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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.
Astrocytic MORs in the hippocampus responsible for conditioned place preference

Astrocytic MORs in the hippocampus responsible for conditioned place preference

Brain protein mutation from an autistic person alters behavior in mice

Brain protein mutation from an autistic person alters behavior in mice

Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

PDFNJ campaign emphasizes the hazards of prescription opioids

PDFNJ campaign emphasizes the hazards of prescription opioids

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Opioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Utah

Opioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Utah

Meth in the morning, heroin at night: Inside the seesaw struggle of dual addiction

Meth in the morning, heroin at night: Inside the seesaw struggle of dual addiction

Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs

Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs

New study welcomes TGA’s decision to step back from prohibiting poppers

New study welcomes TGA’s decision to step back from prohibiting poppers

Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth

Federal grants ‘a lifesaver’ in opioid fight, but states still struggle to curb meth

Bridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis Industry

Bridging the Gaps to Advance Research in the Cannabis Industry

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Cannabidiol reduces cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with history of heroin abuse

Cannabidiol reduces cue-induced craving and anxiety in individuals with history of heroin abuse

Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms

Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers

Robotic pets designed to care for older adults

Robotic pets designed to care for older adults

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Could deep brain stimulation help resolve the opioid epidemic?

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks

Addiction medicine mostly prescribed to whites, even as opioid deaths rose among blacks