A few weeks ago, the news reported that there is a new drug in the US called Krokodil that is a import from Russia and is gaining a foot hold in the our country.
The earlier story’s spoke about cases in both Arizona and Utah; and this week they are seeing cases in Illinois........it appears that the fears of this drug spreading in our country are proving to be true.
Here is a new video from CNN for your interest........as was reported before, this is a pretty ugly drug.....
Flesh-Eating Drug Gains popularity
Krokodil - the horrific street drug that rots the flesh of addicts
[LA Times] Horrific flesh-rotting drug krokodil may be in Chicago, doctor says
1. Over one million Russians are addicted to Krokodil.
2. Krokodil is a cheap replacement for heroin. It is 1/3rd the cost of heroin
3. Highly addictive.
4. The average krokodil user has a life expectancy of just two to three years after they start taking the drug, and in that time they can expect their skin to turn green, scaly and fall-off as a kind of pre-death decomposition sets in.
Those of you who live in areas where heroin is known to be abused might want to forward this to the local health professionals so that they are aware and can be on the look out for it.
Best regards, Ron Kirkish