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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.
Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain

Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain

‘We Vape, We Vote’: How vaping crackdowns are politicizing vapers

‘We Vape, We Vote’: How vaping crackdowns are politicizing vapers

Study highlights role of drugs in alcohol poisoning and blackout events

Study highlights role of drugs in alcohol poisoning and blackout events

New analysis examines the darknet's opioid purchases

New analysis examines the darknet's opioid purchases

McLean Hospital receives grant through NIH HEAL Initiative to address national opioid crisis

McLean Hospital receives grant through NIH HEAL Initiative to address national opioid crisis

NIH awards $945 million through NIH HEAL Initiative to reverse opioid crisis

NIH awards $945 million through NIH HEAL Initiative to reverse opioid crisis

Review highlights medication underuse in the treatment of opioid use disorder

Review highlights medication underuse in the treatment of opioid use disorder

Study may provide best intervention measures to prevent opioid overdose

Study may provide best intervention measures to prevent opioid overdose

New technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

New technique for police to quickly and safely test drug evidence

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

Study reveals link between popular pain medication and greater risk of hypoglycemia

Australian overdose deaths - sinister new trend

Australian overdose deaths - sinister new trend

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

Addiction clinics market pricey, unproven treatments to desperate patients

UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain

UNM researchers find strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain

Study explores motives, experiences of young people using New Psychoactive Substances

Study explores motives, experiences of young people using New Psychoactive Substances

Researchers find biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure

Researchers find biological system that manages cells' response to opioid drug exposure

Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it

Among hurdles for those with opioid addictions: Getting the drug to treat it

Evidence shows ketamine is not opioid and can treat depression easily

Evidence shows ketamine is not opioid and can treat depression easily

Astrocytic MORs in the hippocampus responsible for conditioned place preference

Astrocytic MORs in the hippocampus responsible for conditioned place preference