Opinions - what does "downer" really mean?

Discussion in 'Downers and sleeping pills' started by soer, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. soer

    soer Gold Member

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    ive always been confused by this .


    it sounds like its somethin that gets you "down" or depresses you


    but as i learn more about drugs, im comin to realize that it might be somethin diff..


    what does it mean exactly? it brings you down and chills you out or what


    and what about uppers?
     
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    OneDiaDem Nefelibata Platinum Member

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    Downers=smooth, calm,laid backrelaxing buzz


    Uppers=fast, speed, energetic, want to clean everything in sight or jog around the blockhigh
     
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    hacnslash Gold Member

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    it's called a downer because it depresses your central nervous system, ie it slows it down, slow heart rate/breathing.
     
  4. Bluelight25

    Bluelight25 Silver Member

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    The CNS descript is accurate: That is exactly what it does.They also decrease motor function and are, in general, anxiolytic [read: "anti-anxiety"] properties. Has nothing to do with being "Down", which is usually a lack of some neurotransmitter.