“Krokodil House”: Despair Personified

Via Superchief.TV comes this unbelievably bleak series of photos from inside a Russian krokodil house. Krokodil, as you likely already know, is an incredibly destructive street drug infamous for eating the flesh of its users. Estimated life expectancy for a Krokodil user? Less than one year.

Check out the rest of the photos here. (NSFW)

9 Comments on "“Krokodil House”: Despair Personified"

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    • Matt Staggs | Dec 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm |

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  2. slow suicide porn.

  3. BuzzCoastin | Dec 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm |

    that must be one hellova
    powerful enough to overcome the aversion to death
    kinda like oil is
    only less pervasive and more sensational

    • Can’t find the link where I read it, but I remember reading that junkies in Russia who can’t afford proper smack anymore resort to this shit because it can be made for about 1/4 the price.
      Gotta hand it to the Russians though; they even do “junkie” more hardcore than anyone else.

  4. emperorreagan | Dec 3, 2012 at 10:07 pm |

    I’ve seen some junkies in pretty bad shape before, but that tops it. I don’t even want to imagine what that place smells like.

  5. DeepCough | Dec 4, 2012 at 12:44 am |

    But seriously, leave it to Russia to make a drug that makes crystal meth look like simple carcinogenic rock candy.

  6. Bruteloop | Dec 4, 2012 at 4:29 am |

    These photos are pretty mild compared to a film floating around on the web. Girl with no flesh or muscle from elbow to wrist, boy holding leg as they amputate the lower half with cheesewire and let it fall into a bucket. They take it because it is so cheap and so easy to make and, it seems, because in the areas they live life is openly recognised to be that cheap and pointless.

    • Matt Staggs | Dec 4, 2012 at 9:11 am |

      Yeah, I’ve seen those, and they fall under the “cannot unsee” category.

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