Monday, May 20, 2013

Dangerous Drug Potentially in Our Area

It has come to our attention that there is a new designer drug potentially circulating in our area known as Crocodile (also known as Krokodil, Krokodile, Walking Dead, Krok, Zombie Drug.)  This is an incredibly dangerous drug with severe side effects, including soft tissue damage caused around the injection site and erosion of the flesh. 

Often gangrene and other intense infections are seen in users. Limb amputation is common. Other infections, such as Hepatitis and HIV, are also common in users. Crocodile can also cause brain, kidney, and liver damage. There are reports that the life expectancy of chronic users of this substance is as low as 2-3 years due to the physical health complications that accompany use. It is called Crocodile due to the greenish, scale-like appearance of the skin of its users, due to gangrene.

Due to its short lasting effects, some users report multiple injections a day. It is also reported that the onset of withdrawal is almost immediate after the initial effects wear off.   Also, withdrawal from Crocodile can last up to 1 month, whereas heroin detox typically lasts a week to 10 days.

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