Celebrities Addicted To Oxycontin People
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Celebrities Addicted To Oxycontin

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.

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    Age: Died at 29 (1979-2008)
    Birthplace: Perth, Australia
    Profession: Actor, Music video director
    Schools: Guildford Grammar School, Mary's Mount Primary School
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose, Combined drug intoxication
    Place Of Death: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Children: Matilda Ledger
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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.

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    Age: age 64
    Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America
    Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Author, Radio personality, Actor
    Schools: Central High School, Southeast Missouri State University
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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."

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    Age: age 51
    Birthplace: California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician + 5 more
    Schools: Trinity College, Dublin
    Children: Frances Bean Cobain
    Medical Conditions: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
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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.

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    Age: age 61
    Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America
    Profession: Businessperson
    Schools: University of Southern California
    Children: Meghan McCain, Bridget McCain, John Sidney McCain IV, James McCain
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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.

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    Age: age 44
    Birthplace: Minnesota, United States of America
    Profession: Actor, Voice acting
    Schools: Petaluma High School, American Conservatory Theater
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    No stranger to addiction and rehab Tyler checked into a facility in 2009 for an addiction to Oxy. Tyler was presecribed the pain killer after having surgery to repair Morton's neuroma to his feet.

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    Age: age 67
    Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer + 2 more
    Schools: Berklee College of Music
    Children: Liv Tyler, Mia Tyler, Chelsea Anna Tallarico, Taj Monroe Tallarico
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