What Happens To Your Body When You Do ‘Krokodil’, The Zombie Drug
Because Krokodil is injected intra-venous, it damages the veins that are close to the surface of the skin. This causes the user to need to find a new injection site each time the user wants to get high. Eventually you run out of space and things get really ugly, as you’re about to see.
The drug affects the fascia, skin and muscle tissue deep inside while gangrene begins to set in. Since veins are prone to permanent damage, small pockets of the drug and pooling blood under the skin cause a hematoma to occur.
A regular user of this drug has a life-expectancy of under a year from when they first take Krokodil. Users not only suffer the effects of the drug but also from diseases that come from sharing needles and not being hygienic in the least.
A massive side-effect of the drug is the rotting of tissue on the body, also known as gangrene. The damage can’t be contained by the veins and spreads via circulation throughout the body.
The gray tissue seen here is receding bone. Teeth rot and and the jaw becomes exposed, causing the user to look like a skeleton.
On outer extremities, parts of the body will simply fall off from gangrene. As the user runs out of sites to inject the drug, more and more tissue will begin to disintegrate.
Since the body will naturally reject dead and decaying parts, the necrotic skin and nearby tissue will cause inflammation and eat away at whatever is in its path. This is why they call it the ‘zombie drug.’