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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.
Charity calls for drug "shooting galleries" to be set up in the UK

Charity calls for drug "shooting galleries" to be set up in the UK

Heroin plus pain killer proves to be a lethal combo

Heroin plus pain killer proves to be a lethal combo

Transitions to injecting drug use among noninjecting heroin users

Transitions to injecting drug use among noninjecting heroin users

New therapy program for women with young children and substance abuse problems

New therapy program for women with young children and substance abuse problems

Children who are open to experimenting with herbal products may be more open to trying illicit drugs

Children who are open to experimenting with herbal products may be more open to trying illicit drugs

Crystal meth the new drug pandemic

Crystal meth the new drug pandemic

WHO to take action against fake drug racket

WHO to take action against fake drug racket

Potential universal strategy for treating drug addiction

Potential universal strategy for treating drug addiction

Girls are catching up with boys in use of illicit substances

Girls are catching up with boys in use of illicit substances

Study supports a flexible approach to methadone dosing

Study supports a flexible approach to methadone dosing

New research helps in war against international drugs trade

New research helps in war against international drugs trade

Alcohol-deterrent drugs help long-term abstinence

Alcohol-deterrent drugs help long-term abstinence

Genetic testing for Parkinson disease, is there a point?

Genetic testing for Parkinson disease, is there a point?

Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods

Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods

Cannabis boosts brain power in rats

Cannabis boosts brain power in rats

Cannabis boosts brain power in rats

Cannabis boosts brain power in rats

Evaluation of the efficacy of buprenorphine hydrochloride and clonidine hydrochloride, in detoxification of opioid-dependent teenagers

Evaluation of the efficacy of buprenorphine hydrochloride and clonidine hydrochloride, in detoxification of opioid-dependent teenagers

Nicotine has an unusual psychological property that may drive dependence

Nicotine has an unusual psychological property that may drive dependence

46,000 crack cocaine users aged 15-44 in London

46,000 crack cocaine users aged 15-44 in London

Stress leads to drugs, leads to more stress and more drugs - part of a vicious cycle

Stress leads to drugs, leads to more stress and more drugs - part of a vicious cycle