lunes, 15 de octubre de 2012

The drug of speed: Adderall

In many cities around the world the people live in environments of stress and high demand in theirs works. New York is one of these cities. In an article of Arwa Mahdawi, published on, the author tells us about of Adderall. It’s a drug that makes possible live in high productivity levels.
“Adderall is the brand name for a cocktail of amphetamines packaged up by big pharma for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) “. It make possible that the Americans “can work harder, faster and longer”.
It’s so effective that some doctors are advocating for give these drugs in kids. These doctors think that Adderall cans help low-income schoolchildren. In words of Doctor Anderson: "We've decided as a society that it's too expensive to modify the kid's environment," he explains. "So we have to modify the kid."
Finally, the article finishes with a critic of author. He says “Adderall, you see, is capitalism's wonder-pill. It optimises your productivity levels, it dulls your personality levels, and it turns you into the closest human approximation there is to a machine.”
I agree with the critic of the author, I think that is ridiculous tray to be a machine. Especially when some people use drugs to work or to studies more and more and more… I hope that this tendency don’t become overcrowded, especially in Chile.

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