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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.
New automated text messaging service may help combat opioid epidemic

New automated text messaging service may help combat opioid epidemic

Study reveals prevalence of substance use and suicide among U.S. adolescents

Study reveals prevalence of substance use and suicide among U.S. adolescents

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

University of Minnesota wins five-year CTSA award to expand effort on scientific health research

University of Minnesota wins five-year CTSA award to expand effort on scientific health research

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

How many opioid overdoses are suicides?

How many opioid overdoses are suicides?

Frequent and public opioid users may be best candidates for naloxone training

Frequent and public opioid users may be best candidates for naloxone training

Non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient could reduce risk of relapse among recovering addicts

Non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient could reduce risk of relapse among recovering addicts

Fingerprint test accurately and noninvasively detects heroin, cocaine users

Fingerprint test accurately and noninvasively detects heroin, cocaine users

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

FDA warning against Kratom strengthened

FDA warning against Kratom strengthened

Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugs

Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugs

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use

VA clears the air on talking to patients about marijuana use

An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same time

An opioid remedy that works: Treat pain and addiction at the same time

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

Pharmacists slow to dispense lifesaving overdose drug

Pharmacists slow to dispense lifesaving overdose drug

Study finds increase in cigarette smoking among people with substance use disorders

Study finds increase in cigarette smoking among people with substance use disorders

Telemedicine for addiction treatment? Picture remains fuzzy

Telemedicine for addiction treatment? Picture remains fuzzy