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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.
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?

New automated text messaging service may help combat opioid epidemic

New automated text messaging service may help combat opioid epidemic

Study reveals prevalence of substance use and suicide among U.S. adolescents

Study reveals prevalence of substance use and suicide among U.S. adolescents

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

Scientists developing new vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids

University of Minnesota wins five-year CTSA award to expand effort on scientific health research

University of Minnesota wins five-year CTSA award to expand effort on scientific health research

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

How many opioid overdoses are suicides?

How many opioid overdoses are suicides?

Frequent and public opioid users may be best candidates for naloxone training

Frequent and public opioid users may be best candidates for naloxone training

Non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient could reduce risk of relapse among recovering addicts

Non-psychoactive cannabis ingredient could reduce risk of relapse among recovering addicts

Fingerprint test accurately and noninvasively detects heroin, cocaine users

Fingerprint test accurately and noninvasively detects heroin, cocaine users

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

Scientists reveal development of improved medicine to fight addiction

FDA warning against Kratom strengthened

FDA warning against Kratom strengthened

Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugs

Real-time information about stamp bags could serve as early warning of new illegal drugs

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course

Death in the family: An uncle’s overdose spurs Medicaid official to change course