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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.
America's teens report dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just one year

America's teens report dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just one year

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

Activating brain region could revive the urge to socialize among opioid addicts

Activating brain region could revive the urge to socialize among opioid addicts

Study quantifies links between alcohol, drug use and violent deaths

Study quantifies links between alcohol, drug use and violent deaths

VCU researchers test vaccine against opioid abuse

VCU researchers test vaccine against opioid abuse

Heroin-assisted treatment can offer benefits, reduce harms

Heroin-assisted treatment can offer benefits, reduce harms

Study finds rapid increase in overdose deaths involving amphetamines and methamphetamines

Study finds rapid increase in overdose deaths involving amphetamines and methamphetamines

New federal grant will allow Brown to expand opioid treatment in state correctional system

New federal grant will allow Brown to expand opioid treatment in state correctional system

Dopamine neurons play role in reinforcing addictive effects of heroin

Dopamine neurons play role in reinforcing addictive effects of heroin

Cocaine overdoses on the rise with fentanyl combo flooding the market

Cocaine overdoses on the rise with fentanyl combo flooding the market

Metrohm’s new ID Kit enables fast, easy, and accurate detection of heroin and other opioids

Metrohm’s new ID Kit enables fast, easy, and accurate detection of heroin and other opioids

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

Black market for suboxone gives some a glimpse of recovery

Regular use of party drug GHB associated with brain changes

Regular use of party drug GHB associated with brain changes

Judges in California losing sway over court-ordered drug treatment

Judges in California losing sway over court-ordered drug treatment

Researcher wins $200,000 prize for creating polymer-based fiber mat that detects opiate residues

Researcher wins $200,000 prize for creating polymer-based fiber mat that detects opiate residues

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Workers overdose on the job, and employers struggle to respond

Scientists develop new protocol for measuring background levels of drugs in forensic labs

Scientists develop new protocol for measuring background levels of drugs in forensic labs

Recategorization recommendations for drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms

Recategorization recommendations for drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms

New science-based curriculum released to teach adolescents about opioid risks

New science-based curriculum released to teach adolescents about opioid risks