‘Superwomen' choose Botox for the brain

People used to think that Elizabeth Wurtzel was a weirdo after she owned up to an addiction to Ritalin, the drug that calms kids down and speeds adults up.

19th March, 2005

People used to think that Elizabeth Wurtzel was a weirdo.

Wurtzel, for those of you who don't enjoy reading moany books about downward spirals, is the blonde, sweetfaced American author who, a few years ago, owned up to an addiction to Ritalin, the drug that calms kids down and speeds adults up.

First Wurtzel took Ritalin to help her write. Then, dazed and dependent, she just took it. She had got caught in a shadowy...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say