The Krokodil drug, or or desomorphine, has not been officially discovered by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), leaving some to wonder whether Krokodil is really out in the American wilds.
The drug is being described as ten times more powerful than morphine. Addiction is almost impossible to overcome and side effects may leave you with gangrenous limbs covered in scales that smells of rotten flesh. Once infection sets in, the only way to save an addict is through skin grafts or cutting off limbs.
Despite being an extremely dangerous new drug, some people claim the flesh-eating Krokodil Drug is not as scary as it looks according to photos. The photos tend to be all from Russia and showcase opiate addicts who have a variety of health problems. Russia has responded to the spread of Krokodil by blocking any websites that tell people how to make it.
The DEA has not made any seizures of the highly dangerous drug and the agency is downplaying its effects on Americans:
"We, the DEA, are not seeing cases of it. Nothing's been turned into any of our labs. As far as the DEA is concerned, we have not seen any cases."But some doctors said they've spotted desomorphine in Chicago and they've actively treating the patients. Because the drug can both be injected or taken orally, Krokodil has become a cheap alternative to heroin that may be spreading through America's suburbs.