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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.
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

ETH Zurich researchers discover HIV transmission chains

ETH Zurich researchers discover HIV transmission chains

New multi-faceted treatment program for young adults addicted to opioid drugs

New multi-faceted treatment program for young adults addicted to opioid drugs

Medical use of marijuana on its way to reality in Washington D.C.

Medical use of marijuana on its way to reality in Washington D.C.

Stopping smoking may be harder than quitting heroin

Stopping smoking may be harder than quitting heroin

Alkermes submits VIVITROL sNDA for opioid dependence

Alkermes submits VIVITROL sNDA for opioid dependence

Physicians warn parents on dangers of prescription drug abuse among children

Physicians warn parents on dangers of prescription drug abuse among children

Liver transplant loan repayment expected says WA Premier

Liver transplant loan repayment expected says WA Premier

Prescription overdoses are second leading cause of unintentional deaths in US

Prescription overdoses are second leading cause of unintentional deaths in US

Growing problem of prescription drug abuse

Growing problem of prescription drug abuse

Young mother dies of post-liver transplant complications in Singapore

Young mother dies of post-liver transplant complications in Singapore

Nation's emergency physicians warn parents about dangers of prescription drug abuse

Nation's emergency physicians warn parents about dangers of prescription drug abuse

Titan Pharmaceuticals commences Phase 3 study of Probuphine for opioid addiction

Titan Pharmaceuticals commences Phase 3 study of Probuphine for opioid addiction

Unrestricted availability of food can trigger overconsumption and obesity

Unrestricted availability of food can trigger overconsumption and obesity

Addiction to high calorie fat rich food: likened to cocaine and heroin addiction

Addiction to high calorie fat rich food: likened to cocaine and heroin addiction

Diagnostic test for alcohol consumption: Measuring protein changes in blood

Diagnostic test for alcohol consumption: Measuring protein changes in blood