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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.
Opiate drugs such as morphine leave animals more vulnerable to stress

Opiate drugs such as morphine leave animals more vulnerable to stress

Quitting heroin under anesthesia is dangerous and ineffective

Quitting heroin under anesthesia is dangerous and ineffective

First direct evidence that endorphins play a role in the phenomenon known as the placebo effect

First direct evidence that endorphins play a role in the phenomenon known as the placebo effect

Use of general anesthesia for heroin detoxification offers no benefit when compared to two other methods

Use of general anesthesia for heroin detoxification offers no benefit when compared to two other methods

Mom and Dad's disapproval a greater deterrant than the law when it comes to drugs and alcohol

Mom and Dad's disapproval a greater deterrant than the law when it comes to drugs and alcohol

Crystal meth crackdown - families back tougher sentences

Crystal meth crackdown - families back tougher sentences

Young people in the UK report little difficulty in obtaining cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs

Young people in the UK report little difficulty in obtaining cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs

Opiates themselves are superior to sedatives for treating infants born to women who used heroin or methadone while pregnant

Opiates themselves are superior to sedatives for treating infants born to women who used heroin or methadone while pregnant

Prescription drug abuse in the USA exceeds 15 million

Prescription drug abuse in the USA exceeds 15 million

Forensic use of tandem mass-spectroscopy detects links between banknotes and drugs

Forensic use of tandem mass-spectroscopy detects links between banknotes and drugs

Office-based buprenorphine treatment for drug abuse shows promise

Office-based buprenorphine treatment for drug abuse shows promise

Evidence grows for change in cannabis laws

Evidence grows for change in cannabis laws

Canada first country to approve cannabis based painkiller

Canada first country to approve cannabis based painkiller

High rates of herpes simplex virus 2 and syphilis among young drug users in Baltimore

High rates of herpes simplex virus 2 and syphilis among young drug users in Baltimore

Buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction shows promise

Buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction shows promise

Nicotine triggers the same neural pathways that give opiates their addictively rewarding properties

Nicotine triggers the same neural pathways that give opiates their addictively rewarding properties

Crystal Meth Summit in Canada wants drug re-classified

Crystal Meth Summit in Canada wants drug re-classified

Ruling does not overturn California law permitting the use of medical marijuana

Ruling does not overturn California law permitting the use of medical marijuana

Dutch team shows cost effectiveness of heroin prescriptions

Dutch team shows cost effectiveness of heroin prescriptions

Prescribing methadone plus heroin to chronic, treatment resistant addicts is less costly than methadone alone

Prescribing methadone plus heroin to chronic, treatment resistant addicts is less costly than methadone alone