Krokodil is a cheap heroin substitute. Home-made, is named after 'Crocodile' because of the visible results that leaves on skin area in which is injected. This skin turns flaky until it gets gangrenous.
Originated in Russia four years ago, it’s manufactured from codeine pills, analgesics, gasoline and other common use products. Little by little has begun its expansion to
neighboring former Soviet republics like Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine.