By H. Nelson Goodson
September 29, 2013
Phoenix, Arizona - Last week, two cases of a Zombie like drug known as Krokodil were reported to the Banner Poison Control Center in the state of Arizona. Other similar cases having been detected in the U.S.
Krokodil drug symptoms are similar to heroin, but costs multiple times cheaper making it an affordable drug to inject into the blood stream as heroin.
The drug is made from codeine and hydrocarbons mixed with either or a combination of oil, gasoline, alcohol, iodine and paint thinner including various chemicals like hydrochloric acid and red phosphorus.
It takes about an hour to cook krokodil and the high only lasts about an hour and a half.
Once injected, the drug damages blood cells and causes the flesh to begin rotting from the inside out. Krokodil can also cause brain damage and disfigurement in the body including the head. In some cases, the flesh rots severely and exposes bones. It's known to cause sores, crocodile like scales and the skin turns green similar to gangrene.
The life expectancy of the Zombie drug users is between two to three years. Very few users survive, but show effects of disfigurement.
The homemade drug first appeared in Russian a decade ago and at least 2 million people have suffered from the side effects.