Krokodil in Russia

The use of desomorphine, or krokodil, by drug abusers in Russia is increasing by 50 to 70 percent annually, according to data by the Federal Drug Control Service.

The average lifespan of a user of krokodil is between 1 to 1.5 years.

The market of krokodil in Russia is estimated to be $100 Million.

Source:”Russian Heroin Market Worth $6 Bln – Drug Police,” RIA Novosti, March 23, 2012.