WHAT: Russia has become a global center of home-made designer drugs. The newest and scariest is called crocodile, a mix of over-the-counter codeine and toxic ingredients such as gasoline, paint thinner and matchbook phosphorus.
WHAT IT DOES: Easily made crocodile delivers a heroin-like high three times more cheaply. But the average crocodile user lives only two or three years. And the few who manage to quit usually come away disfigured and brain-damaged. Read More