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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.
Deaths from opioid use in Ontario have doubled, according to new study

Deaths from opioid use in Ontario have doubled, according to new study

New nursing guideline to enhance improved care for MMT clients

New nursing guideline to enhance improved care for MMT clients

New findings suggest current system of classifying psychoactive drugs in UK may need to be revisited

New findings suggest current system of classifying psychoactive drugs in UK may need to be revisited

Study shows 'scale of craving' and previous heroin abuse are factors in people falling back into cocaine habit

Study shows 'scale of craving' and previous heroin abuse are factors in people falling back into cocaine habit

Binge drinking, cannabis and prescription drugs still remain a concern among teenagers

Binge drinking, cannabis and prescription drugs still remain a concern among teenagers

Alkermes' phase 3 trial of naltrexone XR-NTX meets primary endpoint

Alkermes' phase 3 trial of naltrexone XR-NTX meets primary endpoint

CCSA to focus on role of treatment systems at Canada's Issues of Substance 2009 conference

CCSA to focus on role of treatment systems at Canada's Issues of Substance 2009 conference

Millennium Laboratories announces new clinical quantitative assay and drug screening tests for healthcare

Millennium Laboratories announces new clinical quantitative assay and drug screening tests for healthcare

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