Krokodil is a Russian drug, enslaving over a million Russians per year with its quick high and low price, about a third of the cost of heroin. However, krokodil is more dangerous than heroin because it is cooked up with homemade ingredients including painkillers, lighter fluid, salt, and industrial cleaning agents and whatever else is handy. Frequent use is extremely dangerous and can cause gangrene and rotting flesh.
Whoonga is mostly used in South Africa and it is vile. Ingredients include antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV and various detergents and industrial cleansers. It’s highly addictive and can cause internal bleeding and stomach ulcers before it kills you.
3. Bath salts
Bath salts are a synthetic amphetamine-like drug that causes psychotic and violent behaviour, psychosis, panic attacks, and, of course, death due to heart attack and dangerously elevated body temperature. Oh, and also makes you a zombie.
Flakka causes paranoia and psychosis. The user will feel an elevated heart rate, enhanced emotions, and strong hallucinations. The drug can cause permanent psychological damage due to it affecting the mood regulating neurons that keep the mind’s sertraline and dopamine in check, as well as possibly causing heart failure. It has also been known to cause cannibalistic rage in users.
AH-7921 is a synthetic opioid that has 80% of the potency of morphine. While it might have legitimate clinical uses, the street variety, which is cut with other drugs, has been known to cause respiratory arrest and gangrene.