#9640 Once a thriving mining community, now a destitute hinterland ravaged by its addiction to a prescription painkiller: the West Virginian town of Oceana is a portentous glimpse of the American dream, collapsed. It is 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. Dubbed “Hillbilly Heroin,” the drug Oxycontin is slowly rotting the soul of rural America. 83 minutes. 2015.
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