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“You’re able to engage and to drop your
inhibitions,” he says. “You still respect the law
and other people’s opinions.
“It will complement a time and a moment,
without the extreme euphoria of, say, ecstasy.
It’s not to fill a hole in my life but to enhance a
moment, it’s like I have a drink.
“It’s not for everybody,” he continues. “Some
people can’t handle it. And some people can’t
handle their booze.”
Mike reckons that half the high some people
get from using cocaine is to do with the glamour
associated with the drug and the notion that
they’re living the high life.
“It’s a placebo thing, it’s become glamorous, it
all goes to help create the myth. It’s expensive so
only people of a certain economic standing can
afford it. People want to live the dream.”
But Mike doesn’t know people using drugs at
work. “Most people would have enough respect
for their work not to do that,” he says. “I can’t
categ orise the typical user and I can’t say whether
it would help under stress, but it does get you in a
nice little bubble.
“But most people wouldn’t take the piss like
that. But maybe merchant bankers – well, they’d
be taking the piss anyway.”
While Andrew says “a friend of a friend”
experienced drug-induced psychosis, Mike says
he has never come across people being addicted
to cocaine, nor is he aware of anyone having a
bad experience on coke. And as for overdosing:
“You’d have to be very silly and greedy and to take
such a big quantity.”
Kathy has not had a bad experience either. “I
know someone who was on the edg e. They had
lots of money and got an addiction. It became a
daily part of their lives.
“They were able to function normally and hold
down a job but they knew it was not right and then
their family eventually found out and they stopped.”
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