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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.
Methylphenidate facilitates recovery from drug addiction

Methylphenidate facilitates recovery from drug addiction

World becoming numb to HIV/AIDS: UNAIDS executive director

World becoming numb to HIV/AIDS: UNAIDS executive director

Obama administration touts federal efforts to combat health care fraud

Obama administration touts federal efforts to combat health care fraud

Prescription opioids can be gate way to illicit drug addiction: Study

Prescription opioids can be gate way to illicit drug addiction: Study

‘Decriminalize’ but not ‘Legalize’ drug abuse says Australian Sex party

‘Decriminalize’ but not ‘Legalize’ drug abuse says Australian Sex party

Study: Drug control efforts have caused a drop in methamphetamine treatment admissions in Mexico

Study: Drug control efforts have caused a drop in methamphetamine treatment admissions in Mexico

Titan completes 60% enrollment in confirmatory Phase 3 clinical study of Probuphine for opioid addiction

Titan completes 60% enrollment in confirmatory Phase 3 clinical study of Probuphine for opioid addiction

Study shows cigarette cravings result from habit, not addiction

Study shows cigarette cravings result from habit, not addiction

U.N. report released ahead of International AIDS Conference: HIV prevalence drops among young Africans

U.N. report released ahead of International AIDS Conference: HIV prevalence drops among young Africans

Deaths from heroin overdoses in Chicago's Cook County fall 16%: Study

Deaths from heroin overdoses in Chicago's Cook County fall 16%: Study

Article related to MN-166 mechanism of action included in PNAS USA

Article related to MN-166 mechanism of action included in PNAS USA

New guide to get pregnant

New guide to get pregnant

Study recommends women to avoid drug abuse during prenatal and breastfeeding periods

Study recommends women to avoid drug abuse during prenatal and breastfeeding periods

Nationwide campaign encourages teens to resist drug use, stay above negative influences

Nationwide campaign encourages teens to resist drug use, stay above negative influences

Alkermes receives tentative schedule notification for FDA advisory committee meeting on VIVITROL sNDA

Alkermes receives tentative schedule notification for FDA advisory committee meeting on VIVITROL sNDA

Proportion of substance abuse treatment admissions involving older Americans doubles: SAMHSA

Proportion of substance abuse treatment admissions involving older Americans doubles: SAMHSA

Burden of substance abuse casts tragic shadow on the lives of many young people: Report

Burden of substance abuse casts tragic shadow on the lives of many young people: Report

Experts warn increasing IDUs in eastern, southern Africa could threaten HIV/AIDS fight

Experts warn increasing IDUs in eastern, southern Africa could threaten HIV/AIDS fight

FDA grants priority review for Alkermes' VIVITROL sNDA for opioid dependence

FDA grants priority review for Alkermes' VIVITROL sNDA for opioid dependence

Experts to discuss problem of drug production and trafficking in Afghanistan

Experts to discuss problem of drug production and trafficking in Afghanistan