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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.
Babies dependent on opioids need touch, not tech

Babies dependent on opioids need touch, not tech

College students may experience pressures from secondary exposure to opioid abuse

College students may experience pressures from secondary exposure to opioid abuse

Clinicians who learn of a patient’s opioid death modestly cut back on prescriptions

Clinicians who learn of a patient’s opioid death modestly cut back on prescriptions

As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

As opioid crisis rages, some trade ‘tough love’ for empathy

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

FSMB partners with NAM to form Action Collaborative on countering opioid epidemic

Former inmates more likely to die of opioid overdose after prison release

Former inmates more likely to die of opioid overdose after prison release

Studies highlight issues regarding black lung, opioid overdose, police violence and more

Studies highlight issues regarding black lung, opioid overdose, police violence and more

A simple pill for meth addicts on the cards

A simple pill for meth addicts on the cards

LGBQ teens at higher risk of substance use than heterosexual peers, study shows

LGBQ teens at higher risk of substance use than heterosexual peers, study shows

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

Heroin could could help patients with narcolepsy

Heroin could could help patients with narcolepsy

Illicit drug supply at record heights

Illicit drug supply at record heights

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

Persistent substance use associated with higher risk of CKD progression and early death

Persistent substance use associated with higher risk of CKD progression and early death

Early-onset cannabis use linked to further drug abuse problems

Early-onset cannabis use linked to further drug abuse problems

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?