Pulled some old recordings I made of the 2007-08 era. I can't help but think this time helped the down slide of those years.
In related news, I'm still catching up on old shows since I took a desk job in late 1999. I'm up to
1/18/2002. And just heard this little exchange:
Ralph: When was Artie's last coke binge?
Artie: Five years ago.
Howard: Yeah, he's been clean.
Artie: Five years, baby.
Robin: You've not dabbled in coke at all?
Stuttering John: Now he just drinks like a fish.
Artie: No dabbling.
Artie: Put it this way - No, I would never in a million years do it again. If I did a line of coke right now, I'm almost positive in two weeks I'd be dead or in jail.
Howard: There you go.
Artie: I would just never go near it.