Effects Of Oxyana

The Effects of Coal Loss In the documentary “Oxyana” by Sean Dunne the loss of the local coal industry has caused a spiral effect, with the coal miners not working there isn’t any currency flow, with no currency flow the local businesses have no other option but to shut their doors. With no businesses to drive the economy it is at an all-time low, with most of the state living below poverty level. So, the locals have lost everything they have, even their dignity which has resulted in the oxycontin drug epidemic that has led to severe drug addiction in most of the southern part of the state of West Virginia especially in the town of Oceana in Wyoming County. Beneath the surface of this absolutely beautiful place of nature …show more content…
For the ones who have decide to stay, not being able to work and provide has left them feeling hopeless as their community is literally falling down around them, leaving many of them homeless or staying with family members in crowded and not always ethical conditions. Some not even knowing where their next meal will come from. Having little to no resources for employment or social activities such as the movies or bowling are basically out of the question because they can’t afford the cost of the activities and they must travel forty-five minutes to an hour to the closest place that may have any such amenity. Thus, being said this is only the beginning of the effect that the coal mines shutting down has left the local community …show more content…
The women participate in sexual acts for ether a pill or money to buy a pill knowing the risk of diseases. The state has the highest count of hepatitis c diagnosis in the country, this is a bloodborne virus and is contracted through exposure to small quantities of blood, sharing or the use of an unsterile needle. They turn on their family and friends the people who care for them the most. The pain of the addiction is unbearable, with relentless abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, heavy sweats, anxiety and agitation. People have been found murdered, in the documentary one young man explained how he found his entire family murdered by his father who then committed suicide and he believes this to have been over oxycontin. Others talked about how people rob and beat the elderly as they are leaving the pharmacy in hopes of scoring prescription pain medications. Not only is this sad to know but it is completely unethical that there is people living in this kind of condition right here in the United States, thinking third war countries are not even this

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