Lindsay the OxyContin Addict

Lindsay, described as fun and outgoing by her friends, has changed her life forever by using the drug oxycontin. Lindsay grew up as a beautiful dancer and was much loved. Now twenty-four, Lindsay discusses the past few years of addiction. She explains how it is not only the addiction of the drug but the ritual of seeing the blood go into the needle. Now she spends around $900 a day and doesn’t even get high anymore. Lindsay does it simply not to get sick. She explains how it has changed her life and those of her family and friends forever.

There have been times when she has tried to overdose but knows that it would be her family that suffered more than her if she died. Lindsay was described as a happy child though her mother was an alcoholic and people agree she may have seen some things as a child she shouldn’t have. Her mother was in an abusive relationship when Lindsay was born and this also, may have been a factor.

At a young age Lindsay began dancing and loved it. She won awards and was very talented. As time went on, her mother’s ex-boyfriend and Lindsay’s real dad, was released from jail and would show up at the door. When Lindsay was around ten, he was found dead. She became more withdrawn and concerned with how she looked. She began taking prescription pills which developed into an addiction. Lindsay began taking oxycontin and has always had to use her mother to help pay for that addiction. It began as a prescription for stomach pain and became a drug habit. This documentary shows Lindsay over the last few years, how her life has changed, and what she is doing to recover now.

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