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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.
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

Study: Multidimensional approach works best for tackling nonmedical drug use

Study: Multidimensional approach works best for tackling nonmedical drug use

Coronavirus crisis opens access to online opioid addiction treatment

Coronavirus crisis opens access to online opioid addiction treatment

Researchers show how drug particles spread around crime labs

Researchers show how drug particles spread around crime labs

Researchers find a key brain region for controlling binge drinking

Researchers find a key brain region for controlling binge drinking

Jails and prisons spring thousands to prevent coronavirus outbreaks

Jails and prisons spring thousands to prevent coronavirus outbreaks

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

Tarantula venom could be used as a potent pain reliever

Many of Washington State’s illicit drug users want to reduce use

Many of Washington State’s illicit drug users want to reduce use

California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks

California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks

UC researchers identify populations most at risk of overdosing on opiates

UC researchers identify populations most at risk of overdosing on opiates