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2013-09-26 10:20:35 AM
 
2013-09-26 10:22:30 AM
And it'll be in your kids Halloween candy
 
2013-09-26 10:25:34 AM
I was wondering when/if that was going to make it to the US.
 
2013-09-26 10:25:38 AM
Krokodil? "New drug"? This must be some radically different use of the word "new" with which I was previously unfamiliar.
 
2013-09-26 10:25:46 AM
No Gator at all...
 
2013-09-26 10:26:16 AM
jryanfuller.com
 
2013-09-26 10:26:19 AM

Noticeably F.A.T.: I was wondering when/if that was going to make it to the US.


Same here. If it's cheap and gets you high, somebody somewhere will be finding a way to distribute it.
 
2013-09-26 10:26:31 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Krokodil? "New drug"? This must be some radically different use of the word "new" with which I was previously unfamiliar.


"New to the U.S." might have been more accurate, but this is Fox News we're talking about.
 
2013-09-26 10:26:36 AM
Where's Walter White when you need him?

Also, old news is old.
 
2013-09-26 10:26:39 AM
Ah, Krokodil. Those crazy Russians.
 
2013-09-26 10:26:50 AM
w/o reading the article, thought krokodil.

looks like i was right.

/ not new
// not going to image search.
 
2013-09-26 10:26:54 AM

Noticeably F.A.T.: I was wondering when/if that was going to make it to the US.


Yeah, same here.  I've been reading articles about the trouble Russia has had with it for years now.  I don't suspect it's much worse than street heroin though, god only knows how many times any "powder" kind of drug is stepped on and cut with all manner of nasty things.
 
2013-09-26 10:26:57 AM

i369.photobucket.com

 
2013-09-26 10:27:58 AM
That mixture is then injected into a vein, potentially causing an addict's skin to greenish, scaly and eventually rot away.

The whole thing?
 
2013-09-26 10:28:06 AM
Our government has driven the price of heroin up so high that addicts are willing to take this poison.

This is 100% the fault of the US Congress.  They refuse to regulate heroin, so people die or go to jail instead.

What a country.
 
2013-09-26 10:28:20 AM
The faces of Krokodil billboards will be epic.

/Won't be long until every substance that can be used to make it will be illegal, possibly including bottled water.
 
2013-09-26 10:28:52 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Krokodil? "New drug"? This must be some radically different use of the word "new" with which I was previously unfamiliar.


it's new if the crazy conservatives haven't heard of it

/only scary to those who use it
 
2013-09-26 10:29:31 AM
...there's a fun new drug on the streets that not only gets you high but also causes your skin to rot away


Wait, what's the catch?
 
2013-09-26 10:30:07 AM
Shadow Blasko:
/Won't be long until every substance that can be used to make it will be illegal, possibly including bottled water.

Not "illegal" per se, but on what they call the DEA "snitch list", making it hard to get in any quantity unless you have a legitimate use for it.  That's why we have to have our ID's scanned to buy cold medicine.
 
2013-09-26 10:30:52 AM
Made the mistake of looking this shiat up about a year ago after my brother told me about a video he saw about it.

Guy whose leg basically rotted away until his bones were exposed to the knee and a couple of his friends help him saw it off with a bow saw.

You dont wanna see it...trust me.
 
2013-09-26 10:31:33 AM
When did drugs get so shiatty?
Used to be all we had was warm fuzzy downers, some peachy psychedelics to lose yourself in midweek, copious amounts of weed and maybe a bit of coke or smack, if you were into that kind of thing.
Now it's all horse tranquilizers, drain cleaners mixed with industrial weed killer, crushed hopes and dreams in a dilution of impure bile, and if you're particularly unlucky, something they call 21st Century Reality.
 
2013-09-26 10:31:59 AM
If it gave you magical powers they could call it Lich Dust.
 
2013-09-26 10:32:34 AM

nekom: Shadow Blasko:
/Won't be long until every substance that can be used to make it will be illegal, possibly including bottled water.

Not "illegal" per se, but on what they call the DEA "snitch list", making it hard to get in any quantity unless you have a legitimate use for it.  That's why we have to have our ID's scanned to buy cold medicine.


And for God sakes don't buy too much by accident, or the DEA will break down your door and drag you away.
 
2013-09-26 10:32:56 AM
Wow. Krokodill in the United States?

I was always laboring under the impression that the reason people used that was because A) Codiene and it's other precursers are OTC in Europe, and B) They can't afford anything else.
 
2013-09-26 10:33:00 AM
New? Maybe I spend to much time online, but this has been around a while. Probably not in the states, but it's been around for a while.
 
2013-09-26 10:34:08 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Our government has driven the price of heroin up so high that addicts are willing to take this poison.

This is 100% the fault of the US Congress.  They refuse to regulate heroin, so people die or go to jail instead.

What a country.


can't tell if serious.....  i was under the impression that there was actually a glut of heroin thanks to our friends in the middle east.  it's definitely a big problem here in MA.
 
2013-09-26 10:34:22 AM

Shadow Blasko: The faces of Krokodil billboards will be epic.


Someone get Darren Aranofsky on the phone.
 
2013-09-26 10:34:28 AM
Meth?
 
2013-09-26 10:34:33 AM

Langston: Same here. If it's cheap and gets you high, somebody somewhere will be finding a way to distribute it.


From what I understand, it's not really distributed. It's what heroin users make themselves when they can't get heroin, so there's not really a market for it. It's pretty much the last resort, and I kinda figured that junkies in the US wouldn't have to go that far.
 
2013-09-26 10:34:54 AM
To produce the potentially deadly drug, which has a comparable effect to heroin but is much cheaper to make, users mix codeine with gasoline, paint thinner, iodine, hydrochloric acid and red phosphorous

So the curiosity got me and I just had to look up how this stuff gets synthesized using any of the above ingredients and holy farking hell why the fark you put this shiat in your system?

The final result, ON TOP of the resultant left ingrediants if not filtered correctly during processing is going to get you just to name a few iodocodeine, iodomorphine, hydrogen iodide all of which are going to fark you up big time in short order. This sounds almost like the equivalent of your shake and bake meth cooks, the quickest dirtiest way to make desomorphone.

Course, I imagine it's pretty hard to get cinnamoyl chloride in large quantities even in places like Russia.
 
2013-09-26 10:34:57 AM

The Madd Mann: Ah, Krokodil. Those crazy Russians.


The only good Russian drug is vodak.
 
2013-09-26 10:34:58 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Our government has driven the price of heroin up so high that addicts are willing to take this poison.

This is 100% the fault of the US Congress.  They refuse to regulate heroin, so people die or go to jail instead.

What a country.


Yes, that's the answer, cheaper heroin.

Why not a better mental health care system?
 
2013-09-26 10:35:23 AM

Noticeably F.A.T.: From what I understand, it's not really distributed. It's what heroin users make themselves when they can't get heroin, so there's not really a market for it. It's pretty much the last resort, and I kinda figured that junkies in the US wouldn't have to go that far.


Pretty much this, as I understand. The whole reason that it's in such common use over there is because the opiates used to make it are easily obtained without a prescription.
 
2013-09-26 10:35:29 AM
www.geekosystem.com
 
2013-09-26 10:35:39 AM

Dog Welder: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Krokodil? "New drug"? This must be some radically different use of the word "new" with which I was previously unfamiliar.

"New to the U.S." might have been more accurate, but this is Fox News subby we're talking about.


Article's first sentence acknowledges the drug is at least a decade old.
 
2013-09-26 10:35:46 AM
Similar to morphine or heroin, krokodil is made by mixing codeine with substances like gasoline, paint thinner, oil or alcohol.

There's your problem. You need to use healthy ingredients, like sulfuric acid, plutonium, or raw sewage.
 
2013-09-26 10:36:32 AM

Snarfangel: plutonium


You trying to get high or be Bruce Banner?
 
2013-09-26 10:37:21 AM
QueenMamaBee:
Why not a better mental health care system?

This.  And treat addiction as what it really is:  Not a criminal problem, but a public health crisis.

/yes, I know won't somebody PLEASE think of the prison-industrial complex, etc.
 
2013-09-26 10:37:29 AM

YoOjo: When did drugs get so shiatty?
Used to be all we had was warm fuzzy downers, some peachy psychedelics to lose yourself in midweek, copious amounts of weed and maybe a bit of coke or smack, if you were into that kind of thing.
Now it's all horse tranquilizers, drain cleaners mixed with industrial weed killer, crushed hopes and dreams in a dilution of impure bile, and if you're particularly unlucky, something they call 21st Century Reality.


The government got involved.  Every time they get tough in the War on Drugs, we all suffer.

Any time a politician tells me he's going to get tough on something, I tell him I'm never going to vote for his Nazi loving ass again.
 
2013-09-26 10:37:39 AM
Every two months someone writes this article.
 
2013-09-26 10:38:02 AM

Shadow Blasko: The faces of Krokodil billboards will be epic.

/Won't be long until every substance that can be used to make it will be illegal, possibly including bottled water.


Yeah, now you can rot your teeth out and your skin off all at the same time.  USA!  USA!  USA!
 
2013-09-26 10:38:24 AM

pute kisses like a man: // not going to image search.


yeah... that was pretty gross... gis krokodil
 
2013-09-26 10:38:37 AM
Thanks, Monsanto.
 
2013-09-26 10:39:33 AM

doublesecretprobation: Marcus Aurelius: Our government has driven the price of heroin up so high that addicts are willing to take this poison.

This is 100% the fault of the US Congress.  They refuse to regulate heroin, so people die or go to jail instead.

What a country.

can't tell if serious.....  i was under the impression that there was actually a glut of heroin thanks to our friends in the middle east.  it's definitely a big problem here in MA.


The war on terror has given us lots and lots of cheap heroin.
 
2013-09-26 10:39:40 AM

QueenMamaBee: Marcus Aurelius: Our government has driven the price of heroin up so high that addicts are willing to take this poison.

This is 100% the fault of the US Congress.  They refuse to regulate heroin, so people die or go to jail instead.

What a country.

Yes, that's the answer, cheaper heroin.

Why not a better mental health care system?


Why not a legal framework that treats drugs as a social problem as opposed to a criminal problem?

Drug users need treatment, and hard drugs need to be made socially unacceptable.  We can't do that in a climate of prohibition.
 
2013-09-26 10:40:03 AM
Yeah, good luck with that.
 
2013-09-26 10:40:53 AM
FTFA: "users mix codeine with gasoline, paint thinner, iodine, hydrochloric acid and red phosphorous"

People INJECT this?  WTF is wrong with these people?  Addition doesn't explain it, just snort/shoot/eat the codine.  WTF are you doing adding paint thinner and gas to ANYTHING you inject?

/I did the google image search, gross
//thought this was an urban legend in the early 2000s
 
2013-09-26 10:41:12 AM

doublesecretprobation: Marcus Aurelius: Our government has driven the price of heroin up so high that addicts are willing to take this poison.

This is 100% the fault of the US Congress.  They refuse to regulate heroin, so people die or go to jail instead.

What a country.

can't tell if serious.....  i was under the impression that there was actually a glut of heroin thanks to our friends in the middle east.  it's definitely a big problem here in MA.


Krok is ten times cheaper than heroin.  Heroin is actually turning into a middle class drug.  The street purity is far higher than it's ever been, so users can snort it now.
 
2013-09-26 10:41:24 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Krokodil? "New drug"? This must be some radically different use of the word "new" with which I was previously unfamiliar.


This.  Krokodil has been around at least 10 years that I know of.  Didn't it start in Russia?
 
2013-09-26 10:41:27 AM
cdn.antiquiet.com
 
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