Introducing a narcotic that actually eats your flesh. Desomorphine, street name krokodil, is a freakish synthetic opiod right out of a horror movie. Although relatively new in the U.S., this drug has been destroying lives abroad for years, mostly in Russia, where it kills an estimated 30,000 people a year.
What Is Methadone? Sometimes labeled as a dangerous narcotic, Methadone is actually an opioid pain reliever, similar to morphine. When taken legally, Methadone is perscribed to people addicted to heroin or other harsh narcotics to relieve the "high" associated with addiction, and thus the physical and psychological pain that comes with it.
Working in this industry I occasionally get to see our simple actions do a bit of good. While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a failed drug test is the first step towards rehab, and a person taking control of their lives, and those moments make this work rewarding.