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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.
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

Sleeping pill rouses woman from six year coma

Sleeping pill rouses woman from six year coma

Medicaid pays for one-third of drug abuse hospitalizations

Medicaid pays for one-third of drug abuse hospitalizations

Search for new uses for heroin and marijuana

Search for new uses for heroin and marijuana

Homelessness increases risk of infection for injecting drug users

Homelessness increases risk of infection for injecting drug users

Teenage smokers at risk of depression, alcohol abuse and drug use

Teenage smokers at risk of depression, alcohol abuse and drug use

Dermatology's role in advancing the science of wound care

Dermatology's role in advancing the science of wound care

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

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