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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.
Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Anti-heroin vaccine developed at TSRI proven effective in primate models

Internet withdrawal causes physiological changes in digitally-dependent people

Internet withdrawal causes physiological changes in digitally-dependent people

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

Psychiatrist explains dangerous effects of cocaine addiction

Role of toxicologists in addressing growing epidemic of opioid abuse

Role of toxicologists in addressing growing epidemic of opioid abuse

Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

Intraoperative methadone offers promise to reduce need for pain medications during recovery

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

How physicians can prevent opioid abuse while providing adequate pain relief

Injection drug use linked to increase in immune activation, says researcher

Injection drug use linked to increase in immune activation, says researcher

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

Oxytocin system may be key target for developing medications to treat opioid addiction

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Poison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioids

Poison control centers receive one call every 45 minutes about pediatric exposure to opioids

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain

Improving women's health can lead to sharp reduction in domestic violence, study shows

Improving women's health can lead to sharp reduction in domestic violence, study shows

CRNAs urge patients to learn about risks, benefits of pain relief treatments

CRNAs urge patients to learn about risks, benefits of pain relief treatments

Brain scans could improve prediction of problem drug use among teenagers

Brain scans could improve prediction of problem drug use among teenagers

Many adolescents think it is 'probably impossible' to get heroin

Many adolescents think it is 'probably impossible' to get heroin

High-pressure culture of sports could increase risk of substance addiction among athletes, study finds

High-pressure culture of sports could increase risk of substance addiction among athletes, study finds