This documentary is the kind of project that embodies what our website is all about.
The movie “Overtaken” is a tour de force that will shock viewers into contemplating drug use and it’s effect on society. As we meet charming teen after teen who discuss how drugs derailed their lives, the viewer cannot help but feel moved and outraged that not more awareness is being given to this epidemic.
We started StopOxy in 2009 to bring awareness to the OxyContin epidemic. To see such a stirring portrayal of the effects of drug use on teens gives us hope that the message will be heard and that change is in the works.
We feel that everyone – from teens to grandparents – should see this film. Anyone who comes in contact with an at risk teen has the chance to help that person.
Let’s not stay quiet anymore, let’s let our voice and message be heard loudly. The film is 27 minutes long and would not have ever come to be if it weren’t for Jodi Barber’s strength in deciding to try and make a difference in the world after the loss of her son.