Siberia: Krokodil Tears

Krokodil is a lethal drug widely used in Siberia due to it's accessibility and convenience. Made up of codeine, iodene and red phosphorus, it is scarily easy to get the ingredients from the local pharmacy. Most people who take this drug die. Body parts start to rot. A young teen says "That's why they call it Krokodil, because you skin looks like a crocodile." Vice also explores 'rehabs' aka cults for heroine users and talks to families effected.

Around Siberia, seringes were scattered like chocolate bar rappers and the sense of hope is scarce. This documentary is equally moving as it is eye opening.



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