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  NR HD Closed Captioning

Sean Dunne

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Plot Summary

Tucked in the Appalachian mountains of Southern West Virginia, Oceana, is a small, once thriving coal-mining town that has fallen victim to the fast spreading scourge of prescription painkiller Oxycontin. As the coal industry slowly declined and times got tough, a black market for the drug sprung up and along with it a rash of prostitution, theft and murder. Soon its own residents had nicknamed the town Oxyana and it began to live up to its reputation as abuse, addiction and overdoses became commonplace. Oxyana is a harrowing front line account of a community in the grips of an epidemic, told through the voices of the addicts, the dealers and all those affected. It is a haunting glimpse into an American nightmare unfolding before our eyes, a cautionary tale told with raw and unflinching honesty.


Customer Reviews


I'm a West Virginia native everything u see in this movie is absolutely accurate. 5 stars

Horrifyingly real.

As sad as it is, this is life in WV. I know more than one person who has died or been put in jail because of drugs. I've never heard the term "Generation Lost", but I don't have anything that could describe it more accurately. I'm 23, and a good bit of my graduating class is in jail or dead for this reason. I worked in headstones for 3 years, and we saw more people die of overdosing than anything else. This film brought all of this to light, and as much as people from Oceana want to prove it wrong, this is the reality that we are living in. Well worth the money, fantastic film. I recommend this to anyone.


Awesome, raw look at prescription drug abuse. Worth the money.

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  • $5.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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