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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.
UAB physician calls for better education, legislation to help patients with opioid abuse

UAB physician calls for better education, legislation to help patients with opioid abuse

AMCC to raise awareness about dangers of prescription drug abuse across the U.S.

AMCC to raise awareness about dangers of prescription drug abuse across the U.S.

Mothers in therapy for substance use recover faster if children take part in treatment, study shows

Mothers in therapy for substance use recover faster if children take part in treatment, study shows

Study finds increasing incidence of hospitalizations for prescription opioid poisonings in children and teens

Study finds increasing incidence of hospitalizations for prescription opioid poisonings in children and teens

New initiative aims to prevent opioid addition among surgical patients in Michigan

New initiative aims to prevent opioid addition among surgical patients in Michigan

BMC opens new opioid urgent care center to treat patients with substance use disorders

BMC opens new opioid urgent care center to treat patients with substance use disorders

Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

Wayne State receives NIH grant to study use of opioid addiction drug to fight relapse in recovering addicts

Study finds increase in odds of prescription opioid use disorder among young adults

Study finds increase in odds of prescription opioid use disorder among young adults

CRNAs use holistic approach to effectively manage pain with less opioid dependency

CRNAs use holistic approach to effectively manage pain with less opioid dependency

New study finds opioid dependence affects perception of cute images of babies

New study finds opioid dependence affects perception of cute images of babies

Quest Diagnostics analysis shows workforce drug use in U.S. reaches 10-year high

Quest Diagnostics analysis shows workforce drug use in U.S. reaches 10-year high

Study finds rising trends in marijuana use among college students

Study finds rising trends in marijuana use among college students

Hospitalizations for injection drug use-related infective endocarditis increasing among young Americans

Hospitalizations for injection drug use-related infective endocarditis increasing among young Americans

WSU pharmacologists find hyperbaric oxygen therapy can alleviate opiate withdrawal symptoms

WSU pharmacologists find hyperbaric oxygen therapy can alleviate opiate withdrawal symptoms

Riverview Medical Center receives $120,000 to support addition of Addictions Counselor in the hospital

Riverview Medical Center receives $120,000 to support addition of Addictions Counselor in the hospital

Increased treatment for HCV in Rhode Island could help eradicate disease by 2030

Increased treatment for HCV in Rhode Island could help eradicate disease by 2030

Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

Majority of American adults use prescription drugs inappropriately and dangerously

Patients with cLBP more likely to use illicit drugs, study reports

Patients with cLBP more likely to use illicit drugs, study reports

Buprenorphine implants could be effective option to treat adults with opioid dependence

Buprenorphine implants could be effective option to treat adults with opioid dependence

Programs to prevent prescription drug misuse may be underused, study reveals

Programs to prevent prescription drug misuse may be underused, study reveals