Disability by Drug Abuse – You Won’t Opt For it, Will You?
You can consider this a ‘Caution Post’ as you never know, you may accidentally or deliberately" fall for it", regretting it for the rest of your life.
A disability usually is innate or happens by accident. Sometimes, it may be because of negligence of a doctor. But have you ever known about a case where the cause was the person themselves? No, am not referring to just any delirious person in "self-destruct" or "suicide mode".
This post of is dedicated to devastating drug abuse, that leads to severe disabilities for a lifetime, and mind you, these disabilities have been proven to be irreversible.
Yes, am talking about the "Zombie Drug", also known as Krokodil, that in recent years has gripped a large majority of the youth population in Russia, turning them into the severely disabled or crippled. And they look like real-life zombies.
‘Krokodil’, is the name given to home-made Desomorphine, as its one symptoms incluce the emergence of scales on the skin. Regular intake of the drug leads these "scales" to peel off, thereby exposing rotting flesh and even bones. In some cases, even the bones are eaten up by the drug.
So how did it all start?
Well, one vice births from another. It all started when in 2008, when suddenly Heroin addicts, a vast majority of them being young, started cooking up an easily-found, and much cheaper version of Heroin, within the walls of their kitchens. They'd realized that Heroin was out of their budget, and not easy to find. So, they switched over, without knowing what it was going to lead them to, and when they did, it was often already too late, and they were too addicted to even give a thought about refraining from further use.
Krokodil is refered to as a ‘"drug of the poor".
Iodine fumes emerge from the cauldron, ensuring the drug is ready in just a half-an-hour or so. The addicts desperately make it before their euphoria period (of approximately 90 minutes) gets over. They then inject, with regular shots directly into their veins, and watch their bodies rot , resulting in disabilities of various kinds. Not only do disabilities involve limbs, they also damage the brain, leading to impaired speech and mental instability.
Nearly as simple as making tea, the drug requires a once over-the-counter available Codeine, mixed with other easily available ingredients like gasoline, paint thinner, iodine, hydrochloric acid and red phosphorus.
This horror story went on continuously, until June 2012, when Russia finally imposed a ban on the over-the-counter sale of Codeine without prescription. The significant rise recorded in Codeine sales, raised the alarm for authorities.
Yet no law has been implemented against those who are found possessing Codeine.
As per Rusty Payne, the Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman, it won’t be surprising if this starts happening overseas.
Even today, one cannot be sure if this calamitous drug abuse has ceased to exist, as drug trafficking has always been an arduous challenge for authorities.
So, if you are already struggling with any kind of addiction, give it up. It only adds to the misery.
Make sure you are not cooking up the 'Disability Drug', the drug that leads to deliberate disabilities you will to mourn over for a lifetime, or die from.