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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.
Clues about how alcoholic behavior is “switched” on

Clues about how alcoholic behavior is “switched” on

Researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

Researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

Medical supervision for illicit drug injections could reduce syringe sharing

Medical supervision for illicit drug injections could reduce syringe sharing

Study examines consequences of Thailand's "War on Drugs"

Study examines consequences of Thailand's "War on Drugs"

Naltrexone may help men and women quit smoking without gaining weight

Naltrexone may help men and women quit smoking without gaining weight

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Cannabis use may increase risk of stroke

Number of people misusing heroin in Scotland has dropped

Number of people misusing heroin in Scotland has dropped

Having a job reduces likelihood of drug use

Having a job reduces likelihood of drug use

Biotoxin from puffer fish may provide treatment for opioid withdrawal

Biotoxin from puffer fish may provide treatment for opioid withdrawal

Smoking shown to quell painful sensations and heighten positive emotions

Smoking shown to quell painful sensations and heighten positive emotions

Drug report raises hospital monitoring issues

Drug report raises hospital monitoring issues

Why some anesthesiologists end up abusing drugs

Why some anesthesiologists end up abusing drugs

Infections among injecting drug users are a growing public health concern in the UK

Infections among injecting drug users are a growing public health concern in the UK

Asia must tackle HIV in injecting drug users

Asia must tackle HIV in injecting drug users

Heroin use amongst Australian detainees still lower than pre-drought levels

Heroin use amongst Australian detainees still lower than pre-drought levels

Horrifying research into Britain's injecting drug users

Horrifying research into Britain's injecting drug users

The Internet has become the street corner for many drug users and traffickers

The Internet has become the street corner for many drug users and traffickers

Computer learning better than traditional counseling when educating injection drug users about HIV/AIDS

Computer learning better than traditional counseling when educating injection drug users about HIV/AIDS

From potent painkillers to humble cough syrups, the same medicines that help patients misused by teens

From potent painkillers to humble cough syrups, the same medicines that help patients misused by teens

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana

U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether anti-drug laws should apply to the medicinal use of marijuana