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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.
Sugar is addictive

Sugar is addictive

Crystal meth abuse linked to underage sex, smoking and drinking

Crystal meth abuse linked to underage sex, smoking and drinking

Extended suboxone treatment substantially improves outcomes for opioid-addicted young adults

Extended suboxone treatment substantially improves outcomes for opioid-addicted young adults

Could brain abnormality predict drug addiction?

Could brain abnormality predict drug addiction?

HIV cases increasing among women, MSM in rural China

HIV cases increasing among women, MSM in rural China

Boston Globe examines imprisonment of two HIV/AIDS physicians, brothers In Iran

Boston Globe examines imprisonment of two HIV/AIDS physicians, brothers In Iran

Charity says using Valium as a substitute for heroin, increases overdose risk

Charity says using Valium as a substitute for heroin, increases overdose risk

Multi-agency approach needed to help street-based sex workers break the 'work-score-use' cycle

Multi-agency approach needed to help street-based sex workers break the 'work-score-use' cycle

Seattle Post-Intelligencer examines efforts to improve medication management for HIV-positive people

Seattle Post-Intelligencer examines efforts to improve medication management for HIV-positive people

Treatment for cigarette, alcohol and drug use in pregnancy improves outcomes for mother and baby

Treatment for cigarette, alcohol and drug use in pregnancy improves outcomes for mother and baby

New research scotches link between heroin drought and increased amphetamine use

New research scotches link between heroin drought and increased amphetamine use

Party drug GHB a growing problem in Australia

Party drug GHB a growing problem in Australia

University of Pennsylvania researcher to launch drug trial in Chinese province among IDUs

University of Pennsylvania researcher to launch drug trial in Chinese province among IDUs

Methadone to be dumped in Scotland as treatment for heroin addiction

Methadone to be dumped in Scotland as treatment for heroin addiction

Just what is a binge drinker and how to get through to them

Just what is a binge drinker and how to get through to them

Big differences in depressed brains

Big differences in depressed brains

Russia should increase HIV prevention efforts targeted at IDUs, UNAIDS Executive Director Piot says

Russia should increase HIV prevention efforts targeted at IDUs, UNAIDS Executive Director Piot says

Legalizing opium production in Afghanistan for medical use is neither viable or necessary

Legalizing opium production in Afghanistan for medical use is neither viable or necessary

Children's experiences in a pediatric intensive care unit

Children's experiences in a pediatric intensive care unit

Drug group warns about over-reacting to methamphetamine abuse

Drug group warns about over-reacting to methamphetamine abuse