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About the Movie
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.
Awesome, raw look at prescription drug abuse. Worth the money.
I'm a West Virginia native everything u see in this movie is absolutely accurate. 5 stars
So Accurate - Must Watch
I feel like this is the forgotten story of this American Century. How we as a country recover the lost generation due to addiction and the crippling impact of obesity will likely define our standing in the world. Hopefully Oxyana is just the overture to a long national conversation about how to heal a very broken heart of the country. Addiction and poverty, not to mention an education system that ranks last in the world, will be the dominant challenges of this generation. Oxyana is a wakeup call to anyone who believes in American Exceptionalism and is a realistic look at the daily challenges most American's outside 250 miles of each coastline actually face.