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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.
UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection

Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

The United States records highest drug overdose death rates

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

CHOP physician-researchers analyze opioid prescription patterns in children

CHOP physician-researchers analyze opioid prescription patterns in children

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged an hour after administration of naloxone

Opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged an hour after administration of naloxone

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Most substance use disorder treatment facilities do not offer medication treatment

Most substance use disorder treatment facilities do not offer medication treatment

Meth’s resurgence spotlights lack of meds to combat the addiction

Meth’s resurgence spotlights lack of meds to combat the addiction