(NEWSER) – A new street drug has come to America, but we’re going to go ahead and predict it’s not going to be the next big thing. The Banner Poison Control Center in Arizona says it’s had two reports of Krokodil use, the first known reports of the drug in the US, CBS 5 reports. The drug, which has been used in Russia since about 2002, is known for literally causing the flesh to rot from addicts’ bones. (We recommend against running a image search on this.) ”This is really frightening,” one toxicologist tells Fox News. “This is something we hoped would never make it to the US.” The drug’s users tend to die within three years,Fox 10 reports. Krokodil is formulated from a boiled mixture of codeine and gasoline, paint thinner, or alcohol, and it’s the injection of gasoline that causes so much damage. It hasn’t caught on in the US because codeine is more tightly controlled here, and non-flesh-eating alternatives like heroin are relatively available. “It’s not going to become a club drug, I can guarantee you that,” one doctor predicted in 2011.
When fucking heroin is the safe alternative to a drug, you know you’re talking about some bad ass shit. What kind of a fucking asshole does a drug thats name refers to the fact that it turns your skin into purple and green scales like a goddam crocodile? I mean I guess you could say the same about Crystal Meth and plenty of people smoke that, but this shit sounds like you’re literally injecting the Black Death right into your veins. Hey man you wanna get high? Don’t worry you’ll only turn into a leper afterwards! No big deal!
Christ almighty. I’ll stick to my booze and keep all my flesh, thanks. Leave the Krokodil to the skeletor junkies.
Horrific pics after the jump if you can stomach it. Seriously, don’t look at these: