RIDING HIGH ON DRUG WAVE
WE’RE in the midst of a success epidemic. We want to be faster, stronger, better, more efficient. And prescription medicines such as Adderall and Ritalin are the “magic” drugs allowing us to do it.
In America, these pills – with amphetamine and meth, respectively, as active ingredients – are being prescribed to tiny children and abused by adults.
Award-winning documentarian Alison Klayman investigates the pill-popping epidemic sweeping America and the scope of the nation’s addiction. From hyperactive kids to high-achieving university students, Wall Street and Silicon Valley workers to high-profile sports players, this is a nation hooked.
And if popping a pill is all it takes to feel like a “superhero”, it’s no surprise use has skyrocketed. But, as Klayman discovers, what goes up …