New Street Drug Creates Skin Rotting ‘Zombies’

Xylazine, an animal tranquilizer, has surfaced as a new hazard in the United States’ illegal drug market, and is creating skin rotting zombies.

America’s Real-life Zombies

Xylazine, created in the 1960’s, also called Tranq dope, is a pharmacological medication used in animals such as horses, cattle, and other non-human mammals for sedation, anesthesia, muscle relaxation, and analgesia.

Xylazine is also used as an emetic by veterinarians, particularly in cats.

The devastation caused by xylazine, is wreaking havoc in major US cities. It is not a controlled substance, and can’t purchased without a veterinary license in the United States.

Currently it’s available in liquid form or in preloaded syringes, and can be bought online in powdered form.

Tranq, combined with the use of fentanyl, lengthens the “hit” and can be bought for a few dollars per bag.

The CDC reported it’s first misuse in Puerto Rico in the early 2000s.

Injection remains its most common route of administration, it can be snorted, swallowed, and inhaled.

It Started in Philadelphia

Xylazine can create rotting of the skin of drug users and it’s prevalent use has been tracked to major Democrat-controlled cities.

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According to reports, Xylazine first surfaced in Philadelphia before spreading to San Francisco and Los Angeles, and other parts of the country. Side effects from illicit use of the drug has not been reported in India yet.

Video clips that surfaced on the internet last year showed people on the streets unable to stand upright or walk properly, and moving sluggishly.

Routine toxicology screens do not detect Xylazine, making it really difficult to pin it as a cause in cases of drug overdose.

What is Xylazine?

Xylazine is a sedative medication that is primarily prescribed for veterinary use as a tranquilizer and muscle relaxant for animals such as horses, cows, and deer. It works by depressing the central nervous system, leading to sedation, muscle relaxation, and decreased heart rate and blood pressure.

However, xylazine is also a controlled substance and has the potential for abuse for people seeking a high, and can produce effects such as relaxation, euphoria, and hallucinations. It is often taken in combination with other substances such as opioids, benzodiazepines, or alcohol to enhance its effects.

Here’s why it’s a ‘zombie’ drug: The drugs side effects makes a person look like a ‘zombie’, including:

  • Slow and sluggish, ‘zombie-like’ walk
  • Drowsiness and respiratory depression
  • Ulcers, and raw wounds on the skin spreads rapidly
  • ‘Rotting’ of the skin
  • If left neglected, may require amputation

The misuse of xylazine by humans is a huge concern because of it’s range of harmful side effects, including respiratory depression, cardiovascular problems, seizures, and even death.

Xylazine is not approved for human use and is not available as a prescription medication for humans.

If you or someone you know is struggling with xylazine abuse, it is essential to seek professional help. Treatment may involve a combination of medical detoxification, behavioral therapy, and support groups to help individuals overcome addiction and achieve long-term recovery.

Further Reading:

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