Oxyana

Oxyana

SBS2  |  August 13, 2015

Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, Oceana was once a thriving mining community. It is now a destitute hinterland ravaged by its addiction to a prescription painkiller, Oxycontin. The West Virginian town is a portentous glimpse of the American dream, collapsed. It's home to high-school girls with $800-a-day habits, former miners who turned to dealing to make ends meet, and pregnant women selling their bodies for another fix.

Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, Oceana was once a thriving mining community. It is now a destitute hinterland ravaged by its addiction to a prescription painkiller, Oxycontin. The West Virginian town is a portentous glimpse of the American dream, collapsed. It's home to high-school girls with $800-a-day habits, former miners who turned to dealing to make ends meet, and pregnant women selling their bodies for another fix.

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