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    Krokodil Hits US Two Cases In Arizona

    This is a nasty, nasty drug that's killed and maimed many youth in Russia.

    It's desomorphine which actually originated here long ago, but the kids in Siberia mix it with hydrocarbons.

    Two cases have shown up in Arizona so it's good to be aware of. It eats the flesh thus the name. It's withdrawl is worse than heroin withdrawl. Heroin withdrawl lasting a week to ten days where this drug's withdrawl last up to a month.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...4b9_story.html

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    uuuuuueeeeewwwww!

    Here are some photos of the damage it does...

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...s-8844314.html

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    And idiots STILL use it?

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    Addicts probably don't give a **** about its withdrawl as it is (according to the linked article) much cheaper than heroine.

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    the effects are staggering

    if they don't scare a first-timer out of trying it, I don't know what will

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    I hardly believe some hardcore addict is going to read up a drug's side effects before consuming it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonia View Post
    I hardly believe some hardcore addict is going to read up a drug's side effects before consuming it?
    An addict wouldn't have to read anything. They already pretty much know what there is to know since they life that lifestyle.

    This one though? Who knows? The only reason I can think of that anybody in Phoenix is doing this drug is this


    http://www.azcentral.com/community/p...zure-abrk.html

    It makes no sense you'd have to get the codeine to synthesize it into the desomorphine which in itself is supposed to be way, way stronger than morphine, but the high doesn't last as long. By the time you get done with the whole process and such you could have just went out and got heroin.

    Other than there being a shortage of heroin and people becoming desperate I don't get it???? Possibly people that have immigrated from Russia, Ukraine or wherever decided to use here?

    No matter it's always good to know the absolute insanity of what drugs are out there. It may come out this isn't even what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHERIE.T View Post

    And idiots STILL use it?
    When the withdrawal is a month and it's as addicting as heroin or meth, I bet once you try it you feel forced to keep it up.

    Withdrawal is hell

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    Quote Originally Posted by fhc View Post
    uuuuuueeeeewwwww!

    Here are some photos of the damage it does...

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...s-8844314.html
    I made the mistake of looking at those photos while I was eating lunch....bad idea.....I really should have known better.

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    Desomorphine (dihydrodesoxymorphine, Permonid, street name krokodil) is an opioid first patented in 1932 in the United States that is a derivative of morphine, where the 6-hydroxyl group has been removed and the 7,8 double bond has been reduced. It has sedative and analgesic effects, and is around 8-10 times more potent than morphine.
    Source: wikipedia

    First "occurence" in 1932, wow.

    I just found an article which says that in 2011 some German addicts took krokodil without knowing, as they thought it was common heroine. Maybe that's what happened in this case, too?


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    Just wondering: do krokodil and bath salts explain the popularity of Putin and the Tea Party?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catatonia View Post
    I hardly believe some hardcore addict is going to read up a drug's side effects before consuming it?
    An addict doesn't have to READ UP about a drugs side affect.

    They can SEE what it's done to their addict friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Just wondering: do krokodil and bath salts explain the popularity of Putin and the Tea Party?
    Putin yes
    Tea Party no



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    To avoid further misunderstandings:

    Quote Originally Posted by catatonia View Post
    I hardly believe some hardcore addict is going to read up a drug's side effects before consuming it?
    This was (at least supposed to be) a rhetorical question, referring to the "why did they take it?" issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHERIE.T View Post
    An addict doesn't have to READ UP about a drugs side affect.

    They can SEE what it's done to their addict friends.
    And yet, they still take the stuff. That's the horrible, sad nature of addiction. It is totally self-destructive. There, but for the grace of God, go I.

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