Paulie is an addict, and has a very bad craving for the drug Psycho. If the player gives him the drug, you will receive negative karma. Paulie will die afterwards, most likely due to an overdose of Psycho. Even though her husband has just died, Cindy seems to be quite happy. This may be down to the fact that she hated how her husband was an addict and how she never wanted to help stop his addiction.
The player can view Paulie's medical records if you look at Dr. Preston's terminal. The records read:
|Treatment for the steady stream of his addictions would be a steady income, but I can't waste the resources on him if he's just going to get hooked again.|