• Is “i-dosing” the next teen craze?

    Date: 08.09.10 | by Judge Tom.

    All it takes is a computer, an MP3 player and headphones.  Getting high on the Internet is a new phenomenon called “i-dosing.”  Audio files induce drug-like effects by altering brain waves and one’s mental state.  The music is described by some as a droning noise.

    Online dealers offer to hook you up with digital drugs that get you high through your headphones.  As expected the first upload is free with additional tracks purportedly able to reproduce the same effects as marijuana, cocaine, opium and peyote.

    Officials are taking the trend seriously.  They fear that using digital drugs will lead to real-world narcotics.  One school district in Oklahoma sent out a letter to parents warning them about i-dosing.  They also banned iPads at school.

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    There will always be new ways to get high  -  with or without technology.  Think about your future and make the right choice.

    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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