Russia has more heroin users than any other country in the world – up to two million, according to unofficial estimates. For most, their lot is a life of crime, stints in prison, probable contraction of HIV and hepatitis C, and an early death. As efforts to stem the flow of Afghan heroin into Russia bring some limited success, and the street price of the drug goes up, for those addicts who can't afford their next hit, an even more terrifying spectre has raised its head.
A home-made heroin substitute?
Dyskolos: If someone said these words to me, I'd be alarmed.  
 
You?
FoolProof: Pfft. No, I'd be high. High as hell. And green and scaly.
Dyskolos: Wait...I saw this movie. Didn't Stacy Keach play Sergeant Stedenko?