Greg: All right, what’s going on, everyone? It’s Matt and Greg here, and we’re going to be talking about, “What does cocaine feel like,” today.
Greg: So I think the best way to describe this, Matt, is maybe we mentioned this in our video. Where you said, I think it was a really good analogy.
Greg: There’s levels, right. So you have caffeine, you have like Adderall-Ritalin, and then you have cocaine, right.
Greg: Cocaine is like where you’re, I would say, the most euphoric and you feel the highest. Where you’re like kind of clenching your teeth and a very euphoric thing. You want to talk to everyone.
Greg: Coffee, I mean, you can get like that, but it takes a whole lot, and you still don’t have that euphoric feeling.
Matt: Yeah, I would imagine you’d probably start feeling sick before-
Matt: You ever got to that point. And we will say, I mean, there is even on the further end of the scale is meth. And-
Greg: That’s true.
Matt: [inaudible 00:00:48].
Greg: Neither of us have ever done meth, so we can’t-
Greg: Comment on that.
Matt: I don’t know what that’s like, but for cocaine, that’s definitely on the higher end of the scale. It’s weird. I mean, we were talking about doing this video and I was like, “Oh, don’t even want to fucking think about it.” Cocaine’s a weird drug.
Matt: At first, it’s like it feels really good. And I’m talking about like the first session, not like the first time you ever do cocaine or whatever. Like when you start, like if you go out on a Saturday night, that first line, you’re like [inaudible 00:01:24].
Greg: Even like when you get it, you’re like [inaudible 00:01:26].
Greg: Like you’re pumped up, you’re ready. I mean, anyone who’s done any type of drug, [inaudible 00:01:30] that feeling where you have it, and you know you’re going to be feeling good later.
Matt: You’re excited.
Matt: And the first line’s always like, “Let’s go.” And it goes that way, and it’s kind of, it’s up and down a little bit. Like you’ll feel good, and then you’ll get the sensation, where you’re like, “I need another line of that because I don’t feel as good as I did 10 minutes ago.”
Matt: And it ramps up, and ramps up, and it ramps up to the point where you’re like jazzed up real hard, clenching teeth, chewing on your tongue.
Greg: Chewing on your tongue.
Matt: You can see the signs. If somebody’s at the bar, and they start asking you about how your grandparents are doing, they get very lovey-dovey-
Greg: Moving very quick, quick movements.
Matt: Yeah, talking a lot. They won’t shut up. And I’ve been there, I know the feeling. And from there, it starts to like kind of get shitty.
Greg: Yeah, you hit a point almost, where it’s like you can’t go any higher.
Greg: Like you want to keep going higher, and you hit a point, and you try to keep going higher, and you don’t. Then it’s [inaudible 00:02:34] that work, and you start coming down.
Matt: Yeah, and that’s, I mean, that’s only happened so many times to us. Usually, you run out of cocaine and you start coming down.
Greg: Which is the absolute-
Matt: It’s the fucking worst.
Greg: It’s the worst. I’m going to be honest. I’m really glad that the comedown from cocaine is so bad because I probably would have used a lot more.
Matt: Oh, absolutely. It’s the only deterrent from not doing it all the time.
Greg: Yeah, I mean, I think like a lot of people I know that use cocaine a lot back in the day, they didn’t come down as bad. They’ll like, “I can sleep.” Like they didn’t come down like I did. Whereas when I’m coming down, I feel like the world was ending.
Matt: So I’ll tell you this. I mean, when Greg and I were doing cocaine, I guess it was before we got into heroin, clearly because then all our money went to heroin.
Matt: We did like real like aggressive sessions with cocaine. Like we’d be sitting at a table like this, with like a lamp, and like we weren’t even … It was not fun at all. Like it was just a lot of cocaine. That’s all we did.
Matt: As I grew older, and we were going out to bars and shit, Greg kind of wasn’t into the bar scene. I think the way that cocaine is intended to be used is like a little bit at a time.
Matt: You’re going back, you’re drinking, you’re kind of whatever leveling yourself out a little bit. And it’s used as a utility to stay out and drink later. Whatever. Not get quite as fucked up.
Matt: We were not doing it that way. As true drug addicts that we are, we were laying the coke out on the table and just fucking going after at.
Greg: Well, it’s like we feel good and we’re like, “I want more.”
Greg: “And I want better. I want more and better now.” And that’s a lot of bad drug addicts, that’s how they are. They just want more, and more, and more. “I want to feel better, better, better.”
Matt: Yeah, I mean, when I would do cocaine in the setting of a bar, and it was like a little bit every hour or so, I would go home and go to bed, and it wasn’t terrible.
Greg: See, you were a little better with it than me because I could never do that.
Greg: I have a type of personality where if I’m doing it, I’m going all out, and that’s how it was every time.
Matt: Yeah, there was nothing else involved but cocaine and a table.
Greg: Yeah, I fucking hate cocaine. I don’t like it [inaudible 00:04:45].
Greg: I think it’s a bad, I think it’s a really bad drug, and I don’t like it.
Matt: It is, and I mean, especially if you have that relationship with it, and not that I’m justifying doing cocaine in small amounts. I’m not saying that’s okay, but it’s exponentially worse if you’re just going after it. Because it’s, that is not even like, it’s not, it doesn’t feel good at that point.
Matt: You’ll overdo it, you feel really jittery, hyper-anxious. I remember one time I did too much like that, and I had to like write down on a piece of paper everything I had to do for the next year.
Matt: Like it was, I was just freaking out. I was like, “I got to do this, I got to do this, I got to do this.” Not a good feeling.
Greg: Well, I remember one time we did it in Philly, and we were on our way home, and we started coming down on the way home. And I felt so bad that I had to pull over. I mean, it was just the worst, worst feeling.
Matt: It gives me anxiety thinking about that trip.
Greg: [inaudible 00:05:33] cocaine gives me a little bit of anxiety-
Matt: I don’t like talking about it.
Greg: I hate it, I don’t like it. So I mean, going back to what it feels like, do you think of anything else to help people understand what it feels like so they don’t have to use it themselves to know?
Matt: It’s not … It doesn’t feel that good. I will tell you this. At some point in that session, you’re going to feel real shitty.
Matt: Like you’re going to feel real bad. You’re going to pay for it pretty immediately, too. Like within 12 hours.
Greg: I mean, like the comedown, I mean, I think a good way to describe it is like anxiety with like super depression.
Matt: Super depression, restless leg syndrome.
Greg: And it hits you like that.
Greg: One minute you’ll be all right, and then you’ll just be like, “Oh.” And that’s why you usually want to get more.
Greg: Because it feels so bad.
Matt: I mean, I’ve been out at bars, and it happens, and it’s gone, and you don’t have any left, and you’re just like, “I’m fucking pissed.”
Greg: Life sucks.
Greg: Life sucks.
Matt: And then you’re regretting it. The next day, you wake up, your fucking face looks like it’s about this big.
Greg: Can’t breathe.
Matt: Lips are chapped, eyes are fucking all swollen.
Greg: A lot of people talk about, they like the drip. Like when we sniff, most people sniff it. Obviously, you can smoke it, that’s crack.
Greg: But when they sniff it, they like the drip that goes down, the taste, and so you can start numbing your mouth, and back in your throat. A lot of people like that sensation, alone.
Greg: With it.
Matt: Yeah, well, I’ll tell you another thing. Nothing will age you like cocaine. I mean, I see people now that have been-
Greg: Meth will age you a little more.
Matt: Yeah, but same idea. Like it’s just that speed, it looks like it speeds your fucking years up because I see people that have been somewhat regularly on the weekends sniffing coke for the last 10 years, they look like they’re 10 years older than they are.
Matt: It’s terrible for your body, it’s terrible for your skin. Not to mention, you’re probably drinking a lot on top of it. Not a good drug to get into. It’ll suck the years out of your life real quick.
Greg: Yeah, so for those of you, I guess, who’ve never done cocaine, hopefully, you never do, but you’re just wondering what it feels like. I would say like a super coffee with euphoria. You know what I mean?
Greg: That’s the best way to describe it.
Greg: You start getting numbness and just.
Matt: And then it fucking sucks.
Greg: Yep, then it sucks. So that’s what cocaine feels like.
Matt: Yeah. Enjoy.
Greg: Yeah, you got anything else?
Greg: All right.
Matt: That’s it.
Greg: And I hate this video, and I hate cocaine. Hopefully, you all enjoyed this. We’ll see you all soon.
Matt: See you, guys.