Teens around the country are reportedly getting high by listening to MP3s that allegedly induce a state of ecstasy.
Digital drugs, also referred to as sonic drugs or “I-dosing,” are sound files that are downloadable, legal and popular with teenagers, theGrio reports.
Videos posted on YouTube show a teenager shaking violently, a teen-aged girl who appears to be disorientated leaping up in fear, and a young boy appearing to be in extreme distress.
Some songs have become popular on YouTube, receiving nearly half a million hits on YouTube. While many reactions to this trend have been skeptical, schools in Colorado have warned parents of the craze back in 2010.
While there have been no studies on “I-dosing,” experts say that they can be a gateway to real drugs.
The big fear is that experimenting with digital drugs might make some teens more curious to experience the real thing, especially those who are on the fence and might not want to try any illegal drug.
Dr. Ibrahim said it’s a dangerous, slippery slope.