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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.
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

Chantix versus Zyban

Chantix versus Zyban

Smoking produces biochemical changes in human brain

Smoking produces biochemical changes in human brain

Drug treatment seekers more likely to use needle exchange

Drug treatment seekers more likely to use needle exchange

100% of banknotes in Dublin contaminated with cocaine

100% of banknotes in Dublin contaminated with cocaine

Prescription drugs rather than heroin the drug of choice in Canada

Prescription drugs rather than heroin the drug of choice in Canada

Drug therapy for heroin addicts helps women quit smoking

Drug therapy for heroin addicts helps women quit smoking

Sydney bird flu suspect may be just another drug mule

Sydney bird flu suspect may be just another drug mule

Fewer teens using illicit drugs, but no let up with the baby boomers

Fewer teens using illicit drugs, but no let up with the baby boomers

Portuguese government approves community sites where injection drug users can inject themselves under supervision

Portuguese government approves community sites where injection drug users can inject themselves under supervision

China taking steps to control the spread of HIV

China taking steps to control the spread of HIV

Getting high on mothballs lands teens in hospital

Getting high on mothballs lands teens in hospital

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

Increasing deaths from opioid analgesics in the United States

"Magic" mushrooms create profound mystical experience and change behaviour

"Magic" mushrooms create profound mystical experience and change behaviour

Fewer high school students engage in health risk behaviors

Fewer high school students engage in health risk behaviors

Treatment with methadone or buprenorphine has led to a decline in the number of new heroin users in Zurich

Treatment with methadone or buprenorphine has led to a decline in the number of new heroin users in Zurich