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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: Less than 2% of people at risk for opioid overdose are prescribed life-saving drug

Study: Less than 2% of people at risk for opioid overdose are prescribed life-saving drug

MCOD data undercounts fatal overdose deaths induced by certain drugs

MCOD data undercounts fatal overdose deaths induced by certain drugs

New spatiomolecular map may advance understanding of the brain's decision-making area

New spatiomolecular map may advance understanding of the brain's decision-making area

Gender-tailored treatment methods may help alleviate opioid crisis

Gender-tailored treatment methods may help alleviate opioid crisis

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Study finds increase in high-strength painkiller poisonings among children

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Proportion of powerful painkiller poisonings among children has increased, shows study

Vaping among teens doubles in a year says MTF report

Vaping among teens doubles in a year says MTF report

Study finds increased prevalence of marijuana and nicotine vaping among teens

Study finds increased prevalence of marijuana and nicotine vaping among teens

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Contribution of suicide to opioid-related deaths may be overstated, study suggests

Bans restricting e-cigarette sales could do more harm than good, say experts

Bans restricting e-cigarette sales could do more harm than good, say experts

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Quick and simple method for identifying illicit drugs in powdered mixtures

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl

Built for counterterrorism, this high-tech machine is now used to detect fentanyl

Study reveals clue to preventing addiction relapse

Study reveals clue to preventing addiction relapse

Risk of opioid overdose rises after de-addiction treatment completion

Risk of opioid overdose rises after de-addiction treatment completion

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

Patients qualifying for Medicare due to disability have higher rates of opioid overdose deaths

Patients qualifying for Medicare due to disability have higher rates of opioid overdose deaths

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug

Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

New curated library unveiled to help address the opioid epidemic

New curated library unveiled to help address the opioid epidemic