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In the vast pharmacopeia of illegal street drugs, few have as heinous a reputation as desomorphine, popularly known as crocodile or "krokodil." An opiate that's chemically related to morphine and heroin, krokodil earned its name in two ways: Addicts develop dark, scaly lesions on their skin, and the drug tends to eat its victims alive, like a crocodile.


Krokodil, medically known as desomorphine, is a relatively new and extremely dangerous drug to hit the streets. It’s been popular in Russia for more than a decade, with nearly 3 million users. The krokodil epidemic began in Siberia and the Russian Far East, but has only recently raised its ugly head in the U.S.

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7 Not Safe For Life Images That Will Convince You Never To Try The Horror Drug Krokodil

7 Not Safe For Life Photos That Will Convince You Never To Try The Horror Drug Krokodil


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