The Drug Of Heroin Has Been Regarded As One Of The Most Dangerous

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Introduction Heroin has been regarded as one of the most dangerous – if not the most dangerous – drugs in the world for ages. Its effectiveness is revered in the drug using community for providing such an intense “high.” Also, it has proven to be an incredibly addictive substance, with horrible side effects leading up to, and including death. Many professionals have considered heroin to be the worst substance you can ingest – until now. Enter Krokodil. Krokodil, the base of which is known in the pharmacological world as Desomorphine, is a relatively new drug. Originating in the 1930s as an addiction cure, desomorphine came to be one of the most addictive and harmful substances ever. It is very popular in Russia and Ukraine as a heroin substitute, and in recent years has spread to other parts of the world, including the United States. It is a CNS depressant, with a very high potential for addiction. We decided to cover this topic for our project due to its very interesting nature. For years, heroin has been thought to be the worst drug you could use. It is extremely harmful to the user, and decreases their projected lifespan significantly. After hearing about Krokodil, something even more harmful, we were intrigued as to what could possibly be worse than heroin. We hope to educate our audience on this drug and its dangers by presenting information such as its history, explaining what the drug is (scientifically and in the vernacular), how it is taken, how it affects the

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