It seems obvious that a relatively new drug, dubbed Krokodil has made it's way to the United States all the way from Russia. This drug is calling attention because of a very serious side effect, flesh eating. This dangerous drug, in it's current form, originated from Russia as a cheaper, home made substitute for Heroin. Sadly the use of this drug is even more dangerous than one can imagine. There have been a handful of cases reported in the USA already, and there will probably be more to come. Krokodil is made from codeine, gas, paint thinner and other chemicals. Most of the ingredients are available right over the counter (including codeine in Russia.) As with any addiction, the user doesn't ever think that such detrimental effects will happen to them, and to avoid pain of withdrawals and life in general they keep using. Many of these users end up dead within 2 years from first trying the drug (assuming addiction occurs, which is common.) Learn more and see just why you should stay away from this stuff by viewing the list.
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES AHEAD. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13 AND EVEN SOME ADULTS!
NOTE: If a family member of yours, or you has an opiate/heroin problem, please warn them of this drug and help them rather than criticize them. You may just save their life.