It is Used Illegally Around the World and It Beginning to Take Hold in the U.S. Here’s Why “Krokodil” Is Extremely Dangerous!
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Can a Person Beat Krokodil Addiction?
Withdrawal symptoms are very painful and last over a month’s time. Healthcare professionals who have worked with those who are addicted to this drug say that it is the strongest level of withdrawal that they have ever seen. Even if a person does manage to escape their addiction, they will likely be left with permanent damage such as twitching and speech disorders.
In this video, “Siberia: Krokodil Tears,” we learn more about the history of the drug addiction taking hold in Russia, and we journey to a Siberian city of Novokuznetsk where 20 percent of the population is addicted to heroin. Those who cannot afford heroin often lower themselves to shooting up moonshine drug Krokodil to get high. We’ll walk through the city where the streets are littered with syringes and meet the Krokodil addicts who live in bug-infested, abandoned buildings. Often these young people have no way of making money other than selling materials from the buildings in which they live.
In the video, we’ll meet a recovering addict and hear her story. We’ll also meet those who work at Regenerate Russia who are trying to combat this addiction, which is believed to be a form of narcoterrorism from extremist countries who ship the drugs in in order to weaken Russia. Be aware that this video contains graphic depictions of the skin necrosis and amputations that those addicted to Krokodile experience.