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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.
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

Alcoholics Anonymous the best way to abstain

Alcoholics Anonymous the best way to abstain

Alcoholics Anonymous found to be very effective for achieving alcohol abstinence

Alcoholics Anonymous found to be very effective for achieving alcohol abstinence

Average age of first drug use among teens is rising, study shows

Average age of first drug use among teens is rising, study shows

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.

They fell in love helping drug users. But fear kept him from helping himself.

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work

Trusting injection drug users with IV antibiotics at home: It can work