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.