Worst Drug in Arizona: Meth, Bath Salts, or Krokodil?

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A local poison-control center reported what appears to be the first reported cases of people using the drug "Krokodil" in the country.

The drug, which apparently gets its name from the appearance many of its users get, due to sores, is described as a "moonshine" version of heroin.

See also:
-First Cases of "Flesh-Eating" Krokodil Use Reported Here

VICE did a video report on the drug, including two Russian brothers who are absolutely, positively fried from using the stuff for a year.

Time magazine did a story a few years ago about use of the drug in Russia, where its popularity really took off, and how quickly its users die.

With the reported spread here, it certainly isn't the first case of Arizonans using strange drugs.

Documented cases of "bath salts" users here include a naked guy who threw himself against concrete walls, a man who destroyed his family's house, a man who believed an automobile raped his daughter, a man who thought "little Mexicans" were knocking on his eyeballs, a man who made out with a steering wheel, a man who fought imaginary bugs in a coffee shop, and more.

And it's almost impossible to live in Arizona and not know a tale of a meth-head doing something absolutely insane, like a meth-head putting a baby in a freezer. (See: 10 Meth-iest Crimes Committed by Arizona Meth-Heads)

In your opinion, what's the worst drug around here?

Cast your vote below:


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burt
burt

Meth, because it has splash damage. It not only fucks up the addict, but the people around the addict suffer too.

Chelsea Sullivan
Chelsea Sullivan

Well, they are all Hideous and will all kill you in the end, so this is really a stupid question! They are ALL Terrifying especially Kokodil! And Arizona happens to be the first state in the USA to get the damn drug exposed! Yay Arizona!

Immaculata Ojeda
Immaculata Ojeda

From the pictures I've seen & stories I've read I think krocidil does the most damage in the shortest amount of time.

Kort Natali
Kort Natali

It is not a disease any one that says that is probably an addict themselves. you made an active decision to go buy meth and smoke it, no one made you do it you chose to. I don't feel sorry for dumb-asses.

Dan Fieldstone
Dan Fieldstone

You mean if two stupid people have sex a smart person doesn't come out. Doesn't eugenics work in a "double negation" sort of way?

Radames Morales
Radames Morales

To each his own; you want to rot away? Go ahead, more food for us.

elmergantry71
elmergantry71

Krolodil won't be seen much around here. There is too much heroin from Mexico for it to be a real option. Meth, well, it's nasty stuff, always has been. But, there's nothing new about it. Bath salts are not even one single thing: it's a catch all term for stimulant RCs. 

One thing the market for all of them has in common is this: the market is created by prohibition. legalize and regulate drugs and you won't see the weird ass shit on the street.

Bonnie DeVoe
Bonnie DeVoe

Well Krokodil sounds pretty good. It says the users die quickly. Sort've like having the trash take itself out.

Grant Rinfret
Grant Rinfret

Lying about it to friends and family sure wasn't. Neither was the choice to start doing drugs in the first place lol

Rowdy Lee
Rowdy Lee

Oops, I added an extra I. My bad.

Briana McReynolds
Briana McReynolds

Way to speak like you're better than others and then have a typo in your sentence. HAHAHAHA.

Cody Cruse
Cody Cruse

Yes "this ardicle" certainly is stupid

Cody Cruse
Cody Cruse

This is a really shitty attitude to have. You know addiction IS a disease, right?

Cody Cruse
Cody Cruse

Krokodil by far, it's super cheap and extremely devastating

Scott Toney
Scott Toney

all of them..bring back public hangings and watch crap stop

Malcolm Pierce
Malcolm Pierce

krok cus that shit rots your body while you're still alive. and not rot as in figuratively rots but it causes gangrene at the injection sight which leads to decaying.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

Krokodil! In soviet russia, drug does you!

Jaime Lynn
Jaime Lynn

a drug is a drug is a drug. combine all 3, and you have zombies.

Greg Guerrero
Greg Guerrero

Addiction is addiction no matter what disguise it wears

Frank Herrera
Frank Herrera

You forgot to list: Republicanism. WORST. DRUG. KNOWN. TO. MAN!!

Judy Hunter
Judy Hunter

I don't know about you, but I hear they're ALL BAD!

Scott Hecker
Scott Hecker

Krokodil is definitely the most harmful and brutal

Randy Dalbey
Randy Dalbey

PR's Caffeine? I would agree with you on that. It will knock you out for days.

Briana McReynolds
Briana McReynolds

why are we deciding which one is worse? they all kill people, they all destroy lives. how bout a tie?

Kort Natali
Kort Natali

Yeah really who gives a fuck, the less stupid people in this world the better, lol

Lisa Perez
Lisa Perez

HUGS.. not drugs.. (they're ALL bad!!)

Grant Rinfret
Grant Rinfret

Not to be cynical, but I kinda don't care. These drugged out idiots either die from an overdose, get shot by a homeowner or get shot by police. YES sometimes they will go to rehab and turn to religion, but every addict I met was the same. Often times they will still find their Jesus in a bottle of Percocet and Jim Beam. Either way, it all looks like natural selection to me xD

Cody Robert
Cody Robert

advertisement of them the worst if you ask me

Brandon Bennett
Brandon Bennett

the worst drugs are: negativity, wheat, statism, cigarettes and consumerism (of course, all of these drugs are encouraged, because keeping human beings hella weak is what keeps The Man strong)

Jewburg
Jewburg

Actually the gateway theory has been disproven.


focus503
focus503

@Chelsea Sullivan 
Milk is the gateway drug.  Look at anyone who has ever done any kind of drug and you'll see that the first thing they had before anything else, was milk.

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