(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 24, 2016 ) Boston, MA -- As reported by the Boston Globe, a 51 year old man named Miguel Rodriguez had 27 bags of heroin removed from his stomach and intestines after he was admitted to North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital with symptoms of a heroin overdose. Police officers were summoned when doctors at the hospital examined the man's abdomen and detected foreign objects. In total, the medical staff removed about 163 grams of heroin from his abdomen. Reportedly, Rodriguez had recently returned from a trip to the Dominican Republic
While Rodriguez was lucky enough to receive treatment before suffering a fatal overdose, the alarming trend of heroin overdose deaths across the country is a real and serious threat to public health and safety. Thankfully medical authorities and law enforcement officials have access to lifesaving substances such as Narcan. Combined with the efforts of facilities like Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston, which specializes in Heroin rehab in Boston, officials like those involved in the interception of this drug smuggling attempt are working toward ending the heroin abuse epidemic.
A representative of Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston comments:
"Thanks to the diligence and keen observation skills of the medical officials of North Shore Medical Center Salem Hospital, not only was a life saved from heroin overdose, but a botched attempt at smuggling drugs was intercepted, potentially saving dozens of additional lives. No one is above the dangers of illicit substances, especially as powerful as heroin, this is true of people involved in drug trafficking as well. Working in the medical or law enforcement fields can often be thankless, but with each successful operation that removes illicit drugs from the streets or saves even one life, they help to move us one step closer to a brighter future."
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Through traditional and holistic means of treatment, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston works tirelessly to bring relief to people living with substance abuse disorders across the country. Personalized to meet the individual needs of each client, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston is focused on the person rather than the disorder. Compassionate and dedicated staff members provide an atmosphere of healing and tranquility, aiding in uncovering the deep-rooted causes of addiction and providing healthier alternatives for coping with stress and emotional difficulties. Additionally, Drug and Alcohol Rehab Boston offers access to a full gym, spa and salon services, and entertainment via weekly events and outings.
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