By par David Vavassori, Head of the Département Psychologie Clinique du Sujet ; Tenured Full Professor in Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology ; Ida Abi Akle, Master student in Psychology, ; Quentin Artinian, Master student in Psychology; Célia Bouzembrak, Master student in Psychology, , and Hélisa Hédouin, Master student in Psychology, , Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès (LCPI), France.
The COVID-19 health crisis has confronted us with an unprecedented contemporary experience on the human level. Each of us has been able to experience emotionally, in more or less difficult contexts, the constraint of confinement, isolation and the anxieties linked to the risk of contamination or even disease. But what about the experiences of students whose time at university is often marked by psychopathological problems (Egsdal & al., 2016)? Studies (OVE, 2018) highlight that 40% of French students regularly consume alcohol and 51% regularly consume cannabis. Also, in an exploratory and qualitative approach, from interviews, we met students who had an addictive experience (involving a loss of control) during confinement. This is in order to understand how this consumption (of gambling, alcohol, cannabis, etc.) constituted a temporary solution to the evils of confinement.