Psychotherapist Elizabeth Driscoll Jorgensen, of Ridgefield’s Insight Counseling, is featured in the new Netflix documentary, “Take Your Pills,” directed by Alison Klayman and Produced by Maria Shriver. The film premieres today at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX and on Netflix.
“Take Your Pills,” explores the use of stimulant prescriptions, like Adderal and Ritalin, to enhance personal performance
“Just like opioid painkillers are heroin in a pill,” Jorgensen says, “ADHD medicine is a very small dose of meth in a pill.”
She goes on to explain how the brain’s neuroreceptors are affected the same by crystal meth and the pharmaceutical stimulates, despite the different potency.
The documentary examines growing concerns about the pervasive use of pharmaceutical stimulants, interviewing students, professionals in the technology and finance fields, artists, and pro football players.