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Celebrity drug addicts are nothing new, there's always some celebrity that's going to rehab for some addiction or another. But these celebrities weren't addicted to just any drug, they were addicted to Oxycontin, what is also referred to as hillbilly heroin. The reason for the moniker is Oxy is opiates in oral form. The pill is supposedly time released in order to block pain fro 24 hours and help lower dependency, that didn't work out so well for these six celebrities. Check out my other list of Celebrities Addicted to Vicodin

Who are famous oxycontin addicts? Take a look at this list and you'll see for yourself. Famous people have addiction problems too, hopefully these celebrities can get it together.
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    When Heath Ledger accidentally overdosed in 2008, among the numerous prescriptions found in his system was Oxy. Ledger had been prescribed the opiate in order to deal with pain from an injury he sustained while filming. He was also taking other pain relievers along with sedatives, and that cocktail killed.

    Born: 1979
    Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Oceania, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Nationality: Australia
    Profession: Actor, Music video director
    Institution: Guildford Grammar School, Mary's Mount Primary School
    Height: 6'0"
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Combined drug intoxication
    Interment Location: DVD Region 4, Oceania, Western Australia, Karrakatta, Karrakatta Cemetery + 1 more
    Friends: Tom Cruise, Wes Bentley, Colin Farrell, Todd Haynes, Katie Holmes + 15 more
    Canoodled: Gemma Ward, Helena Christensen
    Dated: Gemma Ward, Naomi Watts, Christina Cauchi, Heather Graham, Lisa Zane + 2 more
    Breakup: Mary-Kate Olsen
    Place Of Death: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America + 2 more
    Date Of Death: 2008
    Heath Ledger : see more

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    Rush Limbaugh announced on his radio show that he too was addicted to Oxy and would be checking himself into rehab. It came one week after law enforcement sources that Limbaugh's name had come up during an investigation into a black market drug ring in Palm Beach County, Florida.

    Born: 1951
    Birthplace: Cape Girardeau County, Cape Girardeau, United States of America, United States, with Territories, DVD Region 1 + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Radio personality, Author, Actor
    Institution: Central High School, Southeast Missouri State University
    Height: 5'10"
    Employer: WIXZ, Kansas City Royals, WABC, KFBK, KQV
    Canoodled: Mary Lynn Rajskub
    Rush Limbaugh : see more

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    In 2003 Courtney love was arrested for breaking several windows of her neighbor, she was booked for being under the influence of a controlled substance, then released. Courtney Love's daughter Francis Bean was removed from her custody and Love fought a very public battle to regain custody. She gave an interview to People magazine and in it said that after being released from police custody she when home and took at least 20 mgs. of Oxy-Contin "to be knocked out." When Love got sick, Frances made her green tea and kept her company, along with a nanny, until an ambulance came. "That's the only time my daughter has ever, ever, ever pitched in on one of my little crises," Love says. "I made it fun. I said it was going to be gross and I was going to have to make myself throw up, but it was going to be okay." According to an L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services report, Frances stated at the time that she was "scared but knew her mother would be okay after they pumped her stomach."

    Born: 1964
    Birthplace: San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, Contiguous United States, San Francisco Bay Area + 5 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician + 5 more
    Institution: Trinity College, Dublin
    Height: 5'10"
    Friends: Kat Bjelland, Paris Hilton, Kurt Cobain, Bono, Quentin Tarantino + 2 more
    Canoodled: Ted Nugent, Jamie Burke, Steve Coogan, Ben Affleck
    Dated: Mickey Rourke, Mickey Rourke, Jamie Burke, Scott Weiland, Fred Durst + 1 more
    Breakup: James Moreland
    Wears: Courtney Love Designing Clothing Line, DIY shoes
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    In 1989, Cindy McCain developed an addiction to Oxy, which she initially took to alleviate pain following two spinal surgeries for ruptured discs and to ease emotional stress.The addiction progressed to where she was taking upwards of twenty pills a day, and she resorted to having an AVMT physician write illegal prescriptions in the names of three AVMT employees without their knowledge.

    Born: 1954
    Birthplace: Maricopa County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Arizona, Phoenix + 1 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Businessperson
    Institution: University of Southern California
    Employer: Hensley & Co.
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    In 2002 Ryder was busted for shoplifting and also for being in possession of narcotics without a prescription. In December of that same year she was sentenced to three years' probation, 480 hours of community service, $3,700 in fines, $6,355 in restitution to the Saks Fifth Avenue store, and ordered to attend psychological and drug counseling.

    Born: 1971
    Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, metropolitan area, United States, with Territories, Minnesota, Olmsted County
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: Petaluma High School, American Conservatory Theater
    Height: 5'3"
    Friends: Winona Ryder
    Canoodled: David Duchovny
    Dated: Dave Grohl, Jason Kay, Brittany Murphy, Jeff Kwatinetz, Edward Burns + 9 more
    Breakup: Jimmy Fallon
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