A fabulous new flesh-devouring and potentially lethal mixture of codeine, oil, paint thinner, gasoline and/or alcohol has made its way to Arizona from Russia where it disfigured hundreds of thousands of addicts. Fun facts about Krokodil: Once injected, the drug causes damage to blood vessels and tissue that cause flesh to rot from the inside out; the horrific sores that some users develop resemble crocodile skin, which lends the street drug its name; and the average life expectancy of a krokodil user is about three years. So why do people do it? Dr. Frank LoVecchio, the co-medical director of the Banner Poison Control Center tells KLTV that the main attraction to the drug is the cost: It is reportedly 20 times cheaper than heroin, yet produces a similar high. Twenty times cheaper than heroin? That makes it, what, fifty cents a bag? YAY! WHERE CAN I SCORE SOME? (via HuffPo)
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TMZ reports: “Zac has been doing cocaine for more than 2 years – he was also into Molly. He tried to clean himself up in March by getting professional help. We’re told he left California and stayed in a private residence where he received intensive outpatient care for several weeks. In April he returned to L.A. and began shooting Seth Rogen’s film Neighbors. During the shoot Zac relapsed in a big way. TMZ broke the story … Zac was not showing up on the set and it was common knowledge he was using again. Our sources say after the film wrapped up he got a second dose of outpatient care.” They then go on to speculate the reasons Zac might have become such a mess: He has significant issues with his super-controlling parents, he’s upset that his career isn’t where he’d like it to be, he has “girl issues,” and he’s been hanging around a bad group of friends.
I’m wondering – JUST FLOATING IT OUT THERE – if those girl issues aren’t really boy issues and he’s uncomfortable with his sexuality. I’ve known a lot of damaged people who escape into coke and meth to escape themselves (present company included).
I’m also vaguely suspicious of ALL OF THIS. All of this media hoo-ha. I’ve heard whisperings that it’s all a PR attempt to toughen up his image and position him as a bad boy. I’m a bit skeptical that this is happening just as his raunchy new sex and drug comedy is about to come out, and we never saw ANY signs of messiness. That’s a red flag. Where there’s smoke there’s fire, and we saw absolutely no smoke. What do you think?
Cue the media freakout. Shamboiling, also referred to as bubbling, is allegedly the latest teen fad getting the internet up in arms. Like jenkem before it (and vodka tampons, butt chugging, bath salts, eyeball shots, and other things WHICH DO NOT EXIST, PEOPLE, or at least do not happen in numbers great enough to warrant wide-spread panic) Shamboiling is a practice where shampoo is brought to a rapid boil and then the fumes are inhaled for a hallucinogenic effect. Says CNN: “While no one knows for sure how the trend started one thing is certain, that shamboiling is catching on quickly and that it is potentially deadly.” So: “Parents lock up your shower supplies.” *Eye roll.* Although if anyone can, um, tell me which kind of shampoo is best, I’ll try it out in the interest of good reporting and get back to you. (via Groupthink)
Well, this is sad. Former DOOL actor Dylan Patton was arrested today for selling cocaine, after LA County Sheriff’s deputies raided his house. According to TMZ: “Cops got wind that the 20-year-old was allegedly selling coke out of his Agoura Hills home, so they sent an undercover cop in a few days ago to make a purchase. We’re told deputies then got a search warrant and raided the house this morning. Patton is currently in jail. Bail has been set at $30,000.” Patton, who was brought on to reboot the character of Will Horton as a humpy young wanna-Beiber, was let go after one year due to his listless performance and mumbly line readings. (Ironically, a little cocaine might have helped his performance.) He was replaced of course, with Chandler Massey, the dynamic young actor who skyrocketed the character to front-burner status by becoming the first gay character in the show’s history. But I digress. Things have apparently gone from bad to worse for poor Dylan. What happens when your acting career AND your dealing career go kaput?
James and his young lady friend are at it again. The zonked-out duo previously released a lipsync video to Justin Bieber‘s song “Boyfriend,” but took it down after they found out Justin was upset by it (little bitch). Now they’re singing along to pal Selena Gomez and it would be totes adorbz if it wasn’t totally creepy (who IS that guy in the wig? James? Dave? A random sex slave?). This feels like the end of another VERY debauched evening at the Franco house.