Share Shares 1K Hysterical news stories already have a habit of spreading like a virus, but drug stories are some of the most pervasive. These legends take hold so quickly because they scare people and fear is infectious. However, the truth behind many of these stories is much different from what you hear. The dangers of drugs can be explained without fabrication and honesty is always the best policy.
Krokodil, The Flesh-Eating Street Drug That Rots Skin From Inside-Out, Expands To Illinois
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Medical[ edit ] Desomorphine was previously used in Switzerland and Russia for the treatment of severe pain; although for many years up to , when its use was terminated, it was being used to treat a single person in Bern, Switzerland with a rare illness. Abuse of homemade desomorphine was first reported in Siberia in when Russia started a major crackdown on heroin production and trafficking, but has since spread throughout Russia and the neighboring former Soviet republics. Like methamphetamine, desomorphine made this way is often contaminated with various agents. The street name in Russia for homemade desomorphine is krokodil Russian: This policy change likely diminished, but did not extinguish krokodil use in Russia. Injecting any such mixture can cause serious damage to the skin , blood vessels , bone and muscles , sometimes requiring limb amputation in long-term users.
Krokodil Drug Facts
LSD[ edit ] Some of the strangest urban legends told are those about lysergic acid diethylamide LSD , a potent psychedelic drug that gained popularity in several countries in the s and s, and experienced a brief resurgence in the mid to late s before declining from onward. The drug's relation to the s counterculture was likely part of the reason for such legends. Babysitter places baby in the oven while high on LSD[ edit ] Main article: The Baby-Roast This is an unverifiable drug-scare story dating to the s of a hippie babysitter girl putting a baby in the oven and a turkey in the bassinet.
Rotting gums or tooth loss Blood-borne virus transmission HIV and HCV due to needle sharing Bone infections osteomyelitis and osteonecrosis Speech and motor skills impairment Memory loss and impaired concentration Liver and kidney damage Powerful respiratory depressant effect Death. Animal studies in rats have demonstrated cardiac congestion, necrosis at the injection site, and kidney toxicity. What is the extent of krokodil use? Krokodil has been synthesized in Russia for over a decade. According to the head of the Russian Federal Drug Control Service, the amount of krokodil seized in Russia increased fold between and