’s in the news again because it made it to America and, allegedly, New York. We have the “Heroin Highway,” so why bother? Why try for yourself, when every news report is showing the stuff melting limbs? Why does Krokodil specifically cause people to rot? Chemically, we’re […]

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10.11.13 Marina Galperina

Krokodil! It’s that drug you cook from cheap dirty opiates, gasoline and rubber, and then you inject it, and you feel like you did heroin sort of, and then your skin rots off, Vice films you, and then you die in Russia! Or is it… New York’s hottest new club drug? Reasonably, the DEA does not […]

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10.01.13 Marina Galperina

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 […]

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11.02.11 Marina Galperina

Surely lured by the extremely graphic videos and photos of Russian DIY cheap alt heroin addicts with decomposing brains and sickly green flesh sliding off their bones, Vice has sent a pretty journalist into the Siberian town of Novokuznetsk to investigate. Enlightening. […]

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06.23.11 Marina Galperina

This is for all those who saw Russia’s hot, new, cheap, flesh-rotting heroin alternative crokodil and went, “Cool, where can I get some?” Here’s a gross video of a croc house. […]

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06.21.11 Marina Galperina

Krokodil is ten times harder and three times cheaper than heroin. Its usage is reportedly reaching epidemic levels in Russia, and only in Russia. There’s no shortage of stomach-churning visuals of krokodil-lovers with their limbs spilling open with rot. Yeah, this one is yucky. (NSFW). […]

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