During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be taking a look at the documentary produced by Alison Klayman entitled Take Your Pill. In this documentary we are taken through the various pressures that create the urge to utilize amphetamines, various social conversation regarding race and class with relation to the drugs, and the effect of the drugs. On this show we will be giving some information about the documentary as well as some of our thoughts about what we can take from this documentary. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be talking about, Take Your Pill.
Under the surface of the Opioid Crisis the country is currently facing there lies another prescription medication problem that for the moment is being drowned out by the seriousness of the opiates. These prescriptions drugs are amphetamines, stimulants often used to help people with attention disorders focus better. From Adderall to Ritalin, From Levo to Dextro, amphetamines are being used by people without attention disorders to help them focus, stay awake, and perform better both in school and at work. What has become an accepted part of life in professional sports has become standard procedure on some university campuses and in various workplaces, the use of performance enhancing substances.
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