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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 legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Research finds one-third of students misusing prescription opioids tend to use heroin later

Research finds one-third of students misusing prescription opioids tend to use heroin later

Study examines the pharmacogenomics of opioid addiction

Study examines the pharmacogenomics of opioid addiction

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Study explores women's interest in long-acting injectable PrEP to prevent HIV

Study explores women's interest in long-acting injectable PrEP to prevent HIV

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities have greater risk for substance abuse

College students with physical and cognitive disabilities have greater risk for substance abuse

Nasal sprays are a known remedy for preventing opioid overdose deaths

Nasal sprays are a known remedy for preventing opioid overdose deaths

Clinicians may have to look beyond opioids to tackle nation’s substance use epidemic

Clinicians may have to look beyond opioids to tackle nation’s substance use epidemic

Study: UnityPhilly app can help fight America's opioid crisis

Study: UnityPhilly app can help fight America's opioid crisis

NICE guideline advises GPs to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain

NICE guideline advises GPs to stop prescribing opioids for chronic pain

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Smartphone alert can aid laypersons in opioid overdose reversal

Analysis: How a COVID-19 vaccine could cost Americans dearly

Analysis: How a COVID-19 vaccine could cost Americans dearly

Cannabis offences in schools across England rise, data reveals

Cannabis offences in schools across England rise, data reveals

Fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at Baltimore hospitals

Fentanyl tops the list of drugs detected in overdose patients at Baltimore hospitals

Majority of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside use cannabis for therapeutic reasons

Majority of people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside use cannabis for therapeutic reasons

Job skills training for low-income youth helps reduce illicit drug use

Job skills training for low-income youth helps reduce illicit drug use

New study explores brain regions that drive the instinct to form lasting bonds

New study explores brain regions that drive the instinct to form lasting bonds

Study pinpoints potential neural basis for monogamous reunion

Study pinpoints potential neural basis for monogamous reunion

Study: Scant proportion of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder receive treatment

Study: Scant proportion of hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder receive treatment