Heroin News and Research

RSS
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.
Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

Changing nature of opioid epidemic could be responsible for increase in overdose deaths

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Rutgers study uncovers new threat in the opiate epidemic

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Opioid overdose epidemic likely to increase in the U.S in coming years

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

Research finds steep rise in infection-related stroke due to opioid epidemic

CHOP physician-researchers analyze opioid prescription patterns in children

CHOP physician-researchers analyze opioid prescription patterns in children

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Researchers find promising technique for estimating rural intravenous drug use

Opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged an hour after administration of naloxone

Opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged an hour after administration of naloxone

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Rapid-acting fentanyl test strips found to be effective at reducing overdose risk

Most substance use disorder treatment facilities do not offer medication treatment

Most substance use disorder treatment facilities do not offer medication treatment

Meth’s resurgence spotlights lack of meds to combat the addiction

Meth’s resurgence spotlights lack of meds to combat the addiction

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

Opioids contribute to rise in suicides and overdoses in the U.S.

Opioids contribute to rise in suicides and overdoses in the U.S.

Almost 9000 children and teens died from opioid poisonings in over two decades, finds study

Almost 9000 children and teens died from opioid poisonings in over two decades, finds study

Study assesses when opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged after naloxone treatment

Study assesses when opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged after naloxone treatment

America's teens report dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just one year

America's teens report dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just one year

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

Activating brain region could revive the urge to socialize among opioid addicts

Activating brain region could revive the urge to socialize among opioid addicts