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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.
CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Study uncovers neuronal circuitry that may play a key role in mediating pain-induced anhedonia

Study uncovers neuronal circuitry that may play a key role in mediating pain-induced anhedonia

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Heroin overdose deaths more likely to occur shortly after hospital discharge

Heroin overdose deaths more likely to occur shortly after hospital discharge

Fatal opioid overdoses four times more likely in the first two days after hospital discharge

Fatal opioid overdoses four times more likely in the first two days after hospital discharge

Study finds rise in methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths from 2015 to 2019

Study finds rise in methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths from 2015 to 2019

Hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder die at a rate comparable to heart attack patients

Hospitalized patients with opioid use disorder die at a rate comparable to heart attack patients

Study finds increasing disparities in opioid overdose deaths for Black people

Study finds increasing disparities in opioid overdose deaths for Black people

Marijuana use among college-age adults remains at historically high levels in 2020

Marijuana use among college-age adults remains at historically high levels in 2020

Discovery of new urinary biomarkers can boost the surveillance of synthetic drug abuse

Discovery of new urinary biomarkers can boost the surveillance of synthetic drug abuse

Mobile telemedicine unit found to be effective in treating opioid use disorder in rural areas

Mobile telemedicine unit found to be effective in treating opioid use disorder in rural areas

As holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

As holdout Missouri joins nation in monitoring opioid prescriptions, experts worry

People with a history of childhood trauma get a more pleasurable 'high' from morphine

People with a history of childhood trauma get a more pleasurable 'high' from morphine

New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.

New open-source tool designed to predict drug overdose mortality in the U.S.

High sensation-seeking personality trait confers susceptibility to drug addiction

High sensation-seeking personality trait confers susceptibility to drug addiction

Clinical trial investigates effectiveness of delivering HIV, substance use care through mobile clinics

Clinical trial investigates effectiveness of delivering HIV, substance use care through mobile clinics

Study reveals prevalence of multimorbidity among people using methamphetamine

Study reveals prevalence of multimorbidity among people using methamphetamine

Methamphetamine users more susceptible to have medical, mental, and substance use issues

Methamphetamine users more susceptible to have medical, mental, and substance use issues

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed

Opioids like ‘lean’ permeate hip-hop culture, but dangers are downplayed