Krokodil

Russian Magic, Zombie Drug

Synthesizing desomorphine from codeine, it causes relaxation and euphoria. It has a sedative and analgesic effect and is highly addictive. It is fast acting and 10 to 15 times more potent than morphine.

Signs and Symptoms

Due to the short duration of the “high”, users may administer the drug more frequently, resulting in a physical dependence. The most noticeable signs of abuse may include the following:

  • Extreme skin ulcerations

  • Scale-like skin

  • Soft tissue infections

  • Gangrene

Methods of Use

  • Primarily injecting

Adverse Effects

  • Memory loss

  • Impaired concentration

  • Blood vessel damage

  • Ulcers

  • Pneumonia

  • Blood poisoning

  • Rotting gums or tooth loss

  • Bone infections

  • Speech and motor skills impaired

  • Respiratory depression

  • Potential lethal overdose

Overdose Potential

Krokodil is potentially fatal.

Withdrawal

Withdrawal is commonly compared to heroin withdrawal which is physically and emotionally uncomfortable and may last as long a month.

  • Agitation

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Muscle cramping

  • Hot and cold sweats

  • Diarrhoea

  • Nausea

  • Insomnia

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Get help today

Call Us

Drug-Rehabilitation-South-Africa-PRC-Cal
Drug-Rehabilitation-South-Africa-PRC-Cal

Email Us

Alcohol-Rehabilitation-South-Africa-PRC-

©

PaCe RECOVERY CENTRE

REHAB CENTRES SOUTH AFRICA

Let Us

Find Us

Help Us

  • PRC Recovery on Facebook
  • PRC Recovery on Twitter
  • PRC Recovery on LinkedIn
  • PRC Recovery on YouTube
  • PRC Recovery on Google+
  • PRC Recovery on Pinterest
Substance-Abuse-Rehabilitation-Centre-So
Helping-Addicts-Recover-South-Africa-PRC
Helping-Alcoholics-Recover-PRC-Recovery.

REG NO: 2008/0136188/07

PRAC NO: 047 000 0721476

Favicon_White.png