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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.
How does the opioid system work?

How does the opioid system work?

Connection between substance abuse and violence examined

Connection between substance abuse and violence examined

New report says 'treat smokers like drug addicts'

New report says 'treat smokers like drug addicts'

OxyContin drug company sued for millions

OxyContin drug company sued for millions

High-risk behaviors among injection drug users in Afghanistan

High-risk behaviors among injection drug users in Afghanistan

Disparities in figures for drug-related deaths

Disparities in figures for drug-related deaths

Cannabis mouth spray eases pain of cancer patients

Cannabis mouth spray eases pain of cancer patients

National study to treat addiction to prescription pain medications

National study to treat addiction to prescription pain medications

Abuse of prescription drugs

Abuse of prescription drugs

Marijuana holds a signature of the environment grown in

Marijuana holds a signature of the environment grown in

Ritalin abuse is on the rise among teens

Ritalin abuse is on the rise among teens

10.3 percent of U.S. adults appear to have problems with drug use or abuse

10.3 percent of U.S. adults appear to have problems with drug use or abuse

Drug abuse in the U.S. not confined to minority groups

Drug abuse in the U.S. not confined to minority groups

Drama can be an effective mechanism to educate and motivate

Drama can be an effective mechanism to educate and motivate

Heavy use of cannabis triggers psychotic illnesses

Heavy use of cannabis triggers psychotic illnesses

First large-scale study to assess treatment for prescription drug addiction

First large-scale study to assess treatment for prescription drug addiction

Increasing numbers of blood collection centers in parts of China contributing to spread of HIV

Increasing numbers of blood collection centers in parts of China contributing to spread of HIV

New understanding of drug addiction

New understanding of drug addiction

Warning about the indiscriminate use of diet drugs

Warning about the indiscriminate use of diet drugs

More frequent participation in needle-exchange programs does not increase risk of HIV infection

More frequent participation in needle-exchange programs does not increase risk of HIV infection