A first year uni student who spends half of each week weaving her way out of a ‘come down’ has slowly started to talk less about saving the world, and more about self-degrading feminist comedians.

As described by the American Medical Association comedown or crashing is the deterioration in mood that happens as a psychoactive drug, typically a stimulant, is either decreasing or is cleared from the blood and thus the cerebral circulation.

For young university students who enjoy talking about modern history and world politics, the comedown is a great way to give them a taste of the harshness of the real world, and end their positive outlook on adulthood.

Samantha (20) says she’s slowly becoming as pessimistic and existential as every late 20’s person she has met outside of uni.

“I hadn’t done any ecstasy before uni” she says, with a quiver in her voice.

“Now it’s all we do”

The 2nd-year environmental science student says the constant deterioration of her moods are quite badly affected by her use of stimulants an other party drugs, after the pingers have elevated her mood (a state known as a high), there follows a period of coming back down, which often has a distinct character from withdrawal in stimulants.

“There’s only so much Girls and Broad City I can watch” she says.

“In my current state I am spending a lot more time coming down on my futon then I am spending high on ecstacy while lying on the floor at a house party listening to Tame Impala”

“It’s still cheaper than going out for a drink I suppose”


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