Recovery from Krokodil Addiction

flesh rotted from krokodil use

In several parts of the US, some people are waking up to the fact that they have been using the synthetic drug krokodil without knowing it. There are very specific symptoms related to the use of this drug. Krokodil effects are incredibly harsh and toxic, creating a distinctive pattern of destruction and decay to the user’s body in a short period of time.

The effects of the drug were first seen in Siberia, and then in Russia. Then they were seen in Germany and the UK and now they have been identified in several US states. Doctors are seeing:

  • Blood poisoning
  • Abscesses
  • Nerve destruction
  • Organ inflammation
  • Bone destruction
  • Complete destruction of muscle and soft tissue
  • Green, scaly areas of skin (leading to its nickname, krokodil)

The worst problems occur around injection sites. This is where the meat of the body simply disintegrates and rots off the body.

Why Would Anyone Use Krokodil?

The drug costs about a tenth of the price of heroin. And it is incredibly addictive. If a person begins using it and then decides to quit, he (or she) faces a grueling withdrawal period. This means they will be forced back into using the drug unless they can get drug addiction treatment immediately.

Recovery is challenging, but it has been shown in Russia that recovery from krokodil addiction is possible. Every person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol needs help but a person who finds that he is trapped in krokodil addiction needs to FIND HELP INSTANTLY before the drug can take a terrible toll on his body.

Krokodil Recovery

Of course, the first concern for anyone who has been using krokodil is preventing any further damage to the body, which may require a medical program. Once a person is known to be stable physically, the Narconon drug rehabilitation program can help them reclaim the sober life they have lost.

syringe is used to shoot krokodil

In Russia, where the average life expectancy of a heroin addict is four or more years, the life expectancy of a krokodil addict is only two to three years, at most. One person described a group of addicts she was shooting the drug with. She described the ailments that carried them off: pneumonia, blood poisoning, burst artery in the heart, meningitis, and some just deteriorated to death.

Krokodil is normally supplied as a dirty, light orange-colored liquid. If you or anyone you know has been using a drug like this, or if you have noticed physical damage far in excess of what may have been experienced from prior drug use, stop using the drug now and call Narconon to find out how this long-term, comprehensive rehab program can help you. Krokodil recovery is possible if it is started early.

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