World's Most Deadly Drugs & Their Effects

Published in Entertainment at April 18th, 2017 at 9:02 AM

Its no hidden fact that drugs can cause lives to completely collapse and for people to lose everything, in worst case scenarios it can cause fatalities too. Looking beyond the more softer drugs this video looks at the most volatile and potent drugs available on streets across the world and also the side effects they can also have.


The most deadly street drug is known as Krokodil. The ingredient list of the drug reads off like a killer drugs checklist; painkillers, codeine, lighter fluid and cleaning products such as bleach. The main reason over a million Russians use it per year is because its the third of a price of heroin and gives a bigger kick than the most popular drug. Its extremely dangerous.

It causes the skin of users to literally turn to scales like that of a reptile before becoming infected with gangreen and literally falling off the bone. Krokodil users often become hooked early on in use and will make their own formula which is often just whatever highly toxic items they can gather to inject

Crystal Meth

Crystal Meth was recently popularised in the hit tv series Breaking Bad with Walter White making it seem easy to make millions from perfecting the recipe, in reality its a nasty and destructive drug. It was used a lot during WW2 to keep troops awake by both sides of the battle. Shockingly, meth was still legal up until the 70s, were it was prescribed as a dietary drug.

The effects are devastating. It will keep the user awake for hours on end and cause paranoia and anxiety. If used for prolonged spells it will cause sinking of the flesh, brain damage and blood vessels will rupture.

Bath Salts

If someone offers you bath salts you better not expect a nice long hot soak, you're about to go crazy! Its a manufactured drug used in the US undergrounds and it causes crazy side effects, such as zombie like behaviour. You read that right, it turns people into zombies.

In 2012 Rudy Eugene was shot dead by police when he attacked and began eating the face of a homeless man while high on the drug. It's sold online and can also induce psychotic behaviour, panic attacks, and violent behaviour and can also cause heart attacks.


Heroin is one of the worlds oldest drugs, first recorded in 1874. It was actually a prescription drug on its first use to treat chronic pain and others physical traumas. It was often misused and made illegal in the 70s. Its known as a highly destructive drug both mentally and physically.

In just a 12 month period it can devastate the features of a person and it can also cause inflammation of the gums, cold sweats, a weak immune system, muscular weakness and insomnia. It can also damage blood vessels which can later cause gangrene if left untreated.


Scopolamine is taken from the deadly nightshade plant and ground down into a powder like form, but is sometimes drunk as a soup or tea though. The drug has extremely high levels of toxicity, it can kill dozens of people with just a single gram of use, essentially making it a poison. On the streets of some South American countries its used a biological weapon, blown into an enemies face causing them to lose their minds during a heavy trip.

Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine is a product of the bustling 80s, where consumption reached its peak. The drug is made up of cocaine off cuts and its formed together with items such as baking soda, this is how it is built into its rock like form. At one point, it was estimated 10m people in the US were using crack cocaine..

The side effects of crack cocaine include skin deterioration, liver, kidney and lung damage, as well as permanent damage to blood vessels, which can often lead to heart attacks, strokes, and ultimately death.


Whoonga sounds like a fake drug but its a mix of drugs that are used to treat HIV and other such nasty items like rat poisons. Its mostly used in South Africa and is extremely cheap to make and is the reason for its popularity. Its of a highly addictive nature and can cause stomach issue, internal bleeding in the abdomen and can lead to death.


Flakka is another on the list that sounds like a fun joke of something Fozzie Bear might say, but its not, its deadly. Its another synthetic drug that is similar to an amphetamine. It was at first marketed as a legal high but it couldn't be further from the truth. The user will feel an elevated heart rate, enhanced emotions, and, if enough is digested, strong hallucinations. The drug can cause permanent psychological damage due to it affecting the mood regulating neurons that keep the mind’s sertraline and dopamine in check, as well as possibly causing heart failure.

Purple Drank

Purple Drank sounds like a joke but be assured its very real and is made from simple home ingredients. Its a cocktail of various energy drink style liquids like soda, red bull, liquid jolly rancher and other dissolved sweets, with the addition of cold medicines that contain codeine. Its appeared in several popular rap artists lyrics to date. It gives off a woozy feeling. However it can also cause repertory issues and heart failure.

ah 7921

Why there is no street name for ah 7921 is a mystery and it may be because it was legal to buy until January 2015; its a synthetic drug that is now a class A and is around 80% strength of morphine and is known as legal heroin with its reactions.

There has only been a single death recorded while using the drug but it has caused many to get gangrenous symptoms and skin cells dying as well as respiratory illness'