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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.
As holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

As holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

People with a history of childhood trauma get a more pleasurable 'high' from morphine

People with a history of childhood trauma get a more pleasurable 'high' from morphine

New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.

New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.

High sensation-seeking personality trait confers susceptibility to drug addiction

High sensation-seeking personality trait confers susceptibility to drug addiction

Clinical trial investigates effectiveness of delivering HIV, substance use care through mobile clinics

Clinical trial investigates effectiveness of delivering HIV, substance use care through mobile clinics

Study reveals prevalence of multimorbidity among people using methamphetamine

Study reveals prevalence of multimorbidity among people using methamphetamine

Methamphetamine users more susceptible to have medical, mental, and substance use issues

Methamphetamine users more susceptible to have medical, mental, and substance use issues

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed

Study: Pharmacies can be a significant access barrier to key medication for addiction

Study: Pharmacies can be a significant access barrier to key medication for addiction

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

New cocaine and oxycodone biobanks provide investigatory therapeutic targets for addiction

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Researchers harness the body's own ability to block pain

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Policies designed to prevent opioid misuse may limit access to pain-relieving drugs

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Scientists receive NIH grant to develop an adjuvant vaccine for opioid use disorder

Naloxone can save lives but stigma is preventing its use among newly abstinent opioid users

Naloxone can save lives but stigma is preventing its use among newly abstinent opioid users

Study highlights the importance of social connections in preventing opioid misuse

Study highlights the importance of social connections in preventing opioid misuse

Opioid use is linked with other forms of substance misuse, mental health problems

Opioid use is linked with other forms of substance misuse, mental health problems

Specific neurons release dopamine to regulate pain differently in male and female mice

Specific neurons release dopamine to regulate pain differently in male and female mice

Scientific statement defines the distinctive features of opioid-associated cardiac arrest

Scientific statement defines the distinctive features of opioid-associated cardiac arrest

Opioid supply-controlling policies may have unintended consequences, finds study

Opioid supply-controlling policies may have unintended consequences, finds study

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids

Experimental vaccine diminishes fatal respiratory effects of synthetic opioids