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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.
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

Early Exit: Estimating and explaining early exit from drug treatment

Early Exit: Estimating and explaining early exit from drug treatment

HHS Secretary Leavitt meets with health officials in Vietnam to discuss health issues, including HIV/AIDS

HHS Secretary Leavitt meets with health officials in Vietnam to discuss health issues, including HIV/AIDS

Experts say naltrexone implants for drug dependency are risky

Experts say naltrexone implants for drug dependency are risky

New research in monkeys may lead to new strategy for treating cocaine addiction

New research in monkeys may lead to new strategy for treating cocaine addiction

Animal research shows potential of amphetamine-like drug for treating cocaine addiction

Animal research shows potential of amphetamine-like drug for treating cocaine addiction

Scottish drug addicts should not be treated as second-class says Government

Scottish drug addicts should not be treated as second-class says Government

For convicted drug users prison does more harm than good

For convicted drug users prison does more harm than good

Treatment for substance abuse vital to reduce prison recidivism rate

Treatment for substance abuse vital to reduce prison recidivism rate

You are what you eat and drink - and that is recorded in your hair

You are what you eat and drink - and that is recorded in your hair

Doctors in the United States say yes to marijuana

Doctors in the United States say yes to marijuana

Additional similarities found between nicotine and opiate addiction

Additional similarities found between nicotine and opiate addiction

New findings show additional similarity between opiate and nicotine addiction

New findings show additional similarity between opiate and nicotine addiction

Quitting marijuana as hard as quitting cigarettes

Quitting marijuana as hard as quitting cigarettes

Rockefeller University funds clinical, translational pilot studies

Rockefeller University funds clinical, translational pilot studies

Cocaine vaccine to cure addiction undergoes clinical trials

Cocaine vaccine to cure addiction undergoes clinical trials

New prototype colour 3D X-ray system

New prototype colour 3D X-ray system

So-called success of 'shooting galleries' in Britain draws a mixed response

So-called success of 'shooting galleries' in Britain draws a mixed response

Heroin overdose kit saves lives of addicts

Heroin overdose kit saves lives of addicts