A look at some OxyContin in the headlines from coast to coast United States:
1. Cape Cod in Massachusetts
An article on BehavioralHealthCentral shows how middle/upper class Cape Cod is affected by OxyContin. Using a young girl Lauren as a case study, the article chronicles the increasingly common tale of a young person becoming addicted to opiates.
On the outside, Lauren was a sweet, caring, and intelligent young women who often put her community first. She loved animals and portrayed herself as a composed person who loved life. Lauren hoped to be a clinical psychologist one day.
But just like many young people, Lauren was introduced to prescription drugs. She soon became an addict, which can easily happen to so many, and it soon lead to her downfall. In July of 2009, Lauren was arrested for percocet possession. Her family …