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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.
Russian Foreign Minister says country's HIV/AIDS problem is being 'aggravated' by U.S., NATO refusal to eradicate poppy crops in Afghanistan

Russian Foreign Minister says country's HIV/AIDS problem is being 'aggravated' by U.S., NATO refusal to eradicate poppy crops in Afghanistan

Anti-obesity drug Contrave may get another chance to prove itself

Anti-obesity drug Contrave may get another chance to prove itself

Drug overdose deaths surpass road traffic accident deaths in U.S.

Drug overdose deaths surpass road traffic accident deaths in U.S.

UN report on illicit drug use worldwide

UN report on illicit drug use worldwide

Drug use among young adults on the rise in U.S.

Drug use among young adults on the rise in U.S.

State roundup: Texas disability fight; rights of fetus asserted in Neb.

State roundup: Texas disability fight; rights of fetus asserted in Neb.

First Edition: September 2, 2011

First Edition: September 2, 2011

Princeton researchers match images of brain activity with complex thought

Princeton researchers match images of brain activity with complex thought

Health Affairs report describes ground-breaking effort that aims to prevent opioid abuse

Health Affairs report describes ground-breaking effort that aims to prevent opioid abuse

Methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among young MSM

Methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among young MSM

Study explores factors for misuse of prescription opioid in young injection drug users

Study explores factors for misuse of prescription opioid in young injection drug users

NIDA awards $3.5M to BUSM/BMC for 'Linking Infectious and Narcology Care' project

NIDA awards $3.5M to BUSM/BMC for 'Linking Infectious and Narcology Care' project

New vaccine formulation may help heroin addicts maintain abstinence

New vaccine formulation may help heroin addicts maintain abstinence

Novel vaccine for treating heroin addiction

Novel vaccine for treating heroin addiction

Stimulant addiction from bath salts causing serious and long term problems

Stimulant addiction from bath salts causing serious and long term problems

IAS, NIDA announce recipients of third annual joint research fellowships

IAS, NIDA announce recipients of third annual joint research fellowships

Roundup: Mass. doctors eye care management funds; Fla. groups fear Scott will block federal grants

Roundup: Mass. doctors eye care management funds; Fla. groups fear Scott will block federal grants

Synthetic cannabis ban in NSW from 1st of July

Synthetic cannabis ban in NSW from 1st of July

Obese teenage girls more likely to develop high-level nicotine addiction

Obese teenage girls more likely to develop high-level nicotine addiction

Scripps Research receives $2.2M NIH grant to develop novel therapeutics for substance abuse

Scripps Research receives $2.2M NIH grant to develop novel therapeutics for substance abuse