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Are Teens Using The Internet To Get High?

Living 2010/07/16 13:27:15
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Leave it to teenagers to discover another bizarre way to get "high."

Experts are warning parents about digital drugs, also known as "i-dosers," NewsOK in Oklahoma reports.

I-Dosers work like this: You put on headphones and download music and tones that create a supposed drug-like euphoria (options include "alcohol," "opium," "marijuana" and "orgasm.") The technology is designed to combine a tone in each ear to create a binaural beat designed to alter brainwaves.

While there are no known neurological effects from digital drugs, they encourage kids to pursue mood-altering substances, Karina Forrest-Perkins, chief operating officer of Gateway to Prevention and Recovery in Shawnee, told NewsOK.

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control spokesman Mark Woodward told NewsOK he believes the i-dosing effect is likely just a placebo.

We can think of a lot worse things that kids can do -- but it's a little alarming that people are trying to market a digital "high" to teens.

Do You Think "Digital Drugs" Are Dangerous?

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  • DancingMachine 2010/08/12 05:25:00
    No
    DancingMachine
    umm not me
  • Chamii 2010/07/21 20:18:25
    No
    Chamii
    Because music is sooooo dangerous, RIGHT?!
  • Tw!stəd_S!stər 2010/07/20 03:44:20
    No
    Tw!stəd_S!stər
    It is not a drug. It is called binaural beats and they are supposed to put you in some sort of mood/trance/lucid dream. It depends on the frequency or something like that I'm not sure. iDoser is not the only one selling albums with binaural beats or mp3s in their case.
    you can check some tracks on youtube like this one:
  • Zexion 2010/07/19 11:57:25
    No
    Zexion
    this is the most ridiculous thing ever how can sound become a drug?
  • Sheila 2010/07/19 08:54:34
    No
    Sheila
    Talk about being addicted to one's computer!
  • tewaz1 2010/07/19 05:24:28
    No
    tewaz1
    The theory is that slightly dischordant sounds, i.e. a tone at a certain frequency in one ear, and a tone of slightly different frequency in the other ear will create something called a binaural beat. Some people have claimed that your brain will sync it's wave frequencies with those of the beat. So far as I've seen, every research study I've seen has shown no effect on brain waves from binaural beats.
    A good interview on the subject was done on All things considered:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/...
  • stahlnacht 2010/07/19 05:04:36
    No
    stahlnacht
    Digital drugs have been around far longer than the internet has been, though it has been going under a different name: Music.
  • Choata 2010/07/19 04:15:09
    No
    Choata
    Because they're supposed create a variety of feelings, from calming to happiness.
    They're not /really/ like ecstasy or whatever.
    It's for meditation and relaxation, etc.
    Personally, when I tried to listen to them for relaxation, nothing changed, at least noticeably, for me.
  • NatAlex23 2010/07/19 04:13:45
    No
    NatAlex23
    +1
    Technically a sound CAN'T be a drug.
  • love_sucks_13 2010/07/19 02:34:12
    No
    love_sucks_13
    really? thats just wowo
  • NinjaZombieslyr 2010/07/19 01:56:12
    No
    NinjaZombieslyr
    seems awesome...but that teenager is stupid!
  • Ali Pasha 2010/07/19 01:46:41
  • JettyBerry 2010/07/19 01:25:07
    Yes
    JettyBerry
    God knows what it does to your brain cells =[
  • AngryGabby 2010/07/19 01:18:42
    No
    AngryGabby
    +1
    That is the most ridiculous thing that I have ever heard.
  • Bobby 2010/07/18 22:59:07
    No
    Bobby
    because technically its not drugs
  • Vision of Verve 2010/07/18 22:23:28
  • Xed0 2010/07/18 21:28:42
    No
    Xed0
    +1
    What is this ghost in the shell?
  • red cat 2010/07/18 20:04:00
    Yes
    red cat
    that is so funny
  • Big Red Gummi Bear 2010/07/18 16:06:23
    No
    Big Red Gummi Bear
    I think it's a load of horse apples. The kids feel high because they've been told the tones will make them high.
  • dublin9 2010/07/18 15:46:47 (edited)
    No
    dublin9
    Did you ever see how mello a dog or cat gets listening to Classical music? Maybe we should ban Mozart and Bach. Then we can start banning words and ideas. Obama himself said that too much information can cause mental confusion. Let's just ban everything and hook everyone up to a giant, government run computer like in the Matrix.
  • RicardoCabeza 2010/07/18 14:43:27
    No
    RicardoCabeza
    These alpha and theta wave technologies have been around for many years and were used in department stores to promote everything from buyer's impulse to limiting the shoplifters impulse from fear. The latest use have been incorporated into police cars and actual battlefield designs and are capable of creating everything from panic to the sensation of debilitating pain throughout the subjects body. The problem with the teenagers as with ganga wouldn't be if but why and if they are trying to use these methods avoid or hide from negative circumstances in their life. Escapism while fun and often times rewarding can cause issues when combined with the avoidance of real issues that need to be addressed.
  • NauticalVoyage 2010/07/18 13:54:41
    Yes
    NauticalVoyage
    well the internet has it's advantages and dis advantages
  • Arya 2010/07/18 11:22:12
    No
    Arya
    +1
    It seems a bit ridiculous to me, but if my teen was going to get 'high'..I'd prefer he do it this way since it's legal and physically harmless. Besides, I seriously doubt that it works.
  • wolfsan11 2010/07/18 09:29:52
    No
    wolfsan11
    Wow. The world is just getting dumber.
  • ~The Tickler~ 2010/07/18 09:27:12
  • KateMurray 2010/07/18 08:05:39
    No
    KateMurray
    For starters, how long does the high last? Does it perhaps last as long as the euphoria one feels when their favourite song is playing, or the spark of excitement when receiving a present? Both of these are cases when an outside stimulant causes your brain chemicals to alter, producing an emotional response.

    But if I have read this correctly then you are telling me there is a physically harmless and easily accessible drug out there? Plus it's auditory so no smoking, needles snorting...none of that? Cheers for ther tip, I'm Googling it as we speak. Here comes fun! :D
  • bob 2010/07/18 05:17:06
    No
    bob
    THIS IS NUTS ,THEY JUST TOLD ALL THE TEENS ON SODA HEAD HOW TO GET HIGH NOW THATS A JOKE, SMART ONE THERE.
  • ThinkAboutIt! 2010/07/18 04:43:28
    Yes
    ThinkAboutIt!
    Are the people that spend their money on this scam the same ones that want free birth control?
  • smileyseven 2010/07/18 04:19:09
    No
    smileyseven
    +4
    Imma smoke the internets now....
  • allie 2010/07/18 03:54:37
    No
    allie
    WOW. hahahaha
  • Koatz 2010/07/18 03:10:48
    No
    Koatz
    I believe the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics... spokesman. More than likely, any "high" derived from listening to the sounds is a placebo.
  • Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!] 2010/07/18 03:01:50
    No
    Emily MCRmy [FTDM!!!!]
    LOL
  • LuridLolita 2010/07/18 00:17:14 (edited)
    No
    LuridLolita
    +1
    I tried it and I have to tell you it was kind of ridiculous. I spent three dollars on a product called 'absinthe' which only irritated me severely and gave me a mild headache. I also tried the two free sounds the player come with named 'content' and 'alcohol'. Both were relaxing but not to the point where I would imagine it was like a high induced relaxation. You'll be much better off drinking a few energy drinks and then snorting pixie snicks as you would cocaine. (Yes I do this and yes doing such a thing could eventually lead to a hole inside of your nasal passage and internal deterioration.)
  • yah 2010/07/17 22:49:01
    No
    yah
    Oh. Thanks. I'm going to try it now :]]
  • Vapidifull 2010/07/17 21:34:43
    No
    Vapidifull
    I Don't Really Get It.
    Like....How Does It Work?
  • carrotcat 2010/07/17 21:33:30
    No
    carrotcat
    wtf?
  • Sin 2010/07/17 20:54:09
    No
    Sin
    That's just retarded.
  • Nate SD 2010/07/17 19:22:27
    No
    Nate SD
    There is not a set of beats that can induce drug affects. It is all the power of suggestion, to which the young are particularly sensitive to.
  • ~BaiLeY~ 2010/07/17 17:42:10
    Yes
    ~BaiLeY~
    wow... i listen 2 music when i get online but lik bands and tuff lik that. not "drugs"
  • Crazy Bill 2010/07/17 17:14:34
    Yes
    Crazy Bill
    Maybe 0.1% of kids will act out, but they will damn sure hit the news, and naturally all adults will freak out over it. The rate of crime is maybe, just maybe, over covered on the news these days.

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