Rhode Island Police Seize Heroin from Two Men

Police Seize Heroin from Two RI Men

Rhode Island State Police arrested two Providence men late last month after seizing heroin, oxycodone pills and marijuana. Miguel Medrano was pulled over for a moving violation at about 2:47 a.m. that day when the drugs were found.

Heroin is powerfully addicting. Some addicts have described become addicted on the first dose. When it is ingested, it affects the opioid receptors in the brain by filling them. The brain stops filling these receptors as the drug is doing the job.

As it fills the brain's receptors with more chemicals than the brain would naturally produce, feelings of euphoria and powerful relaxation result. The brain quickly becomes dependent on these factors to function, so the behavior is repeated. People also return to heroin use to experience the intense and euphoric effects, due to the brain's memory remembering these experiences and triggering cravings for the drug. Withdrawal symptoms develop if these cravings aren't satisfied.

Heroin Effects

  • Euphoria
  • Relaxation
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleep
  • Relief from withdrawal symptoms
  • Vomiting
  • Dream-like state

Addiction or Abuse Sign


  • Breathing Problems
  • Dilated pupils
  • Droopy limbs
  • Oversleeping
  • Garbled speech
  • Weight loss
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Visible needle track marks
  • Infections or abscesses
  • Cuts, bruises or sores


  • Behavioral changes
  • Confusion
  • Cycles of being alert followed by suddenly sleeping
  • Combative behavior


  • Deception
  • Little eye contact
  • School or work performance declines
  • Neglecting hygiene
  • Apathy
  • Withdrawal from loved ones
  • Withdrawal from hobbies and favorite activities
  • Borrowing and stealing money
  • Thievery
  • Hostility
  • Covering extremities to hide needle marks

Health Effects of Heroin

  • Fatal overdose
  • Infectious diseases
  • Collapsed veins
  • Heart issues
  • Skin sores
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Liver disease or failure
  • Kidney disease or failure
  • Respiratory complications

Heroin addiction treatment in Providence drug rehab drug treatment has the highest effectiveness. A medically supervised detox given by healthcare professionals first eliminates from the body all addictive substances, without the serious discomfort and possibly fatal withdrawal syndrome. Undergoing a detox from heroin without medical supervision is a dangerous undertaking. Prescribed medications are given to alleviate any symptoms.

In addition, attending a Narcotics Anonymous meeting (http://www.gpana.org/) will expose you to fellow and recovering addicts with whom you can share your experiences.

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