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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.
Grant awarded for research into a new treatment for methamphetamine addiction

Grant awarded for research into a new treatment for methamphetamine addiction

U.N. report documents how opium contributes to spread of disease, deaths

U.N. report documents how opium contributes to spread of disease, deaths

New research highlights brain's vulnerability to obesity

New research highlights brain's vulnerability to obesity

Family dinners can make a difference in children's lives

Family dinners can make a difference in children's lives

Adolescents are less susceptible to drug withdrawal than adults

Adolescents are less susceptible to drug withdrawal than adults

ORT remains underutilized in U.S. prison systems

ORT remains underutilized in U.S. prison systems

Alcohol is harmful for unborn babies

Alcohol is harmful for unborn babies

Parents' drinking habits influence teenagers to use alcohol and drugs

Parents' drinking habits influence teenagers to use alcohol and drugs

Running and addiction

Running and addiction

Distinctive gene expression in brains of relapsing heroin-addicted rats

Distinctive gene expression in brains of relapsing heroin-addicted rats

Too many Australians abusing prescription drugs

Too many Australians abusing prescription drugs

The surprising effect of cannabis on morphine dependence

The surprising effect of cannabis on morphine dependence

Cocaine and heroin increase permeability of the placenta

Cocaine and heroin increase permeability of the placenta

Eleven accused of scamming Medicare in Michigan

Eleven accused of scamming Medicare in Michigan

Double the number of Australians now being treated for heroin addiction

Double the number of Australians now being treated for heroin addiction

Endorphins, personality, and inheritance

Endorphins, personality, and inheritance

Canadian Court to determine constitutionality of law preventing supervised drug-injection sites

Canadian Court to determine constitutionality of law preventing supervised drug-injection sites

New initiative to ensure the safe use of methadone

New initiative to ensure the safe use of methadone

New drug use screening tools for physicians

New drug use screening tools for physicians

Taurine: Key to the visual toxicity of an anti-epileptic drug for children?

Taurine: Key to the visual toxicity of an anti-epileptic drug for children?