There are drugs and then there are DRUGS. Sure, all drugs can have consequences, but there aren't any "Faces of Pot" or "Faces of Xanax" campaigns. There are, however, "Faces of Meth" service ads that will give you the chills. And now there might be a drug scarier than meth, one that makes you look even worse, if possible. That's because this drug, called Krokodil, which has reportedly just hit our shores from Russia, is one of the deadliest, most evil drugs out there. Which of course means it will be wildly popular. So hopefully people even thinking about trying it will take a look at what can happen if you do.
Krokodil (pronounced like crocodile) is a combination of codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine, and red phosphorous. Which sounds like something you would absolutely go out of your way to never EVER ingest, but is apparently something people are ingesting on purpose because, let's face it, human beings are totally messed up.
The drug is so lethal that it kills most regular users within ONE year of their using. And if it's not killing you, then it's eating your flesh. Take a look:
The drug, which was recently found in Arizona, actually eats away your flesh and bone. Said a doctor at a poison control center:
As far as I know, these are the first cases in the United States that are reported. So we're extremely frightened.
Maybe teens and others who just aren't very knowledgeable have no idea that the drug can do this much damage. I certainly hope that everyone who is even thinking about this drug educates themselves and then thinks twice! No, thinks like 1,000 times!
Surely no high could be worth this come down.
Had you heard of this drug?
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