• 10.2.13

      Has Krokodil, the Flesh-Eating Russian Street Drug, Made Its Way to the UK?

      The worst drug in the world seems to be spreading. Krokodil made headlines last week when reports came through that it was being used in Arizona, and now an addiction specialist in the UK is reporting that "there are plenty of warning signs" that...

    • 5.16.13

      Austerity's Drug of Choice

      Greece's infamous new drug, sisa, is basically meth and filler ingredients like battery acid, engine oil, shampoo, and cooking salt. The majority of its users are poor, often homeless, city dwellers reeling from the psychological and physical impacts...

    • 10.31.11

      Siberia: Krokodil Tears

      Russia is the biggest consumer of heroin in the world. Nowhere are the country's drug problems more evident than in the Siberian town of Novokuznetsk, which lies on the Kazakhstan border.

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