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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.
Increasing opioid addiction in the US but young addicts being missed

Increasing opioid addiction in the US but young addicts being missed

FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing except in the youngest group

FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction is increasing except in the youngest group

Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Collaborative project to address the local opioid epidemic

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in opioid overdose mortality across the U.S.

Medicaid expansion linked to reduction in opioid overdose mortality across the U.S.

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

Study: Less than 2% of people at risk for opioid overdose are prescribed life-saving drug

Study: Less than 2% of people at risk for opioid overdose are prescribed life-saving drug

MCOD data undercounts fatal overdose deaths induced by certain drugs

MCOD data undercounts fatal overdose deaths induced by certain drugs

New spatiomolecular map may advance understanding of the brain's decision-making area

New spatiomolecular map may advance understanding of the brain's decision-making area

Gender-tailored treatment methods may help alleviate opioid crisis

Gender-tailored treatment methods may help alleviate opioid crisis

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Vaping among teens doubles in a year says MTF report

Vaping among teens doubles in a year says MTF report

Study finds increased prevalence of marijuana and nicotine vaping among teens

Study finds increased prevalence of marijuana and nicotine vaping among teens

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Bans restricting e-cigarette sales could do more harm than good, say experts

Bans restricting e-cigarette sales could do more harm than good, say experts

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl

Study reveals clue to preventing addiction relapse

Study reveals clue to preventing addiction relapse