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Heroin is a very addictive chemical called diacetylmorphine. Heroin is a modified form of morphine, a highly abundant opium derived from the seedpods of the poppy plant.
A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?

A ‘safe’ space to shoot up: Worth a try in California?

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

People in recovery worry GOP Medicaid cuts would put treatment out of reach

Cigarette smoking causes diverse harm that extends way beyond the lungs

Cigarette smoking causes diverse harm that extends way beyond the lungs

Opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses found among all age group in urban, rural settings

Opioid abuse and dependence diagnoses found among all age group in urban, rural settings

Medical responses to opioid addiction vary by state, analysis finds

Medical responses to opioid addiction vary by state, analysis finds

New review examines link between pain and opioid abuse

New review examines link between pain and opioid abuse

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Internet withdrawal causes physiological changes in digitally-dependent people

Internet withdrawal causes physiological changes in digitally-dependent people

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

Role of toxicologists in addressing growing epidemic of opioid abuse

Role of toxicologists in addressing growing epidemic of opioid abuse

Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

Injection drug use linked to increase in immune activation, says researcher

Injection drug use linked to increase in immune activation, says researcher

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Poison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioids

Poison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioids

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds