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Top 5 Scariest Drugs on Earth

  It seems that over time the media reports one scary new drug over one scary addiction. Here is our take on the 5 scariest substances out there today. Illicit methamphetamine use has been increasing throughout America since the 1980’s. From production of the drug to its comedown, it devastates users and sometimes entire communities. The production of methamphetamine may be the drug’s scariest aspect. Using highly explosive chemicals, often in tight quarters, meth can be made in any home or trailer. There are countless stories where houses have exploded within residential neighborhoods. Once the drugs are synthesized via dangerous methods, the violent chain of distribution begins. Traffickers are often organized gangs with ferocious reputations. By purchasing methamphetamine one is directly supporting violent-criminal acts.  The methamphetamine user experiences intense mania, paranoia, … Read entire article »

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Krokodil: the grossest drug on earth

  Krokodil, or a dirty form of desomorphine, a designer drug similar to morphine or heroine that is derived by “cooking” codeine and everyday household substances like iodine, has swept across Russia leaving addicts, injuries, and deaths in its wake. While desomorphine was originally discovered in the United States and was later used in Switzerland , this desomorphine is more pure than codeine-based desomorphine. While the codeine in and of itself is not toxic, the other ingredients like paint thinner and gasoline make the krokodil highly toxic. Users inject the orange desomorphine in their veins. Desomorphine’s effects last approximately an hour and half and it takes approximately thirty minutes to an hour to prepare. Users are often caught in a cycle of continuously producing and using desomorphine so as to avoid … Read entire article »

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New Drug Epidemic Krokodil Causes Skin and Bone Tissue Deterioration

New Drug Epidemic Krokodil Causes Skin and Bone Tissue Deterioration

A new drug epidemic has recently been discovered in Russia. The drug is called Krokodil or Crocodile, and is named for the gruesome effects the drug has on the users’ appearance. One major side effect users of krokodil experience is rotting of the skin. When users abuse the drug intravenously their complexion around the site of injection becomes greenish and scaly (much like a crocodile), their blood vessels rupture and the skin tissue … Read entire article »

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