The Curse of the Crocodile: Russia’s Deadly Designer Drug

The new arrivals at the drug rehab center in Chichevo, a tiny village two hours’ drive east of Moscow, are usually given two weeks without chores to recover from the nausea, pain and sleeplessness of withdrawal. After that, between Bible study and prayer they have to start chopping firewood, hauling water from the village well or otherwise helping around the old wooden house.